Everything we experience forms a part of who we are and what we do and therefore what we offer. We rely heavily on the arts to inspire us and this is critical to us as individuals as well as a business.
Everyone at Creamer and Lloyd has their own budget for research and inspiration. On a regular basis we share on our website the best experiences we’ve had.
In 'Tracks: Walking the Ancient Landscapes of Britain', artist Philip Hughes finds a way to simplify a landscape and enhance its beauty. The way he focuses on just a few features to help you really 'see' the scenes is a perfect enactment of Proust's belief that "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".
When you look at somebody for 3 hours you get to know a lot about them! These classes force me to stop and look when everything else is screaming "GO FASTER!"
Discovering Dolores de Sade's delicate yet punchy surreal etchings at the RCA fine art degree show in Battersea
The real stars are the on loan Poussins, not for the advertised show with Cy Twombly, but the 7 Sacraments of which only 5 remain. Placed in one room they show his skill with the human figure of all ages, at all angles, passive and active.
On the roof of the Hayward Gallery there is a small exhibition by Robert Wilson shot over a 2 week period in Afghanistan. You walk through the recent Festival of Britain allotments to come across the photos hung on the concrete walls.
As part of the 26 project, 26 Treasures, I’m at the National Library of Wales listening to the first recording of ‘Land of my Fathers’ by Madge Breece. Her voice is hauntingly fragile, bewildered. The X Factor this isn’t, thank god.
We have a postcard-sized painting of the Sussex Weald on our wall by the back door which itself frames a view of the Weald. Both are full of shadow and light and they talk to each other.
In particular Christian Marclay - The Clock. 24 Hours worth of snippets of films juxtaposed to create a narrative about time. Staggering.
Everyone is invited to draw (online) a single frame of a music video for Johnny Cash’s ‘Ain’t No Grave’. The result is a truly collaborative, ever-changing, inspiring piece of artwork.
He paints faces beautifully, finding seldom seen angles - twisted up, looking down, the merest outline, from the top of the head. Just the poses themselves remind you of some religious settings.
The most incredible review of an artist who has been pigeon holed for too long.
A very extensive and intelligently curated thematic collection of works by women on women. Thought provoking and inspiring without any of the hysteria of gender politics or stereotyping.
An inspirational artist who not only speaks about the traumas of war in Sri Lanka but inspires others to do so through his art school.
A museum quality show in a private gallery.
Proof that Freud is one of the greatest painters alive and as penetrating as ever
1700 - 2010 domestic creativity at its most painstaking.
A sensuous combination of older work and cheeky tortoises.
Lalla Ward paints with threads, draws with stitches, makes pictures with fabric, cares about biology, loves island flora and fauna, and is captivated by the evolution of animals stranded in isolation.
In and amongst the blockbuster paintings, these were the stars of the show.
A fascinating exhibition that provides an in-depth examination of the complex theme of depicting animal and human locomotion in the arts, particularly paintings, photography and sculpture.
For Graffiti artist JR, the world is a canvas, posting immense and beautiful images in extraordinary of places. WOMEN ARE HEROES is a global celebration of individuals who have gone through horrific times, empowered and writ large over city streets.
Masculine/feminine, sacred/profane, violence/serenity captured in stone metal wood and the lightest of sketches. I was caught and held still by these incredible works.
A wonderful tribute to the work of an artist who's range and depth is extraordinary
Digital screens hang from the ceiling, on each a figure is sleeping. As you approach they start to ‘interact’ with you moving and changing expression. The experience feels real, I felt rude turning from them without saying goodbye.
Her installation, “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity”, known as the eternity room, at Gagosian in New York. It was literally like being inside the Matrix – absolutely breath-taking and magical
Loosely based on Metropolis, a magical, nightmarish vision set in the deserted dank tunnels beneath Waterloo. The Killing Machine, whose motorised needles jabbed spasmodically into a distressingly anthropomorphic dentist’s chair.
Transformation of a grade 1 listed building into a white labyrinth of perfect exhibition spaces
A triumphant return of the most important art gallery in East London
In its new enormous space Haunch of Venison presented a treasure trove of incredible, sometimes stunning, sometimes disturbing works, a modern-day ethnographers hoard of the created and unnatural.
Upstairs a perfect marionette lies in a coffin, veiled children watch the windows, in the basement vats of wax bubble endlessly and the staircase flickers with films of Haitian rituals. A heady exploration into modern and ancient perceptions of Voodoo.
Like his music, Antony Hegarty's first exhibition at Isis Gallery was beautiful and at times achingly poignant, for a fleeting moment the photographs and collages became a window on the singer's often turbulent world
Easy to miss among the Friday madness of Rivington St, here is a treasure trove of things weird and wonderful from gramophones to printed wallpaper and the most innovative use of old cassettes I seen yet. Looking forward to gallumphing back...
These dividing lines are reminders of shimmering tension. They look like part of a massive set for a play. Many of the murals are in pristine condition