AFTERNOONING

The sun draws the day in silence To its yellow close, And shadows’ light advancement seeks What each final lit patch knows.   Our lengthened, shadowed frames emerge And merge along those nowhere lines Which stroll away, like tired eyelids Or quiet, afternooning minds.   Thus conversation, thethered, tails, Speaks itself to sunny sleep. The […]

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Desert Island Books — our Trinity must-reads

The Secret History – Donna Tartt A hedonistic, exclusive and troubled group of university friends studying Classics become increasingly obsessed with a noble murder, the ramifications of which undo them all. Rarely do you feel, reading contemporary fiction, that it’s finding its place among the great novels of history. This is certainly one of those: […]

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Review: Surviving Tsunami at the Pitt

This weekend the Pitt Rivers Museum’s most recent special exhibition, Surviving Tsunami, has closed. The exhibition featured visual material from an on-going conservation project in Rikuzentakata, in northern Japan, where the 2011 Tsunami destroyed two museums and a library. These libraries had held valuable photographs documenting life in the Tohoku region of Japan over the last century. […]

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How long do you stop and look at art?

Slow Art Day annually challenges people to observe works of art more slowly, asking participants to spend ten minutes with each selected image, sculpture or installation. Galleries across the globe took part this year, from the prestigious Galleria Degli Uffizi in Florence to the more modern BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. All 238 […]

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Come down to the lady garden…

Lady Garden is a three-woman art exhibition staged in the unconventional setting of Kiss Bar on Park End Street. Against the backdrop of a nightclub (functioning bar included) Ruskin School of Art students Angeli Bhose, Ruth Spencer Jolly and Lu Williams present sculpture, film, sound art, digital collage, drawing and photography. With tongue firmly in cheek, the […]

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The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the sidewalk to the catwalk

In the 1960s, there was a schoolboy who was a bit peculiar. He was no good at football. The other schoolboys didn’t really get him. He spent a lot of time with his grandmother, a tarot card reader, who said he was going to be beautiful and have a good life. Together they watched 1940s […]

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