IdeasTap Closure: A Disaster for a Generation of Emerging Artists

IdeasTap Closure: A Disaster for a Generation of Emerging Artists

Michelle Douglass  10.03.2015
Arts charity IdeasTap has announced it's being forced to close due to lack of funding. The organisation's disappearance will leave a gaping...
Why IdeasTap Is Closing

Why IdeasTap Is Closing

Peter De Haan  9.03.2015
After six years, the picture for the arts is still gloomy. Further funding cuts are coming. The cost of higher education is now dauntingly...
The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler  8.03.2015
Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from...

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise

Dr Michael Petry  5.03.2015
The Serpentine Galleries have two new shows that each in their own way contemplate the abuse of power. Leon Golub is the elder statesman...
Books Are What Make Us Civilised

Books Are What Make Us Civilised

Marcus Sedgwick  5.03.2015
In America, Tom Paine's writings spurred the revolution for independence. Or closer to our own time; consider how the Nazis burnt books...

The Power of Images Examined in Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Victoria Sadler  2.03.2015
Human Rights, Human Wrongs at The Photographers' Gallery is a thought-provoking photography exhibition that examines the legacy of iconic...

Sugar Sculptures

James Ostrer  2.03.2015
My art practice is like a constantly evolving self-help course where I am as much the therapist as the client. The intent of this body...
I Love the Illusion That Can Be Achieved in Painting

I Love the Illusion That Can Be Achieved in Painting

Kyle Barnes  2.03.2015
My biggest inspiration is the people I know, the relationships I have with them and being part of their lives. They contribute to my life...

Meet the Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Ben J. Cotton  2.03.2015
In anticipation for his upcoming solo show 'Monster', Carla Nizzola and I visited Magnus Gjoen's new Hackney studio set up to pick his...
Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Amelia Carruthers  1.03.2015
Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­- the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement...
Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Vanessa Reed  26.02.2015
Why is it that the composers, songwriters and performers who create this independent music are so often perceived as having little in common?...
Fifty Years of Arts Policy: What Have We Learned?

Fifty Years of Arts Policy: What Have We Learned?

Deborah Bull  26.02.2015
Lee's appointment came four years after the death of her husband, Aneurin Bevan. Their combined impact on the nation we know now was considerable:...
Have Contemporary Artists Lost the Capacity to Be Transgressive?

Have Contemporary Artists Lost the Capacity to Be Transgressive?

Lorenzo Belenguer  25.02.2015
The latest boom years in the 90s and early 2000 saw an implosion of artists as mass commodity producers for a new bourgeoisie eager to...
Creativity: 21st Century UK's USP

Creativity: 21st Century UK's USP

Graham Sheffield  18.02.2015
The UK must, as the report strongly urges, continue to invest in its arts and its creative and cultural industries. Moreover, given the...