UK Art

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

'Suffering The Silence' Photo Project Raises Awareness Of Invisible Chronic Illnesses

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the symptoms of an illness are hidden from view, the true plight of sufferers can often be forgotten by others. A photo project titled Sufferi...

Ai Weiwei, Make Political Art, Make Art Politically

Rose Gibbs | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

If "making art politically" involves employing scores of people to do boring and dangerous work, what makes what Weiwei does significantly different from countless industrialists?

My Art Was Born From My Father's Jacket

Kaarina Kaikkonen | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style
Kaarina Kaikkonen

I am an artist from Finland, using clothes as my main material. I often use old clothes that already had a previous life. Whether it's true or not, I feel that a little bit of the energy of the person who wore the garment remains there, absorbed in the cloth, and then becomes a part of my work, giving energy to the artwork.

These Illustrations Prove You Can Be A Feminist And Love Pink

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You can believe in gender equality and still love makeup, fashion and the colour pink, as one talented artist is proving. The anonymous artist, wh...

Why 'Drops of Breath' May Be the Ultimate Immersive Art Experience

Nik Thakkar | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nik Thakkar

The creative artist set behind Drops of Breath prides itself on the ideal of being multi-disciplinary, going far beyond defending peoples' differences and working on the exploration of humanity's similarities, sharing a common breath and a common heartbeat.

David Hockney: Early Drawings

Bob Chaundy | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

David Hockney: Early Drawings is a feast of a show and a fine way in which to introduce Waterman's eponymous gallery's new grand location in the heart of London's Mayfair

London's Street Signs Are Being Framed By Masked Artists And People Love It

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

A team of masked artists are placing ornate picture frames around street signs in London. Working in the middle of the night, the team have been do...

Review: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern 'Brash, Bold and Exciting'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What really intrigues though is not just how these artists used Pop art to interrogate their own cultures, but how they also responded to the Pop art headliners from the US and the UK.

Brian Sewell's Brutally Honest Letter To A Designer Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A designer has shared a brilliantly blunt rejection letter that he received from the late Brian Sewell in 1992. The missive was sent in response to so...

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

Photographer Shows What's Really Behind The Instagram Lens

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you ever needed proof that there's more to Instagram photos than meets the eye, this is it. Photographer Champoo Baritone, from Bangkok, posted...

Graffiti Removal Guy Gets Immortalised In French Artwork

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Comedy

City workers beware, if you're paid to remove graffiti, you risk becoming the target of street artists everywhere. That's what happened to one man ...

Festival Number 6, Most Magical and Best-Kept Secret Festival in the UK (and Possibly in the World!)

Charo Merida | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charo Merida

It has a cool crowd and vibe, and it's set in the most stunning location you can think of... Portmeirion, a unique village on its own private peninsulea on the southern shores of Snowdonia, north Wales.

Josef Koudelka - Uncertain Nationality

Bob Chaundy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Josef Koudelka is something of a legend among photographers. He achieved worldwide fame by capturing the seismic shock felt by his fellow Czechs when, in the summer of 1968, Red Army tanks stormed into Prague to crush a government that had dared to depart from the Kremlin's diktat.

Don't Tell Me to Smile

Marie Maurer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Maurer

The face we show the world in photographs is deeply conditioned: look happy, or risk revealing something real. Yet search 'beautiful woman' on Google and the results are posed, unnatural. Fashion famously takes itself so seriously that were a smile to slip onto a catwalk it would be punishable with an intravenous drip of non-diet Coke.

Danger! High VOLTA-ge Theatre!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The Arcola Theatre itself was the first character of each piece. It's friendly and hip design and staff welcome you and make you feel warm and safe. I must also applaud them on having fantastic access provision for disabled people like me, which is no mean feat in an old industrial building.

Her Majesty the Queen - As You've Never Seen Her Before...

Jody Thompson | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Painted wearing a purple top with matching stilettos complete with tiara, but with her bum out against a backdrop of a Union Jack and the word 'HISTORY', the stencil-style piece appeared on the side of the Winchester pub in Islington, London, N1, on Wednesday.

Don Letts: I Didn't Feel Accepted as Black and British Until Soul II Soul Came Through

Edward Adoo | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Don Letts, culture clash master, a pioneer who coined the culture clash term by introducing reggae to the punk movement from his shop on King's Road Chelsea in the 70s​ at a time where British music and society was divided​. ​A film producer and documentary maker - a man of many talents who has contributed heavily to change the face of British music, art and fashion.

London's Art Scene this Autumn: 10 Must-See Events and Exhibitions

Kate Gordon | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

I'm often asked what is the one thing that is absolutely necessary to see/do/experience in the visual art world, in a given season. These are my 10 not-to-be missed happenings in the art world in London, through to the end of the year. Consider your diary sorted.

Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Within such a cornucopia of talent, Igor Prokop, an artist born in Budapest, stands out with a presentation of highly-elaborate and colourful paintings strongly influenced by nature and corals.

Someone Has Painted A Mural Of Donald Trump As A Giant Steaming Turd In Downtown NYC

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Elections are heated affairs, and members of the public often turn to graffiti as a way to have their voices heard among the rabble. One artist, wh...

This Man Turns Pancakes Into Our Favourite Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop the bus: this man can transform your bog-standard pancakes into works of art. And we're slightly in awe of him. Daniel Drake, who is more ...

Oops - Boy Trips In Gallery Punching Hole In £1 Million Painting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A Taiwanese boy has "punched a hole" in a $1.5m painting after falling into it during an art exhibition in the country. The boy, thought to be 12-y...

The Day We Went to Margate

Sarah Powell | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Powell

Margate is having a moment. That should probably be #Margate is having a moment. Suddenly all the cool kids are going to the beach, buying sticks of rock and instagramming "Scream if you Wanna go Faster" posters. The temptation is to turn on the hipsters and shoo them away but I presume it's this kind of attention that keeps small seaside towns going.