Friday, 24 September 2010

Tango on Bolivar's hot tin roof

Here's the piece in The Telegraph Magazine to promote Tanguera at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London  The roof of The House on Bolivar featured in the contents page (above). For interior shots, from the out takes, see my earlier post.  

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Back in BA and at Galeria Mar Dulce

I'm back in Buenos Aires! Finally here, after nine months away in India, Holland, England and Wales. As always in this city, some favourite places have closed (very sad about the loss of La Cupertina, one of my top lunch spots) and there are plenty of newcomers. Among those who have opened their doors while I have been away are a French style used and new shop, Paul by Pablo Chiapporri (Gorriti 4865, Palermo Soho,, posh cocktail bar, Isabel (Uriarte 1472, Palermo Soho), from the team behind Lupita and Novecento, Hierbabuena (Av. Caseros between Defensa & Bolivar, below our apartment) and Galeria Mar Dulce, in the space I used last year as a temporary office and pop-up shop. I called in their last night, for the monthly Palermo Gallery Night, to the inaguracion of 'Coming and Going' by Tulio de Sagastizabal, showing until 6 November.

Although the space has smaller than when I was there (to make room for a garden studio flat for vacation rentals - go to for more details), it's a really pretty location, light and airy, and a surpringly large amount of space for art. Most are in small format and as always at Galeria Mar Dulce, the art is bursting in colour.

I couldn't stay long as I had Seth and Bo Benji with me. They were mesmerised by the saxophonist, even if not by the art.

Tulio (centre) with Ral Veroni and Linda Neilson, the charming owner of Galeria Mar Dulce. 

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 6-10pm. 
Address: Uriarte 1490, Palermo Soho.

The Argentina Independent (formerly The Argentimes) recently ran an interview with Linda Neilson. Read it here

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tango at The House on Bolivar

British photographer Emma Hardy was looking for an 'atmospheric and beautiful, maybe faded grandeur type of place' to photograph legendary tango dancer Junior Cervila for The Telegraph Magazine. Claire Rigby, then editor of Time Out in Buenos Aires put Emma in touch with me, and the next morning Emma was round at The House on Bolivar shooting these photos of Junior Cervila and his dance partner.