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“The name’s Botticelli, Sandro Botticelli”

The title for this piece comes from the V&A magazine’s article about their new blockbuster show “Botticelli Reimagined”.  It is referencing James Bond and the scene in Dr No where Ursuala Andress emerges from the sea like a modern day … Continue reading

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“The Pepys of the Artworld”

Today I spent the morning invigilating an exhibition at the Otter Gallery at the University of Chichester.  The exhibition is called “Circles of Influence: A Diarist’s Perspective” which has been brought together by Dr Gill Clarke, a visiting Professor at … Continue reading

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Treasured Possessions

The other day I went with my good friend Sonia (Androulaskitchen.wordpress.com) to Goodwood House to hear a talk in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers.  The subject of the talk was to be The Hidden Treasures of Goodwood … Continue reading

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Super Stencils with Sarah

Stencil screen printing made easy with designer Sarah Hamilton Continue reading

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All stitched up at Knit and Stitch

It’s THAT time again, the time when the exhibition hall at Alexandra Palace is invaded by armies of middle-aged women tugging wheeled suitcases to hold the spoils of the show. Ally Pally Grey London City as seen from Alexandra Palace … Continue reading

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A very modern religion and the youth of today

Damien Hirst is an artist guaranteed to divide opinion, but like him or loathe him if there is a chance to see some of his work you should go, if only to find out what all the fuss is about. … Continue reading

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Art is not a mirror

First of all this is a milestone in blogging for me, this is my 200th post!  I have been waiting a while before making this post, as I wanted it to be a special one and as I have just … Continue reading

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