UK Art

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.

Adolf Hitler's Artwork Is Worth This Much

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Adolf Hitler's watercolours and drawings sold for £286,000 at a German auction at the weekend. Saturday's controversial sale organised by Weidler ...

London Bridge Transformed Into Rainbow Walkway To Cheer Up 'Grumpy' Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

It wouldn't be a Monday without hearing a few moans around the office. But all it took was a spark of imagination to cheer up Londoners today. ...

Is Science Our New Religion? Damien Hirst at The Lightbox, Woking

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Silkscreen prints, sculptural pieces and paintings are laid out like Stations of the Cross, around an altar, with a series of surgical images of a body scarred with stigmata-like wounds hung above the visitor, in place of the crucified Christ.

In Facebook Jail Again - Over Female Nipples

Laura Dodsworth | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dodsworth

Female breasts, depicted in a non-sexual way, by a female artist, are not allowed. In other words, if women's breasts and nipples are not in service to babies or men, or have not suffered cancer, if they simply exist on a woman's body, they must be covered.

Unfinished...Works From the Courtauld Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

When I first heard that the Courtauld's Summer Showcase was going to comprise unfinished works from its collection, I wondered if this might be, like its subjects, a half-baked idea.

Great Ways To Get Creative With Your Children This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Children's Art Week 2015 kicks off on Saturday 13 June until Sunday 21 June with a whole host of creative workshops across the UK. Perfect to keep ...

The Pleasure and Pain of Shoes Examined at V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Style
Victoria Sadler

Sexuality and shoes have always been deeply intertwined and a part of this exhibition is stylised with sultry red velvet textures and deep maroon colours. It screams seduction. But the pieces on show demonstrate how sex and fetishism have influenced footwear.

Push The Button, Playable City 2015

Clare Reddington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

We have a very strong, international shortlist of seven - honed down from the 197 entries we received from 60 countries. The projects vary hugely - from event-based spectacular projects to quieter, more ambient installations. Across the board though, the standard is high.

Review: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts 'A Riot of Colour'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

That great art institution, the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, is with us once again. All its familiar and much loved hallmarks are there, from the mix of emerging and established artists, to the packed walls and galleries. Only this year it all comes with an explosion of colour.

Photo Project Allows Transgender Kids To Say 'This Is Who I Am'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For over 10 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has taken photographs of transgender children living their lives as their authentic selves for her on...

Planet Appetite: Bioculture - Art Walks and Organic Wine in Le Marche, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Combining nature, organic wine and culture, the Bioculture App guides you on a 19 day series of linked walks in Le Marche, Italy, providing information about the attractions along the way with specially created artworks.

From Art Fanatics to Beginners: Join the Salon of Talented Young Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

We are experiencing an unprecedented interest in Contemporary Art. Last year the Tate attracted a whopping figure of 7 million visitors of which 4.8 million visited just one space: the Tate Modern.

Figuratively Speaking

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The new exhibitions at the Serpentine Galleries pairs Duane Hanson with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, both use the human figure in their work but conceptually they could not be further apart.

Review: Agnes Martin, Tate Modern 'Serene and Surprising'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of Agnes Martin's work in the UK for over 20 years and includes pieces from the full breadth of her career, from her early beginnings in the 1950s to the last piece she created in 2004.

How Showing My Body Helped Change My Mind

Paula McGuire | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Twelve two-minute poses later and I could scramble back into a robe, and try desperately to conceal a dignity long since lost. But then, what's the point in dignity if all it does is hold you back?

Two Truths - Griffin Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The exhibition at The Griffin Gallery in west London is less a philosophical exploration of how six different artists view their versions of the truth in the way they relate to and interpret the world around them. More, it's an interesting contrast between how culture is affected by displacement.