UK Artists

CGI? They Just Do It With Computers, Don't They?

Alan Warburton | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Warburton

Actually, it's not that simple.

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative to find solu...

Calling on the Private Sector to Help Reinforce Creative Industries

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Strengthening partnerships with the private sector is the focus for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) as it enters a new era. The ...

Why I Stopped Hating Kanye West

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mohadesa Najumi

It is hypocritical of us to shun an artist simply because they are arrogant. Firstly, who sets the parameters for what how much you can like yourself? Secondly, we miss the point of what the artist is saying when we focus so much on how they say it. The vision itself supersedes the individual.

How To Get Ahead In What You Love

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Anisa Haghdadi

I'm often asked for advice from emerging artists and entrepreneurs so here's the top things I have taken away from my mentors and personal experience to get ahead in what you love...

Kim Kardashian Didn't Give Permission To Appear In Domestic Violence Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner have been featured in an artist's campaign to raise awareness of violence against women - without their permission. ...

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

Andrea Mason | Posted 08.10.2015 | 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.

Artists and Creatives Are the Real Property Developers... Blame Us

Alaric Hammond | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alaric Hammond

My show opened last week at The Saatchi Gallery. It's mainly about London (and the underbellies of other cities), and in one of the capital's most iconic institutions. Yet I don't live here anymore. I moved up north so I could be with my son full-time but equally I'd had it with trying to find the space I needed to work and live London.

'Anti-Homeless Spikes' In London Get A Fabulous Makeover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In recent years, sharp steel studs dubbed "anti-homeless spikes" have cropped up in doorways and building crevices around London. But a group of ar...

If You Don't Like Criticism, Don't Put Your Stuff Online

Jody Thompson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Everyone has the ability to be a critic, yet no one seems to likes criticism. In this instance, the author of a self-published book responded in the worst way possible to a bit of negativity online, with the hysterical statement that a one star review amounts to defamation.

Six Business Lessons From an Artist's Perspective

Maite Baron | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maite Baron

Mat's artistic career has included drawing cartoons, being a commercial artist, working in advertising and as a fine artist. However, his current passion is reinterpreting discarded materials he finds in second-hand shops, in skips and in walks by the river.

Why IdeasTap Is Worth Saving

Rita Suszek | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rita Suszek

There is a huge number of creative people that make important, thought-provoking art - on a shoestring, in the back of the pub, after their full-time job, you name it. But art market is competitive and with the advance of Internet - ever changing. We cannot allow creativity and art to become a pursuit solely for financially privileged.

Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Leah K Stewart | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Leah K Stewart

Teachers may choose to inspire, mentor, guide or coach their students in their own unique way. This is how a teacher becomes an artist.

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

The Art of Being a YouTuber: Lindsey Stirling

Pippa Moyle | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Pippa Moyle

Successful YouTubers now have shows on BBC Radio 1, Penguin book deals, cosmetic ranges and spend a lot of time traveling the world, whilst millions of subscribers buy into their brand.

14 Most Creative Vines Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech

In 2014, the power of the Vine became clear. From Taylor Swift's reaction to not winning Album Of The Year at the Grammys, to Ian Padgham's six-sec...

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Jiro Bevis On Why He'll Be Ditching The Traditional Pen

Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

As we all know, children can occasionally find their parents’ conversation tiresome, the rest of the time it’s merely totally embarrassing. Howev...

Can The Surface Pro 3 Replace The Artist's Studio? Let's Find Out...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. To prove it, the #SurfaceCreate project will showcase East London creative...

This Man Creates Paintings In The Most Spectacular Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before his car accident in July 1995, Keith Jansz, was an avid sailor and windsurfer. But after the accident left him paralysed from the shoulders ...

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Photoshop Enters The Age Of The Touchscreen (At Last)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adobe has revealed its plans to turn the next generation of Photoshop into a touch-orientated canvas that will help artists use Microsoft tablets as u...

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

By the end of the year, there will have been three major exhibitions in Great Britain devoted to the work of artists at the end of their careers - Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt. Yet it wasn't until the middle of the 20th Century, that late life creativity was considered a possibility.

Interview With the Unit

Clara Cullen | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.