Daphne Wright: A Quiet Mutiny at the Crawford Gallery, Cork.

I first became aware of Aosdana* member Daphne Wright through her RHA** show in Dublin two years ago. The piece from that show that stuck in my head was Stallion: a horse on its back, half flayed and writhing in agony, made from marble dust. The workmanship and detail were exquiite but ultimately the piece …

The Rulers of the Game : Arts & Administration

I just spent the best part of a week putting together an application for a show next year. Eight hours after applications closed I realised I f**ked up the application in not one but two ways; by sending the information in four files instead of one and by forgetting to attach images. In between calling …

London: Mike Nelson ‘The Asset Strippers’ at The Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain.

Looking at Mike Nelson's installation in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain, 2019, 'a cross between a sculpture court and an asset strippers’ warehouse' that includes objects from the post-war Britain including enormous knitting machines, woodwork stripped from a former army barracks, graffitied steel awnings and doors from an NHS hospital and a variety of …

Book: Modernists & Mavericks ~ Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford

I picked this book up a few days ago not thinking it would hold much of interest as I have read a lot on Bacon and other artists of that time and I have not painted for a few years now but I tore through it in three days and I would highly recommend it …