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Naomi Thompson talks 'Simply Madonna' with curator Ted Owen



Twenty years since Madonna’s raunchy “Like A Prayer” video was unreservedly condemned by the Vatican, some of her most outrageous outfits are now making a grand reappearance. Paying tribute to her exotic and provocative sense of style, not to mention her reputation as a stellar fashion icon, a unique retrospective at London’s Old Truman Brewery is hosting an exhibition of Madonna’s costumes – those from “Material Girl”, “American Pie”, and “Evita” are amongst those on display.

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Interview: Jareh meets Matt 'MOOT' Jamieson




MOOT have an exhibition running this week at the Contemporary Arts Society as part of the exhibition ‘Rotate’. Jareh Das caught up with Matt Jamieson from the arty collective to quiz him on what they’re all about.







Jareh: What does MOOT stand for/What's in the name?

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Interview: Jareh meets artist Sarah Doyle



When I recently came across Sarah Doyle's work I wanted to know more. A UK based artist her style is witty, interdisciplinary and eclectic. Encompassing an array of film, illustration and portraiture her work has been shown internationally and recent solo shows include 'The Nexus Treatment' at Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery and 'Celebrated Sobriquets' at The Surgery London.

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Seventeen Gallery Preview

Private Views have been on the quiet side...
I haven't really seen anything in LDN worth reporting back
and Wysing Arts was a bit f a nightmare...
I will make a trip to Cambridge though in the next few weeks.
ARCO Madrid as well as Barcelona in a week will be rad.
I did however pop into Abigail Reynolds' first London solo show

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Pirate Brickhill 'An African in London' Pt 6

Coming out of hibernation a touch early I feel, but then I don't think one is often afforded time to stop in this busy city. As I write this blog I am nearing the end of my 24hr fast in solidarity with the people who are going hungry in my homeland Zimbabwe. Of course the reality in Harare where I grew up is that people are somehow still surviving and there are still pockets of town where creative people get together. Get drunk and listen to a band on a Wednesday night. Of course you have to buy your beers in US dollars now.

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Royal Art Lodge answer a few questions...

Royal Art Lodge were an art collective
based in Winnipeg. Over the years they
have had a few different members and had
their last show as a collective at
The Liverpool Biennial but still continue to
create art, original member Neil Farber
and Michael Dumontier still work
collaboratively.
Royal Art Lodge's work are
are small-scale

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