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Embroider with meaning

Embroidery has in the past few years become a cool creative activity. As the record player and vinyl became a trendy thing to have and own – embroidery is now a trendy thing to learn and do. I  also got on the bandwagon a couple of years ago. It’s a great activity for when you’ve …

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Raphael The Drawings at The Ashmolean

Before reading this post it is a good idea to read Michelangelo vs Sebastiano so that some of the references back make more sense! “Raphael’s hand generated lines that gave shape to his pursuit of eloquent forms” From the Ashmolean’s supporting text Raphael self portrait, 1501 In a similar manner to the way that a …

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5 London Exhibitions to see

If you’re stuck on what to do on a warm/wet summers day exhibitions can be the best place to cool down/dry off. We’ve put together a short list of a range of current and near future exhibitions that are definitely worth a visit. Giacometti at Tate Modern Until 10 September 2017 First on the list …

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Arthur Streeton – A master impressionist

Earlier this month, we attended a wonderful exhibition at The National Gallery titled ‘Australia’s Impressionists’ which runs to 26th March 2017. This is a relatively small exhibition, but expertly curated and features work by four Australian artists – Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, John Russell and Arthur Streeton. Between them, these four created a new artistic …

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Minimal motivational design inspiration

These minimalist posters by Ryan McArthur are beautifully simplistic ways of getting inspirational messages from the masters of life and design into the world. The simple ‘less is more’ designs cleverly convey each message in the illustrations. Here are a selection of the posters that relate specifically to the design world. Enjoy! Bethvictoria.com

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London Exhibitions to see

Here are four current exhibitions in London that we think are worth a visit Donna Huanca – Scar Cymbals At Zabludowicz Collection between 29th September to 18 December Daily performances by painted models work to create installations within this chapel space. “Huanca’s work draws attention to the body and in particular the skin, which is …

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5 London Exhibitions this summer

There are as usual a tonne of different exhibitions on this summer in London. We’ve chosen 5 that we are interested in and will let you know some more we find later! 1 -Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century “A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul …

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Architectural Inspiration: The Kunsthal

The Kunsthal is a museum that was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and established in 1992. The museum in Rotterdam goes against the conventional modernist architecture that was otherwise being seen at the time of its design and making. The off the shelf materials used to make this building play with the idea of the …

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Mise-en-abyme

We visited the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum last week. Natural History has a constant great display (and gift shop) and the temporary photography exhibitions on there are always great to see. The V&A is hosting an array of work for the London Design Festival at the moment and one piece …

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Inspiration – György Kepes

György Kepes was a painter, designer, educator and art theorist. He is an unsung hero of design. He was born in 1906 he studied painting in Budapest, then moved to filmmaking after his graduation. In 1930 he moved to Berlin to work with Maholy-Nagy who was a key experimenter in light and moving imagery. They …

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