How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston  28.11.2016
This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker....
Independent V Gallery Shows And Following Your Instincts

Independent V Gallery Shows And Following Your Instincts

Robi Walters  25.11.2016
Working on your own can be daunting. The buck stops with you on everything, not just the art. You have to make everything happen. But there...
Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery  22.11.2016
While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the...

Can Creativity Be Learned - And Should Normal People Bother?

Nigel Carrington  22.11.2016
Teachers have a strong incentive to believe in nurture - that success is made as much as born. The strange exception is creativity, where...
One Dress

One Dress

Lucy Tammam  20.11.2016
How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity....
Short Circuit

Short Circuit

Amelia Carruthers  16.11.2016
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to catch 'Short Circuit' on the very last day of the exhibition. Short Circuit is a reassessment of...
Rebel Without A Home

Rebel Without A Home

Mik Scarlet  16.11.2016
Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the...

Music To Unlearn: Social Transformation In Colombia

Cathy Graham  15.11.2016
It was a remarkable time to be in Colombia. Back in October - before the new peace deal between the government and the Farc rebel group...
Be Here Now: Mindfulness And Dance

Be Here Now: Mindfulness And Dance

Lola Maury  8.11.2016
Taking notice of details within life; being curious, observing small gestures and moves happening between bodies, enjoying small moments...
Brexit: Finding A Voice Through Art

Brexit: Finding A Voice Through Art

Molly Waring-Moore  7.11.2016
Art is non-discriminatory, and so anyone can voice their opinion. We might feel at ease Tweeting our feelings but we want to know that...
The Uncomfortable Truth about Disability

The Uncomfortable Truth about Disability

Ruth Gould  3.11.2016
Disability is a word that provokes a range of emotions from across society. At its worst, it immediately stigmatizes and excludes many...
Five Of The Best Art Spaces  In Cuba

Five Of The Best Art Spaces In Cuba

Flo Simpson  2.11.2016
The artwork you are most likely to stumble across in Cuba is the ubiquitous and eye-watering acrylic of an American car. Yet Cuba, both...
How To Make The Most Of Porto In Just One Day

How To Make The Most Of Porto In Just One Day

Julie Dawn Fox  2.11.2016
Like any ancient city, Porto has plenty of variety and is constantly evolving. Traditional grocery stores with drawers of nuts and spices...

Creative Futures In The Land Of Origins

Graham Sheffield  2.11.2016
On 9 October the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency in the face of widespread protests across the country. There has been...