UK Art

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 20.10.2017 | 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...

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker. Some peopl...

Independent V Gallery Shows And Following Your Instincts

Robi Walters | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robi Walters

Working on your own can be daunting. The buck stops with you on everything, not just the art. You have to make everything happen. But there is a freedom and a lightness to it that is very special. But knowing that you can make decisions on every element is really rewarding.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Rebel Without A Home

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the industrial town of Luton in Bedfordshire and for most of my childhood I expected a future that was like my father's, to work in one of the many factories that dotted the town

Brexit: Finding A Voice Through Art

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Waring-Moore

Art is non-discriminatory, and so anyone can voice their opinion. We might feel at ease Tweeting our feelings but we want to know that our voice has made an impression beyond a retweet. The Listening Project and Three Months On are paving the way for new platforms for social and political conversations -that we can all be a part of.

Creative Futures In The Land Of Origins

Graham Sheffield | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Graham Sheffield

On 9 October the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency in the face of widespread protests across the country. There has been unrest since...

How To Make The Most Of Porto In Just One Day

Julie Dawn Fox | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Dawn Fox

Like any ancient city, Porto has plenty of variety and is constantly evolving. Traditional grocery stores with drawers of nuts and spices that are weighed at the counter lie within spitting distance of gourmet and concept stores and designer urban outfitters.