"A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests" there lay the English town of Corby. Just on the outskirts of the town one can find a little tranquil green haven made up from two little woods that used to be part of the ancient and bigger woods of Rockingham Forest, once the royal hunting grounds for King William I. From 1 August till 31 October, you can experience a magical moment whilst visiting the Fermynwoods Contemporary Art exhibition 'Beyond Seven Mountains' in these old Corby woodlands.
One of the must see exhibitions right now is the Ai Weiwei retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (till 13 December). This exhibition shows a great selection of installations, videos, photographs, furniture and even wallpaper by this great Chinese contemporary artist and political activist. The show is definitely thought-provoking and will give you [...]
Last week I was briefly Dutch Girl in the Netherlands (not that an exciting name, I know). Before I jetted off back to the UK again, I made a stopover at EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam. I'm such a fan of this museum: the building itself looks like an alien spaceship freshly landed from an extrasolar [...]
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.
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!
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.
Happy 1st birthday to Dutch Girl in London! In October 2013 I launched my website which is packed with travel advice for anyone visiting London. My ultimate aim was to give walking tours in Dutch around my neighbourhood, i.e. funky East London. The idea of writing a blog was a mere marketing tool to assure my [...]
Wedding Fashion This post goes out to all the ladies (and everyone else interested in fashion or a fun exhibition). There has been a few big fashion exhibitions on at various London museums over the summer and I recently spent an entire day admiring elegant, wild and precious fashion items from the last centuries. The day started [...]
Categorising Chris Marker (1921 - 2012) as a filmmaker and photographer doesn't do this multifaceted artist any justice. He was also a writer, editor, poet, cartoonist, activist and multimedia artist, but most of all a visionary. Perhaps you won't know his name or his works (like I didn't initially), but no doubt you are more than [...]
East London has so much to offer: from hipster cafes, to markets, vintage shops and a vast array of independent boutiques. But to me, it's the amazing street art that gives this part of London its character and, quite literally, adds a bit of colour to the area. While some walls are covered in dozens [...]
Over the last dark and ominous winter months, I’ve been extremely lucky to have been able to visit three equally dark, ominous, but also enchanting exhibitions. In November I went to Brighton to see the fantastic show The Inner Life of Objects celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jan Švankmajer’s film-making career. Then in December I [...]