Archive for August, 2009

On the way back from the South we pulled into a side street on the outskirts of Oxford. What a delight to have come across one of the most interesting pieces of Brit art public art. We were simply wanting to have a look at the charity shops which appeared to be in abundance on […]

H’s exams


So very proud of my clever daughter. She’s managed to get A*s in Welsh and Textiles. Imagine that… A traditional quilter in the making.

I really enjoyed seeing Richard Wilson’s public artwork in Liverpool. There is something extraordinary about seeing a Yates Wine Lodge, with a huge great hole cut out of the side, that magically manages to rotate in circle, before your very eyes. There is an element of the spectacle about this work and when I went […]

Seville (Doors)


I got fascinated by doors and shop fronts on my recent trip to Seville.

A link through to info about Cornel Celf a Chrefft at the National Esiteddfod in Bala. Thanks a lot to Carwyn, Lowri and Gwenno. Diolch yn fawr iawn! Find the website in the links at the side. Llongyfarchiadau i Carwyn, Lowri ag Elfyn! Carwyn yn Golwg Found this nice bit on a blog. Thanks for […]

A few things…


I’m working with found books again at the moment. I feel I really want to bring them forward now and possibly build on them as a narrative. In Seville I saw a tile on a shop that’d had the face damaged, this interested me because it seemed to loose identity. In the same way that […]

The current exhibition at Modern Art Oxford is a show of 92 Polaroid photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. It was really interesting to see so many of these works in one place. There is a particular aesthetic at play. Some of the compositions, well actually all of them, were beautiful. I particularly loved a portrait […]

While down in littlehampton we went over to Chichester for the day and visited the Pallant house gallery. This is a fantastic gallery. I noticed a bag designed by Paul catherall, who has worked at the print centre and also a piece by Susie macmurray, who gave us a talk in the Manchester city gallery […]

East beach cafe


Just got back from a visit to see a friend in littlehampton. The east beach cafe was designed and completed by Thomas heatherwick in June 2007. The building is sited on the beach front and makes reference to driftwood, sand, sea, ripples, dunes, rocks. It is an outstanding addition to a traditional seaside town. It […]



We recently went to see the huge sculpture in St Helens sited on a former colliery. Dream was made in consultation with local community groups by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Born in Barcelona in 1955 I first saw his work in a highly influential exhibition at oriel 31 in newtown, Powys in 1994 as […]


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