14 September 2020

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Rachael Ball: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

My latest conversation is with the graphic novelist Rachael Ball. She is an inspiring educator and an incredible visual storyteller, excellent at representing inner lives and tying it into a naturalistic narrative told in a comic book world.

6 September 2020

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Geraldine Swayne: Annunciation And The Unspoken – Artlyst Interview 

Geraldine Swayne is a highly regarded painter known for her intimate portrait and figure paintings in enamel on copper, aluminium and canvas. Her subjects engage in everyday activities

27 July 2020

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Anish Kapoor Country House Splendour – Stuart Semple

Anish Kapoor Houghton Hall Norfolk:  Have you ever felt like you want to ring your mum to tell her you think you might have left an important part of your brain somewhere in a field in Norfolk? Well, this whole experience is a bit like that!

SOHO HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL SOHO HOUSE ART PRIZE

Judges including Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate, Hebru Brantley, contemporary American artist and Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House will select the winner, who will be commissioned to create an exhibition and site-specific installation at Miami Beach House during Art Basel Miami Beach

27 June 2020

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Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics – Revd Jonathan Evens

Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at Page Galleries in Wellington, the pairing of Kudditji Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, and Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki.

18 June 2020

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Last Lockdown Interviews pART 6 – Oliver Malin

The date was 13th June, When I first started writing this installment in this potentially infinite series, but everything I wrote felt stale. As it stands, Churchill is still standing, hoarding uncovered for a state visit from Macron.

10 June 2020

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Black Lives Matter March American Embassy London – Oliver Malin

Unless you’ve been stuck in outer space or Elon Musk has deployed you to test out the feasibility of luxury corporate space travel during the pandemic, you’ll be aware that we are currently experiencing the most significant global Black civil rights movement since 1968.

8 June 2020

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André Daughtry: Art, Rebellion And Racial Justice – Revd Jonathan Evens

Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.

4 June 2020

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London Lockdown Interviews pART 5 – Oliver Malin

Usually, an article written by this author within this feature series would only be aiming for laughs, confusion and splashes of enlightenment.

7 May 2020

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Sean Scully In Conversation With Kelly Grovier – Lockdown 2020 – Video Added

Lockdown 2020 and the art world has been brought to a grinding halt. Major exhibitions that have taken years to plan and organize have been postponed indefinitely or scrapped altogether.

27 April 2020

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Sequested Art Prize Seeks Self-Portraits From COVID-19 Isolation

Today sees the launch of the Sequested Prize, a new self-portrait group award launched during the time of COVID-19, designed to create a platform of recognition and support to those working to establish or continue their artistic practice.

6 April 2020

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Art In Isolation More Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

If this isn’t your first time visiting this series, thank you for your returning custom.

30 March 2020

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More Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

Whilst I will refrain from touting out the current word de jour again, the new normal, it’s hard not to feel the paradigm shift between our feet. I don’t know if I am wearing ice skates or roller blades if you know what I mean. Thankfully in this parish & in the literal meaning of that comes a recent piece scribed by the Revd Jonathan Evens. 

4 March 2020

Stanley Spencer: His Two Wives And A Love Triangle

Despite the fact that this remarkable story has been the subject of fascination and debate for decades in books, films and documentaries this show will be one of the first times an exhibition has been focused on exploring the complex relationships Spencer had with his two wives through his painting.

24 February 2020

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Carolina Mazzolari: Painting With Thread – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby’s to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise working with prisoners. 

9 February 2020

National Gallery Explores ‘Sin’ In New Exhibition – Interview Dr Joost Joustra Curator With Revd Jonathan Evens

The first exhibition in the UK exploring sin in art will be staged at the National Gallery this spring. ‘Sin’ will bring together paintings from the National Gallery’s collection dating from the 16th to the 18th century with loans from important private and public collections including modern and contemporary works by Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin, and Ron Mueck.

3 February 2020

Them: Seminal British Art Of The 1970s Returns

THEM is a new exhibition examining the work of an important group of artists who came to prominence in the early 1970s, including Duggie Fields, Andrew Logan and Derek Jarman. Curated by James Birch, the show’s title derives from an article of the same name written by the cultural historian Peter York for Harpers & […]

29 January 2020

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Photographing The Colony Room Club – Clancy Gebler Davies

It wouldn’t be possible to take these pictures now – not least because the fabled Dean Street member’s Club (the Colony Room Club) is now someone’s living room

3 December 2019

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Recommended London Art Exhibitions December 2019 – Paul Carey Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended Contemporary and Modern art exhibitions in London now (December 2019).

2 December 2019

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London Art Fair: First UP For The 2020 Art Season

London Art Fair is the UK’s oldest established Contemporary art fair. It returns from 22-26 January 2020, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to the capital.

21 November 2019

Art and Christianity Awards A Positive New Millennium Legacy – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Art and Christianity Awards are one of the more positive legacies of the new millennium, being set up in 2003 to draw attention to the abundance of creative responses to the Year 2000.

17 September 2019

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Bahrain Pavilion Shines At The 2019 La Biennale Paris

Le Biennial de Paris is an unusual anomaly of a fair. For one thing, it isn’t actually a biennial as it takes place every year, not every other.

11 September 2019

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Summer Art Chronicles: Arles, Puglia and Milan – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I love summer not only because of the weather but although because it is a great time to venture to new territories to discover and to encounter new talents, new ideas. 

12 July 2019

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Cornwall’s Eden Project: A Little-Known Art Collection – Paul Carter Robinson

This Summer Cornwall’s Eden Project has unveiled new permanent sculptural works by Julian Opie and Ryan Gander installed in the grounds. This tops up the collection which already includes works by Tim Shaw, El Anatsui, Studio Swine and Peter Randall-Page.

7 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff – 1926-2019 – By Edward Lucie-Smith

As already stated on this site, Leon Kossoff’s death on July 4 marked pretty much the end of an epoch. Of the for artists who led the so-called School of London – Bacon, Freud, Kossoff and Auerbach – only Auerbach now survives.

15 June 2019

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Flying Into Art Basel 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent Reports

Paul Carey- Kent is in Basel for the worlds weightiest art fair Here are his top picks from the week the art world focused on its own form of sustainability.

9 June 2019

Waterloo Festival Launches At St. John’s Waterloo – Revd Jonathan Evens

Churches hosting exhibitions and artists is a fantastic development says Almuth Tebbenhoff, co-curator of The London Group’s outdoor exhibition ‘Coming Good: Come Hell or High Water’ for The Waterloo Festival.

20 May 2019

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Whitney Biennial 2019 Open-Ended and Hopeful – Ilka Scobie

The Whitney Biennial 2019 is America’s oldest survey of contemporary art. Now in its 79th edition, this year’s event opened as the stock market began to sink.

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, to visit exhibitions elsewhere.

17 April 2019

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Art Cologne: The First Contemporary Art fair – Paul Carey-Kent

Art Cologne 2019 Report – founded in 1967 and so the first of the modern-style art fairs – had a lean time in the 2000s but has recovered its status somewhat.

3 April 2019

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British Culture Like UK Politics Reaches A Crisis Point – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just recently Tate Modern was named as Britain’s most popular tourist attraction: 5.9 visitors went to the gallery last year. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it – that is till you do a bit more research.

31 March 2019

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William Congdon Holy Sites And The Kettle’s Yard Connection – Revd Jonathan Evens

Jim Ede was a writer, curator and ‘friend to artists’ who created Kettle’s Yard with his wife Helen Ede, an art teacher, by carefully positioning artworks alongside furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects, with the aim of creating a harmonic whole.