The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6 January 2019.
28 February 2018
The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.
26 February 2018
Banksy’s earliest mural in Bristol ‘Well Hung Lover’ has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist.
26 February 2018
The DCMS has granted a temporary UK export licence for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Omai to travel to Amsterdam to be exhibited in the highly anticipated ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Rijksmuseum.
21 February 2018
Tate has announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Turbine Hall, Hyundai Commission (formally the Unilever Commission). Tania is best-known for her politically-engaged projects and activism, Bruguera makes work that addresses institutional power, borders and migration.
16 February 2018
The Duchess Of Cambridge has agreed to select Victorian photographs from an upcoming exhibition at the NPG, as part of a Patron’s trail.
11 February 2018
Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art in the UK.
Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci are set to tour Britain as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. One hundred and forty four drawings many considered the rarest examples of his work are going on display in 12 cities.
A major new exhibition exploring the life and work of the artist Gluck (1895-1978), is now in full swing at the Brighton Museum. Gluck is widely recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. The exhibition was created by Martin Pel, Dr Jeffrey Horsley and Prof Amy de la Haye.
5 February 2018
Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s first contemporary art exhibition of 2018 is a reconfiguration of the Diaspora Pavilion, which took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale
Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) was presented with the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery on Monday 29 January.
The international abstract painter Sean Scully will be exhibited across the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University from 10 February – 28 May 2018.
A new stencilled mural by the street artist Banksy has appeared on a Hull bridge. It was first spotted by passers-by on Thursday. The graffiti shows a small boy brandishing a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end, carrying the slogan “Draw the raised bridge!” The work references the Brexit crisis.
Martin Boyce the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new installation outside Tate Britain.
ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.
15 January 2018
Here is the first view of Michael Rakowitz’s new commission, The Invisible Enemy, Should Not Exist which will be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square
St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.
Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an ‘Institutional’ male bias in the government’s art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter of works acquired by the government in the last five years are by female artists.
Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.
Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.
24 December 2017
A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new gender equality campaign.
The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan, ought to mark a big step forward in the B.M’s engagement with historic Asian cultures. The sad fact is that for various reasons, they don’t.
21 December 2017
The Richard Avedon Foundation have set their lawyers to work by calling on Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, to cease publication, distribution or any derivative or collateral use of Avedon: Something Personal, by Norma Stevens and Steven M.L. Aronson, which it is billing as an “intimate biography” of the late photographer.
15 December 2017
A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.
Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.
The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.
12 December 2017
I guess if you’re Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors.
We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York for a cool $450 million. However the identity of the buyer has remained a secret with speculation now focusing on the Abu Dhabi Royals as the purchaser.
Last week, one of the world’s most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a “battle of the genders” with artist Ela Xora, over the banning and “modern skirting over” of vast and fascinating ancient history involving transgender and intersex people, in the Greek and Roman Empires, at the prestigious university, where she is a department head.
A major new interactive light work by the internationally acclaimed German sculptor, Tobias Rehberger, will be unveiled in January 2018. It is one of a series of ambitious international art commissions created for King’s Cross.
Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.
The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.