Thursday, September 28, 2006
March of the Penguins
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sense & Sensuality
This lunch time went to see this exhibition, really enjoyed it. Probably the most interactive exhibition I've been to: one can touch, smell and feel all the artworks for a change! Some are quite impressive and if you're in London I really recommend specially if you have children or are child like! It's free at the Bankside Gallery, it's for Blindart charity so do make a donation how small it might be, and it's there till Oct 8. You can see the brochure here.
The Great Chair Grab
Tom Dixon took over Trafalgar Square today w his latest design to celebrate the 2006 London Design Festival. They are made of expanded polystyrene hence very lightweight. All these chairs will be up for grabs at 3pm today. Quick!
10 years in London celebration
My friend Sofia is over for a visit from Portugal so we got Mario and went to Kettner's for a glass of bubbly to celebrate my 10 years here. Portuguese style!
Future cities design at the Barbican
Cought the last day of this exhibition at the Barbican w Sophia who's visiting from Portugal. It was interesting to see the ideas of future building design in the 50's & 60's and how it actually has turned out.
Monday, September 18, 2006
10 years in London TODAY
I remember clearly that day, the excitement, going to visit my university in Barking, seeing squirrels and foxes for the first time and having my first ever pint of cider! The Sun was shining and my heart was singing. Of course, I had no idea then the cultural shock I had in front of me, all the challenges but also, how my dreams would come true. Amazing how 10 years on, thinking about it, I can actually say this! I haven’t achieved all I set myself to yet, and have to say I am a bit behind schedule, however, I’m not known for my punctuality! So all in all, is all going according to plan so far! A lot has happened in 10 years: my Father died, almost lost the plot, become an Auntie, finished my degree, the Spice Girls came and gone, turned veggie, fox hunting was banned, worked for some of the core institutions of British society, started neo-dogma-non, Tony Blair come into power, almost got married, moved houses countless times, Trainspotting, the first sheep was cloned, made friends and lost some too, Tate Modern opened, Ken Livingston become Mayor, travelled the world, mad caw disease, the e generation, become a woman, come out as an artist, the human genome was mapped, discovered anthroposophy, princess Diana died, organised art exhibitions, inspired people, the congestion charge was introduced, stopped drinking caffeine, Cats stopped showing, got accepted for a Masters at my university of choice, Chelsea become a super club, tried to quit smoking a load of times, helped others to develop, Charles married Camilla, annoyed a load of people on the way for having it my way, London Eye, had my heart broken and broke a few myself, Tracy Emin revolutionised the art world, meet some incredible people and learned an awful lot! I have changed: I am a lot calmer, patient (believe it or not!!), tolerant and accepting.
This town has nourished me. Here I found like minded people who didn’t complain about my pace (well, maybe sometimes!!).
This show was good: the artwork was impressive and powerful. Again in an empty shop floor at Spitalfields market. Check their website out for more photos.
Friday, September 15, 2006
End of the London Biennale - Final World Tea party
THANKS TO ALL who made this London Biennale happen, it always takes a great deal of Love & effort and this year was no exception. However, as a curator and artist myself I have to say its all worth it and the Biennale is getting bigger and better every time. Until 2008, au revoir!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Planet Angel @ Hidden
This was my 1st time at Planet Angel and LOVED IT! My friend Peter Ardron was playing and it was my mates Jess's 25th birthday party. This is Peter djing.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I LOVE YOU GUYS
A Scanner Darkly
Friday, September 08, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
'Volver' - Almodovar strikes again!
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sculpture Wars - Parade Ground
On Friday 1st Sept Graham Hudson's Henry Moore Fellowship on the Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Art and Design came to an end w the auction of the pieces produced during the Residency. It was brilliant!
A couple of the pieces on auction.