UK Art

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art - 17 January 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Middle of January gave us fewer but more colourful and vibrant walls and here is what caught our eye this week.

Painting Bought For £3,000 On Ebay Actually Worth A Fortune

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The search is on for an online art lover who paid £3,000 for a painting on eBay eight years ago that has since been revealed as an impressionist mast...

Meet The Artist: Patrick Thomas

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Graphic artist Patrick Thomas popped by the gallery last week to chat about why creating art makes his heart beat at 100BPM, his love of Berlin, and why his upcoming show at Hang-Up is an absolute must see.

Drawing Inspiration

Gideon Summerfield | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Summerfield

I am not embarrassed to admit that I often found myself crying when they were crying. Some of the survivors told me a lot and in detail; detail that was difficult to handle. Other survivors did not want to talk so much and if they did they could not talk about their time during the war. They preferred to talk about their family, their children and grandchildren.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 57 - New Year and Resolutions

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

Leaving the warmth of Aqaba in the south of Jordan and driving up Highway 15 for three and a half hours towards Amman in a minibus piloted by a fresh-faced boy wearing a scarf, a beanie and sunglasses, provided a surreal new version of the expectation which New Year's Eve usually engenders.

Bridging the Gap Between Art and Healthcare

Ian Spero | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Ian Spero

A social venture and campaigning organisation, CSL's mission is to ensure that anyone that wants it has access to qualified tools and technologies that enable them to express themselves creatively, connect with other people and work together on arts based projects, thereby improving their quality of life.

A New Clear Fusion: How to Save the Music Industry

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Take a look in HMV and tell me what you see. For while the conveyor belt of the craven book publishing world rolls on, the art world preens and lumbers in search of the next concept, and our once glorious world of music has had its guts ripped out by the internet. Yet the musician persists in his efforts to have the cloth-eared hear his songs.

Hard Times and Thriving Design

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

The recent publication of Modern British Furniture: Design since 1945, Lesley Jackson's fascinating history of the British furniture industry, has reminded me of the adage that design thrives in times of recession.

How Much Does British Culture Cost?

Jacob Brookman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

Signature Pictures is a London-based film production enterprise. Their #FutureFilm initiative suggested it was a good idea to offer Workfare volunteers roles on a short film. This way, the company would benefit from interns - the way nearly every production does anyway - and would produce a film that would give NEETs meaningful and constructive professional experience.

Wedding Planning: Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

In my view someone whose style you love should be the number one consideration when choosing a wedding photographer. You'll want to look at your photos again and again, for the rest of your life. Picking a photographer whose work you love will mean you stay in love with your wedding pictures.

WATCH: 2013's Best Maker Of Vines?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Comedy

"People are doing some incredible and funny things with it and testing its capabilities," writes artist Moose Allain about Vine. And there's no greate...

Helsinki roundup

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

In the nice icy cold of Helsinki, perfect for the holiday season (they tell me Santa lives in Lapland) with very short dark days, I was very pleased to see some really wonderful new work.

Crowdfunding: A New Horizon

Tony Mckenna | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Tony Mckenna

You might have already heard of Crowdfunding - the phenomenon by which an idea for a project or invention is relayed to the public, usually via the internet, in order to attract funds and become a reality. This year it has hit the mainstream with a bang - with celebrities such as Zach Braff and James Franco using it as a way to attain revenue for their own movie projects.

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

Tony Blair Unveiled At Gallery In London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A portrait of former prime minister Tony Blair has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The oil painting, which measures 4ft (...

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

Shape Creatives - the Shape of Things to Come

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Shape Creatives is a series of seven films highlighting the cream of talent within the Disability Arts scene. Funded by the Arts Council and the Lottery Fund through the arts charity Shape Arts it captures a moment at which I feel Disabled Art is about to break through into the mainstream.

Writing Exercises That May Help You to Become More Creative

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

Writing should be a labour, but a labour of love. You should at least enjoy some degree of your writing so here are some quick exercises that may help you to become more creative. Find your writing space, wear whatever you're most comfortable in

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 54 - Sorolla

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Madrid is one of the great European capital cities. I have been coming here since I was at university. However, my visit frequency dramatically increased when my friend Laura moved here 17 years ago.

Aesthetics And Curiosity: Bridges Between Science And Art

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Kelly-Irving

Without creativity artists have the block, a creative drought. Scientists experience the block as well. Whatever the art form, creativity is its key ingredient. This is also true of science. Scientists go through these creativity deserts.

Art for Work's Sake

Charlie Green | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Green

And this isn't just opinion; research has also shown that staff work 15% more efficiently in an office decorated with art and plants and when staff decorated their own office space, productivity increased by 30%.

I, the Artist and the Syrian: A Profile on Tammam Azzam

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Tammam Azzam doesn't claim to be a representative of the Syrian people, but neither does he want to be treated as an individual. He wants to be one his fellow countrymen. And yet, as an artist, individuality is a necessity if one is to make a living. Perhaps that is why his first solo exhibition in London, I, the Syrian, a collection of surreal digital collages, bristles with defiance, paradox and tragedy.

The Rebellious Pop Artist: Ben Levy

Kate Lawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

Taking that aesthetic and fusing it with some of the world's most celebrated and iconic celebrities from politics, music, fashion and film, is London-based artist Ben Levy - a rising talent on the commercial art scene, presenting his vision of pop culture with an urban twist.

Cas Holmes at the Beaney

Matthew Crockatt | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Crockatt

Cas Holmes is a textile artist based in Maidstone who produces mixed media work blending 'found' fabric and her own delicately stitched designs.

Designer Jonathan Riss: The Modern Day Renaissance Man Behind Label Jay Ahr

Ingrid Chua | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ingrid Chua

Belgian- born designer Jonathan Riss has always had a proclivity for beautiful design and intricate detail. At 18, he had wanted to become an architect and contemplated on a move to New York. Ever the artistic nomad though, he disliked the thought of being geographically static while going through formal education. And so he travelled- to learn.