2022: the year culture came in from the cold

At the close of 2021, I wrote an article for this site pondering what 2022 might hold for culture as we emerged blinking into the light after two tough years of lockdowns and restrictions – and virtually no live music, opera, exhibitions, and more…. At the time, the UK was gripped by omicron, a new…

Picture This: ‘The Erasing of Names, Under Black and White’

‘The Erasing of Names, Under Black and White’ (Oil pastel, ink and acrylic on heavy paper, 75 x 55cm) Jim Aitchison, composer & artist This picture represents part of my work that explores acts of obscuring and erasing, but where the original object still affects the visual result, and where meaningful marks are rendered apparently…

Announcement : ‘Picture This’ – a new occasional series

Dear artists and photographers ArtMuseLondon is launching a new occasional series entitled ‘Picture This’ to showcase original works by artists and photographers. You are invited to choose one of your own favourite works (a photograph or painting) and to comment on it in no more than 300 words. We want to hear why you chose…