Art Exhibitions

Loz From Ride Grills Me About Violet Beauregarde's Gum

Piney Gir | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

For all the indie music lovers out there, you'll know that Loz Colbert is of course the drummer from seminal 90's shoegaze band, Ride. We've known each other for years, having briefly played in an Oxford-based band together for a bit, we reconnected over our involvement with Gaz Coombes. Loz drums for him. I sang BV's for Gaz's Matatour at the end of last year. Small world, swings and roundabouts, yadda yadda yadda = it's all good how that stuff works out.

Art History Revisonism Through Fashion: The Rise Of Visual Experimentation On Instagram

Lou Mensah | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

Credit 'Queen of Christian' by Edwin Antonio PhotoVogue featuring Dior Shoes EAS © Original painting, Frederic Leighton, Flaming June,1895, Museo de ...

Event: Place Des Anges - Hull

Roger Crow | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The City of Culture starts on January 1, 2017 and if this curtain-raiser is anything to go by, residents and visitors are in for a Hull of a time.

Review: David Hockney, Royal Academy 'A Disappointment'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

David Hockney. The man is practically a national treasure so it is with some trepidation, and a heavy heart, that I have to say, I'm not particularly crazy about the new show of his work at the Royal Academy.

Review: Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

For those unfamiliar with the brilliant Mona Hatoum, she was born in Beirut to a Palestinian family before moving to the UK in 1975. This show at the Tate Modern is the first survey of her work in the UK. And, frankly, it couldn't be more timely.

Review: Botticelli Reimagined, Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Botticelli's Birth of Venus is one of the most enduring images in art history. This curvaceous nude, modesty protected only from her flowing locks, rides towards us on the waves of the sea perched in a shell. And that iconic single image is the launchpad for this bold new exhibition at the V&A that examines Botticelli's influence on art and culture, right up to the present day.

The Art of List-Making

Alice Instone | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Instone

I started to collect the lists of other women and was overwhelmed by the collective unburdening as they shared their stories of how they wrote their lists and what they put on them. Nearly all the women I knew seemed to keep some sort of list and there was a confessional aspect to the sharing.

Review: Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern 'Selfie Culture is Nothing New'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Selfie culture may be a modern phenomenon but performing for the camera ain't nothing new. And how cameras have been used to capture artists at work and performance art is the subject of this new exhibition at Tate Modern.

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

Review, Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is a rather sombre affair that brings into sharp focus the scale and impact the Chinese government's attempts at censorship have had on the artist.

Josef Koudelka - Uncertain Nationality

Bob Chaundy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Josef Koudelka is something of a legend among photographers. He achieved worldwide fame by capturing the seismic shock felt by his fellow Czechs when, in the summer of 1968, Red Army tanks stormed into Prague to crush a government that had dared to depart from the Kremlin's diktat.

V&A Announce New Fashion Exhibition (And You're Going To Want To Go)

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Style

The Victoria and Albert museum has been the must-visit spot for fashion lovers in London this year, and their latest exhibition announcement does not ...

Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Nicola Shaw | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

Amongst the other standout pieces were the coloured walls of the main galleries - the brainchild of the show's coordinator Michael Craig-Martin RA who is known for the very vivid colours in his work.

Exhibition Review: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate has opened a wonderful new exhibition on Sonia Delaunay, the exciting avant-garde artist whose bright and colourful works spanned not just painting, but also textiles, fashion, theatre and design.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector at Barbican Centre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Magnificent Obsessions has a fascinating premise - to gain insight into the work of a number of post-war and contemporary artists from around the world through examination of their personal collections

Rare Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artist Lee Ufan Opens in London

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Rarely do two artists so accomplished at combining the conceptual and the aesthetic exist, let alone exhibit together. Lee Ufan and Anish Kapoor's sh...

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from this popular period of art. Monets and Renoirs hang alongside works from Pissarro and Degas, early Manets scatter the rooms and there's even a Rodin statue.

Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­- the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other.

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Sculptures by the Post-War Italian Artist Bonalumi Exhibited in Mayfair for the First Time

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Arte Povera, literally poor art, and other artists not included in this movement such as Bonalumi succeeded in challenging preconceptions in the use of materials such as 12 alive horses presented in an art gallery or the traditional definition of media.

Lost and 'Found' at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

The overall aim is to investigate the histories and narratives of other people's images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experiences. For me, this was a fascinating premise, and provided much food for thought.

Dark, Haunting and Extraordinary: Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Marlene was born in South Africa at a time of apartheid and censorship, where simply a picture of Nelson Mandela was considered to be so dangerous that it was banned. This deep and profound relationship between banning an image and infusing it with power and meaning must have made an impact on Marlene as it has shaped her work.

Walking on the Beach Imitating Sand

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Step inside London's Hus Gallery and you become immersed in an imaginary, timeless and ethereal setting created by two young sculptors, Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda. Immersed and integral too, since the viewer is seen by the artists as part of this mood piece.

Rubens Exhibition at Royal Academy Is Very Light on Works from, Well, Rubens

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The name 'Rubens' may be in the title of the exhibition but I counted maybe only about a dozen works from Rubens actually on show. Maybe a few more. What few Rubens works there are though are incredibly impressive.