Denise Wyllie’s Secret Gardens Exhibition – Interview With Curator Divya Mittal

The quintessential English garden makes its way to India by way of London-based painter-printmaker Denise Wyllie. Her work refashions the globally-held representation of British landscapes and, certainly, caught the eye of curator Divya Mittal who brings an exhibition of Denise’s canvases and handmade silkscreen prints to the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on November 6.Continue reading “Denise Wyllie’s Secret Gardens Exhibition – Interview With Curator Divya Mittal”

Themes of the Uncanny in Independent Short Films and Features

The Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest, London sought to carve its niche as a film festival that promotes work layered with surrealism and themes of the Freudian uncanny. Highlighting the realms of the unconscious. As regards the uncanny, there has been varied interpretations of Freud’s work. It’s generally agreed that in this respect he focusedContinue reading “Themes of the Uncanny in Independent Short Films and Features”

London Original Print Fair 37th Edition

After 35 years, the capital’s longest-running print fair has moved from its first home at the Royal Academy of Arts to the magnificent Georgian quadrangle that is Somerset House. This equally historic building is a fitting venue to view and buy top quality original prints, some dating back five centuries. London-based painter-printmaker Denise Ballard-Wyllie presentsContinue reading “London Original Print Fair 37th Edition”

Radio Ballads

Sonia Boyce, Helen Cammock, Rory Pilgrim, Ilona Sagar A 1950s and 60s BBC radio programme with the same name is the inspiration, but the updated version of Radio Ballads is an exhibition at Serpentine North, Kensington Gardens and Barking Town Hall, East London that explores the sounds of care. Four artists present film work, soundContinue reading “Radio Ballads”

Found

African artists create from found objects Upcycled confectionary wrappers, beer cans and toothpaste boxes are amongst the reworked items in this exhibition of ‘found’ art at Signature African Art, Mayfair. But there are also works that represent the finding of one’s calling. Signature African Art in Davies Street, Mayfair has brought together some visionary AfricanContinue reading “Found”

Body, Vessel, Clay

Black women, ceramics, and contemporary art From traditional Nigerian clay pottery to contemporary ceramic sculpture, this exhibition navigates the line between usable domestic objects and fine arts. (above) Eddie Saint-Jean Art reviewer In the front gallery, the focus is on the homemade earthenware of the Gwari tribe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North-CentralContinue reading “Body, Vessel, Clay”

Untangling The Perils That Tangle Us

This group exhibition at the Koppel Hive Project, Holborn Viaduct, is presented by Kanibi Projects, an art advisory and curatorial organisation with a focus on artists from Africa and the diaspora. The 12 artists, working in painting, photography, video and sculpture, use diverse visual language to express themes around race and the complexities of blackness.Continue reading “Untangling The Perils That Tangle Us”

Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other

Arts and culture writer Eddie Saint-Jean (below) arrives for the opening of the Care, Contagion, Community, Self & Other exhibition at Autograph ABP, Shoreditch to find the very first work he sees mirrors the everyday reality of Covid Britain – but on closer examination, it’s a more personal discourse on life during the pandemic. EddieContinue reading “Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other”