UK Art

Abstract Expressionism At The Royal Academy

Dan Einav | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

Abstract Expressionism is serious, grown-up stuff. It's about existential anxiety and overwhelming emotions. It's about death and the absurdity of lif...

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

Kickstarting A Dream Into Reality - The Highs And Lows

Louis McIntosh | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

We all have good ideas or dreams whereby we can progress financially, spiritually, morally etc....but we don't necessarily act on them. Why not? Well,...

The Artist Who Disappeared: Nine Minutes With Bobby Hillson, Co-Curator, Unseen Paintings 1954 - 1960

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

From September 30th, Hoxton Gallery will be presenting Unseen Paintings, 1954-1960, a survey of works in oil by the late Keith Cunningham. Cunningha...

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

Syrian Artists Imagine More Peaceful Future In Wake Of Crisis

Julia Karlysheva | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Karlysheva

Conflict and displacement also carry with them the less visible scars of grief and trauma - feelings difficult to manage in adults, and even harder to manage in children. While it's unimaginable to ignore the effects of the war, can there really be reasons for optimism and hope? A group of Syrian artists believe so.

The Van Gogh In Every Child

Gemma Bailey | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

For those who are less academic and more creative, a keen interest and ability in art can offer them a much needed acknowledgement. It can give them praise that they might have otherwise bypassed and can therefore boost self-esteem for those who thought that they were all but hopeless.

This Sassy Craft Book Lets You Have Fun With Feminism

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re an ardent feminist with creative flair, prepare to fall in love. Bonnie Burton’s ‘Crafting With Feminism’ inspires women and men al...

Conceptual Art: Taking The Piss?

Dan Einav | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

In a post-Duchamp world where anything goes, sh*tting in a box, scrunching up some paper, crawling on glass, or putting a shark in some jelly all seems a bit pointless and boring. If you want to create an artwork that's really shocking today, pick up a paintbrush.

Is Britain In A State Of Hidden Civil War? Time To Face Facts

Chris Erskine | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Erskine

Voices and ideas from the areas of food, land, travellers, domestic violence, poverty, asylum and debt are all vital to finding grains of truth that allow us to face up to our Hidden Civil War. To face difficult truths in troubled times, we require deep collaboration, reflection and above all, listening.

Art Deep Rooted In Algeria

Naila Missous | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Naila Missous

A tangled branch and a bent twig that can distort the imagination and send it into overdrive. How the mind of an artist truly works is something that can never be put into words; rather the creation speaks volumes. And indeed, that is so with Djeloul Esahli, resident and artist of Tipaza.

Join Me In My Truck For A Conversation About Refugees

Alketa Xhafa Mripa | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Alketa Xhafa Mripa

Refugees Welcome will be a window into the welcoming Britain I remember - a safe space where people from all backgrounds can come in, have a sit down and share a story. I hope you can join me.

Genius Project Turns The Sexist Comments Women Receive Into Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has hit back at the sexist comments women still receive in 2016 by turning them into glorious works of art. In her project, titled ‘Handle...

OBE Joins New Art Project To Improve NHS Mental Healthcare

Lou Mensah | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

We know how lucky we are to have the NHS and it's services, spanning physical and mental health care. Sometimes though, we leave with our bodies healed, and our spirits a little diminished. If you have spent time visiting a loved one in a mental health unit, a situation that curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw found themselves in, you may come away thinking that the environment of these units could do with some care.

The Passion Of Motorsport

Lara Platman | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

As a photographer I feel it is my duty to take you somewhere when you are looking at my work. Saying this I realise that out of all the arts, photography pulls the short straw for this...photography I always find has the confinements of the throw away culture we are so influenced by today and I return to my duty as a photographer - to help you escape.

Finding Utopia Through Art and Music: This Is Supernormal

Emily Gosling | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

It's hard to write an accurate account of Supernormal festival because a. it's just slightly too surreal to capture in writing, rather than tape loops or gong-based, Ganesh-inspired performance art, and b. it's hard to let everyone know how excellent it is for fear everyone else turns up and ruins it.

Pricing A Painting At £1.3m In 2005: The Art Of The Stunt

Pauline Amos | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pauline Amos

Many artists have used stunts to gain attention. For example, Christo caused a blockade with oil barrels in 1962 in a Paris street, which claimed the front page the following day. It is essential for artists have to promote themselves or they will sit with their work in a vacuum.

Watch Gymnast Simone Biles Flipping To Olympic Glory In Mesmerising Flipbook

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re already missing the gymnasts competing at the Rio Olympics, we have a treat for you. The talented artist behind The Flippist flipbooks has...

The Real Dog Days of Summer for Rescues

Janetta Harvey | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Janetta Harvey

By celebrating dogs like these, this art project might just show people how normal dogs in rescue are. That they're homeless, often nothing more complicated than this. Too often people dismiss adopting animals, fearing they'll come with all kinds of problems. This misperception must change and this original project might just help some dogs be adopted and counter the dismal swell of those being given up.

Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend Visit

Heather Irish | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Irish

Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.

This Pen Claims To Reproduce Almost Any Colour On The Planet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech

This is the Cronzy pen. It doesn’t have the best name in the world, in fact it doesn’t even feel that easy to say, and yet say it you will because...

The Museum Series: The Artist and Curator

Alexander Bowden | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

This month I spoke with the brilliant Matt Smith, an artist and curator based in Hove, UK. Matt discussed the links between art and curatorship and the opportunities artistic residencies can give to both artists and museums.

At Home With Biggins - The Shakespearean Actor

Laura-Jane Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Laura-Jane Foley

Christopher Biggins, already the favourite to win this year's Celebrity Big Brother is best known as a media personality and pantomime favourite. But ...

This Groundbreaking New Menswear Exhibition Has Launched In London

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Style

An incredible art exhibition exploring race and male sexuality through fashion has launched in London this month. Created by stylist Ibrahim Kamara an...

The Republic of Korea Partners With Unesco for Stronger Cultural Industries in Uganda

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world's creative and entrepreneurial hotspots, UNESCO is launching a new project in Uganda on 27 July to strengthen the country's cultural industries and the skills of creative professionals.