Bridget Riley at the Hayward

An optical eye sore in a good way...Bridget Riley's illusions are celebrated in this significant and impressive retrospect.Visiting this show on a Friday night after a long week at work is not something I would recommend. Only fresh eyes can withstand the optical and rythmic paintings of Bridget Riley. This retrospective gives us a powerful…

Only Human – Martin Parr at the NPG

'People watching' never felt so good as I take a tour of Martin Parr's gloriously fun and starkly relevant show 'Only Human' at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 'Only Human' brings together a major collection of works by Britain's celebrated photographer, Martin Parr. The central focus of the exhibition is what you'd expect -…

Melanie and Me Swimming

The All too human experience at Tate Britain

Where can you go and see Freud, Bacon, Rego and Auerbach all under one roof? Tate Britain's 'All Too Human' captures the intimacy of life throughout the 20th Century in the idiosyncratic gestures of these renowned artists. As I walked into this show, into the first room 'The Raw Facts of Life', I was struck…