UK Art

Bringing The Inside Out

Angela Samata | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Angela Samata

I think we all have a fascination with gaining access to the forbidden, hidden places and spaces, whether they be palaces, prisons, behind the scenes ...

The David Bowie Phenomenon: Why Art Collected By Celebrities Creates Such A Draw

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

When David Bowie's personal art collection was sold at auction in London last week, the results were truly sensational. Each and every piece of his la...

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker. Some peopl...

Independent V Gallery Shows And Following Your Instincts

Robi Walters | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robi Walters

Working on your own can be daunting. The buck stops with you on everything, not just the art. You have to make everything happen. But there is a freedom and a lightness to it that is very special. But knowing that you can make decisions on every element is really rewarding.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Rebel Without A Home

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the industrial town of Luton in Bedfordshire and for most of my childhood I expected a future that was like my father's, to work in one of the many factories that dotted the town

Brexit: Finding A Voice Through Art

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Waring-Moore

Art is non-discriminatory, and so anyone can voice their opinion. We might feel at ease Tweeting our feelings but we want to know that our voice has made an impression beyond a retweet. The Listening Project and Three Months On are paving the way for new platforms for social and political conversations -that we can all be a part of.

Creative Futures In The Land Of Origins

Graham Sheffield | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Graham Sheffield

On 9 October the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency in the face of widespread protests across the country. There has been unrest since...

How To Make The Most Of Porto In Just One Day

Julie Dawn Fox | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Dawn Fox

Like any ancient city, Porto has plenty of variety and is constantly evolving. Traditional grocery stores with drawers of nuts and spices that are weighed at the counter lie within spitting distance of gourmet and concept stores and designer urban outfitters.

Five Of The Best Art Spaces In Cuba

Flo Simpson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

The artwork you are most likely to stumble across in Cuba is the ubiquitous and eye-watering acrylic of an American car. Yet Cuba, both in and outside...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 130 - Prepping And Packing For An Art Fair

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The tension starts to rise a week or so before any fair. No matter how often I exhibit I never can be completely blithe about the process. Back in my ...

We Showed Refugee Children In Calais A Better Side To Europe

Julian Sayarer | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Sayarer

In among the chaos and the dismal conditions of Calais, there were glimmers of a better version of Europe than these Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and other nationalities were treated to behind the razor wire fencing

Science And Arts

Deborah Bull | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Bull

The data reveals that 52% of those who define themselves as 'sciency' also choose to describe themselves as 'arty', suggesting that many of us do not see our skills and interests as being confined to a single category.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Woman Captures Her Extreme Weight Loss Journey In Raw Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: This post includes images that contain nudity. A photographer who had a gastric bypass in 2013 has shared a series of candid images documenti...

The Artist Who "Cut Off His Nipples" Explains Why Instagram And IRL Are Two Totally Different Spaces

Emily Gosling | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

It takes a lot to cut through Instagram's endless streams of belfie art-personas, women who've apparently pissed themselves . But as 18-year-old sixth...

Artist Creates Portraits Of Famous Faces From Avocado

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has amazed avocado fans around the world by turning their favourite food into famous faces. Boris Toledo Doorm smears avocado into images of...

Artist Tessa Farmer Discusses Battling Anxiety and Depression

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty Bosley

It was World Mental Health Day on Monday, and it has opened up a dialogue about a subject that just doesn't seem to be talked about nearly enough. On...

Frieze 2016 Revisited The 90's For New Inspiration #YBA's

Lou Mensah | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

I am standing in the new Nineties section at the Frieze Art Fair, making a beeline for the Anthony Reynolds stand for Richard Billingham's iconic 'Unt...

Dan Baldwin - Under The Influence

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"It's all about allegory, it's all about harmony, it's all about balance, it's all about everything working together, every colour, every element." So...

Collecting Lines - Zineb Sedira

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Travellers on the Victoria Line on the London tube may notice, as they emerge on one of the escalators, a four-screen video wall showing a film about ...

Abstract Expressionism At The Royal Academy

Dan Einav | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

Abstract Expressionism is serious, grown-up stuff. It's about existential anxiety and overwhelming emotions. It's about death and the absurdity of lif...

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Kickstarting A Dream Into Reality - The Highs And Lows

Louis McIntosh | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

We all have good ideas or dreams whereby we can progress financially, spiritually, morally etc....but we don't necessarily act on them. Why not? Well,...

The Artist Who Disappeared: Nine Minutes With Bobby Hillson, Co-Curator, Unseen Paintings 1954 - 1960

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

From September 30th, Hoxton Gallery will be presenting Unseen Paintings, 1954-1960, a survey of works in oil by the late Keith Cunningham. Cunningha...