Life in the Arts Lane - Week 48 - An Auction House 'After Hours'

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 48 - An Auction House 'After Hours'

5.11.2013
Banksy is all the rage in NY at the moment as he has blazed through the city graffittying hither and thither and stirring up a hornet's...
Theatre's Cue on the Tourism Stage

Theatre's Cue on the Tourism Stage

5.11.2013
Theatre is not unfamiliar with playing understudy to football or shopping as a popular activity for tourists, but its appeal and contribution...

Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World

4.11.2013
Martin Finnin current exhibition, titled: Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, at the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair skilfully recreates an...

Homotopia Festival 2013 - This Way Out by Boy George and TradeMark

2.11.2013
One of the highlights of the festival is This Way Out - an art and photography collaboration by Boy George and pop painter TradeMark -...

Learning About Heraldry - Sophie Jung

2.11.2013
This excerpt from ****So Yeah, 2013 by Sophie Jung gives a flavour of the kind of stream of consciousness ramblings in the audio that accompanies...
Online-publishing Teenagers Create a Whole New Meaning for Poetry

Online-publishing Teenagers Create a Whole New Meaning for Poetry

1.11.2013
Even when we lose all hope in our seemingly hopeless race of humanity, there is still a flickering and poignantly strong light at the end...
Why Is This Oligarch Angry After Buying A £423,000 Statue?

Why Is This Oligarch Angry After Buying A £423,000 Statue?

Asa Bennett  1.11.2013
Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has sued an American art dealer for supplying a £423,000 statue that was nearly half as big as...

Bambi: The Artist of Contradictions

1.11.2013
Not too long ago, I came across a street artist called Bambi. Bambi, as an artist, fulfils the contradiction of being accessible yet profound,...

Interview: Chris Hadfield, Author of 'An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth'

31.10.2013
The book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, combines autobiographical elements with would-be advice on decision making and living...

Access All Area, Live Arts and Disability - a Review

30.10.2013
For several decades a growing group of highly talented artists have been honing their skills and developing their methods and techniques...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 47 - Caravan in New York

30.10.2013
I am in New York, and yes, I am visiting another art fair- this one is the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York.

Diptychs: Do You See What I See?

29.10.2013
Then we come to Sam Irons' photography. The difference here being that he selects two images that seem worlds apart and sets them next...

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

29.10.2013
Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But...

First UK Show of Boris Chetkov to Open Russian Art Week in London

28.10.2013
Russian art is undergoing something of resurgence at the moment. You may have also noticed the sharp increase, especially in London, of...