Category Archives: Luxor

Egyptian light – exploring new mediums

Spending time back in Luxor visiting friends and familiar places has given me time to explore two new mediums a little further. I have dipped into both techniques back at home but continuing other work in the studio hadn’t given … Continue reading

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Exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ is extended

Luxor: People & Places at the Petrie Museum is now extended until 27th April 2012. Opening hours are Tues – Sat 1-5pm. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT

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Ancient, yet so Modern – Roman Mummy Portraits from Hawara

Our earliest painted representations of the human face are the remarkable Roman Mummy Portraits found at Hawara and other sites in the Fayoum region of Egypt. These striking portraits dating from the first century AD are hauntingly beautiful and the … Continue reading

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From the sublime to the ridiculous

A Friday afternoon wander through the art and inspirations of Paris to London, and finally through the Yorkshire Wolds brought a number of mixed feelings – positive and negative, along with an increased weariness of the blockbuster exhibition. It was … Continue reading

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Exhibition – ‘Faces of Egypt’ at Putney Art School

‘Faces of Egypt’ – a collection of drawings, etchings and oil studies will be on display at Putney School of Art and Design from 20th February until 3rd March 2012. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturdays … Continue reading

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Exhibition – ‘Luxor: People & Places’

‘Luxor – People & Places’ is a collection of drawings and paintings by artist Adele Wagstaff (UCL Slade) made during her recent visits to Luxor. The exhibition includes a number of portrait drawings shown alongside small oil studies inspired by … Continue reading

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Egyptian Portraits II – Autumn 2011

It has been a great pleasure to once again spend some time back in Luxor away from the hectic pace of London life, to make some new portrait drawings of friends while drinking endless cups of mint tea. The majority … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Pyramids – Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

A few days after my return from Egypt I had the opportunity to visit Copenhagen with the Friends of the Petrie Museum to explore the amazing Egyptian collections there. We were lucky to be able to attend the opening of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Portraits I

In preparation for my next visit to Luxor to continue my series of Egyptian portraits, I felt that it was time to re-visit the drawings and oil studies made on recent trips to help me decide which direction to go … Continue reading

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