Current Exhibitions

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Ghost City – desolate beauty in Glasgow’s abandoned high rises

“I hadn’t intended to spend one year or even eight years doing this project,” says photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie, who began to shoot the abandoned high rise flats pegged for demolition in Glasgow’s East end in 2007 when the Commonwealth Games were awarded to the city. “I was just keen to document my own city and… read more

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5 decorating lessons from the Sir John Soane Museum

One of London’s most astounding houses has to be the Sir John Soane Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Between 1792 and 1824 the renowned neo-classical architect rebuilt three neighbouring Georgian townhouses to create a home for his impressive personal collection. On his death the house was preserved by a Private Act of Parliament and today… read more

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Windows by Design: Farrow & Ball for DIFFA

This winter, Farrow & Ball teamed up with DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, and 14 esteemed interior designers for the first ever Windows by Design: Farrow & Ball for DIFFA campaign. The partnership engaged the local design community throughout the US, while raising awareness against HIV/AIDS. Each designer was challenged with incorporating the latest wallpapers and paint colours… read more

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All that glitters – FONTANA / MELOTTI exhibition in London

Gold and geometry. Two things that have dominated interiors trends for the last 10 years – when previously gold had been considered far too gauche to be chic. Both aspects of maths and material also populate current exhibition, FONTANA / MELOTTI: Angelic Spaces and Infinite Geometries at London’s Mazzoleni gallery. It was a highlight of last month’s Frieze fair… read more

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Space and Noguchi – iconic sculptures or microcosms in space?

The work of one of the twentieth century’s most important sculptors, Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) – also famous for his iconic furniture (which has become short hand for good taste), lighting, ceramics, architecture and set designs for dancer Martha Graham – has been photographed by artist Leah Raintree for her project Another Land: After Noguchi, on show now at the Noguchi… read more

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Still life paintings from the Dutch Golden Age reimagined by flower artist

Artist and self-confessed colour obsessive Rebecca Louise Law has previously referred to her work as “painting with flowers” and her current exhibition, Still Life: Sculpture & Prints by Rebecca Louise Law, at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth, Hertfordshire is probably the most literal translation of this yet. The artist, who is most famous for her atmospheric overhead floral… read more

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Art and ginger hair – a discovery from National Redhead Day

Did you or any of your ginger-headed loved ones celebrate the UK’s Redhead Day, last weekend? Admittedly we did not have an official party or anything, but we did discover via the event the art of Michelle Marshall and specifically, her redhead-focussed photography project MC1R. In this ongoing series, the artist hopes to challenge the perception of redheads – “I want to… read more

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Scenes of a domestic nature – see the art of Njideka Akunyili Crosby

The LA-based Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby is having her first solo show at London’s Victoria Miro gallery and it’s a must-see for glorious, pattern-rich depictions of familiar domestic scenes – people eating, drinking, watching tv and doing other instantly-relatable activities. Akunyili Crosby’s signature style is to painstakingly overlay her portraits with acetone transfer prints of imagery from… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist