12th July 2009

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Crown bowling, according to general consensus, is not a particularly sexy sport. I accept that at competition level the participants are hardly octogenarians (in New Zealand, you even get a Haka) , however it still doesn’t quite get the pulse racing for the energetic Young Turks in 21st century London. Curiously, Boules, on the other hand, is…

7th July 2014

Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ

Yes, we’ve all heard of The Decisive Moment, even the Indecisive Moment, but nobody ever talks about the Cock-up Moment: that point when, after meticulously planning something, finding a reasonable vantage point and then, after managing to find a gap between the multitude of other raised cameras, phones and umbrellas, you manage to press the shutter a second…

17th June 2007

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5NJ

We’re covering quite a few international festivals in Trafalgar Square in this project, which may seem a bit lazy – why not go to the specific community’s London heartland and catch the celebrations there? Well, seeing as London’s Korean community, mostly based in New Malden, don’t appear to feature massively in the local summer parade…

13th August 2000

48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG

Back in the distant dark place that was the beginning of the 21st Century, life was so, so different: phones being used for conversations, photographs taken on film cameras (can you imagine that?) and an Internet on which nobody had the wherewithal or digital space to archive anything interesting currently happening. Like the London String…

1st September 2012

Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 7NA

Huge apologies here for a somewhat frivolous representation of what is in reality a serious and important piece of work. In my defence, if you come across a juxtaposition like this, you’re hardly going to turn it down, are you? ‘The Last Thalidomide’ is a huge inflatable sculpture installed in the South Bank’s Jubilee Gardens…

13th April 2003

Trafalgar Way, London E14 5TG

If you’re not prepared, taking on the London Marathon can be a dreadfully exhausting experience. Apparently it’s pretty tough for those people running in it as well, but I think they sort of expect that. Trying to find a place to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the event can be a bit tricky: Tower…

13th September 2008

Westminster Cathedral, London SW1P 1QQ

Let’s get this out of the way first: a citizen of Malta is a Maltese, not a Malteser. Nor is he/she a horribly cute small animal. Right, that’s sorted then. Apparently, the most recent census has over 30,000 Maltese residents in this country, which isn’t that much under 10% of the island’s total population. And,…

23rd May 2015

Bow Creek,, London E14 6RN

Let’s be frank here: a creative juxtaposition of shopping trolleys and canals – even in today’s world of conceptual art overload – tends not to elicit responses of unbridled enthusiastic appreciation. But then, this is no ordinary pile of salvaged debris from the murky depths: this is Abigail Fallis’s DNA DL90 – a commissioned work of…

26th May 2006

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London SE1 9JH

Unlike the usual installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, this one only occupied the space for one day, and half of that was spent setting it up. This was part of the entertaining and occasionally bonkers Long Weekend event sponsored by UBS, held over Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekends during the period when the Turbine Hall…

23rd October 2011

Potters Field Park, London SE1 2UP

When there’s a world record attempt and a free lunch being offered (and the sun’s shining) – well, what’s not to like? Ok, so the world record in question isn’t quite as visually enticing as some others we’ve come across, or other goings on at Potters Field Park in general… But, hey: free lunch. A bit strange,…