Monthly Archives: May 2012

Manganelli Sculptures in Pisa Airport

I was in Italy last week, just relaxing with friends fairly off the beaten track. The only art I expected to see was my own painting (and I’m not sure you can call that!). But, what do you know, in Italy … Continue reading

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National Flash Fiction Day in Manchester

On Wednesday it’s the first ever National Flash Fiction Day, and Manchester will be joining in with a celebration of short fiction across the City. With the help of Arts Council funding, four #flashtag writers will descend upon several of … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Paprique Island:
A chicken sculpture made entirely by egg shells by British designer Kyle Bean. Kyle Bean is a designer specialising in hand crafted models, set design and art direction. Since graduating in 2009, Kyle has worked for…

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Joan Miro: Celebrating the ordinary at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is currently holding the first major UK survey of sculpture by Joan Miró (1893-1983), the iconic Catalan artist, perhaps better known for his paintings than his sculpture. Showing in the Underground Gallery and the surrounding gardens … Continue reading

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Back in 2003, this beautiful figure created by artist Olga Ziemska, using locally reclaimed willow branches and wire, was shown at Chapel Gallery, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland. For more sculpture of the environmental kind from Olga Ziemska visit her website by…

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Reading your writing

Tonight I’m doing my first poetry reading. Not on my own, thank goodness, but with a group of fellow writers from Poetica in Manchester at Manchester Museum. Being a novice it has been interesting trying to select which three poems … Continue reading

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