Review of a photography exhibition or photography museum collection/display

New art for two Catholic schools in Bristol

As published in the current issue of Art & Christianity (No.70, Summer 2012, p.16): Bristol City Council has recently commissioned two contemporary art works for St Bede’s Catholic College and St Bernadette’s Catholic Secondary School. Respectively, Transpire by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and Intersection by Michael Pinsky (both 2011), have transformed two public spaces where the footfall …

New art for two Catholic schools in Bristol Read More »

Hockney reviewed in 100 words

My opinion of Hockney’s work was polarized by this RA exhibition. The garish painting, the ipad drawings and the canvas-stacking overload of much of this show had gone day-glo, overblown. The film and the photographic collages, however, were like fresh air breathing through so much stuck paint. Space and time were lifted, expanded, filled and …

Hockney reviewed in 100 words Read More »

David Mach ‘Precious Light’ review

Image: Noah’s Ark IV – Edinburgh, by David Mach, 2011. Used with permission. David Mach’s exhibition (30 July – 16 October 2011, City Art Centre, Edinburgh) brings together a multitude of work on biblical themes, timed as it is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James translation. There are over 40 pieces, of …

David Mach ‘Precious Light’ review Read More »

Mark Fairhurst review

These 22 framed pictures of church/cathedral architecture open a world on pattern and symmetry. If I was to conjure up the heavy solid stone vaulting and the expanse of cavernous space that I feel in cathedrals, this is how I’d frame it. Kaleidoscope and repetition bring balance to something that’s as much about the experience …

Mark Fairhurst review Read More »