UK Art

Creativity as a Salve for the Mind and Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When life's burdens weigh too heavily on my shoulders, I have found that the creation of art frees me from my struggle. In the focused tranquility of painting and sculpting, my mind cannot wander to worries.

Hannah Knox - Buff

Bob Chaundy | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

There's a strong feminine tradition running through Hannah Knox's work. First, this 35-year-old graduate of the Royal College of Art use textiles as a base on which to paint and stitch.

Hamish Mackie - Sculpting the Wild

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, wild animals lurk, among them cheetahs, leopards, camels and polar bears. They belong not to a safari park but are, in fact, sculptures from the internationally acclaimed artist, Hamish Mackie.

Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

'Art about art' can be sterile, or not as technically adept as the reference work. Artists (often with poor draftsmanship) can ape historic work in an effort to claim its significance for themselves.

Bored In Class?

The Huffington Post UK/Rex | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student has found a way to combat being bored in class by doodling on her thighs.. an her illustrations have landed her a job. Jody Steel, 19, fo...

A Glimpse Into an Artist's Life

Ana Tzarev | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Today, artists may have their cake and eat it, too. Though the importance of community to fledgling creative souls must never be devalued, we are now afforded the ability to grow and strengthen our work through the support of an international network

Telling Stories and Asking Questions

Oliver Jeffers | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Oliver Jeffers

I've always been a very visual thinker, problem solver and storyteller. I have grown up this way, and always knew I wanted to make art for a living. I make two very distinct types of visual work, and although this was an accident, I can distinctly dissect how the separation occurred.

Goodbye Lamp Post

Clare Reddington | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Hello Lamp Post asked Bristolians to look at their city anew by communicating with lamp posts, post boxes and other familiar street furniture. By texting hello and the unique code found on each object.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art: 06 September

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Notable walls come from David Shillinglaw in London, PEZ and Cranio newest collab in Barcelona, Ella and Pitr in St Etienne, France, The London Police in Kentucky, ARYZ in Rennes and Pablo Delgado in London. A full swing of vibrant worthy walls...

Art Journalism Builds the Bridge Between the Creator and His Viewer

Ana Tzarev | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ana Tzarev

As artists, we are mirrors of the reality that we perceive. The process of creation and reflection takes a fascinating turn when it is joined by analysis, placing art in broader context. For this reason, I feel that the role of the art journalist must be given due praise.

Private View of 'POP' Sir Peter Blake's New Exhibition @ Hang-Up Gallery

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

On Friday evening we launched, the exciting new exhibition from the legendary artist Sir Peter Blake.

Middle-Class Wild; Wilderness Festival 2013

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

Upon arrival, initial impressions did nothing to dispel Wilderness's reputation - I parked next to an Audi, and the first people I met were GPs, a surgeon and an osteopath. Never before has St John's Ambulance been less needed at a festival.

Carnaby Echoes

Lucy Harrison | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Harrison

When I was asked to think about a project drawing on the musical history of Carnaby (Carnaby Street itself plus the 12 streets that surround it), I thought about what it meant for a place to be so strongly associated with a time, in the way Carnaby Street has been with the 1960s. Often when I have mentioned the project to people, they have answered by talking about 'that time' as if it only existed then.

Breaking New Boundaries

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

One idea that I believe to be crucial is the sense of craft as a dynamic, contemporary area of practice. I believe that it can still too often be perceived as something that remains rooted in the 19th century, whereas making is constantly in flux, moving with the times while retaining skill and acute knowledge of materials at its heart.

Technology Brings Down the Walls Between Art and Audience

Ana Tzarev | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As years go by, I have learned to take pleasure in the simple joys offered by life. In recent times, I have found a new delight to brighten my days: technology's great power to build bridges between us.

Silk Cocoons: We Can't Get Enough

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Ida Ivanka Kubler, an artist born in Bulgaria, is overwhelmed by the great interest her cocoon paintings are having after exhibiting at the New York and London Affordable Art Fairs. Ivanka makes sculptural paintings using silk cocoons as the main material for her works which are highly influenced by Abstract Expressionism.

The Low Profile of the Special Olympics Reminds Us That Most People Still Don't Understand Leaning Disability

Su Sayer | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Sport
Su Sayer

Did you know that the Special Olympics, the UK's biggest sporting event dedicated to the athletic achievements of people with learning disabilities, are taking place right now in Bath? If you didn't, nobody could blame you...

I Founded an Art Gallery Because I Hated Art Galleries

Juliette Loughran | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Juliette Loughran

Along with vintage wines, art was one of the only commodities not to depreciate over the last decade, but rather than helping boost the identity of the art market, it only alienated itself even further, playing into the hands of the snooty elites who revelled in art's increasing untouchability.

Peter Blake - Pop Art's True Storyteller

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

To many the word 'Pop' often assossiates with cynical Andy Warhol and his Fun Factory, but there is another, more subtle and uniquely British take on ...

Interview: A Conversation with Jonny Burt

Clara Cullen | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Jonny Burt, a London based artist, is as charismatic as they come. Good looking, confident and above all talented, his work is beginning to attract noticeable attention. Burt, who started drawing from an early age, was like many young boys, enthralled by all things scary.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 38 - Norfolk

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Ben is quite a character. 6 ft 6 and weighing virtually nothing, he bears his thinning swept back hair and his bold beaky nose as if he were a supermo...

Love Alive in Art: How My Garden of Love Grows

Ana Tzarev | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my years as an artist, I have observed that nature is the finest craftsman. Her flowers shoot forth from soil and sway in the breeze effortlessly, the product of such intelligent design. How easily we take for granted the wonder of creation, the hidden systems that keep the world in motion!

Punk to Princess Di to 2013 Latest Couture Pieces

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Style
Zandra Rhodes

Well, there is a reason people refer to me as the 'Princess of Punk'. In 1977 I presented my Conceptual Chic collection which featured dresses with tears, holes and chains. Though at the time it was not a huge commercial success, I consider this collection a landmark in my career...

Changing Our View of Art History: Abstract Expressionism Re-Examined

Martin Newman | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

Revolutions often start with a shocking moment or a dramatic gesture, and when David Park backed his car up to the city dump in Berkeley, California, in 1950, maybe that's what he had in mind.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 18 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Our first stop is sunny London where talented David Shillinglaw gave Dulwich a breath-taking mural, part of the Baroque the Streets Festival. Inspired by the classic Anthony van Dyck's ''Samson and Delilah'', the work strikes with its plasticity and depth of images, acquired through the delicate colour balance of the blues and the red. An absolute winner...