Patrick ten Brink.

Patrick ten Brink is the editor of THE CIRCLE: A BRUSSELS ANTHOLOGY, an anthology comprising works of 34 authors from 19 countries. He has edited and authored several non-fiction books on the environment and published a range of short stories and poems including the forthcoming collection entitled URBAN ENIGMAS, capturing the many elements that make him smile as he cycles through Brussels. He is a Dreamer Creative Writing Haiku competition winner, 2018, and is currently completing a fantasy novel trilogy – THE GUARDIANS OF THE TIDES

20 September 2023

A first peek at ‘Something Beautiful’

Something Beautiful, the festival of art and poetry organised by the artist-poet Mimi Kunz and the curator Lucie Pinier, is coming back to LaVallée in Molenbeek, […]
21 August 2023

Accidental tourist in Abu Dhabi

Problems can have silver linings. Refuelling in Abu Dhabi en route to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to discuss climate change and the energy transition, didn’t […]
19 July 2023

Contemporary cries against historic crimes

The past is never fully buried by the passage of time; it whispers incessantly. Some artists listen, their art crystalising the wrongs wrought throughout history into […]
22 May 2023

Marble Sentinels

The powerful emotions of Jago’s white marble sculptures are like quiet hurricanes – profoundly moving, changing the entire atmosphere in the recently restored Chiese di Sant’Aspreno […]
9 May 2023

The subtle changing greys of nature

Nature never meant grey to me until I saw the mysterious tidal mudflats of the Baie de Somme of Le Crotoy in Picardie, France. The receding […]
26 April 2023

Political art with a powerful heart

The first time I saw William Kentridge’s work – at the LaM (Modern Art Museum) in Lille in 2020 – I was blown away, so I […]
12 April 2023

Royan’s Holy concrete and more

I never thought I could fall in love with concrete or even find it aesthetically pleasing, but Notre-Dame de Royan changed that. The church strives up, […]
6 April 2023

Embracing our Animal Shadows

Many colourful gems can be discovered in small galleries run by  passionate individuals wishing to give art its space, and Sybille Mathiaud and co-artist’s Bénédicte van […]
29 March 2023

The power of raw art

Raw art packs a punch, so a trip to La Fabuloserie exhibition in Paris will leave you reeling, intrigued and, for certain artworks, poetically moved. Jean […]
16 March 2023

Zadkine’s stories in metal

In these times of war, demagoguery and fake news, it is essential to focus also on the creative genius of humankind. In these times of migrants […]
22 February 2023

The art in artificial intelligence

Art is a net that captures time and life and sometimes a unique moment of historic change. The exhibition, SHIFT- AI and a Future Community (KI […]
25 January 2023

Botticelli’s storytelling in paint

Going to Florence is always a good idea. Seeing the Uffizi Gallery with its renaissance masters is an essential part of any itinerary, housing; Sandro Botticelli […]
20 December 2022

The effortlessly expressive faces of Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas’ portraits at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice must be seen by anyone who dreams of capturing character on paper or canvas. They are a […]
16 December 2022

Hilma af Klint: the mystical pioneer of abstract art

Long overlooked, the abstract art of Hilma af Klint, with its mystical language of forms and colours, is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves. […]
15 November 2022

The political messages of Venice Biennale’s National Pavilions

Ever since its opening in 1895, the Venise Biennale created, through the National Pavilions and wider exhibits, an opportunity for countries to share their artistic creations, […]
11 November 2022

The strange beauty of Murano glass

Glass is a fragile thing forged hot and has a four-thousand-year history of inspired creation. At the Glasstress 2022 – State of Mind exhibition at the […]