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.
Posted on 11:16am Thursday 10th April 2014
THE other day I got home from a long day at work, cooked dinner, washed the dishes, fed the cat, put the bins out, put the boy to bed, did some ironing, then finally sat down on the sofa.
Posted on 3:09pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
THERE was a missive going around Facebook the other day informing people: “Romeo and Juliet is not a love story, it’s a three-day relationship between a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old. Sincerely, everyone who actually who read it.”