Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

One of the things I love about working at ColArt (on the Winsor & Newton and Liquitex brands) is that every morning, we walk through Griffin Gallery and are currently surrounded by 99 artworks for its inaugural Open exhibition. I recently picked out a couple of my favourites and got in touch with Tristram Aver, … More Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

I always find the idea of writing anything work-related quite tricky. I spend my days asglobal content manager for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex (as well as some other fine art brands), and within the company is Griffin Gallery, a contemporary art space exhibiting emerging and established artists. We get to do a whole lot of … More My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

Lost on Trial with Howard Marks, The Sex Workers’ Opera and grime MC Prince Rapid

If any of you had known me during my raucous youth, it might surprise you that last week was the first time I’d received a court summons. Ok, you caught me red-handed [har har]; I’m not half as bad-ass as I like to /hyperbolically\ make myself sound from time to time. In fact this was … More Lost on Trial with Howard Marks, The Sex Workers’ Opera and grime MC Prince Rapid

English Touring Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company – A Mad World My Masters

Something didn’t quite sit right about A Mad World My Masters at the Hall for Cornwall. With English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company at the helm, there was a feeling that this would be a night to remember. I suppose, in a way, it was. There was much to admire about this production, … More English Touring Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company – A Mad World My Masters

Rabbit Theatre – Dracula

A one-man Dracula could have been a recipe for disaster, but this is no ordinary one man. Fresh from their scintillating solo Great Expectations, Rabbit Theatre and Dave Mynne have returned with more masterful storytelling, in a captivating show. Mynne’s performance is excellent: truly absorbing, and seamlessly flitting between his expertly crafted characters. It would be … More Rabbit Theatre – Dracula

The People’s String Foundation Trio

A dimly lit auditorium, the stage scattered with instruments, and a palpable buzz in the assembled crowd. Everything was set for the People’s String Foundation Trio at The Poly, a pared down incarnation of the occasionally 24-strong People’s String Foundation, featuring Zaid Al-Rikabi on guitars, Chris Jones somehow making a double bass look small, and … More The People’s String Foundation Trio