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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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Drawn to Drypoint – An Egyptian Selection

A selection of Egyptian inspired etchings and drypoints are now available to buy directly from Drawn to Drypoint. Please visit adelewagstaff.co.uk for more information.

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Luxor Portraits الأقصر صور A Journal مجلة

***** It has been a scorching few days during my most recent visit to Luxor, 45 degrees in the shade and goodness knows what it has been under the full sun. Now as we head back north, we follow the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Upper Egypt Salon, Luxor 2014

While in Luxor recently I was really pleased to be able to view the 2nd Upper Egypt Salon at the Faculty of Fine Art in it’s last days and it was great to be able to attend the closing party … Continue reading

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Ma’a as-salāma Luxor

It is always with sadness that I leave the wonderful city of Luxor, but this time seems particularly pronounced after seeing how her people are suffering. I have visited Luxor a number of times since the revolution and this is … Continue reading

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‘Portrait of Rifah’ – Fifty Children Fifty Artists

When first meeting Rifah in November last year I was immediately struck by her quietness and poise. From the outset I drew inspiration from the wonderful veiled female portraits of Rogier van der Weyden and Robert Campin, paintings which demonstrate … 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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A New Day: Morning Light Luxor

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‘Familiar Faces’ – A Private Viewing

It has been a year since I began work on the series Familiar Faces, a group of portraits of painters and friends. After the final sitting with Soni, I decided that it was time to display the first eight portraits, … Continue reading

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