Newcastle and Tynemouth

I recently went to Newcastle to visit family. I’ve been there so many times before, but only ever seen the insides of relatives’ houses. This time I was determined to get out and about, especially now I can walk again after surgery on my feet in February. My mum and I went together on the … Continue reading

MoMA

I was blown away by MoMA. In terms of atmosphere I much preferred it to the sprawling Metropolitan Museum. The staff at MoMA were friendlier and the building had a relaxing and comprehensive layout. I discovered that, never having really thought about it before, I really like Mondrian. This makes sense, given that everywhere I … Continue reading

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

So, I was under the impression Brighton doesn’t have a great deal to offer in the way of art galleries, though I do have a soft spot for both the Booth Museum, with its weird and wonderful collection of natural history artefacts, and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (in Pavillion Gardens). However, it would stand … Continue reading

Ghost in the Machine’s Top Five Exhibitions of the Decade

Ghost in the Machine can’t speak for all the exhibitions this decade of course, but our favourites were (in chronological order…)Disguise, Manchester Art Gallery (Spring/Summer 2004) Featuring the works of Leigh Bowery, Fergus Greer and Cindy Sherman among others, on the theme of disguise and questioning identity. There was even a dressing up box so … Continue reading