UK Art

The Republic of Korea Partners With Unesco for Stronger Cultural Industries in Uganda

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world's creative and entrepreneurial hotspots, UNESCO is launching a new project in Uganda on 27 July to strengthen the country's cultural industries and the skills of creative professionals.

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.

Review: Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern 'Moments of Brilliance'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate's continuing commitment to platforming female artists continues apace with this Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, the Tate Modern's big summer sho...

This Is Why There Are Thousands Of Naked People Painted Blue Around Hull

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Art, Hull, UK News

This article contains nudity Thousands of people have stripped and been painted blue as they starred in a huge installation to celebrate Hull’s rel...

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.

How Can Creative Technologies Develop as a 'Contemporary' Artform? Four Lessons From Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But 'art' means something quite different to digital culture than to the established performance arts. In digital, everything is still very new and being worked out. Claims to artistry in digital work on the whole go unchallenged - we are desperate to embrace anything, so long as it has sufficient fans, and this desperation and speedy ranking in the social stakes impacts terribly on quality and thoughtfulness.

What Politicians Can Learn From Artists About What It Is to Be Human

Scarlett Raven | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Scarlett Raven

Someone once said that all art is political. I'm not sure that is completely true because while many artists do cross into the political arena, there are plenty of others too wrapped up in themselves to care about anything else apart from their own personal universe.

Showcasing Creativity

Dr Paul Thompson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Paul Thompson

June is always an exciting time of year for anyone working in design, as this month marks student degree shows in UK art and design universities. If you studied these subjects, cast your mind back to the effort that went into your final push, the excitement you felt at bringing all your hard work together in one last display.

This Photographer Is Turning Pictures Of Commuters Into 16th Century-Style Artwork

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

Anyone who regularly uses the London Underground would probably scoff at the idea that there is beauty to be found in the sweaty commute. But one arti...

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative to find solu...

This Illustrator Captures Our Obsession With Instagram Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Style

Flawlessly contrived selfies, beauty hauls and inspirational quotes appear to make up the backbone of many women's Instagram posts - but one brilliant...

Alfredo Volpi: Cecilia Brunson Projects

Bob Chaundy | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) has earned a reputation as one of the most influential figures in 20th century Brazilian art. His work fetches seven-figure sums and has featured in numerous retrospectives and books.

Stunning Photo Series Of Everyday Items Taken Apart And Photographed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

Ever wondered what the innards of a computer or a fire extinguisher looked like? A photographer from Toronto, Canada, has created a stunning series of...

Palestinian Student: 'Look at Us as Humans, Not Terrorists'

Rima Amin | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Rima Amin

Graffiti artist Marck Emaya is a Fine Arts student at Dar al-Kalima University College Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. From childhood he was fascinated...

Review: Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson

Phil Brown | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

"I am willing to pay due respect to the poetry of George Meredith, of Thomas Hardy, of DH Lawrence as part of their oeuvre, without conceding that it ...

Artist's Beautiful Tribute To His Dead Cat Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, digital artist Richard Saunders was inspired by his feline friend, Tolly. After spotting a bush that looked like a sleeping cat, the artis...

Someone Put A Pair Of Glasses On The Floor Of A Museum And People Genuinely Thought It Was Modern Art

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy

It's not unusual to be in a museum and feel like people are cooing at artworks when it looks like nothing special - like when Tracey Emin put an unmad...

A Norwegian Mother Began Drawing the Funny Side of Parenting, and Landed a Book Deal

Harry Oram | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Harry Oram

I love feel-good stories like this, and it all started 16 months ago when Jade started drawing these cartoons as a way of finding the funny side of the trials and tribulations of raising her son, Abel.

Not Vital - Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Bob Chaundy | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

When world-renowned Swiss sculptor, Not Vital (pronounced Veetahl) was 15-years-old, he asked his father, a timber merchant, to cut down a number of trees to isolate one tree in particular. He then stood behind it and moved to remain in its shadow throughout the rest of the day with his father photographing him every 15 minutes to document the work.

Converting to Baroque Art in Rome

Kate Bryan | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Bryan

Personally, aside from my passion for the painter Caravaggio, it was a period and a style of art that took me a while to devote time to. To be honest I resisted it at first. Instead, I loved the human quality of the Renaissance - the proportion, the intimacy and the harmony. Baroque seemed so distant, remote and well, over the top.

Someone Has Painted A Giant Mural Of Donald Trump Snogging Boris Johnson In Bristol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Comedy

A graffiti mural of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former London Mayor Boris Johnson having a big ol' snog has appeared in Stoke's...

The Advantage of Adversity: A Different Perspective on Depression

James Shillcock | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Shillcock

The one thing that running a business has taught me is that things are never constant. Things are never permanent. You cannot separate the highs and lows or have one without the other, so you must learn to accept the process and understand that it's part of the journey.

MP Vents Fury After Student Dupes Activists With Cardboard Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student who duped Labour activists with a cardboard Jeremy Corbyn has faced a fierce backlash from a furious MP. Lucie Carter, a fine art student at...

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scarlett Raven

My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.