Month: February 2011

Jagger is one star of Hanging Out show

Mick Jagger is one of the stars of an exhibition taking place at an unusual venue in Warwickshire.
Model, actress, and photo journalist Carinthia West has been photographed in the past by such greats as Lord Lichfield, Mario Testino and David Bailey but the 59 year old is now bringing her own debut exhibition of photographic works, entitled Hanging Out, to Warwickshire, where she has ancestral roots.



Gallery 150 on to a winner with open show

Gallery 150 in Leamington, run by the Leamington Studio Artists, is halfway through its latest exhibition after a packed opening night on Tuesday.
The gallery was on to a sure-fire winner by holding Renewal (2) an open where everyone who submitted a maximum of two entries was guaranteed of having at least one of them hung in the show.


Art Fund visit to Princethorpe College’s Victorian Gothic splendours

The amazing Victorian Gothic architecture of Princethorpe College will be on show for a visit by the Art Fund on Thursday, February 24.
The tower and church of Our Lady of the Angels, designed by Peter Paul Pugin and completed in 1901, will be the focus of the visit which will be guided by former deputy head Margaret-Louise O’Keeffe.


Belfast galleries take your mind off Troubles

They may not be on the doorstep, but if you find yourself in Belfast for a few days and need a respite from Troubles tours and Guinness, there are several great galleries worth checking out.
I went to see two ice hockey games but spent as much time in different galleries as the rink.
Three small galleries have often-changing exhibition. (more…)

Egypt keeps its secrets until another day

THE Herbert in Coventry is promoting its Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth From Myth exhibition. But after the opening night tonight I’m afraid it’s still keeping its secrets from me.
The gallery opened up the first night to anyone who wanted to attend, and apparently more than 1,000 people packed in to see their dancers, and the exhibition.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with nude show

As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts turn to love…what better way to mark it than attending an exhibition of nude photography.
The artists are Hannah White and Danielle Stubbs, who are showing their work at Browns Bar and Restaurant in Coventry, with the opening night on Monday, February 14 from 7pm.
Hannah works with images of herself, and Danielle uses models.

Give The Public a chance

A BUILDING dogged by controversy and financial catastrophes before it even opened is well worth a visit – especially if it’s hosting a temporary exhibition which attracts you.
You can even get to go for quite a pleasant walk during your visit, without having to go out into the cold.
The Public in West Bromwich is about a 45 minute drive from Coventry. It looms startlingly out of a rather bleak West Midlands landscape of a shopping centre and cleared wastelands, and you catch glimpses in gaps between buildings as you try to find your way to the nearest car park.


Gallery150 knows how to stage a first night

Gallery150 in Leamington upped the stakes with its private view last night.
There was a rather good buffet spread, and wine served by a bow tie-wearing, besuited gentleman who called the guests sir and madam. Impressive!
If only what was on show had managed to live up to this welcome.