• The exhibition Pure Romance opened last Tuesday at The Redfern Gallery, London. The opening event was very well attended, and amongst those present were artists whose work is included in the show: Kaye Donachie, Linder, and Alessandro Raho. Other guests included Michael Bracewell, Charles Darwent, Frances von Hofmannsthal, Christopher Gibbs, Nicky Haslam, Marco Livingstone, Johnny Marr, Robin Muir, Terence Pepper and David Shilling. The photographer David Gwinnutt, and artists Daisy Cook, Naomi Frears, Vincent Hawkins, Paul Housley, Paul Kindersley, Ffiona Lewis and Justin Mortimer were also in attendance; as were Professor Emma Hunt and Violet McClean from Arts University Bournemouth. It was a great evening!
• I am to give a talk on Patrick Procktor at Arts University Bournemouth this coming Thursday, 11th February. The event is free, although booking is necessary. Booking information here: http://aub.ac.uk/event/curators-talk-dr-ian-massey/
• The Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh are to mount a show of paintings by John Blackburn in April, for which I am to select the work. Further information will follow.
Photograph: posters outside The Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London.