Pilgrimagical Trail

Looking back through the diary, I seem to have spent the last few weeks covering all the big would-be blockbuster shows at London’s main public galleries – Blake at Tate Britain; Gormley at the Royal Academy; Bridget Riley at the Hayward; Nam June Paik at Tate Modern and Gauguin at the National Gallery. And while … Continued

Hyperbolic Hoopla

As most people will probably know – well, maybe not most people but at least the majority of that select sophisticated societal segment who regularly read this blog will probably know – this year marks the quincentenary of the death of that most polymathical maestro of his, and perhaps any other era, the greatest of … Continued

Burly Hubbub

Head down to Waterloo tube station and then follow the signs that point off towards the Southbank Centre. It’s a route that means passing the plaques memorialising the railway staff who lost their lives in the great wars of the last century and also descending a rather impressive looking staircase and, although its hard to … Continued

Electronical Fizz

Head down to Blackfriars tube station and then cross the bridge, turn left along the embankment, go right past the silver birch trees and then left again down the slope into Tate Modern arriving in the Turbine Hall where, once again, another artist has just received their commission to try to decorate this most formidable … Continued

Flustered Dampness

Head down to the Barbican tube station and when I exit up to ground level I can see that the rain is really chucking it down. Thankfully, most of the short trek I need to take to get me into the actual arts venue is covered – albeit in the same depressing brutalist styling that … Continued