John Taylor – Fragile – Iota Gallery – 4/19 August 2017 – Glasgow

presents :
John Taylor

Poignant, timeless & controversial, this exhibition of work by the renowned John Taylor is also probably the best watercolour painting that you will ever see. The content and colour is truly arresting.
Original works from now, the 80s and the 90s, some of which
have never been shown before.

John came to study at the school of art in Glasgow in the 50s and has remained most of his life.
He says about Glasgow when he moved in that town: “Back then there was always the smog. You get all these paintings with little red dots for the sun because it was blotted out by the smog – the only time you could really see the place was during the Glasgow Fair when the industry shut down for a while.
He took his first solo exhibition, which was in Edinburgh in 1961.
John with the help of his partner Jacki Parry have played a significant role in the development of Wasps ( a art centre in Glasgow).

Taylor says: I have been painting in watercolour and pastel for over 30 years, mainly painting landscapes and seascapes seen on my travels around Scotland in all weathers.

ST Kevin’s art show – Contemporary art by australian artists –

The 47TH St. Kevin art show will be taken from the 26th to the 29th of May in the St Kevin’s college in Toorak, close to Melbourne.
Is the longest running events of its kind in the Australia.
emerging and established Australian artists have been selected to showcase contemporary artworks.

Each year 2,500 visitors attend this show.
Will be possible to buy the art works.
The first prize will win $10.000.
Venue: KC Smith Hall, Moonga Rd, St Kevin’s College, Toorak.
Entry $10 per person (at the door), students free

Kate Charlesworth – BLAMM! – Iota Gallery – Glasgow – UK

iota presents
curated by
John McShane

This first major retrospective of the work of acclaimed cartoonist, Kate Charlesworth, spans her entire career from comic strips in
‘Dykes Delight’, through to work for New Scientist and the Guardian to the important graphic novel,
‘Sally Heathcote Suffragette’, created in collaboration with
Mary Talbot, winner of the Costa prize, and
Bryan Talbot creator of Granville.

Thursday 4 May!
You are cordially invited to
the Private View
from 6-9pm

25 Hyndland Street
Glasgow G11 5QE
++ 44 (0)141 338 6052

Damien Hirst – Palazzo Grassi – Venice –

Photo by Irene Fanizza

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
Damien Hirst
Until 3 December 2017

‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’. It is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Damien Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples (“The Agony and Ecstasy”) and is curated by Elena Geuna, curator of the monographic shows dedicated to Rudolf Stingel (2013) and Sigmar Polke (2016) presented at Palazzo Grassi.

The exhibition is displayed across 5,000 square meters of museum space and marks the first time that Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, the two Venetian venues of the Pinault Collection, are both dedicated to a single artist.

Damien Hirst’s most ambitious and complex project to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ has been almost ten years in the making. Exceptional in scale and scope, the exhibition tells the story of the ancient wreck of a vast ship, the ‘Unbelievable’ (Apistos in the original Koine Greek), and presents what was discovered of its precious cargo: the impressive collection of Aulus Calidius Amotan – a freed slave better known as Cif Amotan II – which was destined for a temple dedicated to the sun.

2017 Whitney Biennial – New York –

Tomorrow the 2017 Whitney biennale opening in New York.
sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms,
from installation to paintings.
The seventy-eighth installment will be taken from the March 17 to June 11 2017

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WOLFGANG TILLMANS: 2017 – TATE MODERN – London – 15 FEB/ 11 JUN 2017

Copyright Paper Drop Prinzessinnenstrasse a 2014 by Wolfgang Tillmans

This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music
Born in German, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize.
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Giovanni Boldini: Painter of the Belle Époque -Hermitage St Petersburg – till 11.03.2017

The General Staff building will be the venue for the exhibition Giovanni Boldini. Painter of the Belle Époque that has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
This is the first major showing in Russia of works by the celebrated Italian portraitist Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931) who created a gallery of splendid images depicting the stars of Parisian social and intellectual life in the Belle Époque.

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Luke Cornish – ROAD TO DAMASCUS – Nanda /Hobbs contemporary – Sidney


Australian artist Luke Cornish has, for over a decade, created artwork in the public eye that turns a mirror upon its viewers. Cornish’s beautiful yet gritty paintings delve into his interests of race, religion, conflict and the human condition. They are works that continue to entice and challenge their audience. Luke Cornish is a social commentator without borders—the broader humanitarian themes in his art practice have taken him all over the world, including many of the world’s most troubling places.

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Emily Sundblad – ‘Charline’ – Xavier Hufkens gallery( Bruxelles)


Emily Sundblad’s painted works are light, refined, joyful and modest. Using the techniques of gouache, ink, oils, pastels or watercolours, she records moments of daily life or events that mark her existence.
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The Divine Michelangelo – Modern Art Museum (Halcyon Art China) – Shanghai


The Divine Michelangelo, a collaboration between the Shanghai Modern Art Museum and the Florence Casa Buonarroti Museum, is now ongoing in Shanghai to feature the artistic career of the legendary artist.