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Mayas: revelation of an endless time

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

I went to the excellent, free exhibition Mayas: revelation of an endless time at the World Museum in Liverpool today for a second visit.  There are 385 Mayan artefacts covering the period from 250 to 1250AD.   I needed a second visit having nipped in on a lunch break the week it opened not knowing what […]

Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Ruin Lust seemed like an interesting concept for an exhibition – a survey of art focusing on ruins.  It’s an interesting exhibition looking at ruins in painting, drawing and photography along with (to a lesser degree) film, sculpture and literature.  The variety of ruins featured runs from castles to abbeys to imagined vistas of destroyed […]

A Place to Call Home

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

I didn’t make it to see A Place to Call Home: Where We Live and Why when it was in London so I was pleased to discover that it had transferred to Liverpool.  Even better within walking distance of the city centre at the Mann Island Exhibition space and taking about 30 minutes to go […]

Turner Monet Twomly: Later Paintings

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  Turner Monet Twomly: Later Paintings at Tate Liverpool is an intriguing mix of the late works work of three artists born in three different centuries.  The works are grouped thematically and each artist’s works are intermingled with each other.  There are some fine pieces by all three artists and if (like me) you don’t […]

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Last weekend I took myself to London to throw myself round a series of exhibitions. One of the highlights was going to see the 2011 Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens by Peter Zumthor. I’d only seen shots of the outside and have to admit I was a bit concerned it was going […]

Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery celebrates the centenary of the 1911 exhibition of Post-Impressionist works and local avant-garde artists at the Bluecoat  (The Sandon Studios Society exhibition of Modern Art including work by the Post-Impressionists).  The breadth of styles is breath-taking – there are works by van Gogh, Gauguin […]

The Cartoon Museum: Ink and the Bottle and The Wellcome Trust: High Society

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

On my way to Dragon meet 2010 in London I decided to visit a couple of exhibitions on the way by chance both had a similar theme – Ink and the Bottle at the The Cartoon Museum and High Society at The Wellcome Collection. The Cartoon Museum: Ink and the Bottle Not the largest museum […]

Nottingham Contemporary

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I went to Nottingham Contemporary on the second leg of my holiday.  The building is very striking.  The Diane Arbus and Gert and Uwe Tobias exhibitions were both interesting. What I really liked was the Small Collections Room.  Changing collections in four cabinets with draws filled with art that you can open and discover whats […]

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