Pie and Mash – a Fading East End tradition?

Cath “Excuse me, but do you know where the F Cooke’s Pie and Mash shop is from here?”  I asked a couple of people outside Hoxton station if they could help us.  They hadn’t heard of it so out came the map and we realised we were nowhere near it. Read more Continue reading

Who is Dashi Namdakov?

Dashi Namdakov is a highly successful artist whose work has been exhibited in major galleries in Russia, China and Kazakhstan. He hails from Buryatia, a republic of Russia that lies in South Eastern Siberia on the Mongolian border. It is the centre of Buddhism in Russia and its history ofRead more Continue reading

Artist Dashi Namdakov in “The Art of Creating” at the Halcyon Gallery, Bond Street

  I realise I’m unashamedly breaking all the rules by singling out one artist from a group show, but perhaps this act will rightly serve to focus the requisite attention upon this talented Russian artist. The show’s curatorial conceit is to bring attention to each artist’s creative process in anRead more Continue reading