Posted on 12:13pm Thursday 28th May 2015
TWO old masters are simultaneously making an appearance at local galleries. The long-awaited Turner’s Wessex has opened at Salisbury Museum, while Howard Hodgkin is featured at the New Art Centre, Roche Court.
Posted on 8:25pm Friday 15th May 2015
IT IS A SOBERING thought that our two great arts benefactors, Edwin Young and John Creasey were no great artists themselves. Young was competent but had little in the way of individual vision, and might best be described as a journeyman.
Posted on 7:37am Wednesday 13th May 2015
I HAVE seen the future, and it works! This borrowed quotation occurred to me on Bank Holiday Monday as I threaded my way through Fisherton Festival. I’d had good expectations but even so I was surprised by the crowds. With the weather gods against us it could have been a different story, but the rain held off until the very last moments.
Posted on 10:00am Thursday 12th February 2015
I WASN’T looking forward to reviewing the current show at the Young Gallery: ‘New from Old, Salisbury Schools Art Exhibition’ (until February 28). I imagined it would be like watching a Nativity play without knowing any actors.
Posted on 9:00am Thursday 5th February 2015
REMEMBER Watercolour Challenge? This Channel 4 show was for me a shining light among daytime television’s dreary offerings. It seems now to belong to a more innocent age, even though it was broadcast only 15 years ago. Jerry Springer certainly hadn’t arrived here in those gentler days, writes Martin Urmson.
Posted on 1:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015
I ENJOYED Mike Leigh’s artist biopic Mr Turner but can’t say I was pleased to learn so much about his private life. Studying an artist’s work can be a spiritually uplifting experience; inspecting the contents of his laundry basket less so.
Posted on 10:15am Thursday 28th August 2014
ONE common factor linking the artists in Salisbury Arts Centre’s show Lost is that they are all older, maybe wiser, than when they made their exhibits.