Sea air, art and reading. Margate, UK. November 2016.
London Skylines series. July 2015.
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The Norman de Brackinghe exhibition in Hong Kong’s Picture This Gallery – abstract expressionist photography ‘finding inspiration in the unnoticed beauty of decaying and distressed walls’. December 2014.
Held annually for almost 250 years, the London RA’s Summer Exhibition continues to be a barometer of contemporary art and architecture through each age. Art of the here and now, open entries, chosen and curated by leading artists of the day: eclectic, thought-provoking, abundant. August 2014.
Showcasing young galleries and new artists from around the world, START continues the collaboration between The Saatchi Gallery, Parallel Contemporary Art and Prudential, who together aim to support emerging artists from Asia and elsewhere, giving them a global platform here in London. A celebration of diversity and creativity around the world. June 2014.
Featured: A Hidden Order, Hexagon I – Ensemble, exploring the relationship between traditional Islamic art and Western contemporary musical composition. Sama Mara and Lee Westwood, http://www.musicalforms.com
With a population of 14 million, Istanbul is the largest urban agglomeration in Europe, second largest in the Middle East, and fifth largest city in the world. Transcontinental, astraddle the shimmering yet hard-working Bosphorus – whilst the commercial and historical centre lies in Europe, a third of its population lives across the strait in Asia. 3 million place a foot on the main Beyoğlu artery – İstiklal (Independence) Avenue – on any given day: equivalent to more than a fifth of the population.
For a view looking back, into the history and conflicting dynamics of a nation with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman roots, which is secular by State as well as diverse by religion and culture, try Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul, Memories and the City. For the view ahead, try the Istanbul Modern, whose curation illustrates the nation’s multi-faceted influences through the lens of recent artistic movements, through to Contemporary interpretations of the challenges faced as Turkey evolves, pivotal between East and West.
The city’s also pretty handy if you’re experiencing Asia withdrawal symptoms, which can be rectified simply by hopping on a ferry. May 2014.
Swimming under the Harbour Bridge itself; the Bondi to Coogee cliff walk; the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (theme: I’m not sure); and the wrought iron balconies and faded shutters of Paddington. A buzzing city of contrasts – of open air and sky scrapers, anthropology in evidence and art that questions the future, of city bars and beach walks, of nature and steel. March 2014.