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    Refections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
    National Gallery

    This exhibition presents the Arnolfini Portrait, which the National Gallery acquired in 1842, alongside works by Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, and explores the painting's influence on the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Interpretation editor and audio guide writer. 

     

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    Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
    Leighton House Museum

    Lawrence Alma-Tadema, one of the most prominent artists of the late Victorian period, enjoyed great success as a painter of classical subjects. This is the first major presentation of his work to be held in London since 1913. Audio guide writer. 

     

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    Giovanni da Rimini: an 14th-century masterpiece unveiled
    National Gallery

    In 2015, the National Gallery acquired Giovanni da Rimini's Scenes from the Life of the Virgin, now one of the oldest paintings in the collection. This exhibitions places this rare panel into the context of painting in 14th-century Rimini. Interpretation editor.

     

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    Houses of Parliament
    Palace of Westminster

    A Welsh version of the audio guide to the Houses of Parliament, produced by Antenna International, is about to be launched. It is narrated by Huw Edwards (BBC News) and features actor Steffan Rhodri. / Mae fersiwn Gymraeg o'r daith sain i Balas San Steffan ar fin cael ei lawnsio. Producer/Cynhyrchydd.

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    Lady Lever Art Gallery
    Port Sunlight

    Founded by the industrialist and philanthropist William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, the Lady Lever Art Gallery houses one of Britain's finest collections of fine and decorative arts. Highlights include the Wedgwood collection and Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art. Audio guide writer/editor.

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    Flaming June: The Making of an Icon
    Leighton House Museum
    4 November - 2 April

    This exhibition tells the extraordinary story of Leighton's masterpiece, Flaming June, from the conception and unveiling of this icon of Victorian art in Leighton's house, to its rise from oblivion to the heights of fame when it was rediscovered in the 1960s. Audio guide writer.

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    Beyond Caravaggio
    National Gallery
    12 October - 15 January

    Caravaggio’s groundbreaking paintings, with their compelling naturalism, dramatic lighting and powerful storytelling, transformed art in early 17th-century Rome. During his lifetime his art brought him immediate renown, and after his untimely death, its impact reverberated around Europe. Interpretation editor and audio guide writer. 

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    Palace House
    National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art
    Opens October 2016

    The National Gallery of Sporting Art and National Horseracing Museum occupy the site of a palace built for Charles II. The remaining part of the palace, Palace House, now houses works of art, drawn from various British collections, that trace the development of sporting art in Britain. Multimedia guide writer.

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    Painters' Paintings
    National Gallery, London

    24 June - 4 September

    Painters'Paintings brings together works of art once owned by Freud, Matisse, Degas, Leighton, Watts, Lawrence, Reynolds and Van Dyck, and examines why these painters acquired other artists'works. Responsible for writing the wall panels and labels, audioguide and web feature. Interpretation editor.

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    Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice
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    Launched April 2016

    Translation of texts for the new website launched by Venice's leading contemporary art space, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, where works from the collection of François Pinault are presented in internationally renowned exhibitions. Italian to English translator.

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    Leonardo da Vinci in 30 Seconds
    Ivy Press

    March 2016

    Children's book exploring 30 topics related to the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci. With an attention-grabbing format, the book introduces readers aged from 8 up to the original Renaissance man, looking at Leonardo's background, masterpieces, innovative inventions and influences. Published by Ivy Press. Consultant.

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    In the Age of Giorgione
    Royal Academy of Arts

    12 March - 6 June 2016

    This exhibition examines a new dawn in Venetian art at the beginning of the 16th century: with Giovanni Bellini the leading artist in Venice, a younger generation, including Titian and Giorgione, emerged. Masterpieces by Giorgione are displayed alongside works by Bellini, Dürer, and TItian, among others. Author of Exhibition in Focus booklet.

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    ​Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
    National Gallery

    17 February - 22 May 2016

    Eugène Delacroix was France’s leading exponent of Romanticism who, at the time of his death in 1863, was the most revered artist among the avant-garde in Paris. This exhibition traces 50 years of his legacy, exploring the profound impact he had on his contemporaries and on generations of artists to come, among them Cézanne, Van Gogh, Signac and Matisse. Audio guide writer.

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    Visions of Paradise: the Palmieri Altarpiece
    National Gallery

    4 November - 28 March 2016

    Botticini’s monumental Assumption of the Virgin, with its panoramic view of Florence, was commissioned by Matteo Palmieri for the Florentine Church of San Pier Maggiore. This exhibition showcases recent research that casts new light onto the painting and provides a window onto art and life in fifteenth-century Florence. Interpretation editor.

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    Tate Britain Mobile Guide
    Permanent Collection

    The Tate Britain Mobile Guide has been extended to include more than 100 works. Commentaries cover highlights from the BP Meet 500 Years of British Art display, and include audio commentaries, filmed interviews with curators, artists and commentators, as well as archival material. Available online and as an app. Content developer and writer.

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    The World of Interiors
    September Issue

    Book review of 'Contemporary Design Africa' by Tapiwa Matsinda (published by Thames & Hudson).


     

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    Making Africa
    Guggenheim Bilbao

    30 October 2015 - 21 February 2016

    Major exhibition exploring the work of contemporary Arfican designers whose creativity and innovation challenge conventional definitions of art, design, photography, architecture and film. Multimedia guide writer.


     

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    Inspired by Snowdonia, BBC Wales

    Saturday, 13 June

    This programme explored the depiction of Snowdonia's rugged landscape in art, from Richard Wilson and J.M.W. Turner in the 18th century, to the Victorian artists' colony in Betws y Coed, the modernist visions of J.D. Innes and twentieth-century master Kyffin Williams, concluding with artists working today. Presenter.

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's The Time
    Guggenheim Bilbao

    3 July - 1 November

    The most ambitious retrospective of New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat ever to be held in Spain includes approximately one hundred large-scale paintings, drawings, and photographs from public and private collections across Europe and North America. Audio guide writer.
     

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    Visions of the Valleys, BBC Wales/BBC Four

    March 2015

    J.M.W. Turner visited the Neath valley in 1795, at the age of twenty, during one five painting trips he made to Wales as a young man. In this documentary on the visual representation of the south Wales valleys, I accompany presenter Kim Howells to the spectacular Melincourt waterfall near Neath, following Turner's footsteps. Contributor.

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    Henri Rousseau: il candore arcaico
    Doge's Palace, Venice

    6 March - 5 July, 2015

    This exhibition is a collaboration between Venice's civic museums and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Featuring over a hundred works, it places Rousseau's naïve style within a broader historical context, looking at earlier artists who worked in a similar way and later artists who were influenced by him. The audio guide, produced by Antenna, examines this theme through detailed discussion of twenty-five paintings. Writer.

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    The Sultan's World
    BOZAR, Brussels

    27 February - 31 May, 2015

    This exhibition explores the influence of Ottoman culture on European artists during the Renaissance. At this time, the exchange between east and west happened on various levels and moved in both directions, through merchants, diplomats, pilgrims and artists. The multimedia guide, produced by imagineear, examines this theme through detailed discussion of thirty objects. Writer.

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    Rubens and his Legacy
    Royal Academy of Arts

    24 January - 10 April, 2015

    Rubens was one of the most famous artists of his day, and after his death, he continued to exert a strong influence on artists throughout Europe. Like the exhibition, the audio guide and web feaure examine Rubens's impact on art history, from Van Dyck to Impressionism and beyond. The guide, produced by Antenna, includes interview excerpts from curator Nico van Hout. Writer.

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    Van Gogh: l'Uomo e la Terra
    Palazzo Reale, Milan

    18 October, 2014 - 18 March, 2015

    This exhibition explores the central role that nature played in Van Gogh’s art. For him, nature and mankind were integrally bound, with the cycle of life echoing the seasonal changes to the earth. The theme ties in with Milan Expo 2015, which focuses on the earth, agriculture and sustainability. Audio guide includes interview with curator Kathleen Adler. Writer.

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    Anselm Kiefer
    Royal Academy of Arts

    27 September, 2014 - 15 December, 2014

    Anselm Kiefer's work encompasses painting, sculpture, books and installation, and confronts key questions about history, memory and existence. This is the first major retrospective of his work to be held in the UK, and spans the artist's 40-year career, from his emergence in the late sixties to his most recent activity. Multimedia guide includes interview excerpts with Kiefer himself and with curator Kathleen Soriano. Writer.

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    Venus in View, BBC Radio 4

    11.30-12.00, Thursday 13 March, 2014 (available on iPlayer)

    One hundred years after Velázquez's only surviving nude, the Rokeby Venus, was targeted by the militant Suffragette Mary Richardson, this programme explores the historical context of the attack and looks at how it was reported in the press. Contributions from Lynda Nead, author of 'The Female Nude', National Gallery curator Letizia Treves, cultural historian Hilda Kean and photographer Tom Hunter. Presenter.

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    Veronese
    National Gallery, London

    19 March, 2014 - 15 June, 2014

    Paolo Veronese was celebrated for his opulent visions of sixteenth-century Venetian life. For this, the first large-scale exhibition of his work to be held in Britain, I worked with the National Gallery to develop and edit the in-gallery interpretation and produce the exhibition films . I also wrote the audio guide (produced by Antenna). 

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    Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Baselitz and the Albertina, Royal Academy of Arts

    15 March, 2014 - 8 June, 2014

    Emerging in Germany in the early sixteenth century and later taken up in Italy, the pioneering technique of the chiaroscuro woodcut introduced colour to the printing process for the first time. In this exhibition, these exquisite works are presented through 150 examples from two of the finest collections in the world. Audio guide writer.

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    Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective, Guggeneim Bilbao

    14 March, 2014 - 1 September, 2014

    With nearly 200 pieces including installations, objects, films, drawings, photographs, text and audio pieces, and documented performances, this exhibition covers Yoko Ono’s entire career from her pioneering work in the 1960s to recent installations. The accompanying multimedia guide, produced by Stendhal, includes excerpts from Ono's Instruction pieces and other works. Writer.

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    Zurbarán, BOZAR, Brussels

    The first major exhibition in Belgium dedicated to Francisco Zurbarán, one of the greatest painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Zurbarán's art embodies the profoundly devotional spirit of the time, presenting religious themes with an immediacy and naturalism rarely seen before in Spain. The audio guide follows Zurbarán's career from his beginnings in Seville to his later years in the royal capital, Madrid, tracing the key themes of his work. Writer.

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    Meet 500 Years of British Art, Tate Britain, London

    Worked with Tate Britian to write and develop content for the mobile guide that accompanied the new hang of the collection following its £45m refurbishment. Leading visitors through 500 years of British art, the guide covers sixty works, and features the voices of artists Bacon, Hockney, Caro and Hirst, as well as Tate Britain curators and many more. The content can be accessed online or downloaded free as an Android or Apple app. 

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    Verso Monet, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona

    26 October, 2013 - 9 February, 2014

    This exhibition explores the emergence and development of landscape painting from its origins in seventeenth-century Italy to early twentieth-century France, culminating with a comprehensive display of works by Claude Monet. The audio guide that accompanies the show features curator Marco Goldin, whose contribution reaveals how, over four centuries, artists evolved the study and depiction of nature. Writer.

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    Renoir, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Turin

    23 October, 2013 - 23 February, 2014

    With important loans from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, this exhibition traces Renoir's career from his bohemian beginnings through his Impressionist years to his success in later life. Arranged thematically, the installation explores Renoir's key themes, among them Parisian life, landscape, still life and the nude. The multimedia guide includes interviews with Musée d'Orsay curator Sylvie Patry and Galleria d'Arte Moderna curator Riccardo Passoni. Writer.

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    Europalia India, BOZAR, Brussels

    4 October, 2013 - 26 January 2014

    As part of Europalia's India Festival, two major exhibitions are taking place at BOZAR in Brussels. The first, The Body in Indian Art, looks at the significance of the body in Indian art, touching on India's religions, mythologies and history. The second, Indomania, examines India's enduring appeal for artists from the fifteenth century to the present day. Two multimedia tours, produced by imagineear, explore these themes through commentaries, films and comparative images. Writer.

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    George Bellows, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    16 March 2013 – 9 June 2013

    George Bellows was one of America’s greatest early twentieth-century artists, best known for his depictions of boxers and gritty New York scenes. An exact contemporary of Edward Hopper, he died at just 42. The audio guide traces his short but brilliant career, from his beginnings as a chronicler of urban life to his later idyllic landscapes. The production features interviews with curator Charles Brock and American art expert Carol Troyen, and includes excerpts from Bellows's diaries. Writer.

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    Brueghel: Marvels of Flemish Painting, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome

    18 December 2012 – 2 June 2013

    Multimedia tour exploring the art of the Brueghel dynasty, which dominated the Flemish artistic scene during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Headed by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, whose paintings of peasant life throw acute light on the customs of his time, the dynasty included numerous talented painters of landscape, still life and genre scenes. Tour includes interview with curator Sergio Gaddi. Writer.

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    From Raphael to Picasso: The Gaze, Faces and Figures in Art, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza

    6 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

    How have artists over successive centuries depicted the gaze? This exhibition explores the portrayal of the human face from Renaissance Italy to the modern age through ninety masterpieces from collections around the world, many from the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. The audio guide includes an interview with curator Marco Goldin, who provides his personal perspective on the show. Writer.

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    Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde, Tate Britain, London

    13 September 2012 – 13 January 2013

    Major exhibition presenting the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as Britain's first modern art movement. The show brings together 150 of the Pre-Raphaelites' best-known works across a range of different media. Audio guide traces the history and innovations of the movement through interviews with the exhibition curators, Tim Barringer, Alison Smith and Jason Rosenfeld. Writer.

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    Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée Picasso Paris, Palazzo Reale Milan

    20 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

    Italy's biggest autumn blockbuster. While the Musée Picasso Paris undergoes restoration, its unrivalled collection has travelled to five venues worldwide. In Milan, over 150 works charted Picasso’s extraordinary career. Multimedia tour features interviews with Musée Picasso Director Anne Baldessari, the artist’s biographer John Richardson, his granddaughter Diana Picasso and curator Francesco Poli. Writer.

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    From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism. Paintings from the Clark, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    7 July – 23 September 2012

    Showcasing seventy Impressionist masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, this exhibition includes masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley and Morisot. Audio guide features interview excerpts from Michael Conforti, Director of The Clark, extracts from letters written by the collector Sterling Clark and excerpts of French music from the period. Writer and producer.

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    David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    21 January 2011 – 9 April 2012

    Hockney’s recent paintings capture the landscape of his native Yorkshire. Since returning from California, where he spent over forty years, he has engrossed himself in capturing nature and the changing seasons. The audio guide features an exclusive interview with Hockney, tracing his fascination with landscape, attachment to Yorkshire and recent use of new technologies such as the iPad and multi-screen films. Writer and producer.

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    Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

    17 March – 21 October 2012

    Exhibition curated by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to mark the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death. The installation at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore recreates several of Warhol’s installations and set the historical context through archival photographs, films and objects. Multimedia guide traces the highlights of Warhol's career. Writer.