On the hostile coastal shingles of Dungeness, overlooked by a nuclear power station, and existing entirely at the whim of the shore’s ravaging storms, resides an unassuming yet unbounded garden started by film director and artist Derek Jarman. Unlike a traditional English garden, Jarman’s is green only in clusters, is…


Toyin Ojih Odutola’s new installation A Counterveiling Theory, which opened in the Barbican’s Curve gallery on 11th August, is an experimental and deeply original work that entwines speculative futurisms with ancient history and archaology. Her story is told through a series of intricate, and often monumental, drawings, done in pastel…


The Barbican Centre’s photography show Masculinities, and Tate Modern’s Andy Warhol retrospective, are two large-scale London exhibitions that closed their doors to visitors in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, and reopened again in recent weeks. The Barbican exhibition is a show that reveals masculinity as something layered, and intrinsically…

Leah Binns

art writer, oxford & liverpool

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