Payne Shurvell

Margaret Harrison's 'On Reflection' and George Bellows: 'Modern American Life'

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The gentle line of her candy coloured watercolours clash against the harshness of her themes to great effect. She says "The images, which reflect our cultures of masculinity and femininity collide with transgendered realities"...

Art Curation: Lip Gloss, Suffragettes and Cowboys

James Payne | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

In the second of a series of blogs on how gallery shows are put together, I spoke to the artist Andrew Curtis, who curated our current group show Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it up.

There's no Business Like an Art Show's Business

James Payne | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

People often ask how we choose artists and curators, decide on shows, make press contacts etc. In the first of a series, I will attempt to explain the inner workings of a gallery and hopefully demystify how small independent galleries like ours put shows together.

The art of Politics, the Politics of art

James Payne | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK
James Payne

'More Passion' a neon piece by Tracey Emin was recently installed in Downing Street. Emin is refreshingly honest about her passion for the Tories ("They are massive collectors"), yet has donated a piece that says precisely nothing. Maybe it is dedicated to Nick Clegg?