Category Archives: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Beginnings and a proposal البدايات واقتراح

It is now ten years since I first travelled to a small community on the southern edge of Luxor with a view to making a series of portraits of the people I met, and of those families I got to … Continue reading

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‘Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt’

I had been looking forward to seeing the exhibition Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels on this autumn. This is a lovely museum that I used to visit regularly, drawing from its collection … Continue reading

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In and Out of the Nile Valley

Yesterday I attended a most enjoyable private view of the new exhibition In and Out of the Nile Valley at the Petrie Museum UCL. Earlier this year the Petrie Museum launched the Petrie Museum Friends 25th Anniversary Photographic Competition. From 300 … Continue reading

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2012

It was a busy start to 2012 with the exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ opening at the Petrie Museum UCL during the first week of the new year. The exhibition ran for four months and again it was wonderful to … Continue reading

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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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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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A homage to the unknown craftman

When I first saw the exhibition Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman advertised early last year I have been very much looking forward to seeing it. Unlike so many ‘blockbuster’ exhibitions this one certainly didn’t disappoint. I have … 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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