Self-Portraits

I've been thinking a lot about imagery lately. I have an exhibition that I keep meaning to return to so that I can write about it, as wherever possible I far prefer sourcing my own images. Otherwise it kind of feels like stealing. Especially when I have the chance to photograph work in the way that … Continue reading Self-Portraits

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Surreal Encounters: Collecting The Marvelous

Installation shot including various works by Salvador Dali “Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.” - André Breton, Manifesto of … Continue reading Surreal Encounters: Collecting The Marvelous

NUFA16

Tyler Coop I can remember being in my first year of uni and looking up to the third years thinking it was impossible that one day I would be putting on a show. I've always kind of felt that when I looked up to older students even at school; I remember wondering how people sat … Continue reading NUFA16

Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia Part II

'Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia' is a unique exhibition unlike anything I've seen in Newcastle before, despite having lived here for almost three years now. This show  perfectly encapsulates what contemporary art represents. It is about making art in the present and using this as a platform to reflect and comment on the world … Continue reading Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia Part II

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

Having been away from Newcastle for a while, visiting Vane Gallery's preview of 'Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia' was the best way to get me inspired enough to return to writing. Curated by Sara Makari-Aghdam, this exhibition explores her dual heritage, as she is an exotic blend of Persian and English. 'Vinyl Icons...' also explores … Continue reading ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

Critical Writing for Vane Gallery

Recently I have been trying really hard to work on and expand my writing skills; as much as I love blogging and using colloquial language, I also enjoy writing in more formal and critical terms. Recently therefore I submitted two pieces of critical writing Vane Gallery and I am delighted to have found that they have both … Continue reading Critical Writing for Vane Gallery

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

It's weird, but sometimes the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is the thing that makes me feel most Scottish! That's not because there's a bunch of Scottish memorabilia in it - far from it! Instead there's an impressive collection of artworks ranging from Francis Bacon, to Andy Warhol, to David Hockney, to one of my … Continue reading Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art