Up to London today to the OPEN at Bankside gallery. Our lovely friend Dawn Cole had one of her beautiful pieces in the show so a printer friend and I made a day of it.
Not over enthused…Dawn’s piece looked wonderful, but the show seemed all rather safe and sound to me but then I am not a printer – so although the technicals are on the radar for me I am no expert.
Personally I find the work in Margate’s Pushing Print more my thing. Conceptual and exciting. Gets better each year.
Did get to the Tate Turbine Hall where Tino Seghal has an installation of people performing in the space. Interesting choreography from above – could be overwhelming if below – I watched one family with a pushchair enveloped as they walked…..
Also took time out to look at the Tate’s new Tank performance spaces. All had to be entered through a pitch black corridor – not my forte, so I only ventured into one. They do feel as if they will become a very original and much loved London space.
Loads happening on the South Bank – including a green colander installation outside the Hayward Gallery [Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa] and a baobab sculpture lurking down a side road.
Got home and looked on Google to find I had missed a whole mass of work. All part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World.
Was however very tempted by the multi coloured sand pit.
Some great Olympic graffiti around.