Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Marburae Gallery Macclesfield

The Marburae Gallery in Macclesfield is taking part in this year's Barnaby Festival showing several exhibitions : Contra Intervention, an Arts Council funded photography exhibition by artist Mocksim, a Pom Pom Forest, A Beautiful Disaster comprising 160 knitted cocoons by artist Julia Snowdin and Macabre Macclesfield, a group show by the Electric Picture House including some of our work (although it's not particularly macabre!)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Caro at Chatsworth

A trip to a very busy Chatsworth in Derbyshire to see the exhibition of works by Sir Anthony Caro. Interesting to look at them from a practical point of view! Up close the pieces show all their methods of construction: unfinished welds, rough cut edges and heavy bolts as well as the effects of time and handling.

top: Forum
middle: Egyptian
above: Goodwood Steps

Tatton Park Biennial 2012

This years Tatton Park Biennal has the theme Flights of Fancy with artists looking at the precarious nature of the human urge to fly. This is keenly felt with Tatton's location under the flight path of Manchester Airport: the tranquility of the parkland, lakes and roaming deer often disturbed by the overhead rumble of a Jumbo jet on take off. We particularly liked the dreamlike Pont de Singe by Oliver Grossetete, an improbably rickety bridge suspended by helium filled balloons across the lake in the Japanese Gardens.