26 July 2010


Tories to Slash and Merge Funding for the Arts

The Bucks Stop Here: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 55 public bodies are set to be merged, abolished or streamlined as part of the Government’s drive to cut costs and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. In other words the cull has begun.The Arts are always an easy […]

21 July 2010


Christine Keeler New London Exhibition

Christine Keeler: my life in pictures4 November – 17 December 2010  Profumo Affair model Christine Keeler’s personal collection of photographs and letters to go on show this November at The Mayor Gallery, in London.    Seventy images, most of which have never been seen before, reveal the public and private face of ‘Scandal’ model Christine Keeler. […]

17 July 2010


Arts Council England implements cuts to 2010-2011 budget

Region: Arts Council England On 24 May 2010 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced a £19 million reduction in our 2010/11 income from government. This cut is in addition to an earlier in-year reduction of £4 million announced in the April 2009 Budget, meaning that our 2010/11 budget has been reduced by a […]

14 July 2010


UK Art Institutions Asked to Cut 25 -30 % in their budgets.

The British  arts scene has flourished  as never before, in the past  15 years ,with rising audiences and corporate sponsorship – all made possible by secure government funding. However, spending cuts are set to change that winning formula for ever, as ministers urge arts institutions to adopt a US-style approach to fundraising that will rely […]

7 July 2010


Chichester Eastbourne Art Reviews Summer 2010

CHICHESTER EASTBOURNE ART July, 2010 If you do like to be beside the seaside in summer, then there’s much to be said for making the south coast combination of three architecturally award-winning spaces into an attractive day trip: Pallant House, Chichester, which opened its extension in 2006; the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, basking in the […]

7 July 2010



 Concept, design and production:  Gerry JudahConsultant Engineering: Capita Symonds  Fabrication and Installation: Littlehampton WeldingPhotography: David Barbour     The dramatic landscapes of India and the ornate architecture of its temples, mosques and synagogues with their theatrical rituals had a profound effect on Judah’s developing psyche which were later to resurface in his work. Austere, post-war London came […]

2 July 2010


Charles Saatchi Donates Gallery and 200 Works To The Nation “What’s The Catch”?

Charles Saatchi, The British Art Collector who discovered the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, will donate his London gallery and more than 200 works valued at £37 million ($52 million) to the nation. He announced Thursday, that The gallery located in Chelsea, will change it’s name to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, London) […]

4 May 2010


Turner Prize 2010 Latest News

The 2010 Turner Prize was announced live on Channel 4 at 7:45 pm Monday 6 December. The winner this year was Susan Philipsz for her sound installations. The winner is often a surprise and difficult to predict. Last years winner, Richard Wright was an outsider. It was thought Roger Hiorns would win for his installation, […]

3 May 2010


Frieze Projects 2010 : Sarah McCrory Appointed Curator

Sarah McCrory has been appointed as the new Curator of Frieze Projects, the highly respected programme of artists’ commissions which is an integral part of the annual Frieze Art Fair events program. In the last few years, McCrory has worked for Studio Voltaire a not for profit gallery organization and  is known for her support […]

1 May 2010


Art Statements Art Basel 2010 Selected Artists

  Art Statements at Art Basel 16-20 June 2010 is by far the most exciting and innovative section of the fair. It spotlights solo projects by young artists selected by the Art Basel Committee from more than 300 applications, this year’s participating artists (26 in total)  come from 17 different countries.  The Art Statements sector has promoted […]

18 April 2010


Latest London Art Reviews

Paul Carey-Kent Previously Editor at Large, Art World Magazine Art Exhibitions • Events • Galleries By Paul Carey-Kent 29 July 2011 ‘Anthology’ at CHARLIE SMITH London, 336 Old St, 5-20 Aug I have to declare an interest in the juried prize show ‘Anthology’, which opens on the evening of Thursday 4 August (when the winner […]

3 April 2010


Anish Kapoor Tower Of Babel Planned For London 2012 Olympics

    Anish Kapoor has designed Britain’s largest piece of public sculpture, a 120 metre tall interwoven tower that people will be able to climb. The tower will boast spectacular views of London and the Olympic park. The work falls somewhere in between a crushed Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, a fun fair Helter Skelter and […]

30 March 2010


Courtauld Institute : Cuts Challenge Witt Library

Many paintings dealers have expressed their concern about changes introduced to the operation of the Witt Library by the management of the Courtauld Institute last summer.  Most of the library staff were dismissed, and replaced by fewer, less qualified staff.  The new staff are no longer able to offer the range of services previously offered.  […]

25 March 2010


British Contemporary Art to Suffer In Darling’s Latest Budget

One of the cuts concealed in Alastair Darling’s budget yesterday was a staggering £60 million in funds earmarked for the arts slashed from the Department for Culture Media and Sports 2010-11 budget.  In addition, £2.2 billion is to be diverted from the National Lottery’s culture and heritage endowment to the Olympics. This is money that […]

22 March 2010


Ross McLaren Canadian Artist : Spotlight

I knew Ross as a filmmaker, collaborator and the founder of the Funnel, the most important locale for experimental film in Canada. It wasn’t just the man’s charm, but his films — awkward, jarring, disjunctive, and, of course, ironic — which grabbed my attention. It was the late 1970s. It was punk. No one followed, […]

15 March 2010


Save The ICA London

  Join The Campaign : ‘Save The ICA London’ Click Here                                                                                      The ICA […]

1 March 2010


Banksy film Premieres At London’s Waterloo

Banksy is at it again this time in the role of filmmaker. The film titled, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” or “The Worlds First Street Disaster Film” had it’s premiere at a pop up cinema in Waterloo tonight in a disused railway arch. The festivities came complete with a painted red carpet and salvaged arm […]

23 February 2010


New Kieran Timberlake Designed U S Embassy for London

U.S. Embassy London New Building Unveiled U.S. Embassy London Kieran Timberlake Wins Design Competition Kieran Timberlake has won the competition to design the new United States’ high-security embassy in London. Here is the first photo: The design for the new London embassy at Nine Elms was finally confirmed today 23 February 2010 It will be […]

28 January 2010


Tony Blair’s Most Controversial Photo Shock and Awe 2010

This is perhaps the most telling photo of Tony Blair ever presented on the net. Artist Richard Hamilton’s ‘Shock and Awe’ © 2010 sums up the sad demise of this once popular Prime Minister. Mr Blair will soon be appearing at the iraq inquiry. Please dig it and pass it on. Image of Tony Blair […]

14 January 2010


Report on London Art Fair Art Projects Photo50 2010

The London Art Fair opened last night with the sort of celebrity studded private view that defies all reports of an economic downturn. It once and for all proves that there is still plenty of money in London collector circles. This year’s London Art Fair may not have been the sort of feeding frenzy that […]

9 January 2010


American Artist Kenneth Noland Dies Age 85

Kenneth Noland  1924-2010 Studied at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1946-48, and with Ossip Zadkins in Paris, 1948-49. Taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., 1949-51, at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1951-60, and at the Washington Workshop Center of the Arts, 1952-56. Served as Milton Avery Professor of the Arts, Bard College, […]

1 January 2010


Top 10 London Art exhibitions of 2009

ArtLyst’s Top 10 exhibitions of 2009 1)Anish Kapoor 2) Roger Hiorns 3). John Baldessari 4) The Museum of Everything 5) Gerhard Richter Portraits 6) Pete and Repeat 7) Pop Life: Art in a Material World 8) Gustav Metzger 9) Gerry Judah : BABYLON 10) Ryan McGinley Moonmilk   1. Anish Kapoor Sep 26-Dec 11, Royal […]

26 October 2009


Gormley’s One & Other Comes To A Close

One & Other came to a close last week, after 100 days and nights. 2,400 people from the Shetland Islands to Penzance to take  part in 2,400 individual hours, which created a portrait of a nation of eccentrics and performers, exhibitionists and mediators, artists and campaigners. The world was riveted: there were over 7,500,000 hits […]

22 October 2009


Frieze / Zoo / Pavilion Round Up

The Frieze Art Fair was established six years ago in London’s Regent’s Park and now ranks among the most important international art events in the calendar. The latest news on Frieze Art Fair in London can be found here.This year featured over 150 stands displaying new works by the likes of Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie […]

15 October 2009


Top 100 ‘Most Influential People in the Art World’ 2009

Well, It’s that time of year again and the word is out from ArtReview magazine in its annual Power 100 list, which is released to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair in London.The list sees Damien Hirst plumet from number 1 to number 48 The top 10 includes Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota in third […]

1 October 2009


Police Censor Richard Prince Photograph At Tate Modern

Tate  vs  Nanny State You really have to ask yourself, is this 1960? Just how far have we come as a nation when an internationally recognized artist such as Richard Prince is ‘voluntarily’ banned from one of our most revered institution’s walls. As for the Met, I put it down to a misguided agenda without […]

6 September 2009


Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai

New Culture Capital Emerges Paul Carter Robinson explores Abu Dhabi is rapidly moving ahead of rival Dubai by initiating a far more interesting cultural development agenda. The program is intelligent, green and more importantly, in tune with metro-life circa 2010 and beyond. If you are trying to attract tourists with a certain level of sophistication […]

25 August 2009


Daily Telegraph ‘Outraged’ By Government Spending On Art

Details obtained through the freedom of information act has revealed that the government has spent £556,911 in the past 12 months on a selection of artworks for the Government Art Collection (GAC). These items are distributed to decorate various drab embassies and government offices dotted around the world .In a recent article titled “Government Art […]

23 August 2009


Banksy Superstar Kate Moss

If Warhol were alive today he would have splashed Kate Moss all over the cover of Interview Magazine not to mention immortalize her in a series of paintings and limited edition prints. In terms of pop icons, Kate Moss is definitely the two dimensional successor to Marilyn Monroe. She clearly holds the title of, ‘most […]

7 August 2009


Edinburgh Festival 2009: Exhibitions

Here are ArtLyst’s Edinburgh Festival visual arts highlights 2009   Nashashibi / Skaer Turner Prize Nominees 2009 (A must see) doggerfisher Open 6-9pm Festival Exhibition: Art Festival venue number 811 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh0131 558 7110www.doggerfisher.com   New Media Scotland – Open 6-8pm Festival Exhibition: Reveal/ResetArt Festival Venue number: 23Alex Hetherington This work, a multi-channel video […]

4 August 2009


176 The Zabludowicz Collection: Best Kept Secret in Camden:

Carved out of yellow Oxford stone just north of the Stables market in Camden Lock or actually to be exact Chalk Farm is a neo classical former 19th century Methodist church now home to the fabulous 176 Gallery / The  Zabludowicz Collection. The collection was started over 15 years ago by Anita and Poju Zabludowicz. […]

24 July 2009


Absurdity of Brian Sewell : Beyond Bloomsbury Designs For The Omega Workshop Courtauld Gallery W2

Brian Sewell is a silly ass!  The lame pomposity of his irrelevancy is exemplified in a recent article for the nearly extinct Evening Standard news paper titled, “Not So Grand Designs” In this rambling, subjective assassination Mr Sewell attempts to justify his hatred for all that is modern by nit picking at the craftsmanship and […]