(A Bit Like) Pictures At An Exhibition

by Tim Bradford on January 17, 2015

Bathsheba Everdene from Tim Bradford on Vimeo.

In my first year of secondary school the music teacher attempted to get us, a gaggle of jabbery and unruly 11 year olds, interested in classical music. It seemed like a hopeless task. But the music he picked – Pictures at An Exhibition by Modest Mussorgski – was intriguing and I’ve loved it ever since. Recently I’ve been inspired to do the same for some of my own paintings, albeit from a slightly more crappy out-of-tune-voiced pop-punk perspective than Mussorgski. The latest one I’ve recorded (had a quiet morning yesterday) is ‘Bathsheba Everdene’ – the painting that it accompanies is here:


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The Great Big Cup of Dull

by Tim Bradford on November 25, 2014

Why is the Champions League so mind-numbingly boring

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Crocked, Monsieur!

October 21, 2014

              From latest issue of When Saturday Comes

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Siott Gallery

September 22, 2014

The rather funky Siott Gallery has now got some of my paintings up on its website –  includes ‘landscapes’ of Stoke Newington, Houston TX, North Lincolnshire and various spots in the west of Ireland.

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A walk in Clissold Park

June 8, 2014

Had a great walk out in the rain yesterday morning in Clissold Park, during which I outlined my four point plan (or is it seven?) for fully appreciating your local area. Brought along one of my sketch books and a few copies of my latest dodgy hand-drawn map. Various people did readings from my book […]

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There’s A New House Here But I Can’t Bring Myself To Paint It

May 30, 2014

(acrylic on canvas)           It might seem that this painting is about my dislike of crazy rural planning and the ravages of late capitalism, but in fact it’s just as much a critique of my own sensitive approach – I sometimes romanticise the landscape and ignore the conditions and lives of people who live in it. […]

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