Stripped Bare

Jul 09 - 2019

Two floors at Maritime House in Clapham stripped out with its previous life revealed – terrazzo floors, timber panelling, tiles, wonderfully deep downstand beams, unexpected patches of colour including Klein Blue painted columns. All previously concealed by a Job Centre fit-out, next stop mixed use work space with much of this going undercover again due to commercial constraints, starting on site in a couple of weeks.

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Beams Art Pipes 2

Yellow 03

May 08 - 2015

Working on a selection of artwork for a new development I spent the day at Project Art looking at mono and limited edition prints by Jasia Szerszynska amongst others, then over to Julia Wilson's studio at the top of her house. All going into Go Native apartments at America Square, photos following.



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Bar Alto

Sep 29 - 2013

Bar Alto & Torsten Neeland, 18-23 September Londonnewcastle Project Space.


Scott / Jerwwod

Jul 18 - 2013

William Scott at the Jerwood Hastings; one of a series of centenary exhibitions, this one focusing on Scott’s figure paintings and drawings that, not surprisingly, merge body, landscape and pattern in various degrees of abstraction. Closes on 10th July but there is more at the Hepworth, Wakefield until September.

Designed by HAT Projects the gallery, which houses Twentieth Century British art, is a quiet building next to black slot smoke houses and surrounded by a mess of working shore life. It’s a small gallery but feels generous with easy connections between spaces and full height glazed openings adding light without interrupting the show; material combinations – terrazzo, steel, oak, plaster – are part of the pleasure of visiting without grabbing attention. Art galleries and the renewal of declining coastal towns is much written about including by Rowan Moore, who makes a connection between the success of this apparently simple building and funding – the Jerwood Foundation has its own cash “and there was therefore no need for the sort of gesticulating world-class architecture that is often thought necessary to help with fundraising from the lottery and other sources”. Read the Guardian piece here.


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