Just Gillian – creativity and culture

  • Live your own life

    July 18, 2019 by

    “Live your own life” – no idea who said that first! Thank you for taking the time to read this first post of my new blog. My name is Gillian and I am an artist, curator and social history nerd. The above quote, and I assume it is a real quote although I have no… Read more

  • Don’t try to find a picture…

    November 1, 2019 by

    This may be a strange title for a blog post about art, but they are wise words from the sketchbook of British painter Ivon Hitchens. Hitchens career spanned 6 decades and a large part of it was spent painting the landscape around his home deep in the trees in West Sussex.  His early output couldn’t… Read more

  • A Patterned Life

    November 1, 2019 by

    I have always been in two minds about the work of Irish designer Orla Kiely. On the one hand I like the simplicity of her stylised plant inspired designs, but on the other I find some of her colour choices a bit dour, and then there is the matter of merchandising. A small exhibition currently… Read more

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