I have been enjoying the Tate Channel – an online collection of videos with artists of various shades.
An interactive installation by John Green at the Keighley Arts Factory from Friday 11th September to Wednesday 30th September 2009. The artist gives us a tour of the piece and explains his motivation. I liked John and after we shot this he told me how he had come to art late in life and a… Read More »
I love David Hockney's pictures. I warm to him perhaps because, like me, he was born in Bradford and I often pop in to Salts Mill to see his work. I met his friend the late Jonathan Silver once and there are people like them who have a wonderful independence and way of looking at… Read More »
One of my new year resolutions is to get to see more art in Yorkshire. To that end I have created a list of interesting venues in the shire (started under the excuse of work). There are some great places that I'd not given much thought to but have been given a new lease of… Read More »
Before Christmas I ventured down to the Bradford Playhouse. The thing about this venue is that it's not a big show of a building. There's no grand architecture or swish entrance foyer – in fact you might miss it, but I will say I was impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff to… Read More »
Here’s a lovely piece on the Liverpool Tate online – the one that spoke to me. I suppose in the end, whatever you think about a piece of art, it’s the reaction it gets that is important; does it change the way we think, feel or believe? In this nicely designed online installation visitors ask… Read More »
What do blogging, St Paul’s Cathedral and the meaning of life have in common? Martin Firrell has set up a blog to capture ideas about what gives life meaning. The Question Mark Inside. He says, we all wonder about what gives our lives meaning. It could be a child, a smile, an ambition, a particular… Read More »
York paintings Originally uploaded by markwaddington. The Grand Tour in York is a project aimed at setting masterpieces free onto the streets. It's been extended until November the 2nd thanks to extra funding (or I would have missed it). The paintings are dotted around the streets, not always in the obvious places. This one is… Read More »
When I told my artist mother that I had been to the Tate Modern to see the crack, she gave out a short laugh; this gasp was her way of saying, why on earth do you want to go and see that load of rubbish? I found the experience exciting, as I always do when… Read More »
Back in January I posted a short video about the Volume installation at the V&A. Well, continuing the technical theme, here is an interesting series of images showing the construction of Volume by the creators, United Visual Artists. Click here or on the image below to go to the slide show.