Tag Archives: Patricia Wilson Smith

On Behalf of the Planet

Patricia Wilson Smith On 12 September this year painter and performance artist Ken Turner took to the streets of St Ives in Cornwall to express his outrage and concern for the future of humanity and the planet. At a healthy advanced age, Ken’s crusading spirit is, if anything, stronger: his will to be heard more determined. In the past decade …

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Lost in Translation

7 August Urbania’s cultural roots are deep. The Ducal Palace was built as a summer retreat for the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro, in the late 1400’s. The Duke of Urbino brought art and culture to Urbania, and this small medieval town remains a centre for the production of desirable ceramics. Sabina Trifilo’s apartment is high-ceilinged and adorned with …

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Genderless Faces

‘Themself’, new portrait paintings by Sarah Ball, at Anima Mundi, St Ives, 26 July – 6 Sept 2019 Entering the gallery and confronted immediately by the arresting portrait of ‘Izzy’, I was half-prepared for a dazzling exhibition of beautifully-painted portraits, accompanied by intriguing back stories. Sarah Ball’s practice relies on gathering found images from the media and from historical archives, …

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