One of the must see exhibitions right now is the Ai Weiwei retrospective at the Royal Academy of […]
As the days are getting colder and shorter, I’m already anxiously awaiting those long summer days again. It reminds me of my trip to Umeå in the north of Sweden earlier this year where night time only lasted from 3am till 6am!
Last week I was briefly Dutch Girl in the Netherlands (not that an exciting name, I know). Before […]
StolenSpace Gallery in London and Thinkspace Gallery in LA have teamed up and co-curated a group show in London: LAX/LHR.
Here’s a photo report of this vast and entertaining exhibition which is spread between the two gallery spaces. You can go see the artworks in real life till 4 October 2015 at StolenSpace Gallery in London.
Going through my street art photo archive recently inspired me to start a new blog post series: Same Wall, Different Street Artist. As the name suggests, this series will show you how exactly the same wall is transformed by different artists over time.
Let’s kick off this series with murals on Thai restaurant Kinkao on Pedley Street in Shoreditch, one of the spots I always visit on my street art wanderings around Brick Lane.
Until Sunday 13 September 2015 you can see the fantastic free exhibition of hyper-realistic sculptures by American artist Duane Hanson (1925-1996) at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. The retrospective showcases a selection of works from Hanson’s 40-year long career with pieces from 1979 till 1995. It’s a definite must-see!
Last June the streets of Shoreditch were suddenly filled with street artworks by Dutch artist BunnyBrigade. I met up with her and over coffee she told me all about how her bunny brigade was taking over the streets of London.
This summer Kenton Hall’s debut feature film ‘A Dozen Summers’ opens in UK cinemas. It’s a touching and witty coming-of-age film about 12-year old twin sisters Daisy and Maisie, but it’s quite unlike your ordinary children’s film. Here’s my review of the film and interview with the director.
In the last year the London street art scene has expanded over the entire city, even into areas previously hardly known to the average Londonder or tourist. While Shoreditch in east London is still the most significant go-to area to see the best works on display, there’s also a fine selection of excellent art in Walthamstow in far north-east London. In this post I lead you along the amazing street artworks in E17.
Here’s part 2 of my arts & culture wrap-up for the months April-June. In this post I give you (a lot!) film & TV tips, food and travel.
Shoreditch-based StolenSpace Gallery is one of my regular go-to destinations during my street art walks. Featured artists all come from or are inspired by ‘underground’ culture such as graffiti writing and street art. The same goes for their current show ‘The New Pollution’ by Australian artist Ben Frost, which criticises the amount of urban refuse and unwanted advertising (pollution) that forces its way into our private lives on a daily basis.
Don’t despair, it’s the moment you’ve have all been eagerly waiting for: my arts & culture wrap-up of the last three months. Without further ado, I give thee an overview of all the art & cultural-related things I’ve done, seen and discovered between April and June 2015.
When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.
Last month I shared some of my favourite music scenes in films with you and asked you what […]
Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in the Netherlands. This year instead of giving my mum flowers, a book or anything else she might actually enjoy, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to her and show the world what an extraordinary woman raised me.