ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Gina Birch at Gallery 46, Jim Threapleton at No.20 Arts, Georgie Stewart in her van, Lee Maelzer at D Contemporary, Özgür Kar, Universal Everything, Peter Kennard and…

I guess Frieze Week is in full swing now, well no, like I said last time, I don’t guess, I know. I guess it is mostly about the big establishment galleries this week? Is there much going on by way of a real alternative? Much happening in the undergrowth or has the financial situation and…

ORGAN THING: Martello Street, The Triangle, Peter Kennard, Kelly Sweeney, celebrating East London’s vital old school art studios, these Hackney spaces are important…

Space Studios Open Day, Martello Street/The Triangle, Hackney, East London, July 2022 –  Open Studios, especially Open Studio days in those old East London spaces, the ones steeped in history, the ones alive with tales of the fights to keep them as studios, to take the dilapidated buildings on in the first place, getting the…

ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Peter Kennard at Richard Saltoun Gallery, the MCR Sew Social, Pieter Jennes at Public Gallery, Sarah Lucas, the “beautifully apposite” Self and what did happen to Norman Buntz anyway?

What did happen to Norman Buntz anyway? The glue that holds what together? Art, how low can you go? Where were we? Repeating ourselves whilst under stress? I wish you were here to see it, the more I look at it the more I like it, I do think it good, but we said all…

ORGAN THING: ‘Britain’s most important political artist’ Peter Kennard joins London’s Richard Saltoun Gallery…

Peter Kennard joins the Richard Saltoun Gallery – ‘Britain’s most important political artist’ Peter Kennard joins London gallery” so read the headline.. Peter Kennard is always interesting, his work is always interesting, he’s interesting to talk to, although a quick check tells us we haven’t encountered him since the summer of 2017 at the Martello…

ORGAN THING: The taste of paint, the smell of history, Martello Street Studios open day, like we we said last week, these kind of days are vital. Peter Kennard, Throbbing Gristle, Walid Sati, Zoe Benbow, Jamie Boyd, Doyle and Mallinson…

We said it last week, we shall no doubt say it again (if and) when we get to go to the next one (you can never take these days or places for granted is these property-developer-fuelled times of greed and destruction), we’ll say it once more here, open days at artist’s studios are always worth…