Rosalind Ormiston MA: Art Historian, Arts & Travel Writer, Author


Hans Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images, Lorenz Books- Anness Publishing, 2022

If you are interested in the features I am commissioned to write, here are some examples. LATEST is in CUMBRIA LIFE magazine




'Protecting the first superpower: The Romans in Cumbria', CUMBRIA LIFE, March 2024 issue  Cumbria Life – The award winning magazine 


The feature focuses on the Roman legions occupation of Cumbria, Northumbria and Scotland, in relation to a fabulous exhibition at the British Museum: 'Legions: life in the Roman army', on until 23 June 2024  See Legion: life in the Roman army | British Museum


On carousel: Relief from Croy Hill, on the Antonine Wall. Image copyright National Museums of Scotland




The New European weekly newspaper, Issue 371, 11-17 January 2024.

4-page feature relates to the life of Hans Holbein the Younger at the court of Henry VIII, linking to 'Holbein at the Tudor Court' exhibition at Queen's Gallery, London. 


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On carousel: Hans Holbein the Younger Derich Born, 1533 (detail)

Credit: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023





Two features published 13.12.23


* Feature in The New European : 'The secret history of a bloody nose: the horrific origins of Le Nez by Giacometti'. Read it here.

 The secret history of a bloody nose: the horrific origins of Le Nez by Giacometti - The New European 


On carousel : Installation view 'Alberto Giacometti-Le Nez' at Institut Giacometti, Paris Image copyright Fondation Giacometti © Succession Alberto Giacometti / Adagp, Paris 2023


* Feature in The Arbuturian:  'Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within' special exhibition at Dorset Museum and Art Gallery, in The Arbuturian 

Read it here: Elisabeth Frink: A View From Within | The Arbuturian

On carouselElisabeth Frink working on the Dorset Martyr group, 1985 (Photo © Anthony Marshall/Courtesy of Dorset History Centre)



Albrecht Durer: His Life and Works in 500 Images, Lorenz Books, Anness Publishing, 15 April 2024 




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'Guerilla Girls: No monkey business' published in Art Student, 2016
At Tate Modern, London, the Guerilla Girls work is currently on display (Level 4; Joiner Gallery). In 2016 I interviewed one of the Guerilla Girls for Art Student magazine (published by Artists & Illustrators).
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Canaletto's Venice Revisited feature in [...]
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'Of Kings and Visionaries'
Leonardo da Vinci, Amboise, Francois I, and the Loire Valley, France
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Glenn Brown at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
English artist Glenn Brown opened his own gallery in London in 2023 - The Brown Collection - four floors of art, in a beautiful house - created from two former warehouses - at 1 Bentinck Mews W1U 2AF.Open to the public -see I wrote about Brown's remarkable art in 2018.
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