Digby Warde-Aldam is a freelance writer based in London

London Diary: 19 April

Ravilious is bonkers and brilliant in Dulwich; Space sparkles at Daniel Blau; and is ‘Woman in Gold’ so bad it’s good?

19 Apr 2015

London Diary: 5 April

Tracey Emin’s bed, Isa Genzken’s money, NS Harsha’s space cows, and Roger Ackling’s ‘Simple Gifts’

5 Apr 2015

London Diary: 22 March

Traces of the World Trade Centre in London; counterculturalism and Robert Fraser; and Hauser & Wirth’s space in Somerset

22 Mar 2015

TEFAF Treasures

Personal favourites from Maastricht, including an ancient Egyptian fragment and an unfinished old master painting

17 Mar 2015

London Diary: 8 March

Mary Moore vs the YBAs; this month’s most covetable exhibition catalogue; and Alex Katz’s trousers

8 Mar 2015

London Diary: 22 February

Digby Warde-Aldam explores what London has to offer, from contemporary abstract painting to Sargent’s most disquieting portraits

22 Feb 2015

Fig-2 at the ICA: a rehashed pop-up exhibition that somehow works

Fifty exhibitions in as many weeks; this revival of the ‘fig-1’ project from 15 years ago is a surprising success

8 Feb 2015

Koen Vanmechelen on the art of cross-breeding chickens

The Crypt Gallery in St Pancras Church is overrun with cosmopolitan chickens. Is it art?

14 Nov 2014

Review: Conrad Shawcross ‘The ADA Project’

Music, dancing robots, 19th-century algorithms: Shawcross’s latest project was ambitious, but was it worth it?

3 Nov 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Saturday)

Frieze week takes it out of you alright, but there has been some seriously good stuff on show

18 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Friday)

When you’ve been to more than 40 shows in three days you start to feel a little…displaced

17 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Thursday)

PAD, the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and another clutch of gallery shows: this week is taking its toll

16 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Wednesday)

‘But it’s so BIG!’ I heard an angry American journalist exclaim. And she spoke the truth – Frieze is big

15 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Tuesday)

You know you’re beaten when you come within inches of mistaking a Justin Adian painting for a coat hanger

14 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary

So here we are: Frieze week is finally upon us. I will be attending as many events as humanly possible

13 Oct 2014

Wp Wp Wp: Fiona Banner at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fiona Banner’s extraordinary indoor Chinook will make you want duck and run

24 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Jim Dine: A History of Communism’ at Alan Cristea Gallery

Dine turns Soviet-era lithographic stones into contemporary art

17 Sep 2014

Stanley Spencer’s Masterpiece: The Sandham Memorial Chapel

Love him or hate him, Stanley Spencer’s First World War paintings at Burghclere will win you over

8 Aug 2014

Dazzle ships and drawings in Liverpool

Do Nasreen Mohamedi’s drawings at Tate Liverpool better reflect modernist camouflage experiments that Carlos Cruz-Diez’s dazzle ship?

20 Jun 2014

The Battle of Orgreave and ‘The Battle of Orgreave’

It’s been 30 years since the Battle of Orgreave, and 13 since Jeremy Deller’s re-enactment of it. Is it time to re-examine the re-examination?

18 Jun 2014

Extraordinary structures: The Wind Tunnel Project in Farnborough

The reopening of Farnborough’s flight testing centre is one of the most unusual and remarkable art projects in recent years

14 Jun 2014

Postage paid: Sotheby’s stamp estimated at $10–20million

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is the only stamp of its kind in the world, and by far the most expensive

11 Jun 2014

Review: ‘Phyllida Barlow: Fifty Years of Drawings’ at Hauser & Wirth

Phyllida Barlow’s drawings are every bit as good as her sculptures

3 Jun 2014