12 November 2013

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Shattered Shards: Symbolic Artwork At St Paul’s Cathedral Marks Remembrance Day

Artist and architectural designer Natasha Reid has created a temporary art intervention outside of London’s iconic St Paul’s cathedral in memory of the Blitz bombing which devastated the area but left Wren’s masterpiece miraculously untouched. The conceptual artwork, created from fragments of shattered plaster, was part of a London-wide event “Silent Cacophony” which saw over […]

11 November 2013

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Broomhill National Sculpture Prize Winner 2013 Announced

The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched, in 2009, the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (NSP) with an annual prize fund of £15,000 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors. Each year ten short-listed sculptors selected by a panel of judges receive £1,000 each to create their proposed sculpture which is […]

28 October 2013

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Stars In My Eyes and Other Spaces

The latest exhibition at Schwartz Gallery looks at ‘inverted and metaphorical spaces’.  All of the artists participating in this group exhibition have created new work to the brief issued by artist-curator Ismail Erbil. Most of the work is predominately black.  Erbil formed this exhibition around the controversial Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning piece ‘Work Number 227’.  […]

21 October 2013

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Trees: a study in wonder

For me, there is something special about trees which have always woven a magical spell. In winter, those bare branches reach out denuded of their rich green coat of summer leaves, they reach out as if to touch the clouds in an unforgiving leaden sky. Like fine and intricate lacework, these bared sleek sinews stretch […]

11 October 2013

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New App Allows Artists to Take Advantage of Social Media

Many are aware of the plethora of social apps we have at our fingertips nowadays. There is no denying that artists and art lovers are beginning to share their creations and those of others, with the digital community. Not only is ‘SM’ a great way to gain personal exposure and to share your interests, but […]

11 October 2013

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Shortlist for Converse/Dazed 2013 Emerging Artist Award

Converse and Dazed partner once again with the Whitechapel Gallery for the fourth annual Emerging Artists Award.  This is the fourth partnership for Dazed and Converse to uncover the best new British artist.  Last year’s winner, RCA graduate Samara Scott, has had a busy and successful 2013 with solo shows at Sunday Painter and Almanac […]

11 October 2013

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The Jarman Award 2013

Film London and Channel 4 in association with the Whitechapel Gallery are excited to announce a national tour of the stellar line up of 10 UK-based shortlisted artists for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award’s sixth year, comprising Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smithand Jessica Warboys, to run from until 3 November.  This is an especially important year for the Award as it immediately precedes the 20th year […]

25 September 2013

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Ministructures: Tate Modern

As part of our Ministructures series, artist Lucy Sparrow has made felt versions of London’s landmarks. For each iconic building she stitches, we meet a Londoner connected with it. This week, we talk to James Pockson, 24, an architectural assistant working on the Tate Modern extension. Hi James! What do you think makes Tate Modern so great?‘Visually it’s so […]

25 September 2013

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Ministructures: Buckingham Palace

As part of our Ministructures series, artist Lucy Sparrow has made felt versions of London’s landmarks. For each iconic building she stitches, we meet a Londoner connected with it. This week, we talk to Harry Matthew Dodd, 22, student and Director of the Centre of Performing Arts at the University of Westminster. A royalist, huh?‘I think we’re so lucky to have […]

20 September 2013

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3 Things I don’t like in the art world

I was inspired to write about what I don’t like in the art world (especially in Italy), among other things at night while I slept, only to spend a sleepless night because of this, the inspiration is pretentious at times, but always very pleasant. I can understand that some people don’t like the way I […]

19 September 2013

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Snap shots of the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

With abstract works making faces at figurative ones, unintentionally, of course, the Biennale of Chianciano presented a rich offering. Certain emerging artists’ work could amaze or detain one’s attention for longer than expected.  Over a thousand people attended the event during the opening weekend. Guests ranged from local politicians, to journalists from national and international publications, […]

10 September 2013

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Sultana Raza’s ‘Perception’ at the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

Paintings, sculptures, photography, and digital art of 120 artists from 30 countries, are tastefully displayed across 3000 m2 of the Museo d’Arte during the Biennale of Chianciano, on from 7-9-2013 to 14-9-2013. Opening night event was attended by hundreds of people, so much so that it was a bit of a struggle to move through […]

29 August 2013

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TEN: A Solo Art Exhibition by Shay Culligan Launches The O’Farrell Gallery

On August 29th Boston-based Irish visual artist Shay Culligan stages his solo exhibition “TEN” as the inaugural opening of the O’Farrell Gallery in Port Chester, NY. “TEN” is a decade-long retrospective in the serigraphy medium, where Culligan has screen printed his own photos and designs onto canvas. Whereas in the past notable artists have screen […]

14 August 2013

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Hackney WickED Art Festival 2013 Full Programme Announced Here

Hackney Wick has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the world with 624 Studios in Hackney Wick; 1 in 7 people is either an artist or arts centre practitioners (Survey by MUF Architects, 2009). The areas iconic industrial warehouses harbour a mass of studios associated with the some of London’s top artists.  East […]

8 August 2013

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Is Beauty Back? New debate released featuring Julian Stallabrass and Sidsel Christensen

Is Beauty Back? The Future of Art Watch Julian Stallabrass, Griselda Pollock and Sidsel Christensen debate the future of art and the return of beauty http://iai.tv/video/is-beauty-back Brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas and HowTheLightGetsIn

8 August 2013

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The Mayor’s Thames Festival Full Schedule Listings

The Mayor’s Thames Festival undergoes an exciting transformation this year, taking place over 10 days instead of the usual weekend of activities. From 6 to 15 September 2013, the festival will encourage Londoners and visitors to connect directly with the river in new and surprising ways through an extravaganza of public art commissions, music, river-based […]

2 August 2013

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KRITYA International Poetry Festival, India, Sept 15-17, 2013

Kritya is an International Poetry Festival, and this year it will be held at Gandhi Ashram in Wardha, Maharashtra, India, during September 15-17, 2013. Poets from countries across the world participate in Kritya, making it a rich & diverse cultural exchange, bringing people closer. I am very happy that my art has been selected for […]

1 August 2013

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Ministructures: We meet the woman who climbed the Shard

In the coming weeks, artist Lucy Sparrow is making mini versions of London’s iconic buildings out of felt. As part of our new Ministructures series, in which we interview Londoners with a connection to the big buildings of the capital, we chat to Victoria Henry, 32, Digital campaigner for oceans at Greenpeace and climber of The Shard […]

30 July 2013

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Big Ben: we meet the Clockmaker at the Palace of Westminster

In the coming weeks, artist Lucy Sparrow is making mini versions of London’s iconic buildings out of felt. Our new Ministructures series, in which we interview Londoners with a connection to the big buildings of the capital, kicks off with Big Ben and Big Ben’s caretaker Paul Roberson, photographed holding ‘Little Ben’. Paul Roberson, 53, […]

14 July 2013

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Flight To Enchantment

Spring 2013: I was walking along Riding House Street in London’s West End towards All Souls Church Langham Place very close to the BBC and the old/new Broadcasting House. It was a little before 2.30 on this sunny afternoon and I had my old Kodak ‘Autographic’ camera with me loaded up with film ready for […]

22 June 2013

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Paul Delvaux by Valery Oisteanu ( first published in Brooklyn Rail, New York)

Paul Delvaux  at Blain/DiDonna  through June 1, 2013     by Valery Oisteanu    Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) at Blain/DiDonna is a mini retrospective of a major Belgian Surrealist whose last exhibition in New York was at the Julien Levy gallery in 1947 and it culminated in scandal. Back then Delvaux’s work created quite a stir; despite […]

21 June 2013

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Free Range 2013 Establishes Emerging Art Award in conjunction with FAD, Degree Arts & Cass Arts

Free Range 2013, the UK’s largest graduate art, design & fashion show, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new emerging art award in conjunction with FAD, Degree Art and Cass Art, designed to support 10 young artists in the year following their graduation. As an annual showcase of British-based art and design graduates, […]

20 June 2013

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Barnebys Auction Service Launches in the UK

Barnebys.co.uk, a new auction search service from Sweden launches in the UK this month, bringing together hundreds of quality salesroom and online auctions from around the world in an accessible, easy-to-use website.  The digital tool offers an exciting and hassle-free new auction experience, designed both for experienced collectors and first time buyers. Users can customise searches […]

14 June 2013

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FLOATING CINEMA RETURNS TO LONDON FOR 2013

The Floating Cinema, a 10-week programme of events throughout summer 2013, returns to London’s waterways next month.  The Floating Cinema has been designed by Duggan Morris Architects in partnership with artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere) and is conceived as a collection of ‘extraordinary cargoes’ placed atop a traditional, industrial canal barge.  The Floating Cinema […]

13 June 2013

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Advertising Exhibitions’ LINES feature: Maria Christoforatou

Check out our latest interview with artist Maria Christoforatou: LINES Feature: Maria Christoforatou

13 June 2013

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Advertising Exhibitions’ LINES feature: Joanne Barlow

Check out our interview with the talented ceramicist Joanne Barlow: LINES Feature: Joanne Barlow

5 June 2013

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Art Basel :Complete Talks Schedule 2013

CONVERSATIONS The morning Conversations series offers a platform for discussions that allows audiences access to an insider’s point of view. Dynamic dialogs take place between prominent members of the international art world, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. Free to the public, Conversations is held daily from Wednesday, June 12 […]

1 June 2013

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Getting my act together for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013

About January 2013 I began thinking about what pictures I was going to submit for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, UK. As a photographer I looked through my work over the past 2 years – mainly street photography and landscapes – and decided to use some pictures I had taken in the […]

28 May 2013

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Flowing Urban Landscapes

Cultures melting into each other, cities blurring their boundaries, superimposed, without a distinct separation between East and West, North and South. Sultana Raza’s photos lend themselves to existentialist questions. Mysterious isolated figures wander through these urban landscapes, with some of them lost in thought. Perhaps they are wondering who they are, or speculating on the […]

28 May 2013

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The Great British Tattoo Show 2013

The Great British Tattoo Show 2013  Alexandra Palace holds some wonderful memories for me. Back in the eighties I learnt to dry ski on these historic slopes, and have spent many an afternoon soaking up the sunshine and enjoying what is arguably the best view of London. I even met my wife at Alley Pally […]

22 May 2013

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Musings on Art Brussels 2013

Art with a message Art Brussels may be over, but its impressions remain. With 189 galleries displaying their wares, it was a feast for the eyes for the pros as well as the simply curious. The emphasis seemed to be on paintings and hand crafted work. Either art works made by human hands are gaining […]

22 May 2013

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Amanda Holiday New Exhibition Opens At Mint Art Gallery

Mint Art Gallery in collaboration with the Mango Shack restaurant & bar is launching a new programme of art exhibitions with Amanda Holiday’s “THE HUM OF HISTORY continues”. Artist and filmmaker Amanda Holiday was born in Sierra Leone and came to live in the UK at the age of 5. Active in the black political […]