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The perks of being a gallery ghost

Following on from yesterday, let me tell you one of the perks of being a gallery ghost. Because I go to the gallery with no expectations and admittedly only a casual knowledge, there is no stress about the visit. I can guarantee that I will see some art, and if I’m lucky I may even […]

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Street art and galleries in London

Discovering inspiration in the most obvious of places

In dire need of some inspiration, I headed down to the National Gallery to do the ‘Be Inspired‘ audio tour. Who would have thunk it, it was inspiring! Normally with the National Gallery audio tours I duck in and out. I have a year long membership which means all the audio tours are free – […]

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Street art and galleries in London

Under 26 and love art?

  I am always after sneaky sneaky ways to see art on the cheap. In the UK most of the major galleries are free, but all the special exhibitions (i.e. all the interesting ones you want to see) have a charge. So, introducing the National Art Pass, run by the Art Fund charity. For £18.75 (under […]

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Street art and galleries in London

Just wait 500 years, become famous, and then you won’t even need to finish the painting

I highly recommend listening to the ’60 Minute’ audio tour at the National Gallery. It contains all sorts of interesting nuggets to twist your perception of the art. For instance… I had always assumed that The Entombment by Michelangelo was damaged. Like so many paintings, bits had simply fallen off or been badly repaired. Turns out Michelangelo just […]

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