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Winners announced for “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest

Winners announced for  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest
Finalist Rachel Pizzolato, a 7th grader at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana, holds her winning artwork titled “In Balance”. Rachel’s artwork and the artwork of 11 other winning students will be featured in the 2018 “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” Calendar. Annual...
May 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

Only Connect: Between Time and Place.

Only Connect: Between Time and Place.
Endless River. Oil and gouache on paper. Only Connect: Between Time and Place. Perceptive paintings by Caroline McAdam Clark By James Brewer Ethereal visions of coast, rivers, land, sky and elegant birds of the air are captured by Caroline McAdam Clark in her new solo London exhibition. She sees the...
May 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Chrysa Dellaporta’s passion for art and for the marine craft she depicts

Chrysa Dellaporta’s passion for art and for the marine craft she depicts
Chryssa Delaporta and her ships Greek artist Chrysa Dellaporta has spent “endless hours” in shipyards, fascinated by the structure of ocean-going ships, of yachts and of sailing boats. She displays in her work what she has learned about restoration and maintenance of vessels, depicting “proud...
May 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani

Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani
Shigetoshi Furutani. Photo by Suzanne Hennie Tennes. Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani  By James Brewer Adopting its title from a computing function, this is an art exhibition decidedly of the techno-age. Dimensions of what is on display are measured in pixels rather...
April 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Hope on canvas

Hope on canvas
Hope, oil and acrylic, by Christine Jamil. London artist Christine Jamil captures Hope on canvas By James Brewer Her eyes are anxious, a little wary of her surroundings, but there is quiet determination in the face of the young girl in the painting by Christine Saleh Jamil. Above all, her bearing signifies...
April 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Our Mob, God’s Story

Our Mob, God’s Story
Seven Days of Creation, by Safina Stewart. Our Mob, God’s Story: awe-inspiring art of indigenous Australians By James Brewer Pulsing with life-force and spirituality, this is as remarkable a collection of fine art as anyone is likely to encounter. A handsome volume that is a publishing milestone features...
April 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, News | Read More

Light Catching Fire…

Light Catching Fire…
Sarah Butterfield. Light Catching Fire: Sarah Butterfield paintings at D Contemporary Gallery, Mayfair By James Brewer One feature dominates the paintings of Sarah Butterfield – the bright, buoyant colours with which she gloriously illuminates such themes as sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Almost...
March 31st, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro
Silvana Salinaro (right) with Carola Syz. Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro By James Brewer As a committed artist, Silvana Salinaro feels the psychological pull of the sea that surrounds her Sicilian homeland despite her family lacking the maritime connections of...
March 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair
Belgin Bozsahin. Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair By James Brewer Artistically creative hands have been gracing one of the world’s leading financial centres, Canary Wharf, thanks to a temporary, contemporary design fair installed at its core. Moreover, the very symbol of “hands”...
March 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?
ESPO Award painting 2016 by Sasja Hagens Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city? Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2017! 17 March 2017 – The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its ninth edition. The theme of this year is “Art...
March 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition
Capturing ghostly images. Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition By James Brewer Looming at the viewer from unforgiving mists are ships of all types and sizes dating from the years before the container age. The transports nudge forward from a background of horizon-less sky and...
March 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…
André Tchaikowsky. André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982): The Man Behind the Skull Polish-born British composer and pianist André Tchaikowsky never cared about having a career. Had he done that, his name would be much better known today, and he would be remembered as one of the most prominent musicians of...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Music | Read More

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…
Georgina Allen. Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes: Georgina Allen’s new paintings By James Brewer A new stage in the oeuvre of London painter Georgina Allen took shape – almost by chance – on one of her frequent trips to the Pembrokeshire coast. As she sheltered in her car which she had stopped...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Collections of the late Robert de Balkany…

Collections of the late Robert de Balkany…
Grandeur of Château Balsan. Collections of the late Robert de Balkany to be auctioned by Christie’s By James Brewer He entertained friends and associates from the business world including Greek shipowners and reigning and exiled kings of Europe at his palatial homes and on his luxurious yacht. Wealthy...
March 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Irrational Optimism…

Irrational Optimism…
Daniel Brant pictured in February 2016. Irrational Optimism: exhibition tribute to Daniel Brant of A & D Gallery By James Brewer Unconventional, eccentric, much-loved – these are some of the ways people remember Daniel Brant, gallery owner and celebrated expert on Pop Art and on other contemporary...
March 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts

Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts
Stephen Brooks of Christie’s with Matisse masterpiece. Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts By James Brewer Christie’s has unveiled stunning artworks for sale as it launches its 20th Century season. Two leading women art collectors are among sellers, and the masterpieces...
February 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston

The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston
Carolina Ambida prepares the exhibition. The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston By James Brewer Twenty-six artists are taking part in “a show about drawings and their relationship to beginnings.” It is an event with a difference in a venue with a difference. The Drawing Show runs until...
February 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

America after the Fall…

America after the Fall…
The Fleet’s In! 1934. By Paul Cadmus. America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s By James Brewer It is tempting to guess that the motive for the Royal Academy’s new exhibition, America after the Fall, with its Depression-era depictions, is the domestic political and industrial landscape highlighted...
February 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitworth Tapestry, and aluminium sculpture. Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Millions of people are having a free preview of the latest Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, as they or their tube train scurry past the glass mosaic wall designs of...
February 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art

Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art
Arifa Akbar: moving tribute to her sister Fauzia. Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art  By James Brewer An artist who during her short career demonstrated outstanding ability in portraying in embroidery and other graphic techniques the paradoxes of civil and religious society has been celebrated in a memorial...
February 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy
Exhibition banner Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy By James Brewer Every artist at work at the time of the October 1917 Revolution poured out an immediate emotional response to the historic overthrow of Russia’s ruling class. This ranged from rejoicing to revulsion,...
February 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography | Read More

Female strength and compassion…

Female strength and compassion…
Vanessa Bell, Self-Portrait – detail Female strength and compassion in Vanessa Bell retrospective at Dulwich By James Brewer She was a member of what is sometimes dismissed as a genteel circle of upper-middle class literary and artistic women and men, self-obsessed and with tangled love lives....
February 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Elements of Love

Elements of Love
Ben Nicolas with Love’s Flowing Twists. Stoneware ceramic sculpture. Elements of Love: elegant exhibition staged by SW London artists By James Brewer Long live love! Two dozen ways of expressing the elusive and confusing emotion of pleasure and pain are affectionately on show in a new exhibition. Just...
February 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80

Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80
John Barkes. Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80 on show at Highgate, London By James Brewer Red hammer-and-sickle banners framed the entrance to the hall of a distinguished institution in the smart London suburb of Highgate, for the opening of an outstanding exhibition: Paintings from Soviet Russia...
February 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls
Korean Artists Association UK exhibition. I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls By James Brewer Childhood is steeped in innocence and joy, wherever conditions permit. Twenty-six artists living or working in the UK who have family origin in Korea created beautiful installations and performances...
January 30th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More