Saturday, 29 August 2009
On an otherwise deserted beach, these sculptures create an eerily beautiful atmosphere.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
It is dedicated to the work of the Missoni family, renowned for their innovative colour treatments and intricate knitwear. The exhibition is thoughtfully curated within the intimate gallery space. Inspirational mood boards are displayed alongside textiles, tapestries and the end creations.
One of the highlights is a documentary about their work, featuring Margherita Missoni who says ‘the first words I learnt were the names of the colours; I could say the words for fuchsia and orange before I could count’. I left the exhibition wanting to visit Milan again.
The Baltic is a contemporary art gallery with an amazing book and gift shop and cafe space on the ground floor. Two of the current exhibitions include Sarah Sze's intricate installations and Fiona Crisp's large scale photographs of underground spaces.
My favourite structure in the city is the Millenium Bridge, which links Newcastle to Gateshead.
Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, it is reminiscent of the groundbreaking creations of Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish Architect whose buildings helped to re-ignite the cultural heart of Valencia and transform the Malmö skyline.
Friday, 21 August 2009
It is designed by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa from the Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA. They also designed the New Musuem Contemporary Art Gallery in New York.
Describing their structure the architects say: ‘The Pavilion is floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. The reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.’