Category Archives: Europe

Still Water

From the cells on the top floor of one wing, inmates could glimpse the Thames from their windows.  ArtAngel used this as inspiration to commission and exhibit water inspired artworks.  The most impactful of which is ‘Still Water’ by Roni

Still Water

From the cells on the top floor of one wing, inmates could glimpse the Thames from their windows.  ArtAngel used this as inspiration to commission and exhibit water inspired artworks.  The most impactful of which is ‘Still Water’ by Roni

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Prison art

When ArtAngel takes over a venue as a gallery, they seek to combine existing and specially commissioned pieces in the exhibition. The first piece I saw, had not been commissioned for this exhibition, although only part of the overall artwork

Prison art

When ArtAngel takes over a venue as a gallery, they seek to combine existing and specially commissioned pieces in the exhibition. The first piece I saw, had not been commissioned for this exhibition, although only part of the overall artwork

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Empty cells

When I was in Philadelphia I visited the Eastern State Penitentiary.  The prison in Reading (Berkshire) was built around similar times by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott.  When opened in 1844, it was conceived as a model prison, constructed with

Empty cells

When I was in Philadelphia I visited the Eastern State Penitentiary.  The prison in Reading (Berkshire) was built around similar times by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott.  When opened in 1844, it was conceived as a model prison, constructed with

Falling in Flanders

Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team.  This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that

Falling in Flanders

Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team.  This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that

The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along

The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along