Greater Than the Sum of Its Arts

Greater Than the Sum of Its Arts

17.01.2014
Azerbaijan is not alone. In fact it's little wonder that a country like Qatar is also putting more and more focus in this area. For a place,...

Life in the Arts lane - Week 58 - Nature and Art

16.01.2014
I drove down to Dorset to visit the artist Simon Gudgeon. He has created an amazing aquatic sculpture park. Some years ago he bought a...
What Happens When You Believe That Anything Is Possible?

What Happens When You Believe That Anything Is Possible?

16.01.2014
I have always believed that anything is possible and that if you really want something, you'll find a way to make it happen. It's this...
I Don't Need a Picture of Diane Abbott

I Don't Need a Picture of Diane Abbott

15.01.2014
Taxpayers ask a great deal of their MPs. We want them to fix their pot holes, resolve their planning disputes and somehow stop people parking...
PHOTOS: London Traffic Sign Artbomber Uses Stickmen to Question Government

PHOTOS: London Traffic Sign Artbomber Uses Stickmen to Question Government

7.01.2014
If you've visited the City, Southbank or Southwark in the last couple of months, the odds are you've passed by - or under - Clet's work....

A Beginners Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

7.01.2014
There comes a stage in life when clip frames and old art posters just don't cut it anymore. You yearn for something different in your living...

Hard Times and Thriving Design

7.01.2014
The recent publication of Modern British Furniture: Design since 1945, Lesley Jackson's fascinating history of the British furniture industry,...

How Public Art Looks Upwards to Encourage Reflection and Recuperation

6.01.2014
You might ask why we support art at the station. Well that's easy, we do it because we believe that people want to be in places which hold...

The 2013 On The Streets Review Of The Year

3.01.2014
Trends from the current year include less illegally painted walls (with most notable and memorable example - Banksy's NYC 'artist residency')...

How Much Does British Culture Cost?

3.01.2014
Signature Pictures is a London-based film production enterprise. Their #FutureFilm initiative suggested it was a good idea to offer Workfare...

Helsinki roundup

30.12.2013
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...

Film Reviews - Favourite Viewings of 2013

24.12.2013
When asked to select your 'favourite viewings of 2013' you realise that it's not an easy task. It's personal and they're not presented...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 54 - Sorolla

17.12.2013
Madrid is one of the great European capital cities. I have been coming here since I was at university. However, my visit frequency dramatically...

Art for Work's Sake

16.12.2013
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...