Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Concretism

03May18

I was intending to do some exploring last weekend however a viral infection of my upper respiratory tract meant that my time in deepest darkest Sherwood Forest and its environs was somewhat short-lived. I did manage to make it into Nottingham to shuffle around in the rain for a few hours, where I picked up […]


Myth Or Legend

24Apr18

Whilst Mrs Weir was elsewhere celebrating (somewhat) the beginning of the end of Le Professeur, Mrs Weir Snr. and I travelled the short distance required to see Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall. Although I wasn’t entirely convinced by what was on offer from the UK’s richest living artist (I’m sure he’ll struggle on regardless) there were some […]


Eastern Magic

10Mar18

If you know me over and above a cursory viewing of this blog you’ll hopefully already be well aware of the work of Maxim Griffin. Maxim, is one of those horribly talented individuals who appears to use the same tools as many others when creating his art, but somehow finishes up with an end result […]


Exhibition openings in my hometown are somewhat few and far between, so it’s pleasing that one such event last weekend was dedicated to a subject that has become an increasing obsession with me, namely the flatlands. Of the six artists responding “to the idea of flatness” Rhona Fleming’s work was what I found most intriguing, with a […]


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 their […]


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 […]