|Another Picture of The Week says Ealing Gazette|
For me there's a fascination in finding amongst so much development an unchanging harmonious building set in the greenery.
In fact I had a similar picture exhibited at OPEN Ealing about this time last year.
|At last year's OPEN show|
That Turner Prize
Watching the awarding of this years Turner Prize I was reminded of two things:
One was what Channel 4 does as a non-profit broadcaster in providing something different - here championing the arts in prime time what a shame it would be to see its role marginalised and I hope that rumours of the enterprise being sold off prove to be false.
Two was Muriel Gray a C4 Tube presenter from its early days (it was a tea time pop music show) - TV's loss it seems is radio, charity and writing's gain.
And looking at The Turner for 2015 prize the four nominees (they're selected they don't put themselves forward) were a disparate bunch a number of chairs sporting fur coats (Nicole Wermers),
a collective (the first time an elective have been nominated) working on a regeneration project in Liverpool (Assemble) a sound piece by Janice Kerbil and a work about conspiracies, Patterns by Bonnie Camplin.
Many are puzzled that the emergent winners were Assemble but for me there is a history here which goes back to the Arts and Crafts movement of people like William Morris (and perhaps beyond)- marvelous to see people who were genuinely pleased and inclusive taking the prize and raising the profile of their work.
Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) was the odd person who opened the envelope and repeatedly called them 'Assembly' at The Tramway Glasgow and Sir Nicholas Serota (chair of the judges) was enigmatic when asked for his thoughts.
Red 328Here's the inners of West Ealing's Holiday Inn Express
|Red Iron steel works as part of Hotel in West Ealing|