Like a Rolling Sloane

I was recently given the arduous task of heading to the heart of Chelsea for a pampering session, as arranged by the marketing team at Art & Music magazine. I promptly dusted off my gold handbag, polished my designer shades and sashayed out west – on the number 19 bus. Hot on the heels of…

The Magnificent Marshall

Beautiful Crime have been working with a number of up-and-coming artists for a while and have now taken the bold step to launch a permanent space above the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch. I popped down to the debut show to see how they’d fare in their own premises. The group show had a few interesting…

Informed Water Bottle

Usually I don’t buy into any kind of spiritual healing stuff. Tarot cards, star signs, gems, and cosmic signs are more of a fun way to look at life, like a quick belief hit in something other than mundane rational reality. Recently, however, I came across something different. Something I instantly doubted with all my…

A Spritz of Absinthe

‘She Covered the Whole Street, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, in Vine Leaves and Rose Leaves’ By Steven Gontarski, blogger for Art & Music Magazine This is a painting by Kirsten Glass that was included in her exhibition at xero, kline & coma London [in 2012.] The painting is mysterious, dreamy and a little bit spooky.…

Degrees of Freedom

Experimental site-specific performance by BNNT (Konrad Smoleński and Daniel Szwed) Degrees of Freedom by Polish art group, BNNT, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, Tuesday 3 December 2013. Curated by Arts Territory. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Arts Council England, photo Miseongoa…

Flora Parrott: Fixed Position

Tintype Gallery 12 March – 19 April Flora Parrott’s recent practice has been largely informed by an experience during a tour of a cave, where the guide turned off the lights, plunging her into overwhelming darkness. For Parrott the darkness was ‘both suffocating and immensely spacious. When the lights came back on I felt more…