UK Art

On The Streets II With Faith47, CYRCLE, BEST EVER, Jaz, David de la Mano, Invader

Milena Kotseva | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week's roundup of notable walls reveals a balanced overview of visual representations of some divine and human aspects on a rather large scale.

Celebrating Our Nation's Favourite Sporting Personalities With Plants

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Kenneth Freeman

With a number of sporting events taking place in the UK this summer, Ambius wanted to celebrate some of the top British athletes involved - in our own unique way... The 'plant art' was designed by students and teachers at the academy and have been made entirely out of natural plants and flowers.

Arts and Culture in the Regions - Why It's Not All Doom and Gloom

Sarah Maxfield | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Maxfield

Of course we could use more money - we had far more applicants to our National portfolio than we could afford to support. Yes, there is more to do in terms of the balance of the Arts Council's investment and yes, progress is slow - but it is purposeful and targeted. Overall investment outside London has actually increased in this National portfolio round.

Radical Geometry: Sensational South American Art at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Whatever preconceived ideas you have on 20th Century South American art, prepare to have them thrown out the window in this sensational exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Arts Council Funding 2014 Will Damage Local Arts Venues

Laura Maw | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Laura Maw

Arts funding is essential in keeping art accessible and affordable for everyone. It is essential in providing young people safe spaces in their communities. It is essential in providing economic and cultural assets to towns. It is essential in ensuring our cultural climate is diverse, fresh and exciting. Art should not be dull or inaccessible and enjoying art should not be expensive - and without sufficient funding, it will inevitably become these things.

The Real Problem With Ed

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Whenever I see Ed Miliband trying to pretend he's a human, I'm always reminded of a particular scene in Mark Tavener's criminally underrated sitcom Absolute Power in which the oily sultan of spin Charles Prentiss (not so much played by as written for Stephen Fry) is sizing up dowdy Tory shadow minister Joanne Standing (basically a pilot version of The Thick of It's Nicola Murray).

Empty Suits - Beth Cullen

Bob Chaundy | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Beth Cullen has lived a double life, at least professionally. She gained a first class honours degree in sculpture at John Moores University in Liverpool in 1994, and a subsequent post-graduate degree in sculpture and bronze casting at The Royal College of Art.

Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

Robert Peake | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

As part of this year's Poetry International festival, London's own Southbank Centre teamed up with the bosses of Filmpoem, PoetryFilm, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival to launch, a competition for short films based on poems.

On the Streets with Pixel Pancho, Seth Globepainter, Faith47 and Borondo

Milena Kotseva | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week's On the Streets is full of art that carries the summer spirit. Leading off the review is Pixel Pancho with his newest wall, painted as part of the Italian Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Gaeta.

Buy An Original Damien Hirst Painting for Just £1

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The 20th anniversary exhibition of A Fete Worse Than Death hosted by Red Gallery, is allowing artists the chance to reclaim the area for a day whilst giving the public a rare opportunity to see and buy early artworks made by the YBAs before they were famous.

Seven Small Festivals in Europe You've Never Heard Of

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Trivago.co.uk

Music festivals have become a huge part of summer; festival fashion and designer wellies have become big business as hoards of music fans flock to the...

These Are The Best Mirror Selfies We Have Ever Seen...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when you think of mirror selfies you imagine a pouting person popping their booty and failing to turn off their phone's flash - but the mirror...

Prone: New Work by Darryl Lauster

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Darryl Lauster is the sort of American you wish there were more of, those with a political memory longer than the last election cycle or even last year. He is fascinated by the construction of American mythology and the history of it seen from the privileged position of the straight white religious male.

Rock of Ages

Jo Brooks | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

As the Rolling Stones celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first album, we're entering a new era where these stars - stripped of their original plastic edifice and/or good looks as youngsters - are only slowly gaining recognition for their art, as opposed to their original personas, which is standing the test of time.

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Dennis Hopper: Actor, Director, Firestarter and Photographer

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Dennis Hopper is probably as well-known for his reputation as a hellraiser as he is for his acting and filmmaking. But he was also a wonderfully talented photographer and it's this talent that is the focus of this revealing and surprisingly emotive exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Especially If You're The Taliban

Piers Secunda | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Piers Secunda

In the early summer of 2010 I sent an email to the owner of an Afghan press agency called "Kabul Pressistan" expecting no response. The email was t...

Does This Make You Look At Domestic Violence Differently?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is estimated that there were 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence acts against women in the UK in 2013, and one project is aiming to throw t...

Art Dealers Are Trying To Make A Killing On 'Worthless' Rolf Harris Art

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Ghouls are trying to cash in on Rolf Harris' convictions for sex offences by snapping up his paintings at all-time-low prices in the hope they later r...

Mark Powell and the Ibiza Connection: Time to Modernise

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's modernism in its purist form and the distilled vision of Mark Powell, a stylist and tailor whose sartorial individualism of thirty years standing has made itself known in places as far flung as New York City, Tokyo and Firenze.

The Importance of Place

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Making and provenance are inexorably linked - it might seem our economy is dominated by housing and banking, but manufacturing still retains the power to give a nation a sense of identity.

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Affordable Art: Student Investment Or Taxation On The Grocery Budget?

Henry Broome | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Broome

As a student, the money you invest in affordable in art may well perish like the groceries you sought to avoid budgeting for, but the fair caters for a demographic with a disposable income. So see art at this level as an indulgence to be enjoyed later in life rather a scheme to help stay off budgeting.

Telling the Story of Beauty - RONE

Milena Kotseva | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

Capturing beauty has always been so challenging, however Australian artist RONE, whose work we have been following for years, does seem to respond to ...

Technology Meets Craftmanship at London's Scream Gallery

Hannah Gal | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Artist Caroline Jane Harris is inspired by the beauty of nature. "It is humans' relationship with nature" she explains, "my work is about traditional skills and modern technology used together; how they contrast each other and complement each other at the same time, which to me reflects our relationship with nature".