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The necessity for reform in art education

by Charles Harris
THIS WEEK I shall feature contemporary art education, where there is a vital need to reform an unchecked bias for modernism. While personally I take no pleasure by waving a finger to question our universities and schools, nor discuss their ...

Article from Monday 28, November, 2016
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The necessity for new conventional traditional Art today

by Charles Harris
I WILL begin this week by discussing those streams of unspoken thought that separate us as human beings from each other, and how exceptional art from the Great Tradition marvellously allows us ‘to see the world  through somebody else’s eyes’ This communication, private, ...

Article from Monday 21, November, 2016
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Considering the inappropriate bias towards contemporary modern art

by Charles Harris
WITH THIS article I will try to explore that narrow destructive bias towards contemporary modern art without any traditional values and the blind support it has received from our modern media throughout the 20th century and into the present. Had ...

Article from Monday 14, November, 2016
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Trust your eyes! Viewing the disaster of 20th century Modern Art today

by Charles Harris
THROUGHOUT history, Art always supported society and helped lead mankind from the dark middle ages into the light; with beauty, reason, progress and human values. With this great art, was an accepted responsibility to visually hold up a mirror of ...

Article from Monday 7, November, 2016
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The failure of contemporary Modern Art

by Charles Harris
Dear reader, I AM PLEASED to have been asked to write a series of features on the failure of contemporary modern art, and the need for immediate reform today. While some of this material is taken from ...

Article from Thursday 3, November, 2016
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What DO we do with a drowning tiger?

by Jonathan Stanley
THE LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel is my favourite novel. It really is worth reading as a modern day Gulliver’s Travels, full of metaphor and adventures in tropical lands… and seas.  I first had the pleasure of reading it ...

Article from Friday 28, October, 2016
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Brexit is Marmite but Marmite is not Brexit

by Jonathan Stanley
WE LIVE in strange times.  Our very former deputy PM Nick Clegg has unleashed a phalanx of pithy untruths about the price of food upon leaving the European Union. Our old mate Marmite hasn't had a good ...

Article from Wednesday 19, October, 2016
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Gorilla Sturgeon is no King Kong

by Effie Deans
WHICHEVER fat fingered BBC technician “accidentally” substituted some film of a psychotic rampaging gorilla for the latest film of Nicola Sturgeon making threats deserves some sort of award. Give that man or woman a Nobel Prize for services to humour. ...

Article from Monday 17, October, 2016
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Arctic diversity and other SNP myths

by Jonathan Stanley
IT LOOKS LIKE we're all Scandinavian again. The First Minister has returned in triumph from Reykjavik to announce a new Scotland-Iceland trade deal. Apparently we are all going to go on holiday with each other. (Of course bilateral trade deals by ...

Article from Tuesday 11, October, 2016
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Making a step change for our youngsters who need our assistance the most

by Elizabeth Smith
THROUGHOUT all the welcome debate about how to raise attainment, there is one group of youngsters who could be forgiven for feeling a bit left out. That is those who have additional support needs. The data from ...

Article from Monday 26, September, 2016
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