UK Art

How Henna Is Helping To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

Barcroft | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, hair loss due to cancer treatment can be traumatic. But one artist has found a way to help cancer patients feel beautiful. World ...

What This Artist Did After Being Catcalled Is Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get catcalled, we respond by rolling our eyes or sticking two fingers up at the (usually male) perpetrator, depending on our mood. ...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: Dancing Away

Diego Giolitti | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

I am proud to present the first UK exhibition of the photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov, world famous dancer, choreographer, actor and accomplished photographer. 'Dancing Away' is a visual representation of Baryshnikov's very personal interpretation of dance and performance; an expert dancer's reflection upon his own metier.

Budapest Is Under Attack From A Furious Giant...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Budapest is under attack from a pretty pissed-off looking giant. No really! The angry-looking behemoth was pictured erupting from the ground in Sz...

This Man Creates Paintings In The Most Spectacular Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before his car accident in July 1995, Keith Jansz, was an avid sailor and windsurfer. But after the accident left him paralysed from the shoulders ...

Why I Make Cocaine

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Week is in full swing by now and before artgoers gulp down Prosecco and canapes, an other substances, as if there was no tomorrow, it might be a good idea to stop and rethink that things need to change and an honest debate is long due. Innocent victims deserve it.

In Anticipation of Frieze Art Fair 2014

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Whether you are going to spend this week hobnobbing and chugging champagne in Mayfair or checking out street art at Moniker in Brick Lane this is when the art world descends on London and when London's art scene shows the world exactly what it is made of... So, if you can, get out there and experience it!

Saad Qureshi - Congregation

Bob Chaundy | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Earlier this year, while on a guided tour of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Oxford-based artist Saad Qureshi noticed a number of beautiful and melodious birds flying around the building.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 91 - LAPADA, Battersea and Rome

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The Palazzo Venezia is home to the Rome Biennale. The palazzo is only partially obscured by the fair and its magnificence creeps out at the corners and when you look up the ceilings. The history of any building in Rome is a tapestry of information but this building is both an erstwhile papal residence and was also used by Mussolini, whose presence can be felt everywhere.

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Does This Iconic Statue Show Love Or Sexual Assault?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Unconditional Surrender', a statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, has long been a controversial piece of artwork, and now French feminist group Osez Le...

Human Suffering at Times of Crisis Art Show in Notting Hill

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Barry Martin, a Goldsmiths graduate with artworks in the Tate collection, and Samir Ceric, the director of the Debut Contemporary art gallery in Notting Hill, decided to join forces to highlight an issue that unfortunately is still quite relevant in a society in the 21st Century

Recon Festival: Crossing Geographical and Creative Boundaries in Leeds and Bradford

Clare Fisher | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Fisher

Having finished on the 29 September, Recon included a range of newly commissioned artworks that fostered collaboration between artists and musicians.

Something Very Weird Is Happening At Covent Garden Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

A surreal new artwork makes it look as though a 40-foot building in London’s historic Covent Garden Market is floating away. The mind-bending ins...

£400,000 Anti-Racist Banksy Artwork Destroyed... For Being Racist

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

His work is infamous for fearlessly breaking boundaries and provoking political debate, but Banksy's newest anti-racism artwork has been destroyed - f...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 90 - The Paris Biennale to Beziers

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

But Paris is not just about the Biennale - the whole city of art and design sparkles in the early autumn sun and shows proliferate. My friend Sylvain, who has an exquisite gallery on the Quai Voltaire, is putting his best foot forward with a gathering of Meissen porcelain.

When an Artist Rids the Ego, Helpful Art is Born: Matthew Sanderson - The 21st Century Sculptor

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Lloyd

Born, bred and finely tuned in Cambridge amongst iconic art teachers who believed in their students, including Sanderson, he has become a popular and sought after commissioned sculptor, but of course he doesn't care about this. He cares about what's going on within the mind of his client. Within the intention of the brief with a question of how, oh how, could the idea add light to the land?

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

By the end of the year, there will have been three major exhibitions in Great Britain devoted to the work of artists at the end of their careers - Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt. Yet it wasn't until the middle of the 20th Century, that late life creativity was considered a possibility.

Chilean Art of Civil Disobedience: Review From V&A, London

Sumeet Grover | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

It narrates at least one hundred years of world history to remind us that in the multitude of global societies, one phenomenon repeats itself without fail: some people in positions of power direct the cultivation of society to be divorced from the reality of ordinary people

New & Used

Steven Bode | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Bode

It is five years now since Duncan Campbell's Make it New John rolled off the production line. Pristine and gleaming in its 2009 plates, Campbell's film was very much that year's model.

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

Akala | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

To those that crying that our discussions of white supremacy and empire somehow constitute reverse racism or victimize white people, please. It is you who make this accusation that are in fact anti-white, because it is you who assumes that there are not white human beings with enough intelligence to understand the discussion and the history at hand and engage with it in a meaningful way, clearly you are wrong.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

This 'Brick' Costs $220

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Brick Lamp, it's a lamp that costs $220. Plenty of lamps cost $220 but very few of them are also bricks. This 'high tech' LED lamp is a...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 89 - Four Exhibitions and a Dog

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I therefore found myself rushing to see the Matisse cutouts at the Tate Modern, the Folk Art at Tate Britain, the Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine along with the annual pavilion there, as well as a show at the Science Museum by Joshua Sofaer called the Rubbish Collection.

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.