Monday, 28 June 2010

On a very hot and sunny Friday afternoon I walked down Euston Road to the Wellcome Collection because I had been dying to go and have a look at their intriguing new exhibition: Skin.

They say themselves that skin is “the largest and probably most overlooked human organ” and yet it is what holds us all together, creates our identity and shows our age more vividly than anything else, all areas which this exhibition explored. I personally found the wax figures for the early 15th and 16th centuries fascinating, that since then we were taking such an active look at the more intricate parts of the body, I also found the look into tribal markings and tattoos really interesting, the instruments once used, now on show, conjure up some rather graphic ideas of pain if your imagination is just half as active as mine.

The more contemporary works with the use of photography and video are beautiful in a grotesque way but again I can’t take my eyes of something that scares me a little. All in all, the entire exhibition is very comprehensive, it shows a total spectrum of this organ in a space that was not as sprawling as I’d expected, yet still large enough to debut all these topics and never overcrowd itself.

This exhibition showed how the exploration of the human body will never cease to amaze us, as lets admit it; we all love to talk about ourselves.
Exhibition Runs 10 June-26 September, for information call: 020 7611 2222

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Creative Director

The Claremont Project are taking applications for a new Creative Director. Claremont has a reputation for being a community where its staff and members shine. We’re looking for someone to take over from Louise, our current Creative Director, who is moving to deepest Somerset to start a new life in the country.

They're looking for someone who is quite special. The person needs to have a mix of warm charisma and leadership confidence while also being thoughtful and sensitive to the perspectives, needs and moods of others. The person needs to combine being creative and enthusiastic with being an excellent administrator and planner. The person has to be able to work competently with MS Office applications.There’s lots of creative programming, from one-off arts events (dance extravaganzas or the world record attempt at the largest gathering of sock puppets, for examples) to regular weekly classes and monthly Culture Shock shows. There’s also lots of listening to people and building trusting and worthwhile relationships, often with people who may have been very lonely. Being able to engage with a wide range of people and to manage occasionally difficult situations is important, as is a sense of optimism and a sense of humour.

For more information of course please visit this website:

And best of luck to all applicants! x
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