• Peter Seal is to have a show of his impressive abstract paintings in Manchester in July. Peter has invited me to curate and write for this show, a project which I look forward to greatly. More details will follow. For more information on the artist, visit his website: http://www.peterseal.net/index.html
• The Place of Painting – I have been invited to take part in The Place of Painting, a symposium to be hosted by The MAC, Belfast, on Saturday 21st June.The aim of the symposium is to address the diversity of approaches within contemporary painting practice today. Fellow speakers are artists Susan Connolly, Kevin Henderson, Dougal McKenzie, Victoria Morton, Alison Pilkington and Linder Sterling. The symposium coincides with forthcoming exhibitions at The MAC of work by Richard Gorman and Susan Connolly. Further information will be posted in due course.
Image: Peter Seal, Slab, oil on canvas © The artist