I finally got around to watching Like Crazy a short while ago after originally regretting missing the screenings of it in my then local Contemporary Art Centre’s little cinema. Most films that are graced with a couple of Sundance Film Festival awards, which this got for a best picture as well as a best actress […]

This week my class took a trip to Manchester where we had a whistle-stop tour around various galleries in the city courtesy of my Introduction to Museums and Galleries tutor. One of the exhibitions we visited was ‘Tipping Point’ which is currently showing at The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art until the 16th March this […]

[NOTE: This is a reflective piece which I wrote for my Museums and Galleries university module which is why it is so long and focuses a lot on the ERC as an institution as opposed to the actual artwork of Takahashi] The Exhibition Research Centre (ERC) is a unique space within the world of museums […]

After acquiring the Palazzo Grassi in 2005 François Pinault has presented a number of exhibitions of his collection of contemporary art in this classical Venetian building. Currently running is an exhibition of the Italian artist Rudolf Stingel’s work, drawn from various collections including François Pinault’s himself. The exhibition is a first for the Palazzo Grassi […]

Last week I was lucky enough to have a class trip to Venice for the Biennale, paid for by John Moores University (thank you!). We spent four days there, but only one of these was dedicated to exploring the Biennale. Therefore please excuse how general this post is, I would have loved to have gone […]

I spent last Friday in Stoke-on-Trent at the British Ceramics Biennial which is there until November 10th. Ceramics isn’t something I have ever considered myself to be particularly interested in before and the prospect of spending an entire day looking at them wasn’t entirely appealing. But let me tell you, the BCB blew all my […]

A library in Kirkby seems an incredibly unlikely place to stumble across some rarely seen Turner prints but that’s exactly where my course took me the other day. Thanks to the Manchester Metropolitan Collections the local gallery space with adjoins Kirkby’s library is home to these beautiful prints, so unlike Turner’s usual dramatic paintings, until […]