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Magazine Articles


Gibson, G. (2010) 'Forum: Arts and Craft - Is craft still the poor relation of art and design?', Art Quarterly, Spring, pp.20-21




Bauhaus: Art as Life (2012) [Exhibition]. Barbican Art Centre, London. 3 May – 12 August 2012


Borderline [Beyond a Rational Aesthetic] (2015) [Exhibition]. C&C Gallery, London. 21st February – 22nd March 2015.


British Folk Art (2014) [Exhibition]. Tate Britain, London. 10 June – 31 August 2014.


Chance and Order (2014) [Exhibition]. Eagle Gallery, London. 20 November 2014 – 19 December 2014.

Colour and Vision (2016) [Exhibition]. Natural History Museum. London. 15 July 2016 - 6 November 2016.


Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object (2014) [Exhibition]. Halcyon Gallery, London. 8 February – 21 June 2014.


Logical Conclusions [40 Years of Rule Based Art] (2005) [Exhibition]. Pace Gallery, New York. 18 February – 26 March 2005.


Lothar Götz: The Line of Beauty (2012) [Exhibition].  DomoBaal, London. 21 September 2012 – 3 November 2012.


Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector (2015) [Exhibition]. Barbican Art Centre, London. 12 February – 25 May 2015.


Making Colour (2014) [Exhibition]. National Gallery, London. 18 June – 7 September 2014.

Self-Reflection (2016) [Exhibition]. Freud Museum, London. 28 July - 25 September 2016

Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle (2016) [Exhibition]. Turner Contemporary, Margate. 21 May - 25 September 2016


Show 1: Ellannah Sadkin, Toums, Magnus Gjoen, Duizer (2016) [Exhibition]. BUMP Gallery, London. 30 March – 4 April 2016.


Dennis Severs House (1999) [Exhibition/House]. London


Geffrye Museum (1914) [Exhibition/House]. London


Orphee, 1950. [DVD] Jean Cocteau, France: BFI.




Abstract Artists in Their Own Words (2015) BBC Four Television, September 2015


The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings (2015) BBC Four Television, September 2015


The Russian Revolutionary: Zaha Hadid on Kazimir Malevich (2015) BBC Four Television, September 2015


The Story of Women and Art (2014) BBC Two Television, May 2014.

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