The Hepworth Wakefield

After living in York for 3 years, I finally made the short journey to the Hepworth in Wakefield after my exams had finished. Ordinarily, sculpture isn’t really my favourite style of work to see, however, as the Hepworth had been voted Art Fund Museum of the year for 2017, I thought I’d visit and open…

Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House

Famous architect Inigo Jones was born 445 years ago today so I thought it was fitting to write a post about one of his well-known builds, the Queen’s House in Greenwich, known as the first classical build in Britain. I visited the house and the beautiful area of Greenwich in April, and have been waiting…

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This week is the Queen’s annual visit to Holyrood Palace, her official residence in Scotland. During the week she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies, celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and community, both meeting Scots and hosting thousands at the Palace. In honour of Holyrood Week, or as it’s known in Scotland, ‘Royal…

Rediscovering York Art Gallery

Shortly before leaving York, I decided to go on a bit of a museum pilgrimage, making the most of living in a city full of culture. I am often guilty of overlooking the York Art Gallery in favour of escaping York to see art or simply going to the shops instead when visiting the city. So,…

Exploring Beningbrough Hall

Hello! Sorry for the severe lack of posts recently but for those that don’t know I’ve just finished uni completely!! The last few months have been so full of revision and dissertation writing that sadly the last thing I wanted to do in my free time was to write more on the blog. However, now…

Lady Bird: The Perfect film for International Women’s Day

*Contains Spoilers* Lady Bird is the new coming of age film that everyone is talking about, critics and audience alike, notably receiving a stellar Rotten Tomatoes score of 99%. Despite leaving the Oscars empty-handed, Lady Bird has been recognised as not only the solo-directorial debut of Greta but the first truly feminist coming of age…

Print making in action

To escape the busy hectic life of constant reading at Uni I recently took a short weekend break back home in Suffolk. I usually love to visit a country house when I’m at home, however, we decided to try something a bit different and visited a printing exhibition, complete with a series of demonstrations at…

Rosenborg & Christiansborg

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to the new year! I certainly am, I love having a sense of a fresh start, even if it is just another day haha! I’m thinking of doing a sort of reflective post next week of all my favourite places and things I’ve done this…

Dior: Designer of dreams

Apologies for the second fashion post in a row but I’ve just been so excited to write about the Dior exhibition I visited in Paris (and it’s quite a long post so be warned!). It was an unbelievable exhibition, and I’d go as far to say the best exhibition I’ve ever been to. It was…

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum has been on my radar as a must see exhibition since it opened. Having spent this term at uni studying a fashion module, this was the perfect exhibition to see on our uni trip to London. The exhibition combines designs from Spanish courtier Cristóbal Balenciaga, subsequent…