The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public. It has occupied different premises, first in North London the South Bank by the River Thames, in Chelsea, its current location. Saatchi's collection—and hence the gallery's shows—has had distinct phases, starting with US artists and minimalism, moving to the Damien Hirst-led Young British Artists, followed by shows purely of painting, returning to contemporary art from America in USA Today at the Royal Academy in London. A 2008 exhibition of contemporary Chinese art formed the inaugural exhibition in the new venue for the gallery at the Duke of York's HQ; the gallery has been an influence on art in Britain since its opening. It has had a history of media controversy, which it has courted, has earned extremes of critical reaction. Many artists shown at the gallery are unknown not only to the general public but to the commercial art world. In 2010, it was announced that the gallery would be given to the British public, becoming the Museum of Contemporary Art for London.
The Saatchi Gallery opened in 1985 in Boundary Road, St John's Wood, London in a disused paint factory of 30,000 square feet. The first exhibition was held March—October 1985 featured many works by American minimalist Donald Judd, American abstract painters Brice Marden and Cy Twombly, American pop artist Andy Warhol; this was the first U. K. exhibition for Twombly and Marden. These were followed throughout December 1985 – July 1986 by an exhibition of works by American sculptor John Chamberlain, American minimalists Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Frank Stella, Carl Andre. During September 1986 – July 1987, the gallery exhibited German artist Anselm Kiefer and American minimalist sculptor Richard Serra; the exhibited Serra sculptures were so large that the caretaker's flat adjoining the gallery was demolished to make room for them. From September 1987 – January 1988, the Saatchi Gallery mounted two exhibitions entitled New York Art Now, featuring Jeff Koons, Robert Gober, Peter Halley, Haim Steinbach, Philip Taaffe, Caroll Dunham.
This exhibition introduced these artists to the U. K. for the first time. The blend of minimalism and pop art influenced many young artists who would form the Young British Artists group. April – October 1988 featured exhibited works by American figurative painter Leon Golub, German painter and photographer Sigmar Polke, American Abstract Expressionist painter Philip Guston. During November 1988 – April 1989 a group show featured contemporary American artists, most prominently Eric Fischl. From April – October, the gallery hosted exhibitions of American minimalist Robert Mangold and American conceptual artist Bruce Nauman. From November 1989 – February 1990, a series of exhibitions featured School of London artists including Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Howard Hodgkin. During January – July 1991, the gallery exhibited the work of American pop artist Richard Artschwager, American photographer Cindy Sherman, British installation artist Richard Wilson. Wilson's piece 20:50, a room filled with oil, became a permanent installation at the Saatchi Gallery's Boundary Road venue.
September 1991 – February 1992 featured a group show, including American photographer Andres Serrano. In an abrupt move, Saatchi sold much of his collection of US art, invested in a new generation of British artists, exhibiting them in shows with the title Young British Artists; the core of the artists had been brought together by Damien Hirst in 1988 in a seminal show called Freeze. Saatchi augmented this with his own choice of purchases from art colleges and "alternative" artist-run spaces in London, his first showing of the YBAs was in 1992, where the star exhibit was a Hirst vitrine containing a shark in formaldehyde and entitled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. This was funded by Saatchi, it has become the iconic work of 1990s British art, the symbol of Britart worldwide. More Saatchi said, "It's not that Freeze, the 1988 exhibition that Damien Hirst organised with this fellow Goldsmiths College students, was good. Much of the art was so-so and Hirst himself hadn't made anything much just a cluster of small colourful cardboard boxes placed high on a wall.
What stood out was the hopeful swagger of it all." Saatchi's promotion of these artists dominated local art throughout the nineties and brought them to worldwide notice. Among the artists in the series of shows were Jenny Saville, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk and Dinos Chapman and Rachel Whiteread. Sensation opened in September at the Royal Academy to much controversy and showed 110 works by 42 artists from the Saatchi collection. In 1999 Sensation toured to the Nationalgalerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin in the autumn, to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, creating unprecedented political and media controversy and becoming a touchstone for debate about the "morality" of contemporary art. Meanwhile, other shows with different themes were held in the gallery itself. In 1998, Saatchi launched a two part exhibition entitled Neurotic Realism. Though attacked by critics, the exhibition included many future international stars including. In 2000 Ant Noises in two parts, tried surer ground with work by Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Jenny Saville, Rachel Whiteread, the Chapmans, Gavin Turk
Horace G. Burrell JP OM known as Captain Burrell, was the president of the Jamaica Football Federation, a Vice-President of CONCACAF, he was the founder of the Jamaican restaurant chain The Captain's Bakery and Grill and Captain's Aviation Services which he founded in 1995 and 2008 respectively. He died on 6 June 2017 after ailing for some time; the son of a tobacco grower in Clarendon Parish, as a young man he taught agricultural science at St. Elizabeth Technical High School, he joined the Jamaica Defence Force, rising to the rank of captain. He undertook basic officer training with the Canadian Armed Forces at Chilliwack, British Columbia and New Brunswick, he would be supervised by Colonel Ken Barnes, the father of English international footballer John Barnes. Burrell described Barnes as "a great military leader", it was Barnes who charged Burrell with looking after the JDF football team after Burrell shown Barnes a local newspaper headline "Boy's Town drill soldiers". Burrell took the JDF team to Trinidad where he first met Jack Warner, impressed with Burrell and kept in touch, offering him an executive position at the Caribbean Football Union.
Following a spell at the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, he put forward his name to become President of the Jamaica Football Federation in 1994. After being elected to office in 1994, Burrell was instrumental in leading the Reggae Boyz to the 1998 World Cup in France, making Jamaica the first English-speaking Caribbean country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, he received Jamaica’s fourth highest national honour, the Commander of the Order of Distinction in 1998. He received the highest award, Order of Merit, from the world football governing body, FIFA, in 2000 for his outstanding leadership skills in piloting the Jamaica Football team to the World Cup. A number of countries were said to have adopted the Jamaican model of development in their quest for World Cup Final qualification due to their success. On 14 October 2011, the FIFA Ethics Committee, banned Horace Burrell for a period of six months because he was involved in the Caribbean Football Union corruption scandal; the Ethics Committee suspend three months of the ban, subject to a probationary period of two years.
Burrell had four children, one of whom, predeceased him. He served as President of the Jamaica Football Federation between 1994 and 2003, from 2007 until his death. In addition to his presidency of JFF, he was the Senior Vice President of CONCACAF and a former Vice President of the CFU and served as a member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and as a Vice President of the Jamaica Olympic Association. Burrell was the founder of the restaurant chain The Captain's Bakery and Grill, in 1995, as well as Captain's Aviation Services in 2008. Burrell died on June 6, 2017. Burrell had been battling cancer since 2016. Prior to his death, Burrell was undergoing treatment at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland, he is survived by his children: Romario Burrell and Jaeden Burrell. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, said the nation must pause and reflect on the life and great works of Captain Burrell while extending sincere condolences to his family and friends, the football fraternity and the entire Captain’s Bakery family
Heather Elizabeth Ingman is a British academic, noted for her work on Irish and British women's writing, the Irish short story, gender studies and modernism. A novelist and journalist, Ingman has worked in Ireland and the UK at Trinity College Dublin, where she is an Adjunct Professor of English and Research Fellow in Gender Studies. Ingman was born and brought up in Stockton-on-Tees, a market town in County Durham in the north of England, one of two daughters of David and Elizabeth Ingman, her father was executive chairman of the British Waterways Board from 1987 to 1993. His father, was director of one of the main local enterprises, Power Gas Group. Ingman attended Teesside High School, completing school in 1972 studied at Bedford College of the University of London, graduating in 1977 with a BA in French and English from the university. In 1980 she was awarded a PhD in French Renaissance drama by the same university. Ingman first taught in the School of French at Trinity College Dublin from the early 1980s for ten years.
She moved back to the UK for her second PhD, took up a post at the University of Hull, as Lecturer in English, specialising in Women's Studies, for eight years. She secured her PhD from Loughborough University, on women's inter-war fiction, in 1996, she returned, after about ten years, to Dublin, to work at the Department of English at Trinity College, in time becoming an Adjunct Professor. She also took up a post at the Centre for Women's Studies within TCD. Ingman speaks at conferences, has been interviewed on radio, supervises and has acted as external examiner for PhD candidates in at least five universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Ingman is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. After an early monograph, Ingman published academic papers over more than fifteen years, wrote, edited or co-edited eight academic texts from 1998 to 2018, several of which are major topic surveys held in academic libraries. Ingman published her first novel in 1987 returned to the form in 1994, publishing six books in under five years.
After a gap of nearly 20 years, she published a new novel in 2017. 2018: A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature 2018: Ageing in Irish Writing: Strangers to Themselves 2013: Irish Women's Fiction: From Edgeworth to Enright 2009: A History of the Irish Short Story 2007: Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender 2004: "Women's Spirituality in the Twentieth Century: An Exploration through Fiction" 1999: Mothers and Daughters in the Twentieth Century: A Literary Anthology 1998: Women's Fiction Between the Wars: Mothers and Writing 1988: Machiavelli in Sixteenth-Century French Fiction A sample collection of articles, all from peer-reviewed works. 2018: "'A Living Writer': Elizabeth Bowen and Katherine Mansfield" in The Elizabeth Bowen Review, volume 1, pp. 30–41 2018: "'Strangers to Themselves': Ageing, the Individual and the Community in the Fiction of Iris Murdoch, John Banville and John McGahern" in Irish University Review, volume 48, pp. 202–218 2017: "Silence and Power in Elizabeth Bowen's Work" in Silence in Modern Irish Literature, Brill Rodophi, pp. 49–61 2017: "Spirituality in Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse" in Virginia Woolf, Palgrave, pp. 32–45 2016: "The Short Story in Ireland to 1945: A National Literature" in The English Short Story, Cambridge University Press, pp. 168–184 2016: "The Short Story in Ireland since 1945: A Modernizing Tradition" in The English Short Story, Cambridge University Press, pp. 185–201 2015: "Virginia Woolf and Ageing: The Years and Between the Acts" in the Virginia Woolf Bulletin, pp. 17–24 2015: "The Irish Short Story" in Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, Oxford University Press 2014: "The Female Writer in Short Stories by Irish Women" in The Irish Short Story: Traditions and Trends and Geneva: Peter Lang, pp.259–78 2013: Review of "Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning's Fictions of War" by Eve Patten, in the Irish University Review, vol.
43, pp.252–55 2013: "Aliens: London in Irish Women's Writing" in Irish Writing London, vol. 2 (T. He