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Female Museum and Gallery Directors and How to Find Them

As part of my guest blog for Bitch Magazine online, which is now nearing its close, I decided that it would be topical (and cool) to develop a list of female directors who run museums or galleries. I had read quite a bit about the UK contingent, with the Whitechapel Gallery’s Iwona Blazwick running the … Continue reading

Parisian Street Art

On a recent trip to Paris as part of my PR and Sales internship, I was struck by the variety of street art on display and how nice it is to see dull buildings and pavements brightened up. Obviously there’s a line that’s crossed if graffiti is scrawled on a historical building, but if it’s … Continue reading

Edinburgh’s Architecture, from the new to the neglected

I’m just back from a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe – a cultural feast of comedy, theatre, music, art and literature, and a yearly pilgrimage that I’ve managed to make for three summers so far (I’m aiming for a consecutive ten). What struck me about 2011’s trip was how diverse the architecture is up here, … Continue reading

Pantone addicts of the world, unite

[Click to enlarge and enjoy a spectrum of colours, including the Pantone tips for Autumn 2011 trends]. In recent years I have developed a very niche addiction: I am in love with the Pantone colour system used by designers and graphics workers worldwide. For the uninitiated, this company gives every single hue of every single … Continue reading

Jane Avril dances on: Images from the Courtauld’s Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition

As you can see, the exhibition that I visited yesterday was colourful to say the least. Viewers were offered many types of visual stimuli – paintings, preparatory studies, newspaper articles, Moulin Rouge programs and Toulouse-Lautrec’s other sketches and lithographs. It was a comprehensive exhibition squeezed into a few rooms of this expansive gallery, which is … Continue reading

Are Book Covers Too Generic? The Female Edition

Whilst sitting down to the first in a new series of the excellent TV Book Club on More 4, it occurred to me that I knew exactly what kind of fiction they were going to discuss, merely by looking at the cover artwork. These days, publishers are completely switched on to tried and tested colour-schemes … Continue reading

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