The subversive stitch

One of the most revealing aspects of Dilys Dowswell’s review of the two exhibitions which formed ‘The Subversive Stitch’ (Issue No.24), was the language she used to contrast the historical documentation of embroidery at the Whitworth Art Gallery with the work of contemporary women shown at the Cornerhouse, Manchester: the Cornerhouse show was ‘inhospitable’ by … Read moreThe subversive stitch

The Art Consulting Service of, a web site selling modern canvas wall art, is offering an art consulting service–free of charge–to corporate customers. Nick Chen, the president of its sales department and formerly of art auction house in Xiamen, works with their customers to develop an modern art collection which really reflects the CWA’s culture. offers more than … Read moreThe Art Consulting Service of

Vandalism: the ultimate form of censorship

During 1987, two incidents were reported to W.A.S.L. concerning vandalism and censorship. Outlining the circumstances of these incidents opens up old debates around art in public places, both in a gallery situation and outside of it. Last year two sculptresses, Diane Maclean and Barbara Lander worked together to produce an exhibition called ‘Two Hands Make … Read moreVandalism: the ultimate form of censorship

The Edwardian era

AMIDST THE posters, banners, society portraits, paintings and artefacts there is a teapot beating a frieze of famous military men and the motto: ‘Though it cost the best of our British blood there is no turning back’. In a case among the ornaments is an entertainment for all the family called ‘Boer or Briton: A … Read moreThe Edwardian era

Beatrix Potter

THE LITTLE BOOKS, for which Beatrix Potter is best known, form just a part of a life in which she tried to achieve personal independence and fulfilment while at the same time remaining a dutiful daughter in a middle-class Victorian family. Her wealthy and privileged background was a mixed blessing. On the positive side was … Read moreBeatrix Potter