Tag Archives: Art

love, loss and the unfinished

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes work never begun – Christina. G. Rossetti All adventurous sewers have one. Mine is currently in the form of a large blue plastic laundry basket Every year in that fatty bit … Continue reading

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Costume Designers have a lot to answer for

Once upon a 2013 a fluffy headed seamstress collaborated with a talented poet lady in a wonderfully friendly museum at the edge of the world and in the centre of Cambridge. And it was magical. Much later the very same … Continue reading

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“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair”

“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair” Holly Booth, Interpretation officer at Keats House gave this lecture on hair work Jewellery: memories, mourning and mementos of Death. Holly, like myself is interested in memory’s place in the museum, … Continue reading

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“As an operator he was bold, but not cool, rapid without being dexterous and he had no sympathy with humanity”

This is sort of a review of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition at The Museum of London, but also with many other related reflections and distractions. I visited the exhibition twice, once with my Australian scriptwriter friend, on … Continue reading

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“What you see, is what you see”

“What you see, is what you see” Jasper Johns The needle is always at hand on tour Last year I toured different versions of the needle is always at hand exhibition original made for Keats House in 2011, to the … Continue reading

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“You must come and see me frequently”

“You must come and see me frequently” Chemisette – Browns Parlour   Keats was sometimes based in this room when he was sick and Fanny would visit him when she was allowed. In his letters Keats invites fanny to bring … Continue reading

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“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you”

“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you” Dress – Kitchen On the table in the kitchen in Keats part of the house Fanny made items of dress for herself but also had items made … Continue reading

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