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Studio window…

… the best view from a studio window this week? This is Deirdre Kelly’s studio – the long-term resident artist at Scuola Internazionale Grafica. We visited the scuola to talk to the Director about connections between their resident artists and the Sant’Alvise AiRs. Lovely Roberta works a press. The view from my studio window is…

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studio day & art night venezia

A quiet day in the studio – cleared the objects and drawing from the table (above) and made a new sheet for the table, again from many smaller sheets taped together. I sat in the garden after lunch with Gilberto and Alvisa joined us. After dinner I visited the Cannaregio ‘art night venezia’ sites –…

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Tipografia Gianni Basso and Tiramisu

Gianni Basso and his son, Stefano – celeb letterpress printers… We visit to order some cards and are shown Gianni’s museum of printing next to the shop. Aldo serves Gilberto’s huge and excellent tiramisu – we sit in the garden with coffee till it is dark and some rain falls. Thunder and lightning later. Alvisa…

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Volpe in Giardini

Stuffed fox in the Korean pavilion… Phyllida Barlow fills the British pavilion with folly. An interesting installation and multi-screen video/performance work by Jordi Colomer in the Spanish pavilion. Noisy French work – a plywood construction owing much to Schwitters? Tiny cranes and other small worlds in the Japanese pavilion. Lovely paintings by Firenze Lai. Trends…

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A busy day

Lots of dogs in Venice… After a visit to Lyceo Guggenheim, a specialist art and design secondary school, a visit to the Armenian pavilion and beautiful gardens. A walled ‘field’. Cuban pavilion The Palazzo Fortuny – curated to expected standard – above that of the endless muggy palazzos stuffed with bad art.A storm hit Venice…

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The Garden at Sant’Alvise

Two of the nasturtium seeds have sprouted – but the blackbirds may eat them. Patterned walls, Chiesa dei Gesuiti Segio gave me some cake moulds this morning – a house and a tree for Christmas cakes and a rabbit and a fish for Easter Pesce e coniglio Aquile e conigli, Chiesa dei Gesuiti

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