Showing posts from February, 2016

A morning in Ipswich

My visit today was to photo some of the series of art works originally called Ipswich Artathon, adding to the ones already captured. I will have to post them all in one Blog in the near future I think. There are three of the series in this Blog: The African Garden, the Giles statue of Grandma and the Spiral Vortex. It is worth looking at the Ipswich Council list of the whole series as it`s a great way to see Ipswich. The first three images were in fact taken along the Waterfront, a great favourite of mine! I love the mixture of colours on the walls and on the derelict building.  Cranfield Mill is a 23 story, mixed-use development located on the waterfront with access from College Street in Ipswich, England. The Mill was the first phase of the Cranfields Mill development at Albion Quay on the waterfront at a cost of £42 million and was designed by John Lyall Architects and was proposed to be the 'landmark' building of Ipswich.  Last remn

Colchester Priory and Firstsite Gallery

Firstsite is the East of England's contemporary visual arts organisation. From its spectacular golden building designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, firstsite presents a varied and challenging programme of exhibitions, commissions, residencies and screenings, in a broad range of media and art forms, by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists - so the blurb goes. Or, as the Telegraph commented, "A £28m art gallery has been condemned as a waste of public money amid claims more than half of its visitors only entered to use the lavatory. The Firstsite art gallery in Colchester, Essex, first opened its doors to the public in September 2011 with the aim of attracting 150,000 visitors every year. But the attraction - which aims to make "contemporary art relevant to everyone" - has now come under the spotlight amid claims the majority of people were leaving within two minutes of coming through the doors. Instead of coming to see the artworks