Marrakesh Biennale 6

How lucky to find myself in Marrakesh during the Biennale in 2016. I came across this installation at an intersection while checking out local galleries in the suburb of Gueliz. The Zbel Manifesto Collective of four artists from Marrakesh comment here on something close to my heart, a concern about the proliferation of plastic, or… Continue reading Marrakesh Biennale 6

Wake me up to post…

… letters not blogs. I noticed this vibrant street art of an alert feline outside a cafe whilst lunching in Rabat. Little did I know that the artwork decorated¬†an otherwise mundane, and purely functional element of the urban landscape.  

Wake me up…

    Cats are part of the urban landscape in Morocco and so, they will figure strongly in this series.¬†Though I admire the capacity of cats to fend for themselves and survive without human assistance, it is this very characteristic that can cause ecological upset. They are, as I have already noted, killers. Of the… Continue reading Wake me up…

Wake me up to create

The Medina in Fez is the place to see artisans at work. Mosaics, ceramics, leatherwork, ironwork and rug making all take place in workshops clustered together as they have for hundreds of years. There are alleys of tailors embroidering colourful Jalabas, and a noisy section where workers bash iron pots into shape.