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  • Prize winning film by Tay Aziz

  • Dublin Project

  • Exhibition in Kensington still open

  • Exhibition Private View

  • Exhibition at new school

  • Dublin 2019

  • St Stephen's Festival, Gloucester Road.

  • 'Yours' Magazine article

  • Wimbledon blog

  • Evening Standard piece

  • 'Fab After Fifty'

  • Shades of Music Collection - Photowall

  • Photowall

  • MFA – UAL

  • 'Messiaen and Synaesthesia'

  • Prize winning film by Tay Aziz  -   20/08/2018

    Here is a link to a film, 'The Colour of Wednesday', made in my studio by Tay Aziz. It can also be viewed on Twitter and Vimeo. I'm delighted to announce that the film was awarded 'Regional Category Runner Up' at the Bristol Science Film Festival competition 2018.

    Click here to view the film

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    Dublin Project  -   25/02/2018

    Plans are forging ahead for our mini-arts festival in Dublin, in February 2019. The project will be called 'Aesynth'. The core dates for the festival will be 7-10 February 2019, but my accompanying exhibition will run for the whole month of February. The venue is the In-spire Galerie Dublin (56 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin 1) and the outline programme so far includes two concerts given by the Lir String Quartet, a composer workshop, a round table discussion with musicologists, a sensory workshop and film screenings, together with my own solo show. The photo shows the members of the Lir quartet: Mairead Hickey, Siobhán Doyle (violins), Ed Creedon (viola) and Chris Ellis ('cello).

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    Exhibition in Kensington still open  -   14/07/2018

    My exhibition of paintings in Kensington Park School is still open for visitors. As this is a working school, viewing is by appointment only and can be arranged by emailing the administrator, Holly Symington, on I do not have a closing date for this show as yet, but it is likely to be open for at least the next couple of months. Kensington Park School 59 Queen's Gate South Kensington London SW7 5JP

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    Exhibition Private View  -   16/11/2017

    I am very much looking forward to seeing friends at the private view of my exhibition at Kensington Park School on Thursday 30 November. If you would like an invitation for this event, or would like to arrange a visit at another time, please get in touch via the contact page on this website. The paintings will be displayed until the end of December

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    Exhibition at new school  -   18/09/2017

    I have just dispatched 44 paintings to be exhibited at a brand new school - Kensington Park School. The sixth Form College opened this September, and the school requested a collection of my paintings on temporary loan, until such time as the pupils themselves have made their own artwork. The school is located in Queen's Gate, opposite the Natural History Museum and a private view of the exhibition is planned for November.

    Kensington Park School

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    Dublin 2019  -   27/08/2017

    I have been invited to take part in a combined music/art/synaesthesia project in Southern Ireland and recently travelled to Dublin to research possible venues. Meeting up with Siobhan Doyle (violinist), we looked at eight gallery/concert/exhibition spaces over two days, and with the last one we saw, we struck gold! It's very early days yet, but more details will be revealed on this News Page as the ideas turn into realities. Suffice to say for now that a dynamic team has been assembled to head up this project and so far, we are extremely excited by our plans. The engraving above shows the Old Musick Hall, Fishamble Street, Dublin, where Handel's Messiah was first performed.

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    St Stephen's Festival, Gloucester Road.  -   03/06/2017

    I will be showing nine of my Britten Third Cello Suite series paintings from 5-11th June 2017, at the St Stephen's Church Festival of Arts and Faith. The official opening of the group exhibition is on Monday, 6th June (3.30-8.15pm) with wine, and Jazz by Group 452 (Royal College of Music) from 6pm. St Stephen's is on the corner of Gloucester Road and Southwell Gardens, SW7 4RL. I will be attending the opening evening and it would be lovely to see friends there. All are welcome. The exhibition is subsequently open daily, 11am-6pm weekdays and 11am-1pm on Sunday.

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    'Yours' Magazine article  -   19/03/2017

    An article about my work appeared in the February 14th edition (Issue 265) of 'Yours'. The piece focussed on my change of career from medicine to art and I managed to dig up some old photos from my medical school days, now fifty years ago!

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    Wimbledon blog  -   10/11/2016

    Please click on the link below to read a post on the Wimbledon College of Arts blog, about my work.

    Wimbledon blog post

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    Evening Standard piece  -   31/10/2016

    This piece about my work appeared in the London Evening Standard online version yesterday (N.B. the video is preceded by an advert).

    Evening Standard article

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    'Fab After Fifty'  -   31/10/2016

    A question and answer article in the online magazine Fab After Fifty.

    Link to article

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    Shades of Music Collection - Photowall  -   29/10/2016

    The Swedish interior design company, Photowall, has written about my new collection of paintings on their blog: click on the link to read.

    Link to blog

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    Photowall  -   28/10/2016

    Since August I have been working with the Swedish interior design company Photowall. I started the 'Shades of Music' collection with four paintings based on classical versions of popular songs as part of the 'Colour Your World' project. A short video was made to accompany the launch, which you can see via the link below, this being the result of 8 hours filming in my studio on a hot August day!

    Shades of Music collection

    Video about my artwork - Photowall

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    MFA – UAL  -   29/10/2016

    I have spent the past two years studying for my Masters degree at Wimbledon College of Arts. This has been a challenging and extraordinarily stimulating and interesting time, culminating in our degree ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in July. We were delighted that the UAL (University of Arts, London) chancellor, Grayson Perry, was in attendance, who urged us all to stand up and wave to our families and friends in the audience 'without whose support none of you could have got to where you are now'. Absolutely true!

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    'Messiaen and Synaesthesia'  -   29/10/2016

    The film that I made in January 2008 is still up on the website of the Philharmonia Orchestra and is now also on YouTube. Lasting about 5 minutes, it is introduced by Peter Hill, Messiaen's biographer. To see the film, click on the link below. The October podcast, of which the film forms the latter part, also features interviews with Sir Charles Mackerras and George Benjamin.

    Messiaen and Synaesthesia film

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