Review: Last chance to see: British Art Show 7 at the Hayward Gallery

“I miss being 10 years old,” someone remarked to me this weekend. “Being in a place where there’s a set purpose to life, and it’s so easy to be happy.” If you want to experience something that affirms the opposite: that being an adult in 2011 is terrifying but wonderful, visit British Art Show 7: in the Last Days of the Comet (closing on April 17th). It’s certainly difficult being confronted by the first pieces in this exhibition. Phoebe Unwin’s paintings are boxed in and desaturated, like piecemeal Rothkos. Charles Avery’s spectacular installation of a woman looking into the sky …

School Statues

Picture(s) of the day: I spotted these outside a school in Leicester recently and thought they were the eeriest things I have ever seen. They’re apparently supposed to warn drivers to slow down. Spooky and hilarious.

Katie Eary Lookbook A/W 2011

Image from Katie Eary Lookbook A/W 2011 Photographer: Holly Falconer, Stylist: Way Perry, Model: Jack at FM, Make up: Adam Burrell, Hair: Paul at Jed Root, Photographer’s assistant: Tim Bowditch

Portrait of Holly Falconer

Talk at the Barbican

This month I was one of the speakers at Pigeons & Peacocks’ PechaKucha, an event at the Barbican featuring photographers and illustrators talking about their work. Hosted by John William, editor of London College of Fashion’s magazine Pigeons & Peacocks, fifteen creatives discussed their work as part of the programme of events that had been taking place alongside the Barbican’s exhibition Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion. It was great to take part – and amazing to see the exhibition as well.