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Category Archives: Thoughts

Taking Inspiration from the Great Outdoors

Posted on January 10, 2012

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After a recent trip to Wales, staying in Artists View – a rustic barn in the middle of the countryside – and braving the strong winds, pouring rain and pelting hale, I returned to Frome feeling somewhat refreshed. […]

Into 2012 we go, laughing all the way…

Posted on December 21, 2011

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With the end of 2011 nearly upon us and the dawning of the new year just around the corner – it’s time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next one. 2011 at Rook […]

Ghost of Gone Birds

Posted on November 22, 2011

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This weekend, during my trip to London, I was urged to check out the Ghost of Gone Birds exhibition at Rochelle School – an art exhibition documenting extinct birds. The recommendation came from two separate creative people – […]

Friday Artist: Wassily Kandinsky

Posted on October 21, 2011

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Wassily Kandinsky – 1866-1944 – a Russian painter with a love of abstractism and eye for colour.

Virtual Art and the Death of Culture

Posted on October 19, 2011

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When Google Maps was invented, journey-planning was instantly simplified. You could whack a postcode in the search bar, wait less than a second and your destination was then miraculously plotted on a map that you could zoom in […]

Friday Artist: Michael Craig-Martin

Posted on October 14, 2011

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LOVE Michael Craig-Martin. The colours…

Artist of the day: Joan Miró

Posted on September 28, 2011

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My fave – Lithographie pour le Centenaire de l’Imprimerie Mourlot: And some others…

Angels as cultural metaphors

Posted on September 20, 2011

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At the end of October, London-based sculptor – Tom Lomax – will be exhibiting a selection of his magnificent sculptures and 3D prints at Rook Lane. Recently retired from the Slade School of Fine Art, Lomax is a […]

Fruity logos & the power of branding

Posted on September 16, 2011

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Google, the search engine, has become as familiar to me as my cup of tea in the morning. I arrive at work, switch on the computer – check my emails and then open Internet Explorer and am greeted […]

Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want

Posted on September 1, 2011

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Earlier this year I read Tracey Emin’s autobiographical book ‘Strangeland’ (check it out here). It contained all the details of her abusive, disturbing, unconventional and dysfunctional child and teenagehood – that have continued to inspire her art work […]

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

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This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.

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