UK Art

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...

What Can Virtual Reality Bring To Art?

Jessy Jetpacks | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jessy Jetpacks

Is it possible to turn the virtual into reality? This is the theme we drew on for the Virtually Real project which will open to the public at the Royal Academy on 12th January. Faramawy, a Royal Academy Schools alumni and Jetpacks, a current student reveal our experiences creating the world's first 3D printed artwork, made in virtual reality:

Art And The Dream - Creativity And The Cultural Depiction of Marriage

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mary Griffiths Clarke

It wasn't until a conversation with final year MFA student, Amani AlThuwaini at her Goldsmiths University studio in London that I realised that views ...

My Moment With The Star Man

Amy Lennox | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Amy Lennox

I like to think he's watching when I begin that beautiful song in Lazarus onstage. My mind always goes back to that magical moment in the rehearsal room - that was my moment with the Star Man... David Bowie.

East London's Watery Untold Stories

Emily Gosling | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

Poor old East London. Once run down, now eye wateringly overpriced, the area has rapidly changed in the last few years alone. For all the Nathan Barle...

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

Henna Artist Creates Beautiful Crowns For Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A body artist is using her work to empower women battling cancer, with stunning results. Leah Reddell, 47, from Denver, Colorado, creates intricate h...

What Is Protest?

Deanna Rodger | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Deanna Rodger

Deanna Rodger is a spoken word artist and the course tutor for a Protest Poetry project for 16-25 year olds at the Roundhouse, London. She vlogs about what protest means, how to do it and what counts as activism.

Funny Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up All The Random Stuff You Do In Your Relationship

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you stop and think about the way you behave towards your other half, it can be pretty funny, if a little cringe-worthy. From invading their perso...

How To Buy Art As A Gift

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Gordon

Buying art as a gift can seem like a daunting prospect and one that many people might shy away from, but remember, the brave will always be rewarded! With a bit of research and careful consideration, it is a beautiful, often unexpected, gift to receive, which will last a lifetime and certainly shows more than a little effort from the person giving.

Artist Creates Emotional Illustrations Of Her Depression And Anxiety To Show Others 'They’re Not Alone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An illustrator is helping people with mental health issues to feel less alone, by sharing her own struggles through digital art. Kirsty Latoya, from L...

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

The Museum Series: The Consultant

Alexander Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Alexander Bowden

Museums exist in the present day and need to react to dynamic audiences. You need to keep on your toes and think about what you are doing and ask yourself whether it makes sense to you and will it make sense to other people.

Ken Price Retrospective At Hauser & Wirth London

Chris Osburn | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Photography by Chris Osburn © 2016 Open now and running at Hauser & Wirth London until the 4th of February, Ken Price: A Survey of Sculptures and Dr...

How We Can Make A Community For Our Eldest Citizens

David Slater | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
David Slater

Photo credit: Roswitha Chesher We are all living longer. Last year there were half a million people aged 90 and over living in the UK. Medical scienc...

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

These Coffee Cups Are Made Of Human Remains

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

There’s an unusual ingredient in Justin Crowe’s new range of crockery – glazed human remains. Crowe was developing a collection of crockery usin...

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...