Category Archives: Galleries

Damien Hirst – The first look

Whats the start of the show – “It starts with embarrassment and ends with hope” After what was considered a failure of the freeze exhibition it gave Damien the incentive to make contemporary that you could not ignore.

“I think it’s just babbling of the mind can’t you just focus and make some proper art” well said Damien i think you should take your own advice, but while the saps with money are willing to pay why bother?

“Love it or hate it along as you can’t get it out of your head” this is true generally the things that annoy you or you disagree with tend to stick in your head more than the things you enjoy and i think this is what contemporary art is about, alienating people enough it gets such a big audience then people then believe for this that people enjoy it, but it hunk its out love of hate that is drying this theme an i stick to my guns when i say it is a waste of money to panda on these meaningless subjects.

How is this man a millionaire? people paying for these abstract things this says nothing but the pretentious sheep that people have become.” you take two meaningless objects put them together and they create meaning” their we have it the words i have been searching for, now it does not mean they suddenly have meaning, they put the flavours cherry and coke together its nice but it doesn’t suddenly men there is meaning, as coke is coke and will always be more successful as the original and cherry flavour has many different uses so keeping thing separate and within their own uses means they are more meaningful in there created sense not by placing to meaningless objects and then there’s a revelation because a person believes there is and idea from doing this.

For the love of god – this cost 14 million pounds to make. The skull is about immortality.

The physical impossibility of death in the mind of someone living – brian sewell art critic what you have is a shark a big fish in a tank of formaldehyde how does it become a work of art?

What you can’t take away is Damien really believes that tho is art i think it is more to do with his fascination of fear with a shark than art itself, and itself is not an original idea as this has been done before. But i  have to agree with the critic just by placing this in an art gallery does not then make it art itself.

A thousand years – Even this piece shocks Damien, A box hatching maggots into flies, a rotting cows head, And a bug killer, it’s a gruesome life circle.

I do get the whole circle of life reference but however this is forced, and whether i is just a flies life you should not play god and produce the flies entrap them for a show to then kill them that is total representation of you enabling a god act, this truly can not be called a work of art.

Mother and child divided – “Its amazing what you can do with an E in a level art, a twisted imagination and a chain saw” i couldn’t area more this piece as disturbing as it is quite fascinating but i can’t help feel it belongs in a museum of learning rather than being called an art piece.

spot painting – he only ever did 20 paintings himself before he handed them over to his assistants how then can he claim this is his exhibition when other people are creating the art in subject? He doesn’t even seem to have a reason for making this, he prefers colour over people so lets paint a load of dots over the walls shall we? “i hate people” then why make millions off people because we are pretentious enough to believe that these are works or art with meaning when they appear to be neither.? He seems in awe of his own work which to be fair we should all be fair of our accomplishments but these are simply dots on a wall which you make other people paint because you haven’t got the patience. I think i would rather frame a twister matt.

“Is there anything in them other than he spots, does it matter how big the spots are does it mean anything” Brian sewell


In and out of love – He moved is obsession with flies then onto butterflies, dead butterflies are fixed onto canvas, in the other they are born, How is this art go to any zoo or natural exhibit this is not an original thought this is just nature trapped in a room. “Butterflies give us hope because they look alive when dead.””Its just a butterfly house isn’t it?” the words spoken by Damien why would you admit this that it isn’t in fact art you have just placed this for a random idea.

They keep saying kids love this is this all Damien creates art for to entertain children, just because it entertains the innocence of children dos not make it good art.

Turning cigarette buts into sculpture – It seems all Damien does is go look at other artists do their work with a slight element change, and he admits the title for one of his cigarette pieces where it is just a desk with an ashtray and cigarettes on was not his thought for a title but someone else’s. Can this man think of an original idea for a meaningful purpose. or lets create anything with a title that is more interesting than the piece of so-called art its self.

pills – the  temple to our belief of the power of pills, seriously you have created a pharmacy another duplicate idea, the idea that the promise of these tablets block out the fear of what they can do for us. I do get the emphasise to death but seriously create something do not simply duplicate a pharmacy and place it in an art gallery.

angel –

I think the fact that Noel Fielding presented this documentary was a spot on character defence to the audience that thrives on these products, the weird, insane and the ones off their heads on drugs that find entertainment is meaningless subjects.

Tate Liverpool response

Dear Ms Kellett,
Thank you for completing a comments form following your recent visit to Tate Liverpool on 25th March 2012. Your comments are important to us and we use them in the planning of future exhibitions.

I am sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy some of the art works during your visit to the gallery. Tate Liverpool aims to present an interesting, varied and challenging programme of exhibitions and displays that make art more accessible and enjoyable to all. 

We recognise that the gallery has a very varied audience, and accept that at times not all the work on display will be to all of our visitor’s tastes.  We have over 500,000 visitors per year and I think it would be unrealistic of us to expect to please all of our visitors all of the time.  For this reason the exhibition and displays programme changes frequently, to present the very best modern and contemporary art and to reflect the various needs, interests and expectations of our audience. 

Visitor Assistants deliver free talks every day at Tate Liverpool, offering an opportunity for visitors to discuss their thoughts and ask questions. There is a 30 minute talk every day at 13.00 and 10 minute artwork-specific talks every day at 11.00 and 12.00. Visitors who visit the gallery, unsure what to expect, attend these talks and get a lot more out of their visit.

Thanks once again for taking the time to put your comments down on paper.

Yours sincerely,

Lindsey Tetlow


blah blah blah why are it still doesn’t clear my mind why these people are getting paid copious amounts of money for creating nothing but useless not aesthetically pleasing artefacts. I would love to frame all my contents of my waste bin and get paid for that why don’t i because i have more self respect and dignity to call myself an artist if i was to do so.

Tate liverpool review

I left a comment to Tate liverpool on exactly what I thought of their exhibits and I asked for a response. I am still waiting for this response …

people please this is what we call art – Tate Liverpool

I recently visited Tate liverpool, and i truly cannot understand how thee objects,so-called sculptures and displays are called art and are a form of entertainment. Is this what modern society has resorted to disgusting discarded objects then displayed now with a new name of art, and this is without considering the money and the space that are thrown willingly at theses meaningless products. With out economy in such a crisis then why is this absurd creation being applauded and Aude. Really can you call these unique,diverse art even contemporary art?

DODO designs in the MA exhibition

This time next year i will have finished and presented my MA exhibition. So exciting and nerve-racking. Here are some images from this years MA designs

the creators of this exhibition are my favourite designers from the show dodo designs.

Go check out DODO’s blog and see what  else they are up to.

dodo’s blog

Dodo designs are amazing and well thought out, they put so much effort into getting their design exhibition perfect, and they achieved it well done to dodo designs I hope you get the mark you deserve.

The whole exhibition piece in view.

“Here is some information about the project:

Dodo Lab is a research project set up to find ways of regenerating old and unwanted pieces of furniture. The experimental nature of the project has led to us keeping prototype (1, 2 & 3 etc) as the name for each of the pieces. Each prototype comes with a QR (Quick Response) Code that unites the prototypes past, present, and future. By scanning the barcode with a smartphone you unlock information about its former life also allowing the new owner to contribute to its ongoing narrative. This adds intrigue and a unique human history to the once neglected objects, making them valuable and special once more. The Prototypes can only be bought by swapping services or by doing a good deed, much like designers within their working environment, therefore the only currency used is the swap or deed itself.”

Tate modern

This is a good piece of architecture combined with the skills of great design. If you was to sum up Tate modern in one solid form this is a perfect representative for it and i am excited to see the finished effect.

“Southwark’s planning committee approved the ambitious scheme on Tuesday night despite an eleventh-hour objection from IPC Media, the publishing firm moving into the Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street.

The 76-metre, 12-storey extension will be built at the south-west corner of the former Bankside Power Station. The extension has been designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the same architects responsible for the award-winning transformation of Giles Gilbert Scott’s power station into Tate Modern.

As well as providing significant new gallery space for the display of works from Tate’s collection, it will boast education facilities, two shops and six catering outlets.

Tate says that it needs the extension because of the huge success of the art gallery since it opened at Bankside in 2000. Tate Modern was designed to handle 1.8 million visitors a year but last year received 4.9 million visitors, causing overcrowding and putting a strain on visitor facilities.”