Chinese calligraphy studio at the Victoria and Albert museum London 

So we practiced with our Chinese brushes and on my trip to the V & A today I saw this lovely scribes desk and the beautiful brushes, stands and brush and ink pots…


Landscapes of the imagination workshop at the Heong Gallery, cambridge 

Hideki Arichi and Sarah Blake enjoyed exploring the kettle’s Yard exhibition ‘ a sense of place’ followed by an art workshop with 20 visitors. We really enjoyed your art work as you visualised your sensory memories of a landscape familiar to you. Here are some of the works created:

Paintings, Rhodes


Sunset from Ixia, Rhodes looking out to the Turkish coast

Acrylic on board


Old Rhodes at Dusk

Acrylic on board


The fiery Aegean

Acrylic on board


Ixia, Rhodes looking out to the Turkish coast

Acrylic on board


Snapshot reference for paintings

exhibiting as part of Yoko Ono ‘Arising’ Exhibition, Reykjavik Art Museum

Displaying image1.jpegAmazing to be one of the women exhibited in this exhibition conceptualised by the rather fabulous Yoko Ono. A welcome message from the exhibition curator about …’Arising’ art project at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland.

” The installation includes testaments on the wall and in folders. It is constantly changing as we are still accepting submissions. The exhibition will be here until 5th February, 2017.

It is amazing to see so many brave, open and strong, loving, expressive, artistic and caring women. This project shows that there is still so much to be done – the world is still not gender equal and just, where people are respectful to each other regardless of their differences.

Once again – we are extremely thankful to you for sharing your stories and genuinely believe that it is a needed platform for women to be able to share their experiences.

Attached you may see some pictures of how the installation looks like.

All the kindest regards and wishing you all well,

Arising Project team Reykjavik Art Museum


Testament of harm.
Split, slit, slipped
Slippery, shy, slutten
Spluttered, sparse.
Shawn, sworn, swayed.
Spent, spat, spanked.
Sexualised, sex u lies

I am splendid, survived, solid
Strong, still, silent songs
Sexual, sensual, safe.

Inside Out: Youth Arts Workshop at The Heong Gallery, Cambridge

Saturday, 20 August 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00

Get creative while exploring this intriguing exhibition by artist Ai Weiwei.

Make your own art cubes with artists Hideki Arichi and Sarah-Cate Blake.

Suitable for 13–18 yrs.

£3, includes all materials

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist who lives and works in Berlin and Beijing. After attending Beijing Film Academy, he moved to New York, where he lived between 1981 and 1993. Since his installation Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern six years ago, Ai Weiwei has been the focus of several displays in British institutions. Most notably, his exhibition at the Royal Academy last October was hailed as ‘the cultural phenomenon of the year’. Other major solo exhibitions include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2012) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009). Architectural collaborations include the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium, with Herzog and de Meuron. In 2007 he brought 1,001 Chinese citizens to the German town of Kassel as part of his work for documenta 12, entitled Fairytale. He is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and consistently places himself at risk to effect social change and encourage free speech. Most recently, he has been working with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Saturday, 20 August 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST) – Add to Calendar Where The Heong Gallery – Downing College Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ – View Map

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