last thursday I went to the Tate Britain. I have to admit its been a long time since I have been to a london show, and no wonder – The off peak railcard has shockingly gone up to £19.00 !!!
However, it was well worth the travel cost. The watercolour show on till 21st August (too long in my view) is wonderful. A very large range of examples of the medium and it included some of my favourites. For instance, some studies by John Sell Cotman. (an influence on my work whilst I was studying for my degree) . Also a large painting by Ian Mckeever, a contemporary artist who was an important find whilst I was doing my MA. The image below is similar to the work on view.
We also went into the Tate’s retrospective of the work of Susan Hiller. ‘Witness’ and ‘ The last Silent movie were especially intriguing. I loved the series of etchings based on oscilloscope traces of the voices of the last speakers of extinct or endangered languages. A kind of visual recording, as a drawing ,of something lost and potentially forgotten. On till 15th May