UK Art

This Photographer Is Turning Pictures Of Commuters Into 16th Century-Style Artwork

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

Anyone who regularly uses the London Underground would probably scoff at the idea that there is beauty to be found in the sweaty commute. But one arti...

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative to find solu...

This Illustrator Captures Our Obsession With Instagram Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Style

Flawlessly contrived selfies, beauty hauls and inspirational quotes appear to make up the backbone of many women's Instagram posts - but one brilliant...

Alfredo Volpi: Cecilia Brunson Projects

Bob Chaundy | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) has earned a reputation as one of the most influential figures in 20th century Brazilian art. His work fetches seven-figure sums and has featured in numerous retrospectives and books.

Stunning Photo Series Of Everyday Items Taken Apart And Photographed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

Ever wondered what the innards of a computer or a fire extinguisher looked like? A photographer from Toronto, Canada, has created a stunning series of...

Palestinian Student: 'Look at Us as Humans, Not Terrorists'

Rima Amin | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Rima Amin

Graffiti artist Marck Emaya is a Fine Arts student at Dar al-Kalima University College Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. From childhood he was fascinated...

Review: Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson

Phil Brown | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

"I am willing to pay due respect to the poetry of George Meredith, of Thomas Hardy, of DH Lawrence as part of their oeuvre, without conceding that it ...

Artist's Beautiful Tribute To His Dead Cat Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, digital artist Richard Saunders was inspired by his feline friend, Tolly. After spotting a bush that looked like a sleeping cat, the artis...

Someone Put A Pair Of Glasses On The Floor Of A Museum And People Genuinely Thought It Was Modern Art

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy

It's not unusual to be in a museum and feel like people are cooing at artworks when it looks like nothing special - like when Tracey Emin put an unmad...

A Norwegian Mother Began Drawing the Funny Side of Parenting, and Landed a Book Deal

Harry Oram | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Harry Oram

I love feel-good stories like this, and it all started 16 months ago when Jade started drawing these cartoons as a way of finding the funny side of the trials and tribulations of raising her son, Abel.

Not Vital - Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Bob Chaundy | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

When world-renowned Swiss sculptor, Not Vital (pronounced Veetahl) was 15-years-old, he asked his father, a timber merchant, to cut down a number of trees to isolate one tree in particular. He then stood behind it and moved to remain in its shadow throughout the rest of the day with his father photographing him every 15 minutes to document the work.

Converting to Baroque Art in Rome

Kate Bryan | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Bryan

Personally, aside from my passion for the painter Caravaggio, it was a period and a style of art that took me a while to devote time to. To be honest I resisted it at first. Instead, I loved the human quality of the Renaissance - the proportion, the intimacy and the harmony. Baroque seemed so distant, remote and well, over the top.

Someone Has Painted A Giant Mural Of Donald Trump Snogging Boris Johnson In Bristol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Comedy

A graffiti mural of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former London Mayor Boris Johnson having a big ol' snog has appeared in Stoke's...

The Advantage of Adversity: A Different Perspective on Depression

James Shillcock | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Shillcock

The one thing that running a business has taught me is that things are never constant. Things are never permanent. You cannot separate the highs and lows or have one without the other, so you must learn to accept the process and understand that it's part of the journey.

MP Vents Fury After Student Dupes Activists With Cardboard Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student who duped Labour activists with a cardboard Jeremy Corbyn has faced a fierce backlash from a furious MP. Lucie Carter, a fine art student at...

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scarlett Raven

My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.

Review: Jeff Koons, Newport Street Gallery 'Desperate, Tired'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's probably no surprise that Damien Hirst owns a lot of works by Jeff Koons. After all, these two have common ground - they're both provocateurs, both divisive artists. And now, Damien has put his own collection of Jeff Koons works on display in his Newport Street Gallery, which opened last year.

Boomoon - Skogar & Sansu

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Acclaimed South Korean photographer, Boomoon, was enchanted by a waterfall he discovered at Skogar in Iceland in 2015. Early one morning when the lig...

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those who don't suffer from anxiety, it can be difficult to understand just how devastating the mental illness can be. Now, artist Scarlett Raven ...

Caravaggio Redefined Art by Not Learning the Rules

Kate Bryan | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Bryan

I have long been a devotee of Caravaggio and now, by virtue of living in Rome amidst churches where his paintings still hang, I have become an obsessive. I love taking people to see his paintings as there is no diminishing return.

Wildlife Reimagined: Simon Arizpe and The Wild

Ben Mirza | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

A man whose mind is intertwined harmoniously with curiosity and creativity, New York based illustrator Simon Arizpe has created something quite outsta...

XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Bob Chaundy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"There's a perverse kind of theatricality about the work," says Justin Hammond, curator of the 2016 XL Catlin Art Prize exhibition, now in its 10th ye...

Spotlighting Artistic Freedom With Unesco's 2005 Convention - Marking World Press Freedom Day

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Salma Zulfiqar

Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics for debate to mark World Press F...

Film and Visual Arts Reaching New Heights in Vietnam - Monitoring the Implementation of the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Reaching out to youth and raising their awareness on UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions...