UK Art

These Tiny Eyelid Paintings Are Mindblowing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most women tend to use a touch of mascara and a flash of eyeliner to make our eyes stand out - but one lady takes eye make-up to a whole new level. ...

Surrealism? It's Mostly About Sex, Says Peter Capaldi

Tate | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

A lobster on a telephone, a clock that seems to have melted. These are some of the most famous images of the movement known as 'Surrealism', but what are they all about? Sex, mostly, explains the Dr Who actor and former art student, Peter Capaldi.

East and West Are Joined in a Celebration of 'Love & Peace'

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

This past winter, the Today Art Museum in Beijing welcomed a brand-new solo show of my latest paintings and sculptures, called Wonderland.

Why I Covered a Ukip Billboard Poster With My International Grey

Bill Drummond | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bill Drummond

By the time you are reading this I may have been arrested. Maybe you have already read something about the arrest in the news.

Wonderful Matisse Exhibition at the Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Tate Modern's major exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist's paper cut-outs. It brings together around 130 works, many seen together for the first time, in a ground-breaking reassessment of Matisse's colourful and innovative final works.

My Rosy Blue Dress, Iron Ore Rivers & Alnmouth

Stella Vine | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been working all the daylight hours on a family commission, a dinner table portrait, for a dining room, people happily eating, being together around a table. It's been a pleasure to work on so far, there are several people in it and one dog.

Terrace Wires: Who Is Responsible for Keeping London Beautiful?

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.

Catlin Prize 2014 Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Each year curator Justin Hammond travels the length and breadth of the UK visiting art schools and colleges and attending their degree shows. Through his observations, along with recommendations from tutors and those in the art world, his task is to choose 40 of those he considers to be the most promising young talent for inclusion in the annual Catlin Guide.

Playing on the World's Stage

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

At the Crafts Council we believe that it's absolutely vital that we not only have a strong relationship with the craft organisations of other nations but that we also make sure we're exporting the products, skills and ideas of the best of the UK's makers to new places, opening up new opportunities and showing the world quite how good we are at making things.

The Business Of Fine Art: Interview With Artist, Dameon Priestly

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"In Belfast in the early '70s things were tricky. When I asked my local green grocer if I could do some paintings for his window for Christmas, he paid me in vegetables. The next year when I did the butcher's, he paid me in sausages. By the time I was 13, I realised I had a business. So I started charging."

On the Streets with Borondo, Seth and Kislow, Fintan Magee, Hyuro, Banksy, Escif

Milena Kotseva | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week's 'On the Street' is dedicated on more figurative works, that tackle the poetic, metaphorical and quite literal meaning of rising and falling in different nuance.

Great Weekend Getaways - Margate

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Margate has been undergoing a transformation in recent years from a drab seaside resort to a bustling art and food destination. The town has had artistic connections since landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, who produced over 100 works while he lived there, declared that the skies found in Margate were the most beautiful in Europe.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 2

Chris Saunders | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Once your book is written, it's up to you to make sure the finished product is up to a high standard. It has your name on it, after all. The average buyer probably won't be expecting the next Pulitzer Prize winner, but they will be expecting a professional job, and rightly so.

Stealing Banksy

Milena Kotseva | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week the UK based company Sincura Group runs is launching 'Stealing Banksy - an exhibition and sale of what is rumoured to be the 'most expensive' collection of outdoor Banksy pieces ever assembled.

Wanderlust: 'My Life of Travel'

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

If I wasn't travelling, I think I would explode! Well, not really, but if I wasn't travelling I would definitely feel lost. Wanderlust is something some people have ingrained in their very soul and they cannot ignore it, no matter how hard they try.

I'm a Taxidermy Artist and I "Disrespect Animals"

Margot Magpie | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Margot Magpie

Attacking me and accusing me of hating and killing animals is utterly ridiculous. I absolutely adore animals, but at the end of the day, a dead mouse is unused biological matter, molecules in a pile, and I have no problems breathing new life into it creating something that gets people conversing about life, death and art.

Shakespeare: A Hit, A Very Palpable Hit

John Worne | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Worne

There's the one thing that underpins all of this - as Hamlet said, 'the play's the thing'. The reason Shakespeare's words are our words, and his works are our children's school work, is the substance. Content is king.

Sculpture in the Home - Pangolin London

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The Pangolin London has transformed itself into a time capsule for the next few weeks with its exhibition Sculpture in the Home. The show consists of three rooms exquisitely decked out in furniture, drawings, textiles, wallpaper and sculpture dating mainly from the 1940s and 1950s.

Slipstream

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Richard Wilson's new sculptural installation Slipstream had its preview last night at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 (oddly named The Queen's Terminal... I think most people would agree that Wilson's work is a triumph.

A Letter of the Spirit: Using Art to Let Love and Peace Resound

Ana Tzarev | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Since 2012, I have committed to an ambitious, challenging, and incredibly rewarding endeavor, the crux of my career as an artist: I wish to fill all corners of the world with flowers, making a beautiful bouquet to be shared by every nation.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 72 - Easter in Bourgogne, with Salt and Wine

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

In Burgundy on Sunday I spotted a small 'vide grenier' in the picturesque village of Riel-les-Eaux - even though antique dealing is my job I cannot resist doing it as a hobby too.

The Birmingham Graffiti Scene: Alive and Kicking

Olly MacNamee | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

Monday morning and the festivities of 420 and Bradford Street was awash with new pieces from the famous and infamous of Birmingham's street art scene. Alive and kicking, but just not very good at blowing it's own trumpet. So, as an adopted son of this city, that's where I will happily step in and learn to play the trumpet.

What Will They See of Me?

Steven Bode | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Bode

These themes - of identity and visibility, of posterity, of exposure and disclosure - all hover in the background of an exhibition called 'What Will They See of Me?' which I curated, and which is currently at Jerwood Visual Arts in London.

Why Local Street Art Is the Best Easter Present EVER

Jody Thompson | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Whilst I was absentmindedly posting some letters at the end of my road ready for Tuesday's first collection, I saw the most wonderful new piece of street art. Right at the end of my street. Here it is...

Debut Contemporary Third Anniversary Extravaganza

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Debut Contemporary has become the Arts Hub and Meeting Point in Notting Hill in just three years since its existence. It is a place where you can practise yoga, play chess with gloves, wear a bespoke-made mask, have an Art-inspired dinner and attend a constant array of eclectic events.