Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.

25 November 2020

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Artist Hannah Rose Thomas – Tears of Gold – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

While living in Jordan as an Arabic student in 2014, Hannah Rose Thomas worked with UNHCR to organise art projects with Syrian refugees for an exhibition to commemorate World Refugee Day.

18 November 2020

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Marcus Lyon: Human Atlas Explorations – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Marcus Lyon is an artist whose early work took him to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street children and child labour.

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It’s been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at – old white men standing on plinths in all weathers extolling some arcane ‘victory’ of the Empire

12 November 2020

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Jude Cowan Montague: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Pauline Sewards

Pauline Sewards is a guest interviewer for Artlyst. In this enlightening interview, she speaks with writer, journalist, poet, musician and visual artist Jude Cowan Montague about her new graphic novel ‘Love on the Isle of Dogs’ 

4 November 2020

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Tracey Emin’s Last Hurrah? And Other Stuff – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement led with a piece about Tracey Emin

2 November 2020

Jock McFadyen RA Popular Enclosure, 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night football pitches’.

22 October 2020

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Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

13 October 2020

Eze Chimalio: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

Eze Chimalio is a brilliantly witty and creative draughtsperson. His paintings feature some unusual materials and processes.

6 October 2020

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Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the “Philip Guston Now” exhibition

29 September 2020

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Curator Lee Cavaliere Talks About VOMA And The Sixteen Trust – Artlyst Interview

Lee Cavaliere is currently experiencing the busiest point of his career. He has worked tirelessly through the COVID crisis, as founder of The Sixteen Trust, an arts and education charity

24 September 2020

Frieze Sculpture Garden To Go Ahead Despite Fair’s Cancellation

Frieze will be launching their annual sculpture garden in ten days despite the fair’s move online due to the COVID19 pandemic.

14 September 2020

Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague’s lasted series titled, ‘Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation’ comes at a time when fine artists are increasingly using references from graphic novels, comics, popular visual storytelling forms

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.

10 September 2020

Of Church And The Visual Arts – Revd Jonathan Evens

The beginning of the modern period saw art and artists firmly and finally separating from dependence on Church patronage and wishing to maintain that independence.

9 September 2020

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Christine Binnie And Jennifer Binnie Curate The Towner Collection -Artlyst Interview

Christine Binnie and Jennifer Binnie have been collaborating as ‘The Binnie Sisters’ to create installations since 2009. These often include works from their individual practices, found objects, family heirlooms and natural and living materials.

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

2 September 2020

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Artwise Susie Allen and Laura Culpan Talk About Cure3 Exhibition 2020

Cure3 is an annual charity selling exhibition. It was devised by Susie Allen and Laura Culpan founders of Artwise. This is the same dynamic curatorial team that was behind the original RCA Secret postcard project. Cure3 has established itself as a critical and commercial success and will take place at Bonhams London flagship gallery

1 September 2020

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Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper Pregnant 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

 Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper Pregnant 2005: From gym ads to dating apps, from T.V. programmes on plastic surgery to how to look ten years younger, our contemporary obsession with the body beautiful is one that many ancient Greeks would recognise.

22 August 2020

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Mark Stafford: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

The third piece in a series of conversations with new graphic novelists and comic artists explores Mark Stafford

2 August 2020

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Peter Doig: White Canoe 1990/1 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his generation

9 July 2020

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Ralph Steadman Fear & Loathing In 2020 – Interview By Oliver Malin

There is no ignoring the odd upside from a certain angle, offered up by our current miasm. Over the last three months, all of our way of lives have been affected in Dickensians ways to a varying degree, so it seemed oddly appropriate to make the most of our home-arrest scenario and to finally download zoom, scribble some quotes on post-it-notes and spend 50 mins in the virtual company of Ralph Steadman. 

8 July 2020

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Has The Word Master Reached Its Sell-By Date? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The debate about the continuing use of the term ‘Old Master’ has been re-energised by exhibitions shortly to open or reopen, such as ‘Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company’ at the Wallace Collection and ‘Women Modern Masters’ at The Scottish Gallery.

8 July 2020

Richard Demarco Art Impresario At 90 – Clare Henry 

Richard Demarco, C.B.E., H.R.S.A., R.S.W., F.R.S.A., Hon. F.E.C.A., Hon. F.R.I.A.S. – where to start?

5 July 2020

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Patrick Wray Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

The second piece in a series of conversations with new graphic novelists and comic artists. With many ‘fine artists’ (whatever this means!) turning to illustration in recent years to inform their work

5 July 2020

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Kara Walker: Fons Americanus – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this new series, art critic, Poet and novelist Sue Hubbard discusses seminal contemporary artworks

30 June 2020

Guide to UK Museums and Galleries Reopening

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.

25 June 2020

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Wim Wenders An Exclusive Artlyst Interview

Renowned as one of the most important film directors of our time, Wim Wenders (b.1945, Dusseldorf) developed, in parallel, an extensive photographic oeuvre. It is partly to escape the frenetic environment of the film industry that he first turned to photography.

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.

13 June 2020

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Elizabeth Kwant Interview With Revd Jonathan Evens

Elizabeth Kwant’s work engages contemporary socio-political issues; immigration detention, migration, gender and slavery through her multi-disciplinary practice. Her socially engaged arts projects have often been with refugees and asylum seekers. Most recently, with Am I not a woman and a sister, a four-channel film installation for the International Slavery Museum, Kwant worked in partnership with […]

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.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to voice an opinion representing Artlyst.