UK Exhibitions

A Great Escape In the Frame: 'Never Turn Back' by Dean Chalkley

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The wind tangles hair and brine spatters the faces of the gang upon a pebbled beach that undulates and vanishes beneath the East Anglian surf. The smi...

Science Takes Hold of Contemporary Culture

Ian Blatchford | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Blatchford

Science is not only thriving in contemporary culture it is beginning to dominate too, if queries made by Google users are anything to go by. New insights released by Google show that the Science Museum is the most searched for museum in the world, followed by other London cultural powerhouses, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum.

Is Science Our New Religion? Damien Hirst at The Lightbox, Woking

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Silkscreen prints, sculptural pieces and paintings are laid out like Stations of the Cross, around an altar, with a series of surgical images of a body scarred with stigmata-like wounds hung above the visitor, in place of the crucified Christ.

The Pleasure and Pain of Shoes Examined at V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Style
Victoria Sadler

Sexuality and shoes have always been deeply intertwined and a part of this exhibition is stylised with sultry red velvet textures and deep maroon colours. It screams seduction. But the pieces on show demonstrate how sex and fetishism have influenced footwear.

Lost and 'Found' at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

The overall aim is to investigate the histories and narratives of other people's images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experiences. For me, this was a fascinating premise, and provided much food for thought.

Children of the Great War - Capturing the Legacy of Conflict

Mik Scarlet | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Sometimes art can be beautiful and swell the heart, or it challenges and leads you to re-examine your world view, but on rare occasions it does both. When this happens you find yourself left almost a new person, seeing the world through new eyes.

Joining Forces in the Fight for the Right to the City

Caroline Elliot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Caroline Elliot

As regional leaders next week gather for the African economic conference in Johannesburg, within post-apartheid's wealthiest province, the leader of some of South Africa's poorest communities prepares to join forces with allies overseas in the bid for justice and the right to the city.

The Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society

Stuart Forster | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

On Tuesday I headed to the Royal Geographic Society, in London, to view this year's Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition. More than 200 fabulous travel photographs are displayed in the exhibition, which extends beyond the RGS's gallery and out onto the terrace and garden of this famous establishment.

Artist Sandra Turnbull: Sense and Sensuality

Sara Bran | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

Prior to becoming an artist, Sandra co-managed the band Eurythmics and, after many years of nurturing the creativity of others, she has finally come to honour her own talents.

London's Photographers' Gallery Hosts the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Exhibition

Stuart Forster | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

This year marks the 17th edition of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious photography awards. It is presented to "a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which has significantly contributed to photography in Europe."

Propaganda at the British Library

Bob Chaundy | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The history of propaganda is just one aspect of the British Library's new exhibition entitled Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. In a series of six sections, it deploys some 200 exhibits - pamphlets, posters, ephemera such as coins and banknotes, quotations, film and interviews - to explore the different ways in which propaganda has been used.

David Inshaw: 'The Greatest Living Proponent of the English Romantic Tradition'

Robert Upstone | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Upstone

On the eve of The Fine Art Society's major David Inshaw exhibition, Robert Upstone considers what it is that makes his work so important

Innovation: An Engine of Growth for the UK

Iain Gray | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Iain Gray

In 2011, 37% of British firms were 'innovation active'. This means that they introduced a new product or process, participated in an innovative project, or initiated improved forms of organisation, business structure or marketing.

Modern British Murals

Robert Upstone | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Upstone

To coincide with the publication of an important new study of British Murals in the Twentieth Century, The Fine Art Society in London has staged a major exhibition of these important works.

Two New Exhibitions Planned About Richard III

PA | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

Two new exhibitions bringing to life the story of King Richard III will open tomorrow following the monarch's remains being discovered under a council...

Silvia Hatzl: A Fragile Existence

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.03.2013 | Home
Bob Chaundy

This is an exhibition quite unlike anything I've encountered before. There's a kind of ghostliness about these transparent clothes, as if somehow whoever might have worn them has left; a soul perhaps. These works have a fragile beauty.

Can a Curator Curate a Show Without Having Seen the Works in Advance?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

The curator and gallery director at jaggedart, Andrea Harari, thinks: "yes, you can". She does not know what the artists are going to bring until they...

What We Might Learn From History...

Dr Rebecca Fraser | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rebecca Fraser

The many events and discussions that have taken place around the UK during Black History Month, which draws to a close next week, have given us the op...

David Inshaw in Conversation

Robert Upstone | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Robert Upstone

There can be few British Art lovers unfamiliar with David Inshaw's painting The Badminton Game. On the eve of his 70th birthday and a major new exhibition at The Fine Art Society, Robert Upstone went to visit him in Wiltshire.

Spilt Milk and Unknown Artists

James Payne | Posted 15.08.2012 | Home
James Payne

It is degree show time and years of slogging away over a hot easel/editing desk/chainsaw/laptop culminate in a brief spell in the public limelight as thousands of strangers along with your confused mum and dad gawp at wot you did when you was at school.

Judah Passow's Photographic Exhibition Reveals the Distinct Life of British Jews

Martin Newman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Martin Newman

The word 'tolerance' in fact does not do enough justice to the largely subscribed-to notion in Britain that all men are indeed created equal, and so too women, gays and Jehovah's Witnesses. The word I'm looking for is 'acceptance'. It is an accepting culture, an embracing culture, a friendly, open culture.

The Secret is Out! Anomalous Visual Exhibition

Sarah Potter | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Potter

Last month, I blogged about Anomalous Visual's extremely mysterious showcase exhibition here which is set to take place this week. Bit by bit, we we...

Culture Club: December's Must-Sees | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Style

From museum-based Christmas decoration workshops to artists recreating the scent of the moon, here are our cultural picks for the month of December....

The Night the Beatles Met Elvis - the Greatest Gig You Never Saw

Victoria Gooch | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Gooch

Elvis's manager Col. Parker picked up the Beatles, Barrow, Brian Epstein, and two roadies, and they travelled in a convoy of three limos. After being waved through the gates by members of the 'Memphis Mafia' and passing a Rolls Royce and Harley Davidsons, the small group entered Elvis's mansion and found Elvis in a huge circular room, surrounded by about 20 people.

There's no Business Like an Art Show's Business

James Payne | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

People often ask how we choose artists and curators, decide on shows, make press contacts etc. In the first of a series, I will attempt to explain the inner workings of a gallery and hopefully demystify how small independent galleries like ours put shows together.