Art Exhibitions

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge, Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition from the Cultural Institute at King's College London offers a fascinating insight into a creative mind. Well known for her writing, this exhibition looks at Beryl Bainbridge's painting and drawing in the context of her writing output, and how each fed the other.

How To Be Cultured

Chris Mayo | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Mayo

Being cultured isn't easy. You have to go to things, absorb those things, tell people about the things you absorbed and pretend they have enriched your life in some way and then answer questions when people start asking you stuff.

Art and Design of Protest Movements in Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Disobedient Objects has to be the most exciting, dynamic and emotive exhibition I've seen at the V&A. The purpose of this display is to examine the incorporation and evolution of art and design in protest movements across the world and it's very much the first exhibition to attempt this.

Review: The Human Factor at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The works on show are from 25 leading international artists and span the past 25 years. Some of them are funny, some are traumatic. Some of the pieces seem so real, so true to life you could be forgiven for believing you are looking at a living statue.

Moving and Insightful Virginia Woolf Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery is the first exhibition to explore the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture. There are over 140 items on display including paintings, photographs and rare archival material which together, really bring to life both the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia in particular.

Stunning Malevich Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this first ever retrospective of Kazimir Malevich's work for almost 25 years, the Tate Modern has brought together a stunning collection of his work that offers not just an expansive view of this influential Russian artist's career - but also puts into context how radical and revolutionary Malevich was.

Radical Geometry: Sensational South American Art at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Whatever preconceived ideas you have on 20th Century South American art, prepare to have them thrown out the window in this sensational exhibition at the Royal Academy.

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Green Street F4.0: A DIY Photography Exhibition

Olly MacNamee | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

The Arts have seen better days, a time when they were wined and dined and had sweet nothings whispered in their ears before being paraded through the streets to great fanfare. But it would seem that those times are long over and the Arts are now that ex-partners who have had too many promises broken and left on the scrap heap scraping for pennies.

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

You'd expect woodcuts to be quite dry, with the images rigid and lacking in artistic expression but not at all. The technical expertise in the 150 prints the RA has brought together is such that there is great detail in these prints with bodies outlined in curving sculpting lines, and cross-hatchings used for shadow.

Catlin Prize 2014 Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Each year curator Justin Hammond travels the length and breadth of the UK visiting art schools and colleges and attending their degree shows. Through his observations, along with recommendations from tutors and those in the art world, his task is to choose 40 of those he considers to be the most promising young talent for inclusion in the annual Catlin Guide.

Sculpture in the Home - Pangolin London

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The Pangolin London has transformed itself into a time capsule for the next few weeks with its exhibition Sculpture in the Home. The show consists of three rooms exquisitely decked out in furniture, drawings, textiles, wallpaper and sculpture dating mainly from the 1940s and 1950s.

Veronese Exhibition at National Gallery a Glorious Success

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice, the National Gallery has brought together a vast and extraordinary collection of work from this Renaissance Master, one of the most influential artists of the 16th century.

Eleanor Moreton: Tales of Love and Darkness

Bob Chaundy | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Eleanor Moreton's oil paintings, full of vivid colours that combine both the narrative and the abstract, have used history, mythology and psychoanalysis as reference points for her artistic themes. In her current exhibition, Tales of Love and Darkness, she uses traditional types of imagery - portraits and landscapes - as a vehicle for exploring them.

Is Your Muff Big Enough? Introducing Miss Pokeno and the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bidisha

I first discovered the work of artist Miss Pokeno at the Guildhall Art Gallery's ongoing Victoriana exhibition, which runs until 8th December this year.

Hen Party II: The Really Wild Show (PG Rating)

Charli Morgan | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I couldn't have fist-pumped the air any harder when Packham's pecker was unveiled (without assistance) and he presented us with charcoals and pencils for life drawing. He clearly thought I'd never seen a pencil before.

The Absurdities of Life in Palestine: The Life and Art of Khaled Jarrar

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Jarrar's art--a combination of sculpture, film, photography and painting--is born out a life throwing stones in the intifada, working as a carpenter while dreaming of art, and serving in Yasser Arafat's presidential guard.

Mark Powell 'Drawing on History' Private View Launch

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Ben J. Cotton

The evening of Friday July 26 saw the launch party of the long awaited solo show 'Drawing on History' by biro artist Mark Powell at the Hang-Up Gal...

Meet the Artist: Mark Powell

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Mark Powell uses nothing but a simple Bic Biro ballpoint pen to create incredibly detailed portraits of the elderly. His chosen canvases are antique documents dating from 1763 onwards.

Joe Webb 'Pulp Friction' Private View Launch at Hang-Up Gallery

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The evening of Friday 7 June saw the launch party of the long awaited solo show Pulp Friction by collage artist Joe Webb at the Hang-Up Gallery in ...

New World Disorder - D*Face at StolenSpace Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The exhibition is aptly entitled New World Disorder though the idea reflects his fascination with consumerism, materialism and social dysfunction.

A Fresh Approach to Flesh

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Visualise a kind of living sculpture, half human half metal and picture the scene... Two people walk into a gallery, naked, and are taped to a sculptu...

John Walter

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

Vitrine Bermondsey Street's latest exhibition features new paintings by John Walter and encapsulates the ornate, bold and iconoclastic vision of his maximalist aesthetic.