Category Archive: Installation

Love labyrinth delivers aphrodisiac through your eyeballs

If that kind of title hasn’t made it immediately obvious, I’m writing about one of Bompas & Parr’s projects — a mirror maze which guides visitors to its heart via a scented aphrodisiac.… Continue reading

Playing Crazy Golf And Eating Cake On Selfridges Roof Is Awesome

Remember how Bompas & Parr put a boating lake on the roof of Selfridges last year? Well this year it’s a London-themed crazy golf course… The cake-themed 9-hole course is part of the… Continue reading

Damien Hirst: Death, diamonds and dots

I’ve always had mixed feeling about Damien Hirst. Sometimes his work is provocative, interesting or beautiful. At other times I think he, more than anyone else, is flying the (invisible flag) for the… Continue reading

Dachshund U.N. – adorable sausage dogs recreate United Nations session

Calling everyone in travelling distance of Birmingham! Artist Bennett Miller is bringing his Dachshund U.N. project to the Fierce Festival for a one off performance outside Ikon gallery on 31 March at 1pm.… Continue reading

Happy 30th birthday! Barbican celebrates with giant concrete cake

According to Sam Bompas (of Bompas & Parr) the commission to create a gigantic concrete birthday cake for the Barbican Centre ran approximately thus: “Will you make us a birthday cake?” “Only if… Continue reading

It’s Nice That have built a Word-A-Coaster and put it in Selfridges window!

Selfridges launched their Word Words Words event today, aimed squarely at championing words, books and libraries through various fun and educational events (handwriting analysis, love letter lectures and storytelling are just some of… Continue reading

Decapod reality show: Pierre Huyghe’s Frieze commission

Without a doubt, the star of 2011’s Frieze Art Fair (yes, I’m still working through my camera backlog) was Pierre Huyghe’s hermit crab who roamed an aquarium wearing (and living in) a replica… Continue reading

Pip & Pop: Deliciously beautiful candy craft world invades Queensland gallery

I posted earlier about Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art and their beautiful Yayoi Kusama kid-created Obliteration Room but the more time I spent on their website the more I found out about their… Continue reading

Liliane Lijn combines real space debris with frozen smoke for Stardust Ruins

I caught sight of Liliane Lijn’s Stardust Ruins while at a party in Riflemaker gallery this evening. It’s a stunning piece of work and I really wanted to share some pictures: The cones… Continue reading

Martin Boyce wins 2011 Turner Prize

Hooray! My personal favourite from the Turner Prize 2011 shortlist, Martin Boyce, won the £25,000. If you’re looking at this post and wondering who on earth Martin Boyce is and why I think… Continue reading