Rose Wylie is an artist that creates art with more depth than when first meets the eye. At first glance her work can seem quite basic and observational, however studying her art a little closer you realise images symbolise various elements, which I find fascinating. I was enthralled to learn that at 82 her work was showcased at the Serpentine Slacker Gallery, I hope I can continue to do what I love at her age too!
For Winkball I recently reported on the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prizeat the National Portrait Gallery in London. Which showcased an array of talent from photographers all over the world with various interests and passions which they then made their subjects. I love photography and am passionate about high quality pictures and it was interesting to learn what they believed made a great picture (and how to take one!)
In summer; I reported on The Encounter, a new art exhibition which opened at the National Portrait Gallery exhibiting drawings from Leonardo, Rembrandt, Holbein and Leonardo da Vinci. The art exhibit highlighted the personal relationship and intimate moment between sitter and artist.
I reported on the event for Winkball, check it out below.
Recently I helped collect vox pops (voice clips of the public) for the radio station I present on Eagle3, for the Guildford Fringe Festival. They have recently started a show on Eagle3 every Monday from 6pm highlighting the variety of acts that are performing at Guildford Fringe Festival. The incredible array of talent that is performing in Guildford is outstanding; all styles of comedians, magicians, burlesque dancers, choirs, art exhibits, there is so much to offer! I love this creative festival as I believe it highlights how wonderful the arts are and how important they are in our society today- plus it’s a lovely thing to see and do (rather than sitting at home watching TV).
I managed to watch Andrew Doyle’s show “Work In Progress” which was hilarious! More commonly known for Johnathan Pie- a satirical political journalist, Andrew shared opinions and thoughts on topics that were close to home, his religion and his sexuality. He continued to push boundaries and honestly had me laughing so hard, you could hear me cackling from the front!
The Guildford Fringe Festival is filled with eclectic talent and if you live in the local area, I implore you to check it out!