Tag Archive: London


Geoffrey Farmer at Barbican Centre, London

Posted on April 15th, 2013

I am consistently impressed by Geoffrey Farmer’s inventive and conceptually rich practice which somehow manages to dazzle every time I see a new work. His monumental sculptural installation, The Surgeon and the Photographer, is currently on view at the Barbican Centre in London and I promise you it is well worth seeing in person … (More →)


Searcys Champagne Bar, King’s Cross

Posted on April 10th, 2013

There’s something inherently romantic about taking the train – it seems like an old-fashioned remnant of a bygone era and its becoming an increasingly civilized option in the face of the cattle call that is flying these days. When we were taking the Eurostar from London to Brussels from the gloriously renovated King’s Cross St. … (More →)


David Bowie Is

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In London we have all gone Bowie crazy! The critically acclaimed new album The Next Day entered the charts at number 1 and ticket presales for the show David Bowie Is at the Victoria & Albert Museum have broken all their records. As a Bowie devotee I was happy to queue to get in for … (More →)


Caravan Restaurant and Bar, The Granary, London

Posted on April 5th, 2013

Central Saint Martin’s College, London, has a fantastic reputation to churning out bright young art stars and fashion designers including the likes of Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. I recently met an artist friend there for lunch at their newly built Granary Square building in King’s Cross. The impressive new campus was designed by Architects … (More →)


Designs of the Year

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

The Design Museum in London has recently opened its annual, and highly anticipated, Designs of the Year exhibition featuring highlights from the worlds of architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport design. I’m always interested in seeing what projects make the final cut from the hundreds and hundreds of works that are considered. The … (More →)


The Wolseley, London

Posted on March 29th, 2013

If you’re looking for a fancy place to have breakfast in London I’m sure there are no shortage of options, but The Wolseley is a great one – when I stopped in at 9.30 am on a Wednesday morning it was packed and full of buzz. It’s such a breakfast institution that famed restaurant critic … (More →)


An Interview with Carali McCall

Posted on March 19th, 2013

We first encountered London-based artist Carali McCall’s work in 2012 when she participated in an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery called Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions. For this show, Carali and fellow artist Jane Grisewood created a monumental graphite drawing, which is part of their Line Dialogues series, … (More →)


Manet at the Royal Academy, London

Posted on March 18th, 2013

Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, 1872

I’m just back from Europe and while in London, I was incredibly lucky to be invited to a breakfast view of Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy, because apparently queues for this show have been more than an hour long and spilling … (More →)

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