Category Archives: Art commentary

Architectural delights in Mozambique

Although we’d read about it and filed it in the back of our minds, we were both surprised and enchanted by the buildings we saw in Mozambique. From the minute you crossed the border, you felt that this was another … Continue reading

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Cupping a town in your hand

  The camera obscura in Grahamstown, a jewel, my not-so-secret passion.

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I saw a ship a-sailing…

I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing on the sea, and oh, but it was laden, with pretty things for thee… except this ship is not on water but on rock, rock washed in drifts of grey, ochre and  green, flecked … Continue reading

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Lekka Decca Decor

Gilbert and Sullivan is not a favourite of mine and some of this music is a strain on the ears. The DECCA record covers, by contrast, are, I think, design delights.                   … Continue reading

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Eat me

                           It’s the last thing you might want to do to these, but hell, they sure are something to look at! These plates(!) from a cook book from yore that was … Continue reading

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It’s not only high art that speaks

                                                 Maybe by now you’ve realised that we are – you name it – junk addicts, flea-market trawlers , fête bingers, rubbish luggers… How about collectors of crappola (a term coined by another shit magnet and great American artist, Philip … Continue reading

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