Tagged with public art

Street Art, Cardiff

Street Art, Cardiff

The annual Made in Roath festival is again upon us in Cardiff, and some fences have been decorated by a bunch of cross stitchers. I love them because the y make you stop and look at your local environment. Sometimes you have a brief encounter with others who have likewise paused to look and admire … Continue reading

Art or Rubbish?

Art or Rubbish?

This is a conflict that faces many people especially when confronted with modern art, but as I tend to see odd images as I wander round town, I sometimes struggle to comprehend what I am seeing. These are images from a railway wall that skirts the edge of central Cardiff. On one level filling these … Continue reading

Burnley’s Singing Ringing Tree

I love this. A site specific piece of art that makes use of nature. Also, I love the sound of the wind. Being out in a gale is my idea of heaven – as long as I don’t get blown away. I also love the sound that the wind can make. There used to be … Continue reading

Texters Headbanging Art

Texters Headbanging Art

This is from last week’s i paper A huge statue of two clasping hands has been moved due to health and safety reasons after people kept walking into it because they were looking at their mobile phones. The 20ft sculpture called The Kiss by Sophie Ryder had only been in place on a path leading to … Continue reading

Old Blind School, Liverpool

Old Blind School, Liverpool

This huge building was funded by blind poet, republican & antislavery campaigner Edward Rushton in 1791. He was blinded helping infected slaves on board a ship. The blind were taught brush making, basket weaving, piano tuning & reading Braille. The kids used to slide down the bannisters. It has since been police HQ& Trade union … Continue reading

Crucible – Gloucester Cathedral

Crucible – Gloucester Cathedral

This is an amazing free exhibition of site specific sculpture by some of the biggest names in the business, in and around Gloucester Cathedral. They include the likes of Eduardo Paolozzi, David Nash, Henry More and younger artists like Gavin Turk, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Angust Fairhurst and my favourite, Peter Randall-Page, whose work is … Continue reading