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 a feature in YORKSHIRE LIFE monthly magazine, MAY issue, published 19 April 2024.


APRIL 2024


'A Show-stopping sculpture adventure', Yorkshire Life, May issue, pp.34-36.


Sculptor Sir Tony Cragg is exhibiting his work at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, from 3 May-22 September 2024. It is the first time that contemporary sculptures have been displayed at Castle Howard. It is such a glorious setting. Read about it in Yorkshire Life.

Yorkshire Life Magazine


On carousel: Castle Howard, Yorkshire, image © Simon Broadhead, Heritage Photographic.


MARCH 2024


'The lost father of Surrealism: how Paul Nougé helped create a movement.. then disowned it',  in THE NEW EUROPEAN newspaper issue 380, 14-20 March, 'Eurofile' pp.31-35.


The lost father of surrealism - The New European


2024 is the centenary of the emergence of Surrealism in Belgium and France. It is being celebrated in Brussels in two major exhibitions; one, Histoire de ne pas rire; Surrealism in Belgium' at BOZAR,  the second a few paces away is IMAGINE! 100 years of International Surrealism at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The Belgian biochemist and writer Paul Nougé was the  intellectual leader of the Belgian surrealists movement. André Breton in Paris was his French counterpart.


On carousel:  Paul Nougé, 'The Juggler' (La Jongleuse) from the series Subversion of images, 1929-1930, Photography, Collection Archives & Museum of Literature (AML), Brussels.  © Rights reserved.




'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. 


Read it here:


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

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



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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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