The Art of Shame

The Art of Shame

Shame Chorus will be a live concert event performed at the Freud Museum, and a range of other venues in London and across the UK in 2015....

Life In the Arts Lane - Week 94 - Post Olympia Reflections

The costs of doing a fair are massively high in comparison to the annual rent of a shop. Yet, fairs continue to proliferate.

So, What to Make of Allen Jones?

Allen Jones is considered to be one of the finest pop artists of the 1960s but as creator of pieces such as Chair and Table, where female...

Grayson Perry Who Are You? At National Portrait Gallery

Celebrated artist Grayson Perry has been examining identity and how we define ourselves in his programme on Channel 4, Who Are You? The...

Walking Down The Political Line with Keith Haring

Keith Haring is a figure that hardly needs an introduction. Eye-catching recognisable style, murals, sculptures, drawings in public spaces...

Artists Explore the Digital Age in MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery

The exhibition presents artworks in a wide variety of media, from paintings to film, from sculpture to sound. But all of it questions that...

Seven Artists for Seven Islands

In need of a holiday, yesterday I visited all seven of the Canary Islands under one roof! Seven illustrators from across Europe were each...
Making in the Modern World

Making in the Modern World

The executive director of the Crafts Council on the organisation's ground-breaking new conference Since joining the Crafts Council, one...

Before the Dawn - Arabella Dorman

Acclaimed war artist Arabella Dorman has visited Afghanistan on several occasions over the past five years in order to capture in her paintings...

Wonderful Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Tate Modern

Sigmar Polke was one of the most radical, experimental and influential artists of the past 50 years. And the Tate has brought together...

ArtRooms To Coincide With The London Art Fair

Frieze is the highlight of the London arts scene. For a week the good and rich come here for a jamboree of cocktails, talks, networking...

I Quite Enjoyed Frieze 2014!

I am feeling slightly sheepish about my previous post. I was griping about the how full on and (implied) uncreative Frieze Art Fair can...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 92 - Quo Vadis?

It is a strange moment. I do not know where to go or what to see. There is so much going on that it seems easier to stay in bed and pull...

Art Fairs Highlights or Who is the Art For?

I did not make it to Frieze this year. And while you might think that a review of the art week that does not cover the art shown at Regents...