At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we
Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.
I have always been fascinated by Georgian culture. The sensuality, self irony, delicacy, tact and tradition - its neorealist qualities, brought to life with a unique cultural aesthetic, through the cinematic lense and prism of the arts.
The beard: a fashion statement that has really come into its own of late, with disasters and successes. Just take a walk
Britain Retold is a body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within the country's most international, rapidly changing city, London. The exhibit will consist of intimate portraits that incorporate the symbolism of the celebrated yet challenging subject of the Union Jack...
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.
From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.
Over the last three years, Issam Kourbaj, a Syrian artist living in the UK, has been watching from a painful distance the war eviscerating his homeland: its people, its cities and villages, its past and present, and its memory.
These themes - of identity and visibility, of posterity, of exposure and disclosure - all hover in the background of an exhibition called 'What Will They See of Me?' which I curated, and which is currently at Jerwood Visual Arts in London.
Lancashire-born artist and sculptor, Jill McManner's obsession with this terrible beauty has manifested itself in her first solo exhibition, BASALT, at London's Mall Galleries. She exhibits some 60 watercolour works of these cliffs painted face on from sketches and photographs she made from the sea with the rock towering above her.