‘Good’ art isn’t always that expensive! Phew! – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring Collection 2013

Mist and fog…why on earth did I expect the sunny weather from the beginning of the week to actually last? Also, not to mention the pouring rain! Anyhow, after a somewhat tired train journey from Canterbury East to Battersea Park, followed by a short walk in the rain, I finally arrived at Battersea Evolution. AtContinue reading “‘Good’ art isn’t always that expensive! Phew! – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring Collection 2013”

Canterbury Galleries – Lilford to Sidney Cooper

While taking advantage of Canterbury’s wonderful, and rather short-lived, sunny weather, I decided to take a look at the Lilford Gallery on Palace Street the other day. Located just around the corner from Canterbury Cathedral, this lovely two-storey building housed a really neat collection of contemporary art, many of which are local artists.

Performance and Painting – a collaboration with weird results…

Taking its name from David Hockney’s 1967 painting entitled A Bigger Splash, Tate’s exhibition focuses on the relationship between performance art and painting, specifically the infusion of the two. It gathers together works of varying mediums, including photographs, films and installations, from the 1950s to the present day. I went to this exhibition back inContinue reading “Performance and Painting – a collaboration with weird results…”

Man Ray Portraits

A few weeks ago I headed to the National Portrait Gallery for their exhibition on Man Ray’s portrait photographs before taking the train back to Canterbury. I had managed to receive a free National Art Pass prior to the visit, courtesy of my university. As I stepped into the first section of the exhibition, noContinue reading “Man Ray Portraits”

Roy Lichtenstein and his Ben-Days

In 1964, the Tate Gallery of Modern Art saw the arrival of Roy Lichtenstein, the first American artist to exhibit at the Tate. The reactions of the British public were far from impressed. Now, 49 years later, his legendary works drawing on 1960s American pop culture are once again reunited in a blockbuster retrospective inContinue reading “Roy Lichtenstein and his Ben-Days”