UK Art

BASALT - Jill McManners

Bob Chaundy | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Lancashire-born artist and sculptor, Jill McManner's obsession with this terrible beauty has manifested itself in her first solo exhibition, BASALT, at London's Mall Galleries. She exhibits some 60 watercolour works of these cliffs painted face on from sketches and photographs she made from the sea with the rock towering above her.

East Versus West in the London Arts Scene

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

There was a moment in the 90s that Cork Street was dead, Jay Jopling opened a gallery in Hoxton Square and many of the best galleries were in Vyner St...

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 21 February 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's 'On the Street' is as diverse and colourful as the English weather. It has it all- large scale murals, stunning visual realism, vivaciousness and a good dollop of humour. Leading off the review is this outstanding new example of visual perfection by London artistic duo BEST | EVER.

Get Stuffed! Or How My Attempts At Taxidermy Fell Flat...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been a fan of taxidermy for as long as I can remember. Because who couldn’t be bewitched by Walter Potter’s kitten wedding or Polly Morgan...

George Condo On His New London Exhibitions

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

George Condo's work is instantly recognisable, his subjects, manically grinning, bug eyed and brimming with insanity.

A Monumental Valentine

Freya Simms | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Freya Simms

Art theft and forgery have long had sexy celluloid reputations: from Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn frolicking in How to Steal a Million to the Thom...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 62 - Three Lunches and Water Everywere

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

In London work carries on as semi-normal. Certainly the profound and crucial ritual of lunch continues unabated.

You Should Argue More

Max De Lucia | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

So whilst it might occasionally infuriate me, I couldn't ask to be part of a better team. One of the good things we can do between us is know when to call it a day, kick back and relax. Or at least we think we do. The Sagres have just been cracked open and it's never seemed like a better time to make the statement that cats are just so much better than dogs.

Charles Dickens' Statue in Portsmouth - An Awkward Pose

The London Magazine | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

I arrived just after the official unveiling of the great novelist last Friday. A flutter of local dignitaries lingered around him. Sun shone on their municipal chains of office. They wore the meek smiles of people who do not know quite what to think. Dickens, the great satirist, would have loved and mocked these awkward burghers in equal measure.

3D Tattoos: Amazing To Look At, But We Wouldn't Have One Ourselves

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Planning a tattoo this year? Well, forget the roses, Chinese characters and your sweetheart's name - it's so 2013. This year, 3D tattoos have take...

DONT WALK

Alina Abouelenin | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alina Abouelenin

Don't walk: two words that most people would never associate with fashion, let alone a fashion show. Nonetheless, it is this very name that has become prominent in the small town of St Andrews, notorious for its infamous parties, fashion shows and most importantly its tendency to raise controversy in a setting of seeming tranquillity.

There Are Places I Remember....

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

I can remember almost nothing of my primary school days because I hated school. Did I learn anything back then? All a mystery to me, although someone clearly taught me to read and write.

In 'Flowers From a Distance', Professor Peng Feng Delves Into the Globalisation of Art

Ana Tzarev | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

It is true of life that opportunities wait for us around every corner. The unexpected is what keeps our eyes open and our hearts full of vigor, what enables us to bear through difficulties and grow stronger from them. And when these opportunities find you, you must chase them swiftly and absorb all that you can from them.

New Delhi Roundup

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

After what was one of the worst flights I have ever had (Air India with a 14 hour unscheduled delay in Mumbai) I finally got to New Delhi in time for their Art Fair Week. Much like Frieze, it is one event after the other, and very exciting it was too (and that was not just the water buffalo on the road, or tuk tuks coming at you on the wrong side of the street).

What Are the Arts For?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Margaret Heffernan

Many in the business world trivialize the arts as an optional extra. They think of the arts as 'soft' and tiptoe around artists they imagine to be fragile, weak or prima donnas. But they've got it all wrong. Successful artists are the most tough-minded people I know, able to contain and manage uncertainty, risk and experiment.

Celebrating 80 Years of Liberty's Ongoing Fight for Fairness and Freedom

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

As we prepare for and look forward to this milestone, an exhibition charting our history opens in London this week. This exhibition not only takes us back to our roots, it's also a timely tribute to all we've achieved and the campaigners, writers and artists who've helped us along the way. It's quite the walk down memory lane, and fills us with inspiration and hope for the future as we prepare for the inevitable challenges and threats to our rights and freedoms ahead.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 61 - NY-Miami-NY-London

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The New York Winter Antiques Show is a bastion of the New York social scene and the season opener for the local art and antique trade.

The Importance of Imagination

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Imagination has kept me sane and even happy for years, helped me survive the real world. Music speaks to every emotion I've ever felt, expressing for me when I cannot. Paintings and drawings remind me of the beauty of life. And stories are my escapism, characters my best friends.

Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?

Sue Black | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sue Black

With an exhibition title like "Big Swinging Ovaries" it's probably obvious that artist Jess de Wahls is a feminist. What's less obvious is that "Big Swinging Ovaries" brings together art, feminism and recycling to create portraits of diverse female role models.

Qian Chen's Joyful Horses: Happy New Year!

The London Magazine | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

Qian Chen is a respected artist from Hunan who has settled in London. He trained for many years to become adept in the classic brush techniques of the notoriously difficult Chinese water and ink painting. His obsession is the equine form and, thus, his horse is the centrepiece of the London poster.

Fake £100,000 Chagall Painting 'Must Be Burnt'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A businessman who purchased a £100,000 Marc Chagall painting has been told his painting will be burned after a BBC show found it to be a fake. Mar...

'Map Of The Internet' Shows You Where You REALLY Live

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

Where do you live - England? Scotland? Or Facebook? These days we spend so much time on the internet, it's easy to imagine that we really do li...

On The Streets: The Freshest Global Street Art - 24 January 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's 'On the Streets' is a hefty combination of brilliant examples of visual art in public indoor and outdoor spaces.

Howard Tangye - Casting the Line

Bob Chaundy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

As Head of Womenswear Design at Central St Martin's for 17 years, Howard Tangye's fashion illustrations have been highly influential to his students, most notably John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Richard Nicoll and Julie Verhoeven.

Prettiest Bento Lunchboxes Made By Busy Lawyer Put Our Tuna Sarnies To Shame

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may write these off as the beautiful lunchboxes of a food artist who has waaay too much time on her hands, but these gorgeous bento boxes were act...