UK Art

Why Real Change Takes More Than Turning Statues To Rubble

Alan Grant | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

No country or group of people enjoys being reminded of the dark and immoral bits of its past. Australians are understandably uncomfortable when the su...

The Social Art Revolution

Jean-David Malat | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jean-David Malat

Much has changed since the dawn of social media, especially for us in the art world. Instagram has revolutionised the ways artists display their work and art dealers find new talent. You can curate your Instagram page to perfection - like a gallery, giving artists an unlimited space to showcase their work.

Photography: A Dying Art Form That's Getting More Popular

Adam Manuel | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Manuel

I don't get this rush when someone uploads a new photo album to Facebook hours after an event has happened, before my memories have had the time to ferment. I miss the imperfections and spontaneity that make particular moments special. I miss the days when girls didn't pout and boys didn't brood.

Artist Channels How Depression Feels Into Beautiful Drawings

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Artist DestinyBlue has grappled with mental health issues throughout her life, starting with anxiety, which later gave way to depression and suicidal ...

An Art Historian's Analysis Of David Cameron's Wilderness Photo

Laura-Jane Foley | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Laura-Jane Foley

In the history of Western Art so often the female is the beautiful muse, or mere adornment to an image. Typically she lacks power, profile or status. But in this photograph, whilst the female is turned away from the lens, her face obscured by a wig and seemingly gazing at the male subject of the photo, her clothing suggests all is not quite as it seems. For on the back of the sequinned jacket writ large across the pink heart is the name CORBYN.

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo Hopes To Normalise Nudity, One Brush Stroke At A Time

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo uses naked bodies as canvases to paint beautiful works of art and, in doing so, hopes to normalise nudity. Sahuquillo paints...

These Homeless Men Have Just Been Sold. They Explain Why They're Happy About It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK

Selling homeless people and fitting them with tracking devices sounds pretty controversial. So when I find myself walking into an old courtroom (now a...

Cutting The Arts Is Cutting The Soul Of Society

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Rebecca Gordon

I understand that cuts need to be made, and I can see how reduced art funding is a quick fix, but the long term effect would be detrimental. The arts inspire people, they nurture talent, experiences, encourage intellect, dialogue and opinion.

Andy Warhol's £6m Selfie And How We Can All Now Be Famous For 15 Minutes

Tom van Laer | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom van Laer

One day in 1963, Andy Warhol walked into a New York photobooth and took what have become the world's most famous selfies. One of these trailblazing self-portraits has just been sold at a Sotheby's auction for just over £6m.

Young Masters Art Prize: Eyes On The Future, Echoes Of The Past

Claire Meadows | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

The creation of an art prize is an honourable aim, born of a desire to give back to a community fuelled by the need to create. Through the act of creation, artists are leaving a tangible footprint on ground that looks, feels and even tastes and smells all the better for it.

I Gave 15 Refugees Disposable Cameras To Capture Their Lives - Here Are The Stories They Told

Amy Lineham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Amy Lineham

In an attempt to diversify refugee narratives I gave out 15 disposable cameras to people living in the camp. With this was an information sheet inviting participants to take photos of anything they wanted and explaining the images would then be shared to an audience outside of the camp.

In The Company Of Death: Coming To Terms With Grief And Loss

Dr Laura-Jane Smith | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Laura-Jane Smith

This is something no-one wants to hear, but it is true for you as much as it is for the critically ill patients I treat each day in hospital. Many of them are much closer to the end than you are, however, life is unpredictable, chaotic and sometimes cruel. Few of us will die at the time of our choosing.

The Music Industry Is Uniting To Get Young People To Vote

Harry Wiles | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Wiles

United, our brands are penetrating the echo-chamber and introducing the next generation to the policies affecting their future. Electoral registration creates a mental foothold, a subconscious investment which will lead to candidate selection and ultimately voting on June 8th.

Confronting Memories - An Interview With Wang Ding-Yeh

Flo Simpson | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

Confronting Memories is a solo exhibition by Wang Ding-Yeh that is currently being staged at VT Artsalon in Taipei, the city in which Wang was born.

On Art And Insanity

Sahr Jalil | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK
Sahr Jalil

Vincent wasn't a rich man. He started a career in the city from a young age, but idealised a simpler life in the countryside. He wasn't a lucky man ei...

Women In Art: Art, Politics And Equality

Kokil Sharma | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kokil Sharma

Photo credit: Kokil's Studio, Self Portrait 2017, oil on acid-free paper, A4 It is a well known fact by now, that women are equally capable, talented...

Artist With Schizophrenia Illustrates What It's Like To Experience Hallucinations

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist with schizophrenia has created a series of images illustrating her hallucinations in the hope of destroying misconceptions around mental hea...

Dangerous Minds - Pop Art For The Social Media World

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Every now and then you come across a new name in the art world, and on seeing their work you fall head over heels with what they do. The agipop art du...

Student's Raw Photo Project Shows What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A student has created a striking photo project to show that while anxiety may be invisible to the naked eye, it does impact thousands of people worldw...

Society And Tattoos

Kevin Bailey | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Style
Kevin Bailey

So, why are people made to feel like they have done wrong? Why should they second guess their choices in getting tattooed? How does a person's artwork on their skin, deem them different to the 'norm' of society?

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.

There Can Be No 'Shared Society' Without Investment In Arts And Culture

Luqman Ali | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Luqman Ali

There can be no "shared society" without investment in arts and culture. Theresa May's calls for a 'shared society' have been lauded as a step in the right direction in an increasingly fragmented Britain, especially after a Brexit vote that split the nation.

Street Art As A Tool For Change

Mary McCarthy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the past and for the future, for no reason and for vital ones, for themselves and for a greater good... in my mind encapsulates all that is historically significant about this medium.

Please - Stop Saying You're Rubbish At Art

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

I've said for a long time that art is one of the most underused tools when it comes to teaching, for many reasons. The main one being, I feel, a lack of confidence from a teaching perspective - but I genuinely believe that the benefits outweigh the hangups we adults often have.

Women

Lucy Tammam | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

all women everywhere This may be one of the reasons why the main thing I took away from the most recent fashion week, wasn't a key trend or colour, but that the industry just creates too much. Watching catwalk shows of design, after design, after design streaming past - each garment with it's own value and beauty, yet lost in the sheer volume of other pieces around it. It became boring, pointless, emotionless, saturated.