Browsing Category: galleries

  • Farewell Grey Area

    It is oft said things have to get worse before they can get better. And with news of this Friday’s vacation of Grea Area, the Brighton gallery scene couldn’t get much worse. In the past, usually after one or two libations, I have opined that quality of life is already good enough here on the …

    August 29, 2012
  • Opposition to the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings

    Pictured above is a view from upstairs at the brand new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. If those fishing boats weren’t already picturesque enough, now they are framed. At the foot of the shot is a yellow poster. And as you might know, there are several of these nearby, all voicing opposition to the new £4m …

    March 17, 2012
  • Adolf Krischanitz, Barhocker (1986)

    With its dark, stained and somewhat splayed feet this stool looks solid enough. But it was still not clear that sitting there was permitted. It was, after all, part of an exhibition. It had its own plaque on the wall and, indeed, I was reading the very details relating to this piece, when I turned …

    November 24, 2011
  • A guide to art venues in South East England

    With more than 300 museums in the South East, it is little surprise to find nearly a dozen major destinations for modern and contemporary art. This guide, written for Culture24, takes you around the region from Bucks to Kent, where three exciting projects are due to come on line in the next couple of years. …

    June 11, 2010
  • Review: Mark Leckey and Martin McGeown – The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery

    Exhibition: Mark Leckey and Martin McGeown: Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, until June 27 2010 900 Midsummer Boulevard does not sound like an address for a provincial English gallery. But then again, Milton Keynes is not just any other provincial English town. Conceived as a utopia, it is …

    June 2, 2010
  • Report: No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern

    No animals. No nudity. No feeding the customers. Apart from that almost anything goes at No Soul For Sale. 50 non-profit art organisations from around the world have been invited to set up a stall in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. By the time dusk falls, the scene is a wonderfully confused mess. They …

    May 15, 2010
  • News: Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project Launch

    A new three-year arts education programme was launched at the Royal Academy of Arts this morning by a panel which included London mayor Boris Johnson. The Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project brings together five leading London galleries and will offer young people aged 13-25 a glimpse behind the scenes. Tate Britain, Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery …

    May 12, 2010
  • Feature: Artists' Open Houses in Brighton

    Most people would find the prospect of entertaining several thousand people in their own home somewhat daunting. But throughout May in Brighton, such are the visitor numbers for a typical address in the Artists’ Open House festival. Citywide that adds up to around 230,000 guests. It is no wonder that home-loving artists from Hanover to …

    May 10, 2010
  • House Festival 2010 offers city-wide gallery in Brighton and Hove

    Cities without an established home for contemporary art might well look with interest at a solution found by artists in Brighton and Hove this May. House Festival 2010 is a temporary gallery with nine rooms spread around the twin coastal resorts, in venues as diverse as a Regency townhouse, a day centre and a garden …

    April 30, 2010
  • News: Towner Gallery aims to bring £100,000 Art Fund Prize to Eastbourne

    The steel and concrete fixtures of a contemporary art gallery ring with the ancient call of a town crier. He cuts an incongruous figure, in tailcoat, top hat and gold brocade. “Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Please support Towner’s entry in the Art Fund Prize by putting an entry on the computer.” It is …

    April 15, 2010