Category Archives: costume

A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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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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Remastering the Renaissance

A few days ago I made a visit to Petworth House to have a look at their new winter art exhibition “Remastered – Bosch to Bellotto” which is an opportunity to see some of the important artworks in the Petworth … Continue reading

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More Christmas stuff

Continuing with the festive theme, Mr PP and I spent a couple of hours visiting another Christmas Tree Festival, this time at the impressively named church of St Peter Ad Vincula in Wisborough Green, West Sussex.  This church has been … Continue reading

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The Cult of Cute

The other day I made a trip back to my old university to see Kawaii!!!? an unusual exhibition currently on display in the James Hockey Gallery.  The main entrance to UCA, Farnham, Surrey So what is Kawaii?  It is the … 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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Kinky Slinky Boots

Yesterday was a day all about boots (and shoes) of one sort or another.  Daughter 2 and I spent the morning at the V&A museum  looking at their latest fashion exhibition  “Shoes, pleasure and pain”.  The V&A had one of … Continue reading

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