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Tate Turbine Hall and Whitechapel • Richard Tuttle ‘I don’t know...’!

Art works placed in an art gallery invite us to understand their place within an art historical  context. What are it’s references? What is the artist adding or subtracting from the conversation? What does the art work do to open or close our eyes or minds? - our mindseye?

Why War?

A mixed exhibition of a dozen artists and pupils from Griffin Primary School, Wandsworth was held during August at the Freud Museum in London. The aim of the exhibition was to reintroduce to the public a conversation between Einstein and Freud “Why War?” which took place in 1931 - 1932. At the time of the conversation the world was plunging into economic collapse, Europe was still recovering from WW1 and Hitler’s National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany was consolidating.

Bill Pashley d: 2014 @ 80

Bill Pashley loved making clothes for opera singers, but also specialised in making wedding dresses for the rich and famous Public Domain

by Paul Bailey

Victor Burgin 'A Sense of Place'

Victor Burgin 'A Sense of Place' 

Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Keep Henry Moore's “Draped Seated Woman” ('Flo') in public ownership

Lost heritage
Social and Humanitarian aspects
Unifying Cultural elements
Site + theme specific considerations

"Underground Maps" by Maxwell Roberts

Had Harry Beck, the creator of the original iconic Tube Map, been a psychologist at the University of Essex then this exhibition shows the range of work he would have created. Maxwell Roberts has pushed the boundaries of the diagrammatic mapping from the rules set by tools of the trade at the time, a draughting board with a T-square and 45% set-square, and change the rules not just by angles but by lines being curved and also wavy.

David Hall "End Piece..."

16 March - 22 April 2012
Venue: Ambika P3 Galleries - University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
nearest underground Baker Street (op Mme Tussaud)

The Passing of Keith New and A disappearing culture

A student, lecturer, and Fellow at The Royal College of Art and Committee member and friend to the RCA Society.

Kim James

The RCA Society were sad to hear of the death of Kim James... Kim took an active part in the Society and was a dynamic “judge” in the RCA Society and Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize (2002). That year he also had a retrospective exhibition at St Mattews Church in Bethnal Green where he had completed his first commission in 1960

Kim James FRSA MA (RCA) Msc Phd.  Born Wollaston Northants 31st July 1928 Died Northampton Hospital 16th July 2011.

Güler Ateş - "No Past Is Mine..."

No Past Is Mine, No Future: Look at Me
An exhibition and installation by Güler Ateş
1- 26 September - Leighton House, Kensington.

Lord Frederic Leighton's former home and studio is an example of Victorian opulence, fashionable exoticism, and the industrial dynamic of 19th Century trading. It is a reminder of the British Empire's ability to absorb outside influences, manufacture them as its own, then export and capitalise upon them world-wide. An environment which underlines a history of universal hegemony and cultural hybrids.

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