UK Art

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.

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 21.09.2016 | 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 14.09.2016 | 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 13.09.2016 | 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 09.09.2016 | 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.