UK Art

Veronese Exhibition at National Gallery a Glorious Success

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice, the National Gallery has brought together a vast and extraordinary collection of work from this Renaissance Master, one of the most influential artists of the 16th century.

The Back of Beyond - Hus Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

For The Back of Beyond, The Hus's exhibition's director Jessica Warren has brought together three artists, Sam Irons, Neil Raitt and Adam Bainbridge. ...

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

The Best MA Talent in One Place

Sheila McGregor | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

For many people these days a 'masters' is the automatic next step after a three-year undergraduate degree. It deepens the knowledge gained during a first course of study and, in theory, sets you up with everything you need to know for working life after higher education.

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly, in order to avoid limiting it's scope for intuition and originality. Moreover, I believe that spoken word has an exciting role to play in the dissemination of information and formation of public discourse.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 68 - TEFAF and Beyond

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Thursday brought a visit to another fair. I had missed the opening, on Wednesday, of the BADA fair in Chelsea. This fair is a quintessentially British fair and it has a distinct aura of country weekends and weddings in marquees.

Who Cares for Survivors of Torture?

Dr Aarathi Prasad | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Aarathi Prasad

Goldfishbowl Girl won't talk about her past. Not too much anyway. But she writes, and she paints. The paintings communicate for her. "That's helped me to come out of the whole darkness I was in." ...

Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

Stella Vine | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

When I have finished a painting, I find it hard to summon up the confidence to start on another, I can fall into a bit of a pit, so if there are already roughed in works, it's like I'm not really stopping. I'll probably do a different kind of work soon, I'll probably be in a different place. Though these works, feel like my main work, I keep coming back to them.

The Rise and Rise of the Street Art Festival

Jo Brooks | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

Standing in the dank, fume-ridden disused road tunnel in an untrendy, forgotten corner of south London, little did I realise I was witnessing the start of a new art phenomenon. It was 2008 and the Cans Festival was taking shape.

Lollies and Crinkly Paper

Stella Vine | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been making paintings on hand-made paper for a few years now, I love the feel and look of them, not for the faint-hearted, a few crinkles can scare a canvas traditionalist off, I'm dead proud of them. One collector in LA said his framer had never seen anything like them, which I think is a bit of a compliment...

Newcomer to Art Scene Brings Joys of Spring to Battersea

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

With Spring on the horizon, a brand new piece of artwork is one of the best ways to breathe new life into home interiors. New to the art scene, Caiger Contemporary Art is showcasing the work of 14 exciting artists in an exhibition set to be full of the joys of Spring.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 67 - Approaches to TEFAF

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

On Friday we were invited, by a Masterpiece prodigal son, Vanderven, to their annual dinner at the private club 'Groote Societeit" at the corner of the Vrijtof in central Maastricht. Floris and his wife Nynke are great hosts in the Dutch tradition.

Chihuahuas and Little Pots of Ink

Stella Vine | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Stella Vine

I have been stuck in my sisters spare room for a couple of weeks, my knees gave out on the last 'house move', some sort of sprain, have to wait for an MRI scan, quite frustrating. Nice to spend some time with little niece and her handful of Chihuahuas, it's been a few years, I'm a no-good auntie.

The Line - A Sculpture Walk for London

Megan Piper | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Megan Piper

For years I've been fascinated by the extraordinary amount of artwork that exists, hidden from public view, residing in storage. Across the country, warehouses - like Aladdin's caves - would make rich pickings for any exhibition.

Memes for Cities

Clare Reddington | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Amongst all the Fitbits and Jawbones, the Glass and the things, this year's SXSW featured a small, but perfectly formed cluster of events about public spaces, neighbourhood platforms and the need to re-connect people with each other and their environment.

Female Artists Front and Centre at the Affordable Art Fair

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The focus on female artists is not superficial either. The Fair is dedicated to supporting established and up-and-coming female artists from all over the world so on Friday March 14th, the Fair will be teaming up with fashion house Gudrun Sjoden, whose spring collection has been entirely inspired by strong, artistic women, and host talks from Susan Mumford, Founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

Bringing Meaning to My Work

Ana Tzarev | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

"Why?" It is a question that others always ask of us, and that, as artists, we continually ask of ourselves. Words are a good place to begin, but so much gets lost the moment we begin to write or speak. This is why I paint.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

Thomas Church | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited high definition videos.

Poets as Well as Plunderers: The British Museum's New Viking Exhibit Is a Hit And Miss Affair

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Childs

As well as the tightly packed crowds, what greets you on first entering has nothing much to recommend it. A few gold and silver trinkets, delicate and beautiful in their own way, but impossible to appreciate when you're craning over the heads of a dozen people in front of you.

Saving the World in Heels, Wearing Picasso Prints

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Diana Verde Nieto

"Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living forms and social intercourse," said Coco Chanel. This season, lets embrace the trend but do it in a socially responsible way. And stop citing Rembrandt at the dinner table.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art Brought To You Every Week: 07 - 14 February 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Our overdue global summary of street work returns with a hefty selection of great art from around the world. Art, fashion, human behaviour and love - all gets its place in this roundup.

To Thine Own Selfie Be True

Caragh Little | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

The selfie is so last year perhaps, but it's hardly a new concept: it's today's equivalent of the artist's self-portrait, in the same way that instagramming your lunch is just the current version of still life. Humankind has always tried to bear reality through gazing into its own identity.

A Classroom Culture Clash

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

If Britain is to protect its international reputation in the arts and creative industries and the sector is to flourish in the future then it's crucial that these subjects - of which crafts are a vital part - are taken seriously in our schools.

The Arts Landscape- From Nottingham to Tokyo

Ruth Mackenzie | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Mackenzie

The subsidised arts are the entry point for many of our leading lights in the creative industries, and of course the creative industries themselves, including the arts, are one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy, accounting now for one in 12 jobs.