The Vagaries and Misconceptions of the Modern Man, Vane Gallery

Not Really Understanding Stuff: A Reptile Reliquary (2017) One of the most powerful and vibrant exhibitions I have seen in a long time is The Vagaries and Misconceptions of the Modern Man, a three-man show recently concluded at Vane Gallery. Featuring the work of Ralph Darbyshire, Richard Hollinshead and Kenneth Ross, the exhibition focuses on the... Continue Reading →

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Return to writing

It has been a while since I have written on this blog and documented my experiences of an exhibition. Having completed my Masters in August and after graduating in November, I needed a break from reading and writing about art. Instead, I have been catching up on the books that have been sat on my... Continue Reading →

Antoni Gaudi

Architecture is a field I know very little about, mainly due to the fact I instead dedicate my time to art. I do however greatly enjoy visually absorbing the architecture of a city - one of the reasons I love living in Edinburgh so much! Everywhere you look there is an interesting element within the... Continue Reading →

Public/Private

  My recent research is forcing me to think a lot about technology and its affects - it's incredibly interesting, as it's full of contradictions. On the one hand, technology brings us closer together; we can communicate instantly with anyone on a global scale and expect a reply within hours, if not minutes. We can... Continue Reading →

Reflections on recent reading

22/07/17 Last week I participated in Collective Gallery's annual Summer School, which was an incredibly rich learning experience. Not only given the range of speakers in discussion, but also due to the mix of participants who created an interesting and dynamic workshop environment. It was a great week to ease me back into thinking critically... Continue Reading →

Graffiti Diary, Madrid & Barcelona 2017

Recently I went on holiday to Madrid and Barcelona. What has developed into a natural impulse for me is documenting the graffiti in foreign cities. I never realised how much I liked graffiti until I went through photos on my camera and phone, only to find I am slowly gathering a personal archive of street... Continue Reading →

Quote Extracts

16/06/17 I find myself developing a magpie tendency whenever I see a good quote. Whether it's for personal or academic use, I have a compulsion to document and accumulate them. I always remember my old art teacher having a book of quotes that inspired him. He was a fantastic man, full of energy; who still... Continue Reading →

Berardi

12/06/17 I have been reading a lot of Franco 'Bifo' Berardi recently. He is an Italian Marxist theorist and activist in the autonomist tradition, who is widely published.  One of his most famous works is The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy (2009). He has also written extensively on Felix Guattari, ideas of capital and acceleration,... Continue Reading →

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