Review

4th September 2019

For Sama – Film Review and Q & A at the GFT

FOR SAMA is simply a film that everyone must see. You will weep over the bloody betrayal of the Syrian people’s hopes for freedom. It might sound like some cheap […]
22nd August 2019

The Photography of Thomas Annan – Anne Lyden Talk

Why was it that in the nineteenth century for such a great percentage of the population it suddenly became no longer a privilege to live in the city (as opposed […]
20th August 2019

City Of Segregation – the social justice and the politics and economics of Los Angeles by Andrea Gibbons

Some of the best –most provocative and enlightening – writers on social justice and the politics and economics of the city and urban and civil space over the past couple […]
16th August 2019

Expulsion by Larry Achiampong – on show at The Gallow Gate, Glasgow

‘NOTHING LIKE BETHNAL GREEN’ The system of economic apartheid in London is often most apparent on public transport. If you take a bus from somewhere in the deep south east […]
7th August 2019

End Of The Line – Photography of John R Hume

John R Hume’s work on Glasgow reminds you of that engraving of a graphic version of Hobbes’s Commonwealth as a human being. Glasgow, it seems, has been suffering the death […]
31st July 2019

The Favourite

Marketed as a burlesque comedy, Yorgos Lanthimos‘ The Favourite is in truth, far more textured and melancholic than its trailer might suggest. With echoes of Bill Douglas’ Comrades and Kubrick’s […]
23rd July 2019

FROTH (IN DEFENCE/DEFIANCE OF…)

The woman with the pink velvet poppies twined around the assisted gold of her hair traversed the crowded room at an interesting gait combining a skip with a sidle, and […]
19th July 2019

ENGLAND, YOUR ENGLAND’ GEORGE ORWELL A​ND BREXIT

The comparison of the British status in the EU to one of slaves was a vile insult, mean, low and just wrong. But all the bleating and booing will avail […]
13th July 2019

A GEM – Ilana Halperin at The Hunterian – Exhibition Review

Beautiful and poetic though geologist/philosopher James Hutton’s orginal conception of deep time through the formation of rocks may have been ‘no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end’ […]