Saturday, 25 September 2010

What wood would Edward Woodward want?

There was plenty of wood on show at 100% Design
Mafi have come up with some innovative ways to add pattern to the surface.


I saw Olivier Goulets Skinbag Garments (2004) on show at the Wellcome Trusts exhibition Skin.

Later that afternoon I saw  the material he used on the 100% materials stand at 100% Design.
Oliviers garments are unnerving, with cannibalistic, horror show associations.

 You can see more of Oliviers work here


New Materials shown at 100% Design

At this years 100% Design show at Earls court as well as some incredible new design ideas there was also an area dedicated to materials - 100% Materials.

Here are some of the samples that caught my eye

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Sights from The Liverpool Biennial Opening

52 Renshaw Street 

NS Harsha - Sky Gazers, 2010
Painted boards and mirrored ceiling

Lee Mingwei - The Mending Project, 2009
Interactive Installation

Meschac Gaba - Souvenir Palace, 2010

Daniel Knorr - The Naked Corner, 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010

Tops of Top Topiary

Powis Castle Near Welshpool
The tops of some spectacularly old topiary at Powis castle, isolated like lush green islands against an unusually blue autumn sky. 
You can see more of the castle here

Liverpool Biennial

For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is transformed into the most amazing living gallery of new art, showcasing the best contemporary artists from around the world.

The sixth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International Exhibition is Touched 
Consisting of around 40 new projects by leading and emerging international artists. Principally new commissions as well as several key works previously unseen in the UK , Touched will be presented across multiple venues: Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), A Foundation and Open Eye Gallery, with half the exhibition sited in public spaces across the city.

Liverpool Biennial starts tonight and runs from 18 September - 28 November 2010

  Laura BelĂ©m

The Andrew Logan Museum

The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, Berriew, Montgomeryshire, Wales SY21 8PJ
"An art which resounds with the exuberant excess of a Busby Berkley musical"

Rajas Zandra (1982)

Simultaneously absurd, funny and moving, this museum is a delight to the senses.