Trinity Tristan

Trinity Tristan’s studio is just off the bustling Ridley Road market, when I arrive she leads me up to a large shared studio space busy with activity. The space is filled with artists working in a range of media, from sculptural pieces to large drawings. As I approach Trinity’s section of the space I hear…

Still Don't Get It?

When in the presence of challenging art, the proclamation, “I don’t get it!” is often on the lips of some flustered viewer or another, and even lurks quietly, fearfully from time to time in the fact-addled heads of those formally educated in theory and criticism. If a piece doesn’t serve its ‘purpose’ of being beautiful,…

Panama: Only the Beginning

On bright shores awash in warm gulf, Caribbean and Pacific waters lies a land of dormant volcanoes and kaleidoscopic coral reef formations that tropical fish, turtles, whales, eels, sharks and a rainbow of other aquatic creatures call home. Panamá. With local treasures shining brilliantly in the sun all around, in the form of tremendous biodiversity and…

Writing: Cabin Fever

Launch Pad is pleased to announce a new commission, Cabin Fever, curated by Launch Pad founder, Sarah Elson and artist, Heman Chong. Cabin Fever begins next week on 14th July with an innovative 24-hour writing workshop. Five international artists will gather at 12 noon at Ms Elson’s London residence and spend exactly one full day and night together on site.…

Homage to Fromage

Cedar Lewisohn continues his journey into the art and food crossover in Bermondsey, and finds that, when it comes to cheese, its a feta-accompli. It’s 8am on a drizzly Tuesday in London. I’m at Bermondsey tube station. No, I’m not here to write a report on the latest South London commuter trends, I’m here for the love…

Hania Farrell Teal

21-22 Cheyne Place 14 November 13-30 January 14 Taking over an entire Chelsea townhouse for her debut solo exhibition, Lebanese interior designer-turned-multimedia artist Hania Farrell brought a wave of water-inspired photography and installation to west London. Motivated by her own identity and history, Farrell drew from the rich landscape of her hometown to create Teal…

The Making of Mark

In the past decade, the Darbyshire workshop – originally a small studio in the East End of London – has grown into an expansive double-storey set-up on White Lion Street (the kitchen alone is as big as the old HQ was). There is also a country branch in Stroud, Gloucestershire; a convenient stone’s throw from…

Venice Biennale 2013

With ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’ (The Encyclopedic Palace) curator Massimiliano Gioni has expanded the customary roll-call of established and emerging artists to embrace more liminal figures, adroitly evading any binding definition of Outsider Art through a generalised notion of the ‘inner image’. An intriguing side-effect is that it casts its eye over the modernist period through…

Take London

For Spike! For Brum! We march as Juan! You may take our funding but you will never take our better quality of life and increased life expectancy!’ Art-world think-tank BAZ chart the growth of regional art scene hooligan firms and their ambitious attempt to ‘Take London’. BAZ interns have acquired alarming documents that uncover the meteoric…