UK Art

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.

Review: Jeff Koons, Newport Street Gallery 'Desperate, Tired'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's probably no surprise that Damien Hirst owns a lot of works by Jeff Koons. After all, these two have common ground - they're both provocateurs, both divisive artists. And now, Damien has put his own collection of Jeff Koons works on display in his Newport Street Gallery, which opened last year.

Boomoon - Skogar & Sansu

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Acclaimed South Korean photographer, Boomoon, was enchanted by a waterfall he discovered at Skogar in Iceland in 2015. Early one morning when the lig...

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those who don't suffer from anxiety, it can be difficult to understand just how devastating the mental illness can be. Now, artist Scarlett Raven ...

Caravaggio Redefined Art by Not Learning the Rules

Kate Bryan | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Bryan

I have long been a devotee of Caravaggio and now, by virtue of living in Rome amidst churches where his paintings still hang, I have become an obsessive. I love taking people to see his paintings as there is no diminishing return.

Wildlife Reimagined: Simon Arizpe and The Wild

Ben Mirza | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

A man whose mind is intertwined harmoniously with curiosity and creativity, New York based illustrator Simon Arizpe has created something quite outsta...

XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Bob Chaundy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"There's a perverse kind of theatricality about the work," says Justin Hammond, curator of the 2016 XL Catlin Art Prize exhibition, now in its 10th ye...

Spotlighting Artistic Freedom With Unesco's 2005 Convention - Marking World Press Freedom Day

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Salma Zulfiqar

Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics for debate to mark World Press F...

Film and Visual Arts Reaching New Heights in Vietnam - Monitoring the Implementation of the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Reaching out to youth and raising their awareness on UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions...

Keeping Up With Changes on Cuba's Creative Scene Through the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the need for creative professionals to find new ways in promoting and strengthening their work.

Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Dr Ramya Mohan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Ramya Mohan

'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!

Anxiety, The Girl from LA and Me

Catherine Lepage | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lepage

Thursday evening. I am ready. I am at my table. Sixty illustrators came to showcase their work to people from all around who wish to discover new talents, new inspirations and meet new people. I am nervous.

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Catherine Ingram | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.

Review: Conceptual Art 1964-1979, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With its focus on British artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 at Tate Britain sets out to demonstrate how radical conc...

Celebrating Senegal's Creativity with Renewed Commitment to the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

For Senegalese hip hop artist, Moona Yanni, the world of creativity and music in particular, is a vehicle which allows artists to express themselves a...

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.