UK Art

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Christina Miller | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Style
Christina Miller

It's a moving tribute to a man whose vision and creativity was light years beyond his peers, and whose work was (and which remains) unparalleled in an industry permeated with "creative geniuses". Whether you like fashion or not, you'll be spellbound by Savage Beauty.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Trigger Warnings: We Must Not Be Too Quick on the Trigger

James Snell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
James Snell

Four salient reasons to resist the rise of trigger warnings in higher education and general usage. For the sake of resisting censorship by stealth, for the sake of artistic integrity, for the sake of maintaining serious intellectual openness in higher education, and for the sake of those suffering from trauma themselves, I beg you - don't get too trigger-happy.

What Can Our Major Cultural Institutions Do to Get the Message Across on Climate Change?

Will Hine | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Hine

I know what you must be thinking...art, really? What good is that? But for centuries the arts have had the power to sway the hearts and minds more than cold facts and figures, so why not see whether a marriage of the arts and science might give birth to some novel and practical responses.

Six Business Lessons From an Artist's Perspective

Maite Baron | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maite Baron

Mat's artistic career has included drawing cartoons, being a commercial artist, working in advertising and as a fine artist. However, his current passion is reinterpreting discarded materials he finds in second-hand shops, in skips and in walks by the river.

Still Life!

David Pearl | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

A multi-disciplinary, serial professional (dentist, lawyer, coroner, judge) Bernard Pearl's life is currently restricted to a hospital bed where he has more than enough time to dwell on the moment. Around him people are whiling away their day staring at screens or into mid air. Not my dad.

Duchamp and His Toilet

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Duchamp and his little cabal of antagonistic dada's wanted art to be a purely intellectual tool. Well, plenty of modern art, and certainly contemporary art, asks the audience to seek meaning from ostensibly nonsensical pieces and, for me, this is exciting and very rarely boring.

Rare Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artist Lee Ufan Opens in London

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Rarely do two artists so accomplished at combining the conceptual and the aesthetic exist, let alone exhibit together. Lee Ufan and Anish Kapoor's sh...

How to Succeed at a 365 Photography Project

Lennart de Jong | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lennart de Jong

Producing a photograph every day was and is hard. It forced us to be creative and get the best out of every day and situation. More than ever it made us realise the beauty that is all around us, and that even with a simple camera you can get beautiful pictures on a boring day.

Quick Five: Yayoi Kusama

Tate | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tate

In the first of our 'quick 5' interview series, we catch up with seminal Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, about her work, her wardrobe and last night's dinner.

Santiago Taccetti - ISO 9001

Bob Chaundy | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Santiago Taccetti likes to do things the wrong way. In fact, he has literally made an art of it. His new and first solo exhibition in the UK consists of a series of two-metre high white paintings. But far from manipulating the paint on the canvas in the way painters are supposed to do, Taccetti has produced paintings without paint.

Clayton Cardenas: The Art of The Storyteller

Kay Smythe | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Cardenas is a leading man, not only in his talent but in his soul. It's beautiful to witness and I can't wait for the rest of the world to see the light inside of him. Luckily, I don't think the world with be waiting much longer.

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

On the surface of things, it appears too easy to experience all the experiences, to feel all the feels, to dance all the dances, drink all the drinks, to gig all the gigs - to generally consume until your heart's content. But what happens when you think your heart is fully content?

Incredibly Cool Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Richard Diebenkorn is celebrated as a post-war Master in his native United States - Obama even selected one of his works for the private residence of the White House. In Europe though, he's not that well-known. In fact, the only major solo exhibition of his work was at the Whitechapel Gallery back in 1991.

Why We Can't Afford to Lose IdeasTap

Jo Caird | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jo Caird

IdeasTap provides funding, career opportunities and mentoring to a network of nearly 200,000 young people across the creative professions. The charity has given away more than £2.3 million to around 62,000 beneficiaries, helping filmmakers, visual artists, designers, theatremakers, writers, actors and a long list of other creative folk get their careers off the ground.

What Happened When a Four-Year Old Coloured a Duck like a Rainbow

Victoria Leith | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I wonder now, in my early 40's if much has changed in schools. I know that teachers are over-stretched, under-paid and put under enormous pressures. I know that each individual teacher has their own life story to contend with. I know all of this because I am a teacher!

5-Year-Old Girl Transforms Into Black Heroines In Stunning Project

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To mark Black History Month, photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife Janine Harper wanted to teach their daughter about some amazing women from the pa...

Sotto Voce: The Best Art Show in London Today

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Sotto Voce, an art exhibition at the on until the 18th of April, in Bond Street, London, had the ambitious idea of investigating these simultaneous events when artists started experimenting with the abstract white relief with a focus on the 1930s to 1970s.

IdeasTap Closure: A Disaster for a Generation of Emerging Artists

Michelle Douglass | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Douglass

Arts charity IdeasTap has announced it's being forced to close due to lack of funding. The organisation's disappearance will leave a gaping hole in the UK's support network for young artists. Doing anything at all - paid or unpaid - in the creative industries is hard enough.

This Is What A Computer Sees When You Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one unsung hero in the tech world it is Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensor. Resigned to being the personal butler for millions of gamers it's a...

This Artist Adds Internet Icons To Famous Paintings, And The Results Are Quirkily Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Ukranian artist Nastya Ptichek's series 'emoji nation' may just be our New Favourite Art Thing On The Internet. For Ptichek takes emojis, Windows m...

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The Serpentine Galleries have two new shows that each in their own way contemplate the abuse of power. Leon Golub is the elder statesman of this type of political art, though the phrase the Abuse of Power comes as no surprise is a well known Jenny Holzer work.

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Thousands Of UK Women And Men Take Naked #Breasties For Breast Cancer Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of people across the UK have taken anonymous Breasties (photos featuring only their breasts) - and before you ask, they haven't been swept u...

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from this popular period of art. Monets and Renoirs hang alongside works from Pissarro and Degas, early Manets scatter the rooms and there's even a Rodin statue.

Why We're Confused and Fascinated with African Beauty

Amita Murray | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amita Murray

Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.