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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – lovely costume and set design, some really good special effects, can’t fault the cast. So its a shame the story was so laden with exposition, foreshadowing the existing films and random happenings. Also once you’ve we’ve been told its in Paris you don’t have to be quite so […]

London December 2018

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Quick summary of stuff I went to in London… Cats on the Page (Free British Libarary) exhibition about fictional cats in books by various theme. Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War (££ British Libarary) exhibition with lots of books and some other shiny stuff like gold jewellery from hoards Tate Britain Winter Commission by Monster Chetwynd […]

Dirk Dangerous Retired

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Decided it was time to shut down the Dirk Dangerous website as I’ve not written anything for it for ages.  Moved the stuff worth salvaging into this site today.

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho Talk at Tate Liverpool

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Went to a talk from Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho at Tate Liverpool tonight.  I’ve not had a chance to see their exhibition, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere,  at Tate Liverpool yet Interesting to hear how they collaborate with each other and bring in experts in fields such as architecture, technology and fashion to […]

Two Vue Renders

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

So I was messing around in Vue with some real world terrain data and I rather like this test render. Anyway I was wondering – would it look good with a couple of giant science fiction buildings dropped in so just to try it I dropped in a couple of Stonemasons creations from Daz3d. They […]

St Paul’s from Queens Head Passage

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré’s

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Just posted a gallery of photographs of this years Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré’s.  Unfortunately there was something greasy on my camera lens that I didn’t notice until I loaded the pictures up.  Combined with lens flare and many of the pictures were just not very good.  I’ve had to pick and choose from those that […]

Robots at Science Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The last exhibition of my summer trip to London was Robots at Science Museum and after being disappointed by Into the Unknown: a journey through Science Fiction at the Barbican I almost skipped it.  I’m glad I didn’t. It starts strong with an exploration of clockwork machines. It dips a tiny bit with  a room […]

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity at Leighton House is an interesting set of works with some really great neo classical pieces. I’d not known Alma-Tadema work before but if you’ve seen any Hollywood biblical epic ever or sword and sandals epic you’ve seen his influence.  Gladiator almost lifts whole shots from his paintings. After seeing […]

Breathing Colours

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Breathing Colours at the Design Museum was a real disappointment. Which is a shame because perception of colour is a fascinating subject.  The problem is this exhibition is too much art installation without any deeper framework from science and technology to support it. One little box with three zones you could move objects between to […]

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