John Blackburn
• Yesterday I visited the painter John Blackburn at his studio in Canterbury, in order to select work for his forthcoming show at The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. The gallery kindly invited me to form the selection of work for the show, which will open on Saturday 2nd April.

John Blackburn will have two other shows in the UK this year; updates to follow.

Website update: Pure Romance
• I have added to the website a slideshow of photographs showing part of the installation of the show Pure Romance at The Redfern Gallery (closes 3rd March).



• Image: Paintings in John Blackburn’s studio, Canterbury, 1st March 2016. Photograph © Ian Massey

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