When I was a kid I used to mock the names of the great French authors Gustave Flaubert and Honoré de Balzac. I used to pronounce Flaubert as "Flow Be...
Vivian Maier shot over 100,00 photographs all while being a nanny and living a discreet, mysterious life. The only reason that her work became public and known was because of a coincidental discovery by filmmaker John Maloof who made it his mission to unravel her story to the world.
For the last couple of years, I've collaborated on a number of photography projects with artists, barbers, men's clothing brands etc, so my main focus has been capturing men on camera. As a lover of history, my inspiration for the majority of the shoots I've done comes from the great men of art and early colour photography.
Not only does the prize shine a light on work that might otherwise not be read but, with its judges (not all of whom are Jewish), the award also brings together different perspectives of what being Jewish and Jewish interest mean in the UK in 2016.
Arts Emergency, a charity of which I donate to monthly, is an organisation of volunteers, contacts and thinkers who believe - correctly - that there should be no barriers put in the way of people who want to study or work in art and humanity related subjects.
I'd lived and worked in the UK almost seven years before we had kids, so I thought I'd pretty much learned the lingo I needed to get by in British circles. But becoming a parent in England has often made me feel as if I've just stepped off that plane.
In the UK, we have a history of treating so-called 'developing' and even 'newly industrialized countries' as charity cases, regarding places that are ...
Being able to read the atmosphere around you is a valuable and difficult skill to master, and this is doubly true when you're travelling abroad. Cultural norms are often subtle and slippery creatures, but as a traveller, your job is to suck it up and adapt.
Recently, it seemed to me that the reasons for why this is occurring haven't really been investigated yet. Why are so many women studying arts courses but not making the transition to working in the arts? Are they giving up, and, if so, why?
Today we will celebrate International Women's Day. The theme this year sets us a challenge as well as a deadline. Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up Fo...
We Scots don't have the best reputation when it comes to what we put into our bodies. It is said that smoke too much, take too little exercise, and that what most of us eat and drink would make our French and Italian comrades wince.
I've been wanting to make a video with some of my queer family for a long time and 'Desire' felt like the right time to do it. Every Y&Y video has some similar elements that run through it: magical worlds, symbolism, pretty lights and this time I wanted sex added into that mixture.
I started to collect the lists of other women and was overwhelmed by the collective unburdening as they shared their stories of how they wrote their lists and what they put on them. Nearly all the women I knew seemed to keep some sort of list and there was a confessional aspect to the sharing.
Half the exhibition comprises works by artists of later generations who, it is suggested, were inspired by Delacroix - artists such as Sargent, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne and Matisse. And when works from these artists are hung alongside Delacroix, well, it's Delacroix who seems to come off worse.
I know that art has helped save lives: within art therapy, it has enabled children and adults to make sense of thoughts and feelings when words were not enough. As an activity, it has given meaning and direction to many children and young people who did not engage academically.
The play is now being used by The Children's Society as an awareness raising tool, helping them to lobby the government to improve laws aimed at protecting vulnerable teenagers.