Fabulous Bauhaus September14

Posted on 10th November, 2014

   Bauhaus 2014    Bauhaus staircase    Prellerbuilding


After a fantastic summer I feel that life is getting back to its normal rhythm now. My highlight of the summer was a stay in the renovated Bauhaus in Dessau and the opportunity to walk down the famous staircase like the students in Oscar Schlemmer’s painting. It was fascinating and impressive how little the designs have aged or dated in the 90 years since it has been built and how much importance was given to the well-being of the students, ensuring spaces for their daily exercise as well as provision for social events. The experience was heightened by an overnight stay in one of the reconstructed student rooms (complete with its vertigo-inducing balcony) in the Preller Building.


           Betsy Fabulous Fairy        Pilipala Isla


Betsy Fabulous Fairy is now finished and the blueprint for the next puppet Pilipala Isla is in place, based on Isla’s encounters with and affinity for butterflies. The new course, Let’s Create a Studio Space, will be ready to take its first bookings from November 14. It will provide practical suggestions on how to set up a multi-functional studio space in a setting or school that provides the ideal resource for the development of children’s creativity.


Elly Elephant, Betsy Fabulous Fairy, Anya Cat

In Plymouth this September, a must for anyone interested in art in the outdoors is an opportunity to see some original work by Richard Long. A major exhibition, Walk on Plymouth can be seen at four major Plymouth sites.

I am looking forward to a trip to London to visit some extraordinary exhibitions. Firstly the Anselm Kiefer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, which spans his work over the last 40 years drawing on history, mythology, literature, philosophy and science. Then staying with the theme of history and science, the Germany-Memories of a Nation exhibition at the British Museum. I also hope to check in at the National Portrait Gallery to see the Grayson Perry display made during his channel four series Who Are You? I shall report the highlights next time.



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