Friday, 31 December 2010

Highlights of 2010

Here's some highlights of 2010:
Exhibitions seen : Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain, Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, Picasso at Tate Liverpool, Shackleton at Maritime Museum, Liverpool, Robert Mapplethorpe in Sheffield, Beyond limits at Chatsworth, Ron Mueck, Goya prints & Facing East in Manchester, Miroslaw Balka's & ai Weiwei's Turbine Hall installations at Tate Modern, Ai WeiWei, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Manchester Art Gallery & Abstract expressionism at MoMa New York & Kandinsky at the Bauhaus at the Guggenheim New York.

My art: Cut Click exhibition, Won the Dry the River Poster Competition, Finalist in Ten Images for Ithaca & work shown in Greece, Sushi carriage in the Doodlezine, Berlin Poster in the Show us Your Type exhibition in Barcelona, Picked to be in the 1st Central Station Book, To Kill a Mockingbird T-shirt design did well, Finished large complex map drawings, in the online map where I belong exhibition, started screenprinting!
Music: Idlewild at Moho Manchester in April & the 100 broken windows at Relentless Garage, London in December, Discovering great albums by Wild Nothing & Best Coast, Rediscovering old stuff by Weezer & Belle and Sebastian, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals new/old III/IV album, she & Him's Volume 2 which is just as good as Volume 1 and finding new gems like Frightened Rabbit, Loch Awe and LCD Soundsystem.

Places Visited: Visited New York City for the first time ever and found it exceeded my expectations ten-fold & they were pretty high to start with. Back on UK soil went to Chester Zoo, Chatsworth Horse Trials, London-wimbledon (queued overnight!)/kew gardens/balham

Notable Books: Finally got round to reading some Haruki Murakami (After Dark), Walden by Thoreau, Diving bell & the butterfly, Moondust, Nothing by Paul Morley, The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the 50th anniversary of it's publication.
Oh and who could forgot we got the cutest little kitten ever and we named him Panda!

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