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The Pleasure in Stuff

On Monday I attended the ‘Stuff of Research’ symposium at Kelvinhall in Glasgow, the culmination of the year long material culture research programme organised by SGSAH. 1,113 more words

PhD Experience

Museum in Swedish Archipelago

Tuesday we went to Artipelag, a pretty spectacular new museum in the archipelago on the east coast of Sweden. It was built by the founder of… 242 more words

Its a Kind of Magic

Well, it has only taken me about 18 months but at last I have found the time to enjoy reading Edmund de Waal’s book The White Road.  330 more words


More Pears (Amongst the Tomatoes)

‘White Pears #29’

oil on canvas/40″ x 30″/May 2017

Presenting the latest painting on/off the easel, another in the ongoing series featuring the remodelled and whitewashed pears as subject/object matter with this time, to return to another theme, seeing us once again under the visual influence of… 45 more words


A reading log: February to mid-May, 2017

Confession time! During my last month in Warsaw I read copious numbers of Peter Corris detective stories. Why? Maybe because they are an easy read and I needed to retreat into denial of imminent departure. 1,166 more words

David Marr

The manner of what we make defines us

Filmed at Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan, on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

For my Grumpa, Rab Scott, for revealing to me graft, love and blossom.

To Sian, who saw a garden of light in my colourful blush. 33 more words

Two Cultures

Of Ivory Mice and Men

Tucked away in Rose Standish Nichols’ parlor is a tiny, impish presence that often goes unobserved. Here, an ivory netsuke depicting a seated male figure has made his home on the top shelf of Rose’s Hepplewhite… 1,087 more words