Galleries

Interview With the Unit London

Clara Cullen | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Having teamed up with friend and fellow artist Joe Kennedy together they created The Unit London, a new gallery exhibiting the best and most challenging work by up and coming artists. First opened in Chiswick, West London, the gallery recently moved to the prestigious Seven Dials area of Covent Garden and has gone from strength to strength.

Hamburg's House of Photography

Stuart Forster | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The gallery is located within one of the Deichtorhallen, an easy ten minute stroll from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the city's central station. It's one of several galleries and museums concentrated in an area that's known locally as "the art mile".

Life in the Arts Lane - TEFAF Week 17

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht) beckons and is everywhere. Bond Street and all the streets around Mayfair are jammed with shippers. Paper, bubble wrap and enormous wooden crates clutter the pavements and galleries.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 15

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It is now 7.30. I spot a slight corridor of a shop, more a kiosk than anything. It is a sliver of white marble on 6th called Zibetto. It is open and an elegant man of middle-age stands behind a gleaming Gaggia espresso machine of traditionally huge proportions. He is dapper in a blue shirt and smart, narrow, dark blue tie. He seems more than a barista.

Photography in Porto's Former Prison

Stuart Forster | Posted 04.04.2013 | Home
Stuart Forster

If you enjoy photography, set aside plenty of time to visit the Portuguese Center for Photography and make sure you visit the library, which is well-stocked with international books and magazines that you can browse for as long as you want.

'2013 January' Musings

Freya Simms | Posted 13.03.2013 | Home
Freya Simms

So the New Year has started with more of a bang than the annual whimper I often associate with the art world when it limps back into action. This year seems to have begun at full pelt with gallery events, exhibitions and auctions all doing their best peacock impressions.

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (REVIEW)

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 22.11.2012 | Home
Dr Dan Smith

Tate Britain's survey is pretty much a greatest hits compilation. Arranged into thematic rooms, with little sense of narrative direction, the show won't do much to change anybody's preconceptions of the movement. Those who already love the stylistic mannerisms will delight in the accumulation of works here, but there is nothing presented to challenge the preconceptions of the audience.

The East End is Alive and Well

James Payne | Posted 29.08.2012 | Home
James Payne

Boetzelaer|Nispen gallery, a fairly recent addition to the East London gallery scene has a great show 'Arkhe Travel' on right now, but be quick as it ...

The Gambles of Curating Art for Festivals

Tess Acheson | Posted 25.06.2012 | Home
Tess Acheson

Oh to go into a gallery and just pick a piece of work, to look at it in all its fully realised 3D glory and say, "Yes, you are just what you say you are on the tin, I'll have you." I deal with proposals from artists and art collectives who want funding to realise dream builds.

The Art of Collecting: A Virgin's Guide

Chris Pensa | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
Chris Pensa

At the last count London plays host to around 25 major art fairs each year, the very thought of which is enough to make even the hardiest art-lover want to lie down or have a stiff drink.

Looking for Last Minute Christmas Presents? Why Not Try Your Favourite Museum or Gallery Gift Shop

Tom Hunter | Posted 17.02.2012 | Home
Tom Hunter

With Christmas just around the corner, and internet shopping making gift seeking easier but more impersonal (and with the added pressure of relying on estimated delivery times) I'd like to think there's a lot to be gained from combining your shopping with a little culture - and who knows, you might even find the time to check out an exhibition or two to celebrate your new purchases.

Yet an-Other Art Fair...

Georgia Griffiths | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Georgia Griffiths

"Do we need galleries?" is the silent question The Other Art Fair asks each visitor. With the development of digital media and e-commerce sites there is a sense that the art establishment is changing.