Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, Oxford

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Interesting exhibition at the Ashmolean, Jeff Koons has taken inspiration from the amazing collection of art and artefacts there. He has reimagined some classic works of art and added his own unique touch to them. Adding the viewing ball to the Rubens is to show the art work and the audience in the one sphere. The ballerina figurines should be small enough to put on your shelves but are enormous and imposing. It`s an quirky look at the world, apparently Jeff does not like the word kitsch but it is !

George Michael art collection auction at Christies

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A massive favourite with Curate, George Michael was one of the most successful and talented singer songwriters of the last 35 years. Starting out in Wham! with his school friend Andrew Ridgley he went on to carve out an even more successful solo career. His untimely death in 2016 has brought to light his fantastic art collection including many works by the YBA (Young British Artists) . In death as well as life George Michael continues to be an amazing philanthropist with all proceeds from the sale of his artworks going to charity. A preview of the auction is on display at Christies in London this week. Curate highly recommends a viewing. Please check opening times on the Christies website.

Featured artist Son Anh Tran

Looking forward to welcoming you to our exciting exhibition of Vietnamese artists in conjunction with Thuy Tran Fine Art. One of the artists featured will be Son Anh Tran whose work you can see here. Opening 15 June 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Vietnamese Exhibition opening 15 June

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We are very excited to be working with Thuy Tran Fine Art to bring you a group show of Vietnamese artists never seen before in the UK

Exhibition opening times :-

15 June 1-6pm

16 June 10-6pm

17 June between services

22 June 1-6pm

23 June 10-6pm

24 June between services

A special evening event with refreshments will be held on 15 June from 6pm - 8.30pm everyone is welcome

The Shadow of Days - PV pics

There is still time to see this beautiful exhibition this week. Just email admin@timpatrick.co.uk to make an appointment to view during the week, or just pop in on Saturday 10-6

Photos courtesy of Lucia Svecova

A lost weekend in North Yorkshire - travel inspiration

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At half term the intrepid Curate Events team took the train from Kings Cross to Skipton, North Yorkshire. Just 2 and a half hours later after collecting a car from the lovely people at Skipton Car Hire we arrived in the beautiful village of Malham.

A hearty meal at the Listers Arms Hotel set us up for our walk the next morning.

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A 3 hour circular walk taking in Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet`s Foss was a welcome antidote to the hustle and bustle of London life. The burger van carefully parked half way helped keep the teenage team members spirits up too!

Stunning scenery taken in, we headed back to the cosy bar at The Listers Arms and spent another night in this gorgeous hotel. All highly recommended by teenagers and parents alike !