Author Archives: rukshanaafia

About rukshanaafia

Ceramic & textile artist

Berlin 2 : 2 museums and an art gallery

1 The Berggruen Museum This was built especially to house the collection of its namesake . He was of German Jewish family and emigrated to the USA before WW2 . There he had a selling gallery and began to collect … Continue reading

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Berlin 1 : 3 memorials

I was in Berlin with my son last week visiting an old friend who lives there and so was able to advise us on what not to miss – in only 4 days ! So here goes with the first … Continue reading

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Watercolour learning

               These were the 1st two attempts at using real watercolours ie proper blocks with brushes & palette for plants in our garden . The photos are fairly bad – unfortunately I cannot remember … Continue reading

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Ghisha Koenig – Machines Restrict their Movement

This is an exhibition in Gallery 4 (basically a small room) at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds . There are 7 small scale sculptures (up to ~ 12″ high with bas-reliefs up to ~ 30″) mostly in bronze with … Continue reading

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Useful proposal criticisms ?

I have just completed my 4th draft proposal for a practice-led PhD and having been advised to show them to other people wondered if anyone had any useful criticisms ? Arranging things -4th draft word PS – what I am … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

A few things to note before going to exhibitions next week (and I hope blogging about them) . Firstly my son has finished the first 2 wooden frames for my 2d work ; The idea with (largely) his design was … Continue reading

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Albert Moore : Of Beauty & Aesthetics , York Art Gallery until 1st October

Another rewarding exhibition – things are looking up ! I expected this to be akin to Frederick Leighton’s work or even Alma-Tadema’s – very staid late Victorian academicism with Arcadian settings excusing the semi nudity and lots of repressed eroticism … Continue reading

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