UK Art

Scars and Stripes - D*Face in LA

Bob Chaundy | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Jimi Hendrix once said, "When you're dead, you're made for life." The mythologising of celebrities who burn bright and die young - to which the guitar maestro referred and which turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophesy -is the theme of London street artist D*Face, aka Dean Stockton's forthcoming pop-up exhibition in Los Angeles.

Interview With the Unit

Clara Cullen | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.

Why Do So Many Students At Royal Holloway Fear This Eerie Painting?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Edwin Landseer was an English painter who died in 1873. So why is one of his paintings, depicting a doomed Arctic expedition, still haunting students ...

This Isn't Just Any Ordinary Food Porn...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Food porn in all of its glory, these photographs composed by Berlin-based designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker have got us, quite frankl...

These Haunted GIFS Will Stay With You For Days

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Kevin J Weir is an artist who works with GIFS, whether it's creating moving photographs or turning old paintings into moving landscapes. He's extre...

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

Birmingham: A City Swimming In Colour

Olly MacNamee | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

City of Colours on Sunday was Birmingham's very own contemporary ode to autumn.

Urban Sketchers at Covent Garden (and How to Become One)

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Art making can be seen as intimidating, but these sort of events uncovers the myth and just let you jump to what you love most. Making mistakes is just part of the learning process and the benefits of expressing ideas, and recording what it is around us, should be the main drive to join such a magical journey. So, what are you waiting for?

Shadow Play

Clare Reddington | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

This week marks our first Playable City conference (Making the City Playable) and the unveiling of Shadowing, the winner of our second Playable City Award, which animates the lamp posts of Bristol to capture and play back the shadows of passers by.

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...

Guide Gods - Special Needs Salvation

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The show took shape after a meeting with a defrocked Buddhist monk, ironically named Mr Rong, who felt his disability was a direct result of bad karma incurred during a past life. This shocked Ms Cunningham and kick started a search for the truth behind faith and disability.

How To Decorate Your Rented Home, Without Losing Your Deposit

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating elements of renting a home can be feeling a lack of control over its decoration. However, there are m...

Peter Randall-Page - Upside Down and Inside Out

Bob Chaundy | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Peter Randall-Page's sculptures can be found all over the world. At home, he is represented in the permanent collections of The Tate Gallery and the British Museum. Anyone who has visited the Eden Project will have seen his giant granite sculpture, the Seed, that stands at its heart.

Dinner Party Revisited - Beautiful Anarchy on the Southbank

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The Dinner Party Revisited is a live art performance piece created by the enfant terrible of the disability arts scene, Katherine Araniello that builds on her past works using video and performance art to challenge society's view of disability. If that sounds serious and worthy boy are you wrong.

Present Iranian Art at Debut Contemporary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

An interesting and necessary alternative view. Sassan appropriates images and transform them with the use of more familiar elements of Iranian culture strongly influenced by Pop Art.

How Art Is Being Used to Address Issues in Sudan

Francisca Stewart | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

Will art be able to make change happen in Sudan? This is the question being faced by artist of various mediums, from filmmakers to cartoonists.

30 Gold Bullion Bars Have Been Buried On A British Beach...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

People have been rushing to dig up a beach in Folkstone, Kent, after an artist buried £10,000 worth of gold bars beneath the sand. Berlin-based a...

The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge, Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition from the Cultural Institute at King's College London offers a fascinating insight into a creative mind. Well known for her writing, this exhibition looks at Beryl Bainbridge's painting and drawing in the context of her writing output, and how each fed the other.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 87 - Bruton and Chard, Art and Black Pudding

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It is a very exciting thing for the locals to have a thriving art gallery in their midst and it is the buzz of the town, and beyond. The car park at the new gallery complex is crowded as we drive in and you immediately get the sense and scale of visiting a publicly-funded gallery or house.

Thoughts from 512 Hours, the Marina Abramović Exhibition

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

The event had something interesting to say about obedience. If we all went in, no one taking part or listening to direction from Marina or the gallery assistants, nothing would happen. It relied on participation or obedience.

How To Be Cultured

Chris Mayo | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Mayo

Being cultured isn't easy. You have to go to things, absorb those things, tell people about the things you absorbed and pretend they have enriched your life in some way and then answer questions when people start asking you stuff.

How to Get Rich Dealing Modern Art and Vintage Furniture

Jeff Salmon | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Salmon

If you have some collateral, that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest. And I may have a solution for you - dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture. You may think this is the reserve of the posh and rich. But, as a one-time working-class lad from East London, I can tell you it absolutely is not.

The Director of Edinburgh Art Festival Talks Culture and Independence

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

I spoke to festival director Sorcha Carey about what can be expected at the Edinburgh Art Festival this year.

Collecting Contemporary Art

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.

Changing Tracks

Bob Chaundy | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The sculpture is part of an EU Commission-funded project called Changing Tracks involving Catalonia, County Mayo in Ireland and Northamptonshire County Council. All three partners are seeking to engage with new audiences for contemporary art by placing it in unexpected places.