Arts Council Show!
I'm embarrassed to put the above tripe on my blog as "art", let alone as British "art"; but I owe it to my fellow tax-payers to show them what sort of rubbish the Arts Council wastes our money on. Only a week ago I wrote "ACE has wasted a fortune in tax-payers' money on statues that are never put on public display, presumably because they are so awful that it daren't let the public see them" (CLICK). Well, I was wrong in one respect: ACE dares! However, this dross is being opened in Margate - an old-fashioned south-coast holiday resort - in winter, when few members of the public and no art critics are likely to see it. Smart move. Art lovers and tax-payers, demonstrate outside the Turner Contemporary Project Space any time this bilge is on display: Nature is a Workshop selected from the Arts Council Collection, 28 February to 1 June 2008.