Transitional Object (Murder Barn)

‘Transitional object’ is a term borrowed from developmental psychology describing things like comfort blankets that children adopt as mother-substitutes, as props to test reality.’  Sam Jacob With art galleries and museums closed all over the country, and indeed all over the world, I am using this as an opportunity to go through my photo library…

Troy – Myth and Reality

It is a while since I’ve visited an exhibition at the British Museum so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect to be greeted with Troy written in large red ‘Elvis Comeback’ letters in the entrance hall follows by an Anthony Caro installation, a Cy Twombly painting and an urn from…

Francis Upritchard: Wetwang Slack

Finishing this weekend at the Barbican is a fun and quirky site-specific exhibition ‘Wetwang Slack‘ by the New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard. This is the 30th commission for The Curve, the exhibiting space that runs across the back of the building and it is often a challenging space for artists but one that results in…

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…

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…

Looking Forward – ‘Another View’ at the RBSA, May 2017

After the success of ‘Fracture’ at the Hoxton Arches, this year Prism will be exhibiting in both Birmingham in May and London in October. The title of this year’s exhibition is ‘Another View’, and we are thrilled that my image of Ross Belton’s (@spottedhyenas) piece ‘Split Traditions’ has been selected for the press and publicity…

Walhalla, Anselm Keifer at White Cube

Walhalla, Anselm Keifer at White Cube Sometimes trying to describe art is a self-defeating exercise, as it is the atmosphere and emotions created by experiencing the work that are key. If you are in London this weekend try and get to see this Anselm Keifer exhibition at the White Cube, Bermondsey. ‘Walhalla’, as the title suggests,…

A Playdate with Mona Hatoum

I’m going to be honest with you, I nearly missed this wonderful exhibition and part of the reason was reading a couple of average reviews, in a newspaper I trust. There is always so much to see in London and so little time to fit it all in and this retrospective always seemed to be…

Textile Foundation 2016 Part 1 – Private View

Last Wednesday was the Private View for Morley College‘s highly successful Textile Foundation course. With slightly fewer students compared to last year’s intake, each artist had a little more space at the Morley Gallery to make their mark. That all changed of course on the evening of the opening, when the gallery was full to…

Yayoi Kusama: sculptures, paintings & mirror rooms

Spots! Welcome to the wonderful world of Yayoi Kusama. Women artists have often been dismissed as eccentrics or second class citizens in art, airbrushed from history. Like Lousie Bourgeois (whose artists room has just opened at the Switch House, Tate Modern), Kusama’s distinctive voice and relentless drive, has produced a body of work so unique…