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Origin, Belfast – A conceptually and fundamentally bad ‘piece of public art’

‘Origin’, is  a 6-metre high raindrop on a 5-metre pole, adding up to an 11-metre high piece of public art overlooking the city of Belfast, on Squire’s Hill in Cavehill Country Park, placed on 16 September 2016, to coincide with Culture Night 2016. Sadly, ‘Origin’ is a really poor example of a ‘piece of public … Continue reading

Great Fire 350 : London’s Burning

Artichoke’s festival of arts and ideas, London’s Burning, marked 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666. The festival programme included a range of artworks that explored the historical and contemporary themes of the Fire presented through art installations, performances and talks. Watch the finale of London’s Burning, London 1666, a large scale representation of 17th … Continue reading

Ordinary Architecture, Foundation Myths, York Art Gallery

  Vicky Prior reviews York Art Gallery’s first garden installation. I really wanted to like Foundation Myths, the first installation in the new Artists Garden at York Art Gallery. The renovation of York Art Gallery is superb, and deservedly led to a nomination for Museum of the Year. The much lauded Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) … Continue reading

Birmingham Big Art Project

Big Art Talks  –  A series of keynote lectures by the five shortlisted artists  Keith Wilson, Roger Hiorns, Susan Philipsz, Heather & Ivan Morison, Brian Griffiths in the lead up to the selection of the winning commission. Each of the artists will present their vision for the Birmingham Big Art Project in relation to the important ideas and … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei: Cubes and Trees. The Heong Gallery, Cambridge. June–9 October 2016

Ai Weiwei‘s exhibition, Cubes and Trees, presents two major series of this artist’s work in the Heong Gallery and the grounds of Downing College. The work is in a variety of media, including sculpture, film, video and wallpaper. It is focused on two series of sculptures. In the gallery four cubes are constructed from different … Continue reading