Daniel Silver’s DIG

October 5, 2013


A version of this review was published as TimeOut’s Reader’s Review of the Week on Tuesday 15 October. I wish I’d had the chance to discover this exhibition by accident. Inhabiting two floors of a building site off Tottenham Court Road, this latest exhibition from Artangel builds on their reputation for taking art into unexpected […]

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Paper at Saatchi

October 3, 2013


Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed this exhibition. It’s a curious mix of works on paper and works made out of paper. The latter was far more interesting. There are some incredibly intricate and beautiful sculptures on display. From tiny and delicate trees constructed out of high street shopping bags, to […]

Rain Room at Barbican

December 7, 2012


The Rain room

This article was originally written for MouthLondon magazine It sounds like a hard sell: inviting Londoners out of the rain and into the… rain. But Rain Room is different. There’s no need to bring your brolly. It’s a fairly straightforward concept (I’m assured). Tucked away at the end of a long curved corridor, a rather clever grid […]

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Book review: The Lacuna

September 18, 2012


This article was originally written for MouthLondon magazine I’m a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver, the Orange Prize winning writer who penned the brilliant The Poisonwood Bible. Her latest novel, The Lacuna, is packed full of the same exoticism, but this time is fictionalised history – weaving around the lives of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera […]

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On the Stage: Universe of Sound

August 8, 2012


This article was originally written for MouthLondon magazine Deep inside the labyrinth of the poorly signposted Science Museum, an octagonal ring of screens display the looming faces of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and if you stand in its centre you can experience being utterly submerged in Holst’s The Planets, as music booms out from speakers on […]

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Art: The Year Ahead

January 7, 2012


David Hockney "Garrowby Hil." 1998

This article was written for MouthLondon magazine. London 2012 will be about so much more than just sport. The Cultural Olympiad is promising the UK’s biggest ever festival of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and digital innovation, and all the major galleries are calling in the big guns to make sure that the best […]

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Internships: Opportunity for Exploitation

December 13, 2011


Originally published in MouthLondon. I have several friends who are currently attempting to carve a career in the Arts sector. Speaking to them about their experiences of interning, I have been shocked by their tales. Duties have ranged from cleaning the staff kitchen and picking up a superior’s dry cleaning, to interviewing X Factor contestants and entertaining […]

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V&A Photographs Gallery – It’s About Time!

November 1, 2011


This article was originally written for MouthLondon magazine This week the V&A opened to the public its much-anticipated Photography Gallery. Unpacked from the archives, the display is comprised of articles from the V&A’s internationally renowned collection of photographs, and chronicles the development of photography from the early 19th century. Since the V&A has decided to display only photographs up until […]

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