Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014
Abstract Drawing at the Drawing Room. http://drawingroom.org.uk/exhibitions/abstract-drawing
Deutsche Borse Prize at the Photoprapher’s Gallery particularly Jochen Lempert exploring pattern and complexity but also Richard Mosse making landscape military.
John Singer Sargent watercolours at the Museum of Fine Art Houston. I went with Donna Glassford.
The quarries at Cararra, Bedouin in the middle east, harbours around the Mediterranean, Venice, gardens in Firenze, vagrants and other artists, Tommies at the end of the war.
Sargent was an outstanding society painter, but this exhibition of watercolours is so much more inspiring. Watercolour is a particular skill and you will never see better, but there is a fascinating compositinal judgement – a harbour seen through a row of trees, the underside of the Rialto.
Also interesting that this exhibition is of works held by the MFA Boston and Brooklyn Museum. It represents the work shown in two shows at Sargent’s New York dealer (1909 and 1912) which were both bought ‘in toto’ by the then Brooklyn Museum Director.
My presentation for the Global Alliance for Arts & Health is now on slideshare.
Outstanding opportunity to **write your own brief** as artist/curator in residence at the new Labs block (incorporating Pathology, Genetics, Microbiology and Blood Science) on the New South Glasgow Hospitals site.
Can you think of a way to improve the health of Glasgow? Do you think that the environment impacts on the health of the people living in the dear green place? More and more data derived from monitoring all sorts of things is available – do you think that data could make a difference? Can you imagine how? If you are a health professional the third of Open Glasgow’s Hackathons. If your idea is good enough you could get £20,000 to develop it.
The team asked me to write a piece to stir up thinking about data and health – you can read it here: OPEN Glasgow | A city on the mend. And it looks like I’m going to be on the judging panel which should be fun.
If you are interested in planning research and/or evaluation into your arts and health projects, then you need to have a look at this new tool. The point is that research needs structure, to be done reasonably consistently, and this looks like a very good way to build some consistency.
Very much look forward to hearing more about this as it develops.