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Table Manners - (Wo)manorial's Ninth Online Exhibit

Table Manners is a  feast for the eyes as it surveys food and dining in contemporary art practice. It links to the feminine history of domesticity and the cultivation of etiquette as a vehicle of feminine power and education under the strict guides of patriarchy. 50 more words

Crystal Smith

Rubens and his Legacy, at the Royal Academy

If you choose to reach for the stars, you will on occasion overreach and fall to the ground. And that, I’m afraid, is what has happened to the Royal Academy with its new exhibition Rubens and his Legacy. 755 more words


Portrait Salon 14 - Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

This is an exhibition that grew out of another one. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions culminating in an exhibition held at The National Portrait Gallery in London annually. 260 more words

Exhibition Reviews

Upcoming reviews and In Between Time Festival

I am delighted to have been selected for the Writers Programme for the upcoming In Between Time Festival in Bristol. I’m looking forward to be visiting and writing about some incredible artworks during my time there. 109 more words



I have just returned from North Devon after opening Get Fresh, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s exhibition for early career craft makers. The show has become a regular feature of The Guild’s programming and it was a real privilege to be asked to undertake the selection process last summer and then return to open the event on Friday night.  316 more words

Exhibition Reviews

This is What a Feminist at "The Cut-Outs" Sounds Like

Henri Matisse is among my favorite artists. I hesitate to put that in print because of the predictable and acquiescent impression such a preference gives, but it is hard to deny that his work is fun to look at, not to mention his immense significance in the art world. 1,325 more words


The Sexual Tensions of "Degas/Cassatt" at the National Gallery: A Belated Review

Unbeknownst to many museumgoers, two of the world’s best known and most loved artists, Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, had a close professional and personal relationship. 1,014 more words