Jameel Prize 3

Jameel Prize 3

The last month has flown by – how can it be May already?! So, what have I been doing? I went down to London for the Association of Art Historians annual conference, and heard some excellent papers. I’ve got some interesting (and maybe slightly offbeat) ideas for new work. The beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum was only a hop, skip and a jump away, so I nipped in and saw the Jameel Prize 3 exhibition. The Jameel Prize is an award...

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Courtauld gallery exhibition ‘Court and Craft’

I was recently in London and decided to pop in to the Courtauld gallery exhibition ‘Court and Craft’.   What is the focus of the exhibition?   The star  of the show is a metal bag which was made in northern Iraq around 1300. It’s made of brass, with inlaid gold and silver, and would originally have had a shoulder strap.     It is an absolutely stunning piece of medieval craftsmanship. The geometric...

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