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Sanctuary – Britain’s Artists and their Studios

Posted in Publication with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2013 by wallkandy

Sanctuary Book

A New Year and so a New Year’s resolution to try and blog at least once per week.

The first of 2013 is book related. Sanctuary was published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson and runs to an impressive 600 pages.  After picking this book up a couple of days back I haven’t been able to put it down.  The list of artists is impressive as is the photography and text, one of the best art related books I’ve seen in a long time.

Here are some words from Thames and Hudson

Surveying 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs while following each artist through their working routines. Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Phyllida Barlow, Jane and Louise Wilson, Thomas Houseago, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers, Adam Neate and many others.

In addition to individual interviews with all the artists featured in the book, three essays explore the meanings, configurations and personalities of a huge range of studio settings and environments in contemporary British art.

Sanctuary Book inside 1


Sanctuary Book inside 2

  • ISBN 9780500977071
  • 32.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 600pp
  • With over 600 colour illustrations
  • First published 2012

The published price is a hefty £48.00 but can be found for a bargain price of around £27 delivered from Amazon here. At 600 pages it’s a lot of book for your money.


Insa – ‘Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection’

Posted in Art, Artists, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by wallkandy

A new installation to be presented by INSA and open for one evening only.  I had the pleasure of being invited along to take a few snaps a few days before the opening.  The following words are from The London and Newcastle site

INSA’s latest installation work is his most obviously paradoxical to date. Having built the INSA brand reiterating issues of the female body and commodity fetishism, here, amongst a swirling cacophony of bikini clad women and chrome the audience is assured that ‘Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection’.

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Conor Harrington – Dead Meat

Posted in Art, Artists, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by wallkandy

For the last few months I’ve followed Conor Harrington as he has been preparing for his recently opened solo show ‘Dead Meat’ at Lazarides Rathbone gallery.  I love watching the painting process so being able to watch this show come together has been a true feast for the eyes.

After many months of working long hours and through some pretty damn cold days and a power cut the work was finished.  The show opened Thursday 01st March to heaving gallery and a queue at the door.  For more pictures of the work and the gallery space follow the link.

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Faile Interview

Posted in Film & Video with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2012 by wallkandy

FAILE from Ride5 Films on Vimeo.

Anton Steenbock – The Invisible Man

Posted in Art, Street Art with tags , , , on July 12, 2011 by wallkandy

Artist Anton Steenbock brings us this great street intervention ‘The Invisble Man’



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Charming Baker – Everything Must Go

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on July 11, 2011 by wallkandy

Last week saw the opening of ‘Everything Must Go’ a solo show from Charming Baker. Wallkandy went along to see Charmings new work and take some snaps of the gallery. The show features 16 new paintings & 18 bronze sculptures all housed in what used to be an old banana house in Covent Garden.

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Conor Harrington Middle East Update

Posted in Art, Artists, News, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by wallkandy

We mentioned a few days back about Conor Harrington being out in the Middle East with some cans, some walls & fellow artist Know Hope. Best take a trip over to Conors blog to see what they’ve been up, lots more photos & also talk of some moving footage coming soon.

You may also want to have a look at the Studio Visit Post made a few days back, a place awash with colour & texture. There are also some links to earlier studio visits throughout the last few years.

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