UK Art

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...

Keeping Up With Changes on Cuba's Creative Scene Through the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the need for creative professionals to find new ways in promoting and strengthening their work.

Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Dr Ramya Mohan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Ramya Mohan

'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!

Anxiety, The Girl from LA and Me

Catherine Lepage | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lepage

Thursday evening. I am ready. I am at my table. Sixty illustrators came to showcase their work to people from all around who wish to discover new talents, new inspirations and meet new people. I am nervous.

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Catherine Ingram | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.

Review: Conceptual Art 1964-1979, Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With its focus on British artists in the 1960s and 1970s, Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 at Tate Britain sets out to demonstrate how radical conc...

Celebrating Senegal's Creativity with Renewed Commitment to the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

For Senegalese hip hop artist, Moona Yanni, the world of creativity and music in particular, is a vehicle which allows artists to express themselves a...

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

Building on Indonesia's Cultural Policy with the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

"The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by...

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, ranked seventh globally. It is widely described as the largest repository of human knowled...

Why Art?

James Dann | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Why Art? James Dann - Nude Tin Can Gallery from James on Vimeo. An in-depth exploration into the virtues, velocity and vengeance that exists within t...

Street Artist eL Seed Changes Perceptions With Arabic Graffiti That's Optical Genius

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Born to Tunisian parents, eL Seed spent his formative years in the suburbs of Paris juggling different cultures, languages, and identities. He channeled these experiences into a form of artistic expression that blends Arabic calligraphy with graffiti - creating a modern art style called Calligraffiti.

Fashion, Art and Sustainability

Lucy Tammam | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

With the end of Fair Fashion Month, our ethical fashion campaign with Fairphone came the judging for A Sustainable World 2016 - our annual Art competition which attracts applicants from across the world. I was honoured to be joined on the judging panel by my current collaborator from across the pond, renowned vegan artist Dana Ellyn, and London's King of conceptual art Duggie Fields.

Capturing Masculinity

Ben Mirza | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Style
Ben Mirza

For the last couple of years, I've collaborated on a number of photography projects with artists, barbers, men's clothing brands etc, so my main focus has been capturing men on camera. As a lover of history, my inspiration for the majority of the shoots I've done comes from the great men of art and early colour photography.

Learning From Waste-Picking Publishers in Latin America

Lucy Bell | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Lucy Bell

In the UK, we have a history of treating so-called 'developing' and even 'newly industrialized countries' as charity cases, regarding places that are ...

How Drawing Taught Me to Love My Body

Frances Cannon | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Cannon

My drawings recently started to become popular on social media, as they resonated with a lot of other women who struggle with body image. This surge of popularity has also helped me realise that my work is not only important to my own struggle, but is important to others as well.