Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Of The Grid

16Apr17

Although it’s true to say that the world wide web is home to all sorts of dullards and blowhards, it’s equally true that if you’re prepared to put the effort into seeking them out, there are more than enough individuals whose company is worth keeping. Mr Richard Weston, who you may or may not know as […]


Print To The People is “an artist led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes, established in 2009” and based in the fine city of Norwich. I’ve been aware of what they do for a while now, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I got to finally have a look at […]


Outsider Art

07Aug16

More art. This time in the grounds of Houghton Hall, built for the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole and pleasingly only a short distance from where Mrs Weir and I spend our weekends (for clarification it’s also where we spend our weeks). Now owned by the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (David to his […]


It’s not often I travel to Peterborough for the sake of art. In fact it’s not often I travel to Peterborough for the sake of anything, even though it’s the city most accessible to us at Weir HQ. That’s maybe being impossibly harsh to the “worst place in Britain not to have a car” (according to […]


News of a new art gallery opening in my hometown is something to be celebrated, it’s not a common occurrence. Reporting on the news last week the local press seemed less convinced. “Visitors to the new GroundWork gallery in Lynn will be forgiven for doing a double-take as they come through the front door. For there […]


Where Art Thou?

12May16

Sadly my hometown isn’t awash with art. The local Arts Centre recently closed down having struggled on for the last few years, and the alternatives are few and far between (although somewhat unexpectedly we do have a new gallery arriving soon, opening with an exhibition of work by Roger Ackling and Richard Long). So it’s both […]


Goober Patrol

21Jul15

Earlier this week I got to see The Goob (over at The Luxe in Wisbech which itself comes highly recommended). I’d been meaning to see it since I first heard about it, initially for no other reason than that it was filmed in and around the flatlands of Norfolk that I call home. Thankfully the use of […]