• It was my great pleasure to accompany the artist John Blackburn on a visit to Prospect Cottage at Dungeness on Saturday. John is a long-time admirer of Derek Jarman’s work, so for him it was something of a pilgrimage. It is now twenty years since Derek Jarman’s death. See the Jarman 2014 website for details of events taking place this year: http://www.jarman2014.orgMany thanks to HB for kindly facilitating our visit.
• The Place of Painting – a Painting Symposium: this has now gone live on The MAC’s website, with booking details here: http://themaclive.com/whats-on/the-place-of-painting-a-painting-symposium
• Following on from a recent research visit to St Ives, I have now been invited to give a talk on the artist Sandra Blow as part of this year’s St Ives Festival. The talk will take place in St Ives on Friday 26th September – more details to follow. I am a great admirer of Sandra Blow’s paintings, and relish this opportunity to talk about her work. The talk will coincide with a major show of the artist’s work in Newlyn: again, details will be posted here in due course.
Photograph: John Blackburn at Prospect Cottage, 10th May 2014. © Ian Massey 2014