Art

Artists and their work. Original creation that’s not crap. Man made stuff for the senses that the senses haven’t sensed before.

Atom Panopticon

Atom Panopticon

I visited The Atom this evening. In Wycoller, Lancashire,  near a row of gnarled old trees wrapping their limbs around what looked like a row of gravestones – slabs of rock forming ancient ‘vaccary walling’ (a sight worth a visit in its own right) squats The Atom.  It’s one of four art installations involving the construction of series of 21st-century landmarks called Panopticons.   The whole landscape… Read more →

Royal Hall Harrogate

Royal Hall Harrogate

I like the original name for Harrogate’s Royal Hall : Kursaal. It means ‘Cure Hall’ in German and was a popular format for public entertainment venues of the sort, in Victorian times – particularly in Spa towns. This was changed due to frayed Anglo Germanic relations and the Kursaal concept never really caught on in England, but the word is still fairly well known… Read more →