BASALT - Jill McManners

BASALT - Jill McManners

26.02.2014
Lancashire-born artist and sculptor, Jill McManner's obsession with this terrible beauty has manifested itself in her first solo exhibition,...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 64 - Change or No Change

26.02.2014
The week ended in the King's Road with James Harvey, who has been a great source of creative ideas over the last few years. He is constantly...

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 21 February 2014

25.02.2014
This week's 'On the Street' is as diverse and colourful as the English weather. It has it all- large scale murals, stunning visual realism,...

East Versus West in the London Arts Scene

25.02.2014
There was a moment in the 90s that Cork Street was dead, Jay Jopling opened a gallery in Hoxton Square and many of the best galleries were...
Derek Jarman 20 Years On: Artist and Activist, Pioneer and Rebel

Derek Jarman 20 Years On: Artist and Activist, Pioneer and Rebel

19.02.2014
On this day, 20 years ago, the film-maker, painter, sculptor, gardener, author and queer rights activist Derek Jarman died of HIV. One...

George Condo On His New London Exhibitions

18.02.2014
George Condo's work is instantly recognisable, his subjects, manically grinning, bug eyed and brimming with insanity.
Life in the Arts Lane - Week 63 - A Martini and Masterpiece

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 63 - A Martini and Masterpiece

17.02.2014
Allegedly the original Martini was made from Plymouth gin, and the cocktail is basically a way of drinking ice cold neat gin with a dash...

Manuel Espinosa: The Future Was Painted in 1968

16.02.2014
Just recovering from painful times, uncertain about the future and with a clear understanding that a new Socio-economical system need to...
Everyone's a Winner

Everyone's a Winner

14.02.2014
Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten,...

A Monumental Valentine

14.02.2014
Art theft and forgery have long had sexy celluloid reputations: from Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn frolicking in How to Steal a Million...
When Beth Posted These Images on Facebook, 103 People Unfriended Her

When Beth Posted These Images on Facebook, 103 People Unfriended Her

14.02.2014
Beth took off her clothes and allowed herself to be photographed by her long-time friend and photographer Nadia Mascot for a project they...
The Arts Empower the Young, So Why Are the Arts in Education Not Available for All?

The Arts Empower the Young, So Why Are the Arts in Education Not Available for All?

12.02.2014
Michael Gove, Education Secretary, is determined to raise academic standards and few would argue against that. However, schools are under...

Charles Dickens' Statue in Portsmouth - An Awkward Pose

11.02.2014
I arrived just after the official unveiling of the great novelist last Friday. A flutter of local dignitaries lingered around him. Sun...

David Bailey's Stardust on Show at the National Portrait Gallery

9.02.2014
David Bailey is one of the world's most distinguished and distinctive photographers and this exciting exhibition at the National Portrait...