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Saturday 25 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Thursday 06 January 2011
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Plans are being laid to create a network of vast deer ranches in the glens and hills of Scotland to cater for the nation’s appetite for venison, once more commonly associated with historical banquets but now finding its way into shopping baskets as a low-fat, eco-meat.
Friday 06 August 2010
I walked past one of Joana Vasconcelos's large sculptures at Haunch of Venison before I realised it was there. As I entered the lobby it seemed that part of the gallery had been cordoned off and I was being led in a particular direction by a series of ropes. It wasn't until I looked more closely at the ropes, the kind you might find sheathed in velvet at a fancy club, that I realised they were made from long thick glossy hair in blonde, brown and auburn, which, arranged in a plaited style, seems like women's hair. The work is called One Way (Una Dirección) (2003) and, with a simple gesture, Vasconcelos highlights the ways in which women can be oppressed, held in place, or, worse, trafficked, and how ideals of beauty can play a part in this. This exhibition is filled with works that brilliantly tackle this kind of territory without being bogged down in it – this Portuguese artist's sculptures always look wonderful, excessive and extremely rich, while posing awkward questions.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Saturday 24 April 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Thieves took an unusual trophy from a Wiltshire pub – a mummified hand amputated from a cheating gambler.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Saturday 14 November 2009
Saturday 14 November 2009
Although one-pot cooking is a great traditional way of conjuring up hearty meals, there's a lot more to it than just throwing some ingredients into a casserole and hoping for the best. The preparation is crucial to the end product and the quality of ingredients is, of course, equally essential.
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