Viewpoints – A series of artistic conversations

On Wednesday, Ross and I ventured down to the Espacio Gallery on Bethnal Green Road to see our friend, Consuela Simpson who has work in the new show ‘Viewpoints’. A curated collection of photographs & artworks by six photographers and six artists, the show is the latest from the Rooftop Collective and pairs members with…

Eco-dyeing Taster

Better late than never, here are some photos from the eco-dyeing taster workshop, held at the Contmporary Textile Fair, the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington. Using a very generous bundle of eucalyptus (from Saffron Flowers, Columbia Road Flower Market), donated onion skins from Tamar Balakjian and some past their sell-by date ‘Mother’s Day’ roses, we set…

Portrait Artist of the Year

In the Art Space at Cass Art‘s flagship store in Islington, you can find a great little exhibition that celebrates the work of the artists who competed in 2018’s Sky Arts Portrait Arist of the Year. It shows work of the heat-winners in the series, and includes artworks features in the programme, as well as…

A Great Weekend

Well that was a very hectic week! After months of preparation, we headed down to the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Thursday morning with our friend, Wolfgang Woerner, an honorary member of moderneccentrics for the weekend. With 117m of rusted and naturally dyed recycled hotel sheets, we were all ready to set up ‘Journey’,…

Looking Forward: Contemporary Textiles Fair

It’s all stations go here, as we prepare for the Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington this weekend. Ross has been preparing for his second site specific open-air installation (the first being ‘Nest‘ at the South London Botanical Institute last year), and for the past few months, he has been natural-dyeing and…

Andreas Gursky at the Hayward

Since the birth of photography, there has been a common misconception that the camera never lies. In this current climate of fake news and retouched multi-limbed Vanity Fair cover stars, the question of what is real and whether we can believe what we see has never been more pertinent. Andreas Gursky has manipulated his images…

Andy Goldsworthy at the Yorkshire Scuplture Park

In 2007, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Andy Goldsworthy partnered with the curators at the YSP to produce an exhibition that brought together ‘…an unprecedented range of work by Goldsworthy, forming the largest and most ambitious project ever curated at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to date.’ YSP ’07 Working throughout the…

Mark Making at Be Smart About Art

On Monday evening, Ross and I delivered Mark Making workshops as part of Be Smart About Art‘s ‘Meet the Experts’ event. Consisting of 1-2-1 mentoring and round table discussions on a vast number of topics, these were hosted by art dealers, agents, independent curators, legal experts, tech gurus, journalists, business coaches and fundraisers! As part…

Connor and the Kabakovs

Yesterday I took Connor, who is staying with us from South Africa, to Tate Modern. He is about to start his 4th year studying Fine Art at Wits University, Johannesburg. A student led effort to ‘decolonialise’ the University and it’s culture has been laudable, but this idea seems to have also resulted in the near…

Anish Kapoor at the Brighton Festival

This year, I am attempting to get various parts of my life organised and in order, and one of the first things I’m doing is to go through my photographic archive. Due to a mishap, jonathandredge.com was snapped up by someone in Japan (!) so I am reassessing my photographic profile, and re-posting series of…

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and a creative and fruitful 2018!

In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light

Last week I headed home to drop off some work to the Junor Gallery in St Andrews, Scotland. Tomorrow evening is the Private View for ‘In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light’.  This is the second show for the owner Beth Junor, who studied at the University, and has longed to return to…