While the Enlightenment that swept Europe in the eighteenth century left England largely unscathed, it could be argued that a new age of progressive modernity began in Derby 1725 and three centuries later has not entirely guttered out.
I used to be of the view that sculpture was the stuff you bumped into when you stood back to admire the artwork. And then Derby Museums gave me the opportunity to spend a few weeks with the works of local sculptor Ronald Pope (1920-1997).
Annglund – yizurrni missing much or “England – you’re not missing a great deal”. A somewhat vitriolic collection of images composed after my boss described my Glasgow as a wasteland of broken bottles and discarded syringes punctuated by the odd dead drug dealer.