Author Archives: Catherine Mason

Lecture – Computer art and the influence of D’Arcy Thompson

Come to my forthcoming lecture in Dundee – “A huge space of endless predetermined possibilities”: Computer art and the influence of D’Arcy Thompson On 8 November 6pm, I’m thrilled to be going to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum to talk … Continue reading

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Richard Long at Houghton Hall Norfolk

Wonderful, site-specific Richard Long work.  Made of local Carrstone, a natural sandstone seen in this part of Norfolk particularly in domestic architecture (often called ‘gingerbread’ in N W Norfolk).  A Line in Norfolk embodies the artist’s concepts of nature combined with physical action and gives a true … Continue reading

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Remembering Tony Pritchett

I was saddened to hear of the death of Tony Pritchett in August this year.  For those who don’t know, Tony created The Flexipede in 1967, the first fully surviving work of computer animation created in Britain.  I first met Tony in … Continue reading

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Wells Maltings Arts

I am thrilled to join the Wells Maltings Trust as Art Advisor.   The Wells Maltings is a historic Grade II listed building in Saithe Street, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk currently being redeveloped to create North Norfolk’s Premier Arts & Heritage Centre.  … Continue reading

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Remembering Gustav Metzger 1926-2017

I feel privileged to have known the ground-breaking artist Gustav Metzger who passed away a couple of weeks ago.  He was a very early member of the Computer Arts Society and the first editor of our journal PAGE from 1969. His links with the … Continue reading

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A Computer in the Art Room book

Just a reminder that my book – A Computer in the Art Room, The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950‐1980 is still available to purchase from this website (it seems to be prohibitively expensive on Amazon for some reason) – … Continue reading

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Walled Garden Theatre opened in Barbados

In a wonderful start to the new year, the Barbados Museum and Historical Society unveiled its brand-new Walled Garden Theatre, part-sponsored by Catherine & Keith.   It is a great pleasure to be a part of this important new venture for culture … Continue reading

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Roger Law

I very much enjoyed a talk given by Roger Law in aid of the Wells United Charities, in Norfolk this week.  Law, as one half of Luck & Flaw created the fantastically satirical Spitting Image for television in the 1980s & 90s.  … Continue reading

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Morphogenetic Creations

Andy Lomas’s new solo exhibition at Watermans, (until 21st July) provides a perfect opportunity to see his complete vision.  From framed prints and moving image animations to 3D printing, Lomas explores the aesthetics of biology inspired by the theories of Alan Turing … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Lecture at Richmond Art Society

I will be giving a lecture on Jackson Pollock and Post-War American Art on Wednesday 30 September for the Richmond Art Society.  The venue is the American University in London, Queen’s Road, Richmond TW10 6JP (non-members are welcome: £5.00)  Hope to see … Continue reading

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