UK Art

Someone Has Painted A Mural Of Donald Trump As A Giant Steaming Turd In Downtown NYC

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Elections are heated affairs, and members of the public often turn to graffiti as a way to have their voices heard among the rabble. One artist, wh...

This Man Turns Pancakes Into Our Favourite Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop the bus: this man can transform your bog-standard pancakes into works of art. And we're slightly in awe of him. Daniel Drake, who is more ...

Oops - Boy Trips In Gallery Punching Hole In £1 Million Painting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A Taiwanese boy has "punched a hole" in a $1.5m painting after falling into it during an art exhibition in the country. The boy, thought to be 12-y...

The Day We Went to Margate

Sarah Powell | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Powell

Margate is having a moment. That should probably be #Margate is having a moment. Suddenly all the cool kids are going to the beach, buying sticks of rock and instagramming "Scream if you Wanna go Faster" posters. The temptation is to turn on the hipsters and shoo them away but I presume it's this kind of attention that keeps small seaside towns going.

Review: 'Soundscapes', National Gallery - A Disappointment

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Undoubtedly the stand-out piece of work comes from Jamie XX, who used the pointillist style in Theo van Rysselberghe's Coastal Scene as a launch-off point for his soundscape.

Here's How The Amazing 'Sky Ladder' Firework Display Actually Works

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An amazing firework display which launches a glowing ladder into the sky has been developed by a Chinese artist. Cai Guo-Qiang designed the pyrotec...

Art Review: Marco Lusini and the Post-War Italian Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Due to the overwhelming interest in Italian art from the 50s to the 80s, we are rediscovering less-known artists from such Golden Era that played a ...

An ‘Artist' Has Grown An Ear On His Arm That Lets Us Eavesdrop On His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An Australian artist has turned his body into a canvas and inserted a human ear underneath the skin of his forearm. Yes, this happened. Stelarc...

Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Lee Kern | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lee Kern

If Shakespeare smoked a bit of Elizabethan pot then fair enough. But he was also clearly a dude that must have passionately fallen in love with letters and worked at them for it's own sake and it's own buzz.

Give Me A Sign

Ariane Sherine | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

Eventually, determined to solve the mystery, I pushed a card through the man's door, explaining that I loved his signs. I asked if I could write an article about him, and gave him my contact details.

Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Nicola Shaw | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

Amongst the other standout pieces were the coloured walls of the main galleries - the brainchild of the show's coordinator Michael Craig-Martin RA who is known for the very vivid colours in his work.

Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini, Bristol

Chris Osburn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Time and Space, a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long, opens today at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.

Has Social Media Shifted the Balance of Shame

Celina Teague | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Celina Teague

I deal with the matter of the hashtag very differently in my show but the train of thought has led me to believe that Twitter is turning us into a nasty surveillance state. We're shaming people without considering the consequences and the punishments are outweighing the crimes.

Where Love Is Illegal: Powerful LGBT Portraits From Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Photographer Robin Hammond has created a stunning photo series exploring what it's like to be LGBT in the places where loving someone of the same sex ...

Watch The Most Beautiful And Mesmerising Art Installation Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech

Prepare to be mesmerised by this incredible video of a musical art installation in a Japanese forest. Tucked away in the Daisetsuzan National Park...

Great Weekend Getaways - Bilbao, Spain

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Pintxos aside, we were delighted to discover that Bilbao is a foodie's paradise, with five Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens more in the surrounding Basque Country. In fact the area can boast more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in Europe.

Creativity and Age

Anthony Epes | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person's game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it's downhill from then on. I think that's insane.

The Art That History Forgot, Remembered

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

In June, the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive was granted funding of £1 million pound by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation with the goal of creating a permanent archive of the work of disabled artists.

Your Heart Will Always Be Your Wage

Danielle Wood | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Wood

If you could have anyone throughout the world of politics, history, art or film at your dinner party, who would you ask? Without hesitation, Marine Tanguy. My answer is obscure in comparison to the norm of Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and Mick Jagger. Let me tell you why.

Proof That Women Don't Look Like Porn Stars When They Orgasm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Funnily enough, most women do not look like Hollywood actresses or porn stars when they orgasm. To prove the point, Lauren Crow photographs women ...

Emily Young: Call and Response London

Bob Chaundy | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Emily Young is regarded as Britain's greatest living stone sculptor. Not for her the pristine slabs of Carrara marble. She revels in those ragged off-cuts that lay at the back of old stone quarries near her home in Tuscany, sometimes wearing, as she puts it, dark overcoats of disguise.

When Art Meets Technology, Innovation is All About the Outsider

Leila Johnston | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leila Johnston

  My practice is all about displacing people and ideas from their natural habitats, prizing them out of their comfortable environment to see w...

Typography Artist Paints Alternative Life Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

German typography artist Stephanie Wiehle has used her website to showcase a series of painfully honest life lessons, written in an elegant and beauti...

What Dadd's Victorian classic Can Teach Us About Mental Health Provision Today

John Bird | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
John Bird

I have often thought that among contemporary institutions - prisons and mental hospitals - you will find interesting art. Art often does not recognise the same mental health barriers that we maintain in society.

Review: Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain - A Great Sculptor, But Not a Great Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Barbara Hepworth was inspired by her landscape. She loved how she was carving out stones and wood that nature had already shaped before her. Her pieces are nurturing, soulful, and seem so inextricably linked to the earth. What a shame therefore that the dusty cases and bare walls are a million miles away from the protective landscapes she so admired.