Royal Academy Summer Show

When for a whizz round the Royal Academy Summer Show in London.  I really enjoyed it and came out feeling all refreshed and invigorated.  There was a great mix of artworks from architects models, photography, sculpture, painting and printmaking.

I loved the way the paintings cover the walls and each room had a different theme.  Here are some of the things I liked.

The show is now finished but it’s on my to do list for visiting next year!



Buzzing Southbank

There was so much going on in Southbank in London at the weekend – tunes, exhibitions, free runners, skateboarders, tasty food, graffiti, street performers………..

Tasty food at the market behind the Royal Festival Hall where I had lovely Morrocan food – it was hard to choose which stall as there was so many tasty delights.

Lots of colourful creative beach huts by different artists from holiday snaps, stylish swim wear to shell art and of course I liked the striped one.
and lots of summertime words around with a manmade beach with buckets and spades.

Great to see free exhibition as you walk along, The Lion & Unicorn was interesting created by aritst Gitta Gschwendtner working with refugees to create creative writing and paper aeroplanes that look like a flock of birds.

Dj Mr Scruff was playing his funky tunes at the Bulmers Cider Garden

Next time I’m there I’m going to catch the Tracey Emin exhibition at the Hayward

Childhood inspiration, fun and games

I have discovered the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in London, I loved it! Some much to see – tin toys, puppets, spiro-graphs, sooty and sweep, folk art toys. A great place to be inspired by and reminisce about.

Great exhibition of Judith Kerrs illustrations ‘From The Tiger Who Came To Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit‘, lots of fun interactions for the kids and big kids too!

Lovely detail and craftmanship in the mosaic entrance with the 3d pattern.

There was a great exhibition where artists worked with school children to create an exhibition called ‘stuff of nightmares‘, the whole thing was put together very well with a pretty dark side from the line up of toys who were suspects, a lovely hand quality to the newspaper trees, great mix of toys and random things – it created a whole scene! Here’s a couple of photos of it.