UK Art

Dangerous Minds - Pop Art For The Social Media World

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Every now and then you come across a new name in the art world, and on seeing their work you fall head over heels with what they do. The agipop art du...

Student's Raw Photo Project Shows What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A student has created a striking photo project to show that while anxiety may be invisible to the naked eye, it does impact thousands of people worldw...

Society And Tattoos

Kevin Bailey | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Style
Kevin Bailey

So, why are people made to feel like they have done wrong? Why should they second guess their choices in getting tattooed? How does a person's artwork on their skin, deem them different to the 'norm' of society?

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.

There Can Be No 'Shared Society' Without Investment In Arts And Culture

Luqman Ali | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Luqman Ali

There can be no "shared society" without investment in arts and culture. Theresa May's calls for a 'shared society' have been lauded as a step in the right direction in an increasingly fragmented Britain, especially after a Brexit vote that split the nation.

Street Art As A Tool For Change

Mary McCarthy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the past and for the future, for no reason and for vital ones, for themselves and for a greater good... in my mind encapsulates all that is historically significant about this medium.

Please - Stop Saying You're Rubbish At Art

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

I've said for a long time that art is one of the most underused tools when it comes to teaching, for many reasons. The main one being, I feel, a lack of confidence from a teaching perspective - but I genuinely believe that the benefits outweigh the hangups we adults often have.

Women

Lucy Tammam | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

all women everywhere This may be one of the reasons why the main thing I took away from the most recent fashion week, wasn't a key trend or colour, but that the industry just creates too much. Watching catwalk shows of design, after design, after design streaming past - each garment with it's own value and beauty, yet lost in the sheer volume of other pieces around it. It became boring, pointless, emotionless, saturated.

'Use It Or Lose It': Regeneration Report Releases Shock Findings in London's Creative Offering

Claire Meadows | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

A new report has highlighted the threat to London's creative communities from the spread of urban regeneration.

Artist Navigates Grief With Simple Yet Relatable Drawings About Life After Loss

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist is documenting her thoughts around grief in a series of simple yet relatable drawings. A few years back, Mari Andrew’s father passed away ...

Artist's Haunting Portraits Of Depression Aim To Give A Voice To Those Suffering In Silence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting around one in 10 people in the UK their lifetime. But despite this, misconceptions ab...

A Safe And Special Place

Samantha Shannon | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Shannon

Turn away if you choose; mute them on social media; try your best not to read anything about how they vote - but never think that they have any sort of responsibility to stay in one lane. Art and politics have been in the same lane for time immemorial, and that isn't going to change any time soon - for Donald Trump or anyone.

Why You Need To Be Painting With Your Child

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

That's the key thing about painting. It's learning. The two are inextricably linked, for children especially. Art-based activities help young minds to make sense of the world around them. They explore ideas by making shapes with tools.

The Most Important First Loves Aren't The Romantic Kind

Stephen Mayne | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Mayne

Everyone remembers their first love, even if they soon discard the relationship. There's something about that intoxicating rush of emotion, something ...

Istanbul Art Fair: Bringing People Together Through the Universal Language Of Art

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

As more and more refugees find themselves seeking safety in Turkey, and the Syrian war rages on with no end in sight, it can be difficult to find the ...

Carnism: What's In A Name?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

As an increasingly unapologetic vegan, I am becoming used to being challenged for my beliefs. Don't get me wrong; it still gets my metaphorical hackles up. But, I understand that because I am not just doing 'what we do' I am in the minority and therefore in the firing line.

Artist Creates Sketches On Old Newspapers To Deal With Skin Picking Disorder

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has found a unique way of dealing with her skin picking disorder by creating drawings on newspapers and then sharing them to raise awareness...

Long Live The Lights Of Soho

Tim Arnold | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Tim Arnold

We love change.  And Soho has always changed.  But it has changed because of the diversity of income groups all rubbing along together at once.  And of course we already have one Mayfair.  No one needs another one in the centre of London.

LGBT History Month

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

For me, Michelangelo is one of the most fascinating LGBT historical figures. The greatest artist of all time, his sculptures, paintings and architecture continue to shape the world we live in today. Michelangelo's sexual identity is played out in his art.

Labour, Under A Misapprehension

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Does anyone remember that old Panorama episode about Scientology? I'm thinking particularly of the clip in which, having spent the past few months fo...

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

Teen Creates Stunning Painting On Her Leg Instead Of Self-Harming

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has inspired thousands of people by creating a stunning piece of art on her leg when she was tempted to self-harm. Amelia Hall, a student a...

How To Respond To Art You Don't Like

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Art is an essential part of our lives. Every person has their own complex opinions on it. In my experience, learning to react to it in a mature, nuanced way can have a powerful impact on how you interact with the world. Dislike is an underrated, yet crucial part of developing a sophisticated perspective.

To Survive The Future, We Should Look To Art From The Past

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

It's not easy to pin down exactly what art is. The dictionary defines it as the display application and expression of skill. Plato called it the imita...