UK Art

Could These Be The IKEA Meatballs Of The Future?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that meatballs are synonymous with IKEA, along with flatpack furniture and those tiny pencils. But now the Swedish retailer is look...

Curtis Kulig x TOPMAN: When Art and Fashion Combine

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Style

Curtis Kulig, one of my favourite contemporary artists, has teamed up with my favourite High Street brand TOPMAN for a definitive collection of his fine art imagery married with luxe fabrics to create a wardrobe for the modern day gentleman.

How Art Conveys The Message Of Climate Change

Frontier | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

We talk about sustainability and climate change, about how to fight it, how to live green and how to raise awareness. Often, we wonder what it will take for people to understand the serious situation our planet is in.

Artist Paints Portrait Of Katie Hopkins Being Crucified

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A classically trained artist hopes to raise funds for a charity supporting Syrian refugees by selling a painting of controversial celebrity Katie Hopk...

A Letter to My Younger Self

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Yes, I'm aware that you won't listen, you want to be confident, educated and independent. I am not asking you to corrupt your dreams, just to look around and find time to enjoy the journey.

Top 15 London Art Shows to See in 2016

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

2015 was a great year for art shows in the capital. That blend continues into 2016, along with the platforming of diverse artists, showcasing works from those who are not household names, alongside those who most definitely are. There is plenty to look forward to.

Time to Confront Wind Turbine "Ugliness"

Cristina Brooks | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech
Cristina Brooks

I think that wind turbines are ugly. At the same time, I think wind power is the only renewable energy source that can be reliably used to reach the UK's carbon reduction goals. I'm not alone in saying turbines have a "visual impact." British landscape painters were up in arms against the wind turbines that were covering the UK's hills in 2006.

Mao money, Mao problems: a political eulogy for John McDonnell (with a drawing of George Osborne)

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

I suppose I should've drawn Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after his toe-curling response to Big George's spending review last week. But, given that...

Are the Arts Too 'Middle Class'?

Olivia Ouwehand | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Ouwehand

The arts are returning to the province of white, middle class men. This is the common hunch that was confirmed on Monday of this week in a report on diversity in and access to the arts by an industry organisation.

Here's What Happens When 12 Children Create Art Together

Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

Ever wondered what would happen if you put twelve children in a room together and asked them to create an artistic masterpiece? That's exactly what to...

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

The Art World Lacks Faith in Female Artists

Celina Teague | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Celina Teague

What can be done? Seeing is believing. Before researching this post I had no idea how far the imbalance tipped. The lack of faith in female artists is entrenched. Awareness is key. Women artists must confront the reality of their present situation. We must talk about it, loudly.

Refugees and Identity the Subjects in Ben Uri Exhibition at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Refugees and migration, and integration and identity, are pretty timely subjects given current headlines so it's quite some coincidence that the Ben Uri Gallery is celebrating its centenary with a show at Somerset House, Out of Chaos.

Review: Brilliance in Pastels from Jean-Etienne Liotard, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Pastels are a nightmare to work with, and they provide a real challenge for artists who want to add delicate details and tones. So how wonderful it is that the Royal Academy has chosen to put on a show on Jean-Etienne Liotard so that more can marvel at how this artist mastered this tricky medium.

Gravity: Can Art Shed Light on Scientific Theory?

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

Last weekend Art Kinetica set up camp in the Hospital Club, London for a three day festival: Gravity. The festival and accompanying exhibition ties in with the 100th year anniversary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity and marks the start of a three month residency which will showcase the work of 17 'transdisciplinary' artists.

Papaver Rhoeas - Lost Lives and Fading Memories

Paddy Hartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paddy Hartley

While lambs' hearts, horsehair and blown glass artillery shells may seem an unlikely combination with which to spark debate around the cultural phenomena of remembrance, these are the materials I've used for my delicate Papaver rhoeas poppy sculptures, currently on show in London.

Review: 'A Warm Sudan' Photography Exhibition in Khartoum

Yousra Elbagir | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yousra Elbagir

It seems that the people of Sudan let Gabriela in. Not only into their homes but into their hearts. The earnest expressions and penetrating stares elegantly framed on the walls of the exhibition space in Dabanga, Khartoum 2, serve as a testament to the familiarity and trust she cultivated and captured.

Video Games and Art

Daniel Williams | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

Whether we like it or not, video games have a big impact on society. The industry is estimated to be worth £1 billion of GDP in the UK today. The global worth is estimated to be worth £80 billion. But economics aside, what are the intrinsic values of video games? Are they a respectable art form?

70 Years of the Design Council: What Has Changed and Why Design Is So Important to Society

Nigel Carrington | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Carrington

The design industry used to be a back-office function of manufacturing. Now, it is a conspicuous force in our lives. That industry has been an instrumental force in globalisation.

Meet The Student Setting Fire To His Student Loan In Protest Against Capitalism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Meet art student Brooke Purvis. He'll be setting fire to his entire student loan in the hope of demonstrating currency no longer has value. The 24...

Once Upon a Time in the West...

Clare Reddington | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Of course four years necessarily defies imagination when you set out and we have all got braver over time. I suspect it will take us a few months yet to reflect, understand and celebrate what has been achieved.

J.K. Rowling Is Right - Denying Cultural Exposure to Israel Will Not Solve Anything

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.

Hello Sweet Art: Fighting for Our Right to Be Remembered

Jessie Thompson | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

This film is moving and empowering beyond words and afterwards I had a little cry in the toilet. These are our foremothers and finally their story is being told on the same scale as all the other men who have changed history (because they were allowed to). Every human needs to watch this.

New Exhibition on Julia Margaret Cameron - A Photography Pioneer

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Born in Calcutta in 1815, Julia Margaret worked for most of her photographic career from her house on the Isle of Wight, Dimbola Lodge. However she moved to Sri Lanka in 1875, when her husband's income from plantations started to fall, yet she continued her work there (though with reduced frequency) until she died in 1879.

Student Poses Naked Wearing Dead Pig's Head For Art Project. Is Annoyed When College Won't Display It

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An art student has embroiled in a row with her college after it refused to display a picture of her hamming it up in a wood wearing nothing but a pair...