'Breasts Too Large' On Bust Of Former First Lady

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

A new bust sculpted to commemorate the wife of a Romanian president must be reworked because its breasts are too large, the country's Ministry of Cult...

The Line - A Sculpture Walk for London

Megan Piper | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Megan Piper

For years I've been fascinated by the extraordinary amount of artwork that exists, hidden from public view, residing in storage. Across the country, warehouses - like Aladdin's caves - would make rich pickings for any exhibition.

Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?

Sue Black | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sue Black

With an exhibition title like "Big Swinging Ovaries" it's probably obvious that artist Jess de Wahls is a feminist. What's less obvious is that "Big Swinging Ovaries" brings together art, feminism and recycling to create portraits of diverse female role models.

Can 'Muscle Men' be Intelligent as Well as Strong or Is the Last Acceptable Stereotype Still Alive and Well?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

We all should know every Muslim is not a potential terrorist. Every Catholic priest is not necessarily a paedophile anymore than every blonde woman in a short skirt is a dumb bimbo. Every person who wears spectacles isn't an intellectual either despite the beliefs of Pol pot and the Khmer rouge that perpetuated stereotyping a la social engineering.

Life in the Arts lane - Week 58 - Nature and Art

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I drove down to Dorset to visit the artist Simon Gudgeon. He has created an amazing aquatic sculpture park. Some years ago he bought a struggling fish farm and has redeveloped it into a wonderful and surprising walk of figurative and abstract sculpture.

Saatchi's Excellent Body Language Show Scratches the Itch for New Art

Martin Newman | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

The latest show at the gallery, I'm happy to say, is not in any way disappointing. It is in fact one of the most gratifying collections of newish art in the capital at the moment.

Sir Anthony Caro Grand Old Man of British Sculpture Dies

Paul Carter Robinson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Carter Robinson

Sir Anthony Caro OM, CBE (89) was widely regarded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation who played a pivotal role in the development of twentieth century sculpture.

Now THIS Is How You Conduct A Political Protest

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

A giant purple sculpture depicting a hand giving the finger has been floated past the residence of the Czech Republic president, Milos Zeman. Artis...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 43 - 6000 miles apart

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Week 43. 6000 miles apart. Battersea Park in South London is approximately 6000 miles from The Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Cunningly, I have arra...

Hamish Mackie - Sculpting the Wild

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, wild animals lurk, among them cheetahs, leopards, camels and polar bears. They belong not to a safari park but are, in fact, sculptures from the internationally acclaimed artist, Hamish Mackie.

Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

'Art about art' can be sterile, or not as technically adept as the reference work. Artists (often with poor draftsmanship) can ape historic work in an effort to claim its significance for themselves.

Mark Evans - Leather Sculptor

Bob Chaundy | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Mark Evans describes himself as a "sculptor within a tenth of a millimetre". The 38-year-old artist's chosen medium is always leather, a textile he finds appealing both aesthetically and functionally. He barely scratches the surface of it to produce illustrations that are dramatic, symbolic and very large.

New Works by Christie: A Show of Intellectual Gravity

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The new solo exhibition at the Flowers Gallery in Shoreditch, London, by the British artist Cedric Christie, displays an intellectual gravity not seen since the 60's, when artists of the calibre of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd and Carl Andre, among many, developed the imagery that represents the collective memory of the 20th Century.

Kim Kardashian's Body To Become Work Of Art

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian by artist Daniel Edwards will go on display in Los Angeles next month. The controversial artwork of th...

Life Forming - Briony Marshall Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Despite straddling both art and science, Briony Marshall can see both differences and commonalities between the two disciplines.

Anne Damer: Georgian Transvestite, Lesbian, & Sculptress

Adrian Teal | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

One dank Saturday afternoon last year, I snapped up the Georgian portrait you see here in a near-empty Northamptonshire junk shop. I haggled him down to £8. Even so, you might think I was robbed, since it is a fairly unremarkable picture. But the lady shown was one of the more interesting characters of the late 1700s.

The Garden of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

As a visual artist, I find great inspiration in the varied disciplines of creativity. When I was first introduced to the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, my soul was electrified by her virtuosity and sensitivity.

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Artist

Michele Howarth Rashman | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michele Howarth Rashman

We all have pet causes. Mine include Amnesty International, Yorkshire Cat Rescue and re-writing the artist Jann Haworth back into art history.

A Novel Idea: Beautiful Sculptures Made From Books

Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I can never pass up an old book," Jodi Harvey-Brown tells us. "At this point I have hundreds of them." We were always taught that books, like musi...

The Real Cardboard City

Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

If you've ever sat at your desk and felt pleased with yourself for making a passable paper aeroplane, look away now. British artist Chris Gilmour h...

America's Oddest Artist Is On His Way To Britain (VIDEO + PICS)

Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

For fans of American folk art, Butch Anthony is already a legend. The 48-year-old ‘artist, builder and picker of things’ hosts Doo Nanny, an an...

Dead Man Remembered With Sculpture Made From Typewriters

Posted 20.03.2013 | Home

As tributes to lost loved ones go, it’s unconventional. But when Jeremy Mayer – an artist who specialises in taking apart old typewriters and t...

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.

Celebrated £300k Sculpture Scrapped By Cash-Strapped Council

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | Home

A piece of public art which cost more than £300,000 to build five years ago is to be demolished. Pieces of the Civic Heart Arch in Chester-le-Stre...

Who Owns Old Flo? Council Sale Takes New Twist

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home

A council's plan to sell a Henry Moore sculpture has hit a snag as another local authority has said it owns it. Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamle...