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

  • A Seaside Fantasy House

    January 4, 2020 by

    It’s been a few years since I was last at the Russell-Cotes Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth, Dorset and a visit yesterday reminded me of how incredible this place is.  The house was built in 1901 as a home for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes, and was as much a luxurious residence as it was a… Read more

  • Mr and Mrs De Morgan, a perfect partnership

    January 4, 2020 by

    There cannot be many people who have not heard of William De Morgan, the celebrated ceramics artist and designer of the Arts and Crafts age.  Fewer people however, will recognise the name of his wife Evelyn De Morgan, a celebrated painter of her time. William De Morgan trained as an artist at the Royal Academy… Read more

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