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Hung to Dry – a new art performance piece.

One of the many pieces of work I’m engaged in at the moment is a wonderful performance opportunity at University College Cork (UCC) . The invitation came many months ago as I was waiting for a response to  my Arts […]

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Not a programme to do your ironing to! #Radio4

It’s not a programme to do your ironing to, my producer, Anna Scott-Brown, warned me minutes before the transmission of, The Art of Now: Return to Catalonia (an Overtone Productions programme for BBC Radio 4), which you can listen to on iPlayer […]

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Dual Identity – a solo video project

My art practice has taken me on a tremendous journey this year. I have been intensely busy, and more than fortunate. Two professional awards kept me busy, but also stretched me in very different directions – of which I am […]

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Still Waiting.

  A response to The Waiting Room: Spanish Exile in the United Kingdom, at the Cervantes Institute London (27th April to 30th June).   This piece in response to The Waiting Room is written from the self-avowedly personal. Readers of my […]

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Spanish Prisoner: Putting on a Show

Spanish Prisoner after Henry Moore, mixed media on linen, 2014 Okay now this is getting ridiculous. I think I better just set up camp at Pallant House Gallery until the show Conscience and Conflict is over. Spiritually I guess I […]

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Post Memory Exile Perspectives: A British Artist?

Julian Trevelyan’s painted papier-mâché “Horse’s Head” from the Surrealists’ Float at the 1938 May Day Procession. On show at Pallant House Gallery. Prairie King. My recent visit to Pallant House Gallery for the exhibition Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and […]

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Theatre of War II

  Today my blog post is a simple visual response to last week’s epic struggle to find words. These two canvases are linen (my preferred surface) and are old in that they carry years worth of layers under the current […]

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The Stage: Theatre of War

For this blog post you need to know that my father was José Garcia Lora and that this was my family name. There’s been a gap in blogging. This happens when life takes over. So it’s been since taking Without […]

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Object-ive therapeutics.

Today The Museum seeks to follow on from the excerpts from Philipa Perry’s article on transitional objects, which was posted a few blog posts back. In doing so I delve back to an article I wrote as a special feature […]

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“Without Whom We Would Not Exist”

Abuela is most insistent that we blog again today – no time like the present, she says, steering me towards the keyboard. No, I agree, no time at all, and it really does feel like no time since I began […]

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Without You I Would Not Exist – The film stills

Over the Summer Barcelona in a Bag https://www.facebook.com/BarcelonaInABag?ref=hl went into partnership with artist and film maker Jonathan Moss http://www.jonathan-moss.com to make a film called Without You I Would Not Exist. The film centred on the story of my father’s rescue […]

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A Handbag!

Abuela (grandmother) and I continue our unpacking here at a-n and it’s time to write again at Barcelona in a Bag! The parallel blog over at The Museum for Object Research has had Abuela and I pretty busy up until […]

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Hell in the Sand

I’m excited to unpack Barcelona in a Bag in a new blog space. Transferring from an artist’s page on FaceBook is an action imbued with mixed emotions. I’ve loved every minute of gathering a community of friends around my project […]

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