UK Art

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.

'Use It Or Lose It': Regeneration Report Releases Shock Findings in London's Creative Offering

Claire Meadows | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

A new report has highlighted the threat to London's creative communities from the spread of urban regeneration.

Artist Navigates Grief With Simple Yet Relatable Drawings About Life After Loss

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist is documenting her thoughts around grief in a series of simple yet relatable drawings. A few years back, Mari Andrew’s father passed away ...

Artist's Haunting Portraits Of Depression Aim To Give A Voice To Those Suffering In Silence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting around one in 10 people in the UK their lifetime. But despite this, misconceptions ab...

A Safe And Special Place

Samantha Shannon | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Shannon

Turn away if you choose; mute them on social media; try your best not to read anything about how they vote - but never think that they have any sort of responsibility to stay in one lane. Art and politics have been in the same lane for time immemorial, and that isn't going to change any time soon - for Donald Trump or anyone.

Why You Need To Be Painting With Your Child

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

That's the key thing about painting. It's learning. The two are inextricably linked, for children especially. Art-based activities help young minds to make sense of the world around them. They explore ideas by making shapes with tools.

The Most Important First Loves Aren't The Romantic Kind

Stephen Mayne | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Mayne

Everyone remembers their first love, even if they soon discard the relationship. There's something about that intoxicating rush of emotion, something ...

Istanbul Art Fair: Bringing People Together Through the Universal Language Of Art

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

As more and more refugees find themselves seeking safety in Turkey, and the Syrian war rages on with no end in sight, it can be difficult to find the ...

Carnism: What's In A Name?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

As an increasingly unapologetic vegan, I am becoming used to being challenged for my beliefs. Don't get me wrong; it still gets my metaphorical hackles up. But, I understand that because I am not just doing 'what we do' I am in the minority and therefore in the firing line.

Artist Creates Sketches On Old Newspapers To Deal With Skin Picking Disorder

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has found a unique way of dealing with her skin picking disorder by creating drawings on newspapers and then sharing them to raise awareness...