@MarDixon Passionate about culture. Champion for the next generation of Cultural visitors. Defender of Libraries. Digital, Wearable Tech Enthusiast. Sharing knowledge. Troublemaker and/or advocate, depending on what you need.
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    February 10th, 2017mardixonCulture

    It’s been awhile since I did a review and there are two amazing exhibitions I recently saw in London, the first was the David Hockey exhibition and second is Robots at the Science Museum.

    I was fortunate to be able to attend the David Hockney press preview whilst in London.  Normally press previews are very nice events that give you time to explore the art without a lot of people and fuss.  There is also a few talks, usually from the curator, sometimes it’s the press people.  And there is usually tea/coffee and biscuits.

    This press preview was completely different.

    It. Was. PACKED.  And I mean wall to wall with people writing, photographing and filming.  I was able to go through in my normal style, pretty rushed in each room, go back the opposite way and then through again to see what I missed.  The problem: normally I go into a room to find just one or two things I like (it something me and Charlotte have always done to avoid art fatigue) but with this exhibition that was impossible – I *liked* everything!

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    June 18th, 2012mardixonCulture

    Guest Blog by Charlotte Dixon:

    I was invited by Tate Kids to Damien Hirst Plate Spinning event to live tweet. That is when you tweet what you see as it’s happening.  Kids Co is a great charity for kids in London who teamed up with Damien Hirst and Tate for this activity.  Damien is a supporter of the charity.

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    May 15th, 2012mardixonCulture

    The way that I found about the new Damien Hirst exhibition was about 4 weeks ago when I saw the Tate exhibition on a documentary. I already knew about him but this got me more interested in him.

    On Saturday, my mom and I got to go to the exhibition – I was jumping for joy! The exhibition fills 14 rooms over one floor except for one special piece. When we went in there was a lot of people and the first thing I saw was the hair dryer pushing up the golf ball [What Goes Up Must Come Down, 1994].  But I didn’t care about that because I went right to Dead Head [With Dead Head, 1991] which is a picture of Damien with a dead head.  Damien didn’t kill the man – I think the man donated his body to science but a lot of people still thought it was wrong.  I didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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    May 7th, 2012mardixonCulture

    Britain Tate Quiz Trail is a new app from The Connected Set Ltd on behalf on Tate Britain which is free to download.  The objective is simple: choose a category from the three available, choose a level and answer 10 multiple choice questions.  You receive 10 points for answering the question correctly on the first attempt, 5 for second, 0 for third.  You can play at Tate, taking about 45-60 minutes to work your way through the gallery, looking at each piece and answering the questions or off location (as I did).

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