This evening marks the end of London's first major light festival, Lumiere London, which has seen the capital's iconic architecture transformed with 3D projections, installations and unique light works. The 4 day festival ran from Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 January, every evening from 6.30pm-10.30pm . Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, it has widely been hailed as a success, with works shown in central locations, from Kings Cross, Mayfair, Picadilly, Regent Street and St James's to Trafalgar Square and Westminster.
My favourite works were Janet Echelman's 1.8 London at Oxford Circus and Patrice Warrener's The Light of the Spirit at Westminster Abbey.
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In January 2015 I decided to combine my love of writing with my love of culture. To this end SLMpickings was born. I spend a lot of my leisure time visiting art galleries, museums and the theatre and SLMpickings is my take on these experiences. I enjoy keeping my finger on the pulse and am committed to seeking out interesting places and events, culminating in weekly posts across the following categories: Art & Entertainment, Urban Exploring and Dining with A Difference.
To mark the 1 year anniversary of the blog I decided to put it forward for the UK Blog Awards, because you never know!
SLMpickings is something I devote a lot of time to, and is entirely a labour of love. I constantly look to create interesting and unique content with insightful perspectives. I aim to talk about art and entertainment in a down to earth way, with the intention of creating accessible content which strays away from what can often be perceived as a pretentious area...
Jilly Sutton’s distinctive sculptures have been exhibited internationally and are in public and private collections across the UK and abroad. She has featured in a number of important Sculpture exhibitions and her carved wooden portrait of the former Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, is part of the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, having spent a decade on display there.
This November, Jilly Sutton's work is being exhibited for the first time in Wimbledon Village. The group show 'A Christmas Fine Art Feast' will run from 22 November - 6 December, in association with Wimbledon Fine Art.
Ahead of the show, curated by Judy Stafford of staffordgallery, I spoke to the ever humble Jilly about her amazing work over her thirty year career.