UK Art

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.

Creating, Feasting, Fighting - The Celts Come Home to Scotland

Jackie Kemp | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

The treasures assembled in the monumental exhibition of Celtic art which opened at the National Museum of Scotland this week (March 10) painted, for me, a tremendously vivid picture of the peoples who left these precious things behind, buried in graves, hidden in hordes, stuck in the mud of tidal waterways.

The Art of List-Making

Alice Instone | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Instone

I started to collect the lists of other women and was overwhelmed by the collective unburdening as they shared their stories of how they wrote their lists and what they put on them. Nearly all the women I knew seemed to keep some sort of list and there was a confessional aspect to the sharing.

The Champions by Romina Ressia

Romina Ressia | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Romina Ressia

"The Champions" project explores how the contemporary society sees and values things like glory and success. It talks about preconceptions and our val...

Fascinating Photo Series Spanning 30 Years Captures How Couples Age

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Swiss artist has documented the ageing process of couples over more than three decades. And it's safe to say that in that period of time, a lot has ...

Royal Ramblings: The Ringside Perspective

Danny Stone | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

If you've been to a wrestling show recently, chances are you've seen a fast-moving, bespectacled, fan-beloved and yet understated photo wizard at ringside shooting the talent. This man is Oli Sandler AKA The Ringside Perspective and he is the go-to guy for many key UK wrestling promotion's photography needs.

Seven Things Lynn Did Not Know About Pregnancy, the Postpartum, and Why She Became Depressed

Carmine Pariante | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Carmine Pariante

I met Lynn Lu, a visual artist from Singapore, in November last year. Lynn was working on an interactive performance/installation art project inspired by her own recent experience of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.

A MacBook Selfie Stick Is Everything That's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn and Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

What's the biggest social crime you can commit with a piece of technology? Checking your phone at the table? Taking a picture at a gig with an iPad? ...

Great Weekend Getaways - Milan and Bergamot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We marvelled at the glorious Duomo in the central square, the second largest cathedral in Italy after St Peter's in Rome, galloped through as many museums as possible and admired the chic shops and their stylish Milanese clientele. Even the dogs were high fashion with brightly coloured jumpers, coats and matching backpacks.

Illustrations Inspired By Mental Health #YoungMindsMatter

Zoe-Emma Saunders | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe-Emma Saunders

I started putting pen to paper just under a year ago; my aim was to create illustration pieces based on my personal experiences with mental health. Prior to this I studied at an art school where I had panic attacks daily.

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

Chloe Rosser's Nudes Evoke Revolt and Fascination, Like Decapitated Chickens

Helena Blackstone | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Helena Blackstone

Ordinarily when you look at a photo your mind fills in an approximation of what is not seen from the photographer's viewpoint. In Chloe Rosser's images, heads and limbs are missing at such impossible angles that the mind is tricked into the feeling that there is nothing else beyond what is visible. Each body's connection with humanity is severed.

Wilko Fever and the Top Five Guilty Pleasures for Under 25's

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonnie Bayfield

At 23, I was under the assumption that a shop containing every single domestic cleaning product you could ever want, would be far from my mind; replaced only by casual sex and 'Meeting new people'- something I have not done in a long time.

Someone Has Drawn A Stunning Naked Portrait Of Donald Trump, Complete With Micropenis (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy

An incredibly skilled artist has shared their latest masterpiece online - a naked portrait of real estate mogul-turned-politician Donald Trump. Cre...

I'll Always Go Back To Paris, Regardless Of The State Of Emergency

Alex Jackson | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Jackson

The real attack on French culture here is the parliament's decision to reinforce the state of emergency, by no way a banner for tourists or French citizens alike. We look at France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and the country's founding call for liberté is something we should not take for granted the world over.

Marion Wagschal: An Extraordinary Artist

James Payne | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

Marion Wagschal's new show at Canada House is her first ever show in the UK. Relatively unknown outside of North America, the latest exhibition at Canada house is of paintings created between 1980 and 2015. Hopefully this fantastic show will bring her to the attention of a wider audience.

Reframing The Myth - Illustrating So Much More Than Impairment

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Anyone who reads my column here in the Huff knows I regularly sing the praises of the Disability Arts Scene. I feel it is a place where art surpasses any constraints of impairment and explodes any stereotypes of disability with creativity and output that challenges the mainstream art world to achieve anywhere near it's standard.

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.