Kasper Pincis, Whale Tooth 3

London Art Fair 2014

There’s something reassuring about London Art Fair. The last couple of years have been a particularly turbulent time for London’s galleries. As the big names continue to multiply (Pace, Victoria…

Melanie K bubbles

100 poems in a day

On 22nd November 2013, Claire Trevien recklessly agreed to write 100 poems in a single day in order to raise money for Refuge. That’s more than she usually writes in…

Anais Tondeur, I.55 book GV Art

Anais Tondeur – I.55

Or, the girl who swallowed the remnants of a forest. “A century ago, a young girl swallowed a pencil.” So begins I.55, a beguiling new book by contemporary artist Anaïs…

Meerkats

Waste (extracts)

You think in the animal kingdom there’s no waste cause you’re nice and shun anthropomorphism but actually there’s a lot I mean you’re nice and don’t want to imbue empty…

John Miles, Gloucester Old Spot, 1834

PYG

Toby is one influential pig. As the very first learned pig to turn his tricks upon the stage, he provided a template for countless subsequent acts at fairs and festivals…

Harry Saddler 3

Life in a Time of Plenty, III

Part 3: After Now summer is coming around again. Rain is neither surprise nor burden; a clear sky is nothing more than that. Now is a time of plenty: the…

Camilla Nelson poetry

She speaks

    in a hoar frost, she said:   the weather’s made a Miss Havisham’s wedding feast of this wood the dark of bark and leaf is cobwebbed over the…

Harry Saddler

Life in a Time of Plenty, II

Part 2: Deluge When the rain came, it came hard. In hindsight that shouldn’t have surprised anyone: the Australian environment is not gentle. By the time then-Minister for Agriculture Joe…