Banksy, the artist, enjoying a little staycation in my neck of the woods? Leaving behind some new works for everyone to love and/or hate? The idea immediately caught my imagination. I had a few days off, so on a bus I hopped, to see for myself what all the fuss was about.
I don’t know if it’s typical for Norwich, but the people here tend to leave items they no longer need… Read more Lost and Found: On Reading Books from the Street
Many institutions and individual enthusiasts have started to share culture online, or had already started to do so long before we had even heard of Covid-19. If you’ve had enough Netflix to last you a lifetime and the thought of a jigsaw puzzle makes you cringe, here are a few places you can access from home to open your mind.
It always strikes me how foreign tourists stick to the same handful of places. In The Netherlands, where I’m from, everyone flocks to the Red Light District or Anne Frank House, depending on their preferences. I can’t vouch for the Red Light District…
Although I’ve always been an avid amateur fiction writer and visual artist, my creative practice has suffered in recent years.… Read more “It Only Takes Ten Minutes a Day, I Promise”: How I Brought Creativity Back Into My Life
Light feels like a luxury at this time of year. Nights are long, days are short and often grey. While… Read more A Light in the Darkness: Art as Experience
“I can’t believe this,” my mum said. “This guy was a proper fascist!” She uttered this statement at the Centraal… Read more Is It Okay to Enjoy Fascist Art? The Ethics of Cultural Debate
Last week my mom took me to the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague as a treat. It has recently been… Read more On Donna Tartt and Goldfinches