Exhibition Lecture: “Transatlantic Connections: Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol” Edinburgh

Today is the opening day of the newest exhibition at the National Gallery Modern Two in Edinburgh: Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol, titled "I want to be a machine."  I attended an opening lecture at lunchtime and then went across town to see the exhibition for myself. Curator Keith Hartley introduces lunchtime lecturerAnne Massey; "Transatlantic …

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Exhibition Review: Margaret Tait “The Days Never Seem the Same”

Margaret Tait, an independently visioned film-maker if ever there was one, is being featured (in a joint exhibition with photographer Gunnie Moberg) at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh - ends this Sunday.  Recommended. Here is one of her early films: a portrait of her mother, granny or "ga", who comes across as very much a woman of …

Recommended Prime Viewing “I am not your Negro” – James Baldwin

Currently free to watch on Prime Video, do not miss the opportunity to watch the documentary "I am not your negro" by James Baldwin.  It conjures up the period of history in 1960s America when the Civil Rights movement was at its height.  James Baldwin is an excellent communicator, debater, writer, playwright and commentator - …

Decluttering gently and naturally

The Internet is itself cluttered with Professional Declutterers -  with videos of fiercely energetic bright-eyed professional Organisers who produce rigid programmes of Decluttering which suit their own list-driven, cool and emotionless Purges.  They are usually shown on video solo, in their strictly minimalist homes (with the emphasis on 'list') and have barely concealed contempt and pity …