Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Birthday trip to London

For my birthday this year, I went to London to see the Tracey Emin exhibition at Hayward Gallery on Southbank, London. Was a brilliant exhibition, huge and curated in such a way that it made me question my previous preconceptions of Emin.

I loved the quilts, embroideries and there was some amazing drawings too. Had never seen much of her film work before and some of those pieces were very powerful too.

Out from the exhibition and into Chowpatty Beach Bar on South Bank for the lunch below

Not a great photo - but the food was delicious! Was also sunny enough to sit outside and enjoy the bustling Southbank.

Are a line of beach huts along the Southbank riverside, with different displays in each and also a seaside garden from Southend on Sea and a small artificial sandy beach, which the kids were absolutely loving.

Was a great birthday trip to the capital and haven't stopped thinking about Tracey Emin's work since, which has got to be the sign of a fantastic exhibition and an artist that touches you.

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