At the beginning of February I took in a trip to London – as part of my ongoing professional development as an artist here is my itinerary with brief notes on what I thought about the galleries and exhibitions I visited:
Getty images Gallery – Year in review lot of photo-journalism – light airy space – images hung nicely on walls – video work not playing.
Photographer’s Gallery – shut for preparation of new exhibition.
National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing International Portrait prize – Grayson Perry’s marvellous intervention.
Michael Hopper Gallery – Songe Mishingo Dioramas – ace gallery!
Pumphouse Gallery Battersea Park – Contracts Uses & Abuses – A-n presentation on contract rights and wrongs. E
Science Museum – Drawn by Light – Royal Photographic Society exhibition on the history of photography – Awesome! Also
Nick Hedges work for Shelter taken in the 60’s – 90’s absolutely amazing photo-reportage.
Wapping Bankside Project – arabic images very striking work in full colour.
Tate Modern – Conflict Time Photography – a most excellent, harrowing, well curated exhibition – awesome!
Hamilton’s Gallery – A commercial gallery dealing with photography.
Cirque Du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall
Magnum Print Rooms – Shut!
Somerset House – Photographer Guy Bourdin retrospective – surrealist imagery and lovely short films. Also ‘Mapping The City’