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How to Photograph Reflections

Anthony Epes | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

Why? Because reflections are fun! To me they say - I am playing! So here are some ideas on why I think reflections are so awesome - and some of the myriad of things reflections will do for your photos.

Cornelia Parker in Conversation at St Pancras: Stop, Look and Listen

Nicola Shaw | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

Cornelia's One More Time is the third artwork to grace the Terrace Wires and the second time that she has worked in St Pancras - the previous time was in the 1980s.

Damien Hirst Opens a New Art Gallery in London

Victoria Sadler | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

London has a new art gallery. And this one comes from the pockets - and the collection - of Damien Hirst. Newport Street Gallery is the result of Damien's efforts and commitment to put the 3,000 pieces of art in his personal collection on public display so that as many people as possible can see them.

What Could You Possibly Do With Only Leaves and Threads?

Francesca Palange | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Palange

I went to see the natural experiments of in person after having experienced the joy of gaze through pages of her new book, Natural Processes in Textile Art.

It's Not 'Prison Art' - It's Just Art

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

There is a growing school of thought that says that art may be able to prevent convicts from reoffending, and the artworks in 'Re:From' stand as clear testament to the truth that prison time can indeed be the source of tangible emotional and creative growth.

Lita Cabellut - Impulse

Bob Chaundy | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Cabellut has invited glamorous women from different parts of the world to sit for her. Each has a different expression but she has reflected what she calls the violence towards women by way of unrealistic expectations placed upon them.

Frieze, Art and Gentrification

Rose Gibbs | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

Frieze is arriving and the art world seems set to eats its own tail. Artists are painfully aware that the process of gentrification, where local residents are priced out of their area begins with them.

Culture for Change

Nancy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

'Climate is culture.' So say ArtCOP21, a global festival of cultural activity on climate change which runs from September to December 2015. ArtCop21 l...

Lucio Fontana at Newly Opened Tornabuoni Art, Albemarle Street

Chris Osburn | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1964 - image courtesy of Tornabuoni Art More than 50 seminal works by Argentine-Italian artist and founder ...

Creating a Writing Community: The Story of How a Festival Was Born

Andrea Mason | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Mason

I started Literary Kitchen, a creative writing school, in 2009, in order to earn a living. But the artist in me, who loves performance, process and exchange was always busting to get out, and so the Literary Kitchen Festival was born in 2014.

Falling Leaves

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

London in the fall is a crowded schedule for art lovers, not only are the galleries returning from the long summer break, they are preparing themselves for the onslaught of art fairs and openings at major institutions. This year to beat the rush a myriad of private galleries are opening their shows a full week before the fairs, as well as at many public bodies.

Everything Is Made Out Of Felt In This Sex Shop

Barcoft | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A London artist is challenging Britain’s porn laws - by building a sex shop made out of felt. Lucy Sparrow has created a Soho sex shop entirely o...

Life In The Arts Lane - week 111 - Fun and Games at LAPADA 2015

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The joy of doing a fair is the unexpected learning. This time at LAPADA in Berkeley Square I learnt that if someone crouches down they are not going t...

Become an Art Attack Star With Tomy Toys And Aquadoodle - Enter Now

Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

For decades the toymakers at TOMY have been producing fun and immersive play material for you and your child. Now - to celebrate the launch of new Aqu...

Ten Aquadoodle Boards To Be Won - Enter Now

Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents

For the last ten years, the Aquadoodle play mat has been providing mess free fun for you and your child. Its unique water based drawing mechanic allo...

Hacking Almost Everything in Amsterdam

Marleen Stikker | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

Housed in the tower of one of Amsterdam's medieval buildings is something quite unexpected--a lab full of machines, incubators, petri dishes, and microbes. It might sound like the beginning of a gothic novel, but this is just where Waag Society's open wetlab--an initiative that strives to make biotechnology more accessible--happens to operate.

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

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2016 | 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 13.01.2017 | 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 30.09.2016 | 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 30.09.2016 | 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 27.09.2016 | 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 24.09.2016 | 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 17.09.2016 | 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.