Author: Sean Keenan

An observer first and foremost, Sean Keenan takes what he sees and forges words from the pictures. Media, critique, exuberant analysis and occasional remorse.

Actions and journeying with Jill Smith on the Outer Hebrides 

Edinburgh creative space Fruitmarket prepares to host Zodiac Journey—a documentation of artist Jill Smith's performances across the Outer Hebrides archipelago....

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A Legacy of Smiles—LUAP at Altonaer Balkon, Hamburg

Getting inside the head of the artist, or at the very least, of his creation. Artist Paul Robinson/LUAP explains the Pink Bear Pavilion in Hamburg, Germany....

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The Art Assembly Presents Tokyo Gendai 2024

A preview of Tokyo Gendai international art fair, showcasing curated presentations by internationally recognised contemporary art galleries....

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Painting the Fourth Wall — Miranda Donovan at Woolff Gallery

Street art attitude and fine art aesthetics find harmony in Miranda Donovan's Genesis at Woolff Art....

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The Unbearable Reward of Art: LUAP

A preview of LUAP's €250,000 art prize...

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DYN: A Self-styled Rival to Surrealism’s Gaudy Dominance

Farewell to Surrealism - The Dyn Circle in Mexico traces the attempts of artist Wolfgang Paalen to escape history and reshape experience from the unlikely location of Mexico City, during the Second...

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Triple Threat: Charlotte Branson [Interview]

In conversation with pop's brave new hope for hopeful, brave pop...

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Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Nitin Sawhney

Heavyweight vinyl, heavyweight venue, heavyweight talent...

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A Last Minute Change of Heart (James Heather)

James Heather's beguiling piano etude suggests interesting things to come on Ahead of Our Time records...

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A dynasty of design: SHH Architects

Generations of architectural elegance applied globally...

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Building the Spirit: Steyn Studios (Architecture)

Designing the spirit, Steyn Studio set an eye on the eternal ...

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A Gravitas of Culture: Joseph Chidlaw (Interview)

A new and vibrant voice in contemporary painting, Joseph Chidlaw talks to Trebuchet about his art and influences...

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Look On My Works, Ye Mighty. And Grind.

Buried hubris and follies of personality along southern France's Atlantikwall...

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Unexpected, Imaginative Experiences… with Whalley Range All Stars

Security stopped us because we Went Too Far.... Whalley Range All Stars prove the power of theatre...

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Our job, as puppeteers, is to disappear: Frolicked Outdoor Puppet Theatre

Puppetry has a quality that allows us, as puppeteers, to get very close to people...

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Disbelief is right there all the time: Maynard Flip Flap

Some audiences are horrible. Maynard Flip Flap's Rick Allen dares to voice the forbidden truth....

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Art can provide a mirror to people’s lives: Company Chameleon

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”D/dropcapance tends to find a way, regardless of setting. Comforting as it may be, there is no real need to invoke the Billy Elliot myth of...

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‘I’m sure she knew she was talking to a puppet’: The Flying Buttresses

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”T/dropcaprebuchet applies its right to invoke Henson’s Law. (Henson’s Law: Even the world’s best CGI will look dated in a...

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Emotional Journeys Beyond the Fourth Wall: Cirque Bijou

Busy? Hell yeah! Embracing the moment and making an impact with Cirque Bijou...

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Is It OK if I Take A Quick Shot? The Trials of Curation

Art, controversy, exhibition. In introduction to the curator's metier...

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Dedicated to the Bird We Love (Oriental Sunshine, Vinyl)

Round Two records unearth a rare (and unlikely) Norwegian psychedelic folk sitar rock album. Yes they do....

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Urban(e) Legends: Prodigal Theatre & The Urban Playground Team

Fourth wall on the street? Not our style at all....

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Documents of the Disturbed. Alva Bernadine, New Photography

A very suburban sort of smut permeates Bernadine's latest series ...

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Outside of the music, it’s a little quiet…. Dead Light (Interview)

Dead Light, makers of 2016's intricate electro/ambient/classical apogee, discuss their debut album....

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Heads Up For a Load of Hieronymous Bosch

Sneaky September Madrid getaway? Add Bosch at the Prado for some cultural heft...

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Monette Loza: Sculptures Monumentales, Hossegor (France)

Freed from the confines of the gallery, sculpture trails offer an artist some room for manoeuvre...

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Toto, We’re Not in Cannes: San Sebastian Film Festival

A genuine cinematic showcase without the silicone and glass fibre of Cannes...

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Une Femme Au Soleil: Montreuil Theatre, Avignon

Searching for the mean streets amongst Avignon's pleasant boulevards...

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Vinyl Rarities, No Cratedigging. Scandi Gems on Round Two Records

Firebeats Inc., Undertakers' Circus and Kare and the Cavemen signal an untapped wealth of Norwegian rock...

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Unwarmed. How The Last Frontier of Global Warming Stays Frosty

Exploring the cold, sluggish band of deep ocean that resists the global meltdown...

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