An architecture student who caused over £350,000 damage to a Picasso painting at Tate Modern has been jailed for eighteen months.
The founder of the British Museum Sir Hans Sloane has had his bust removed from a prominent position in the gallery due to his connection to the slave trade. The statue, currently in a cupboard, will now make up part of a display which acknowledges colonial oppression.
Photo London the UK’s premier photo fair which was supposed to take place in October during Frieze week has been cancelled
The highly regarded GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO will soon be 50. Incredible. Half a century ago its humble beginnings in a rundown former electricians was created from nothing by a group of penniless volunteers – dedicated Glasgow Art School post-graduates wanting a place to work.
The collection from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, widely acknowledged to be the highlight of the Royal art collection will be brought together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. Sixty-five paintings that usually hang in the Queen’s private gallery in Buckingham Palace are set to go on public display at the Queen’s Gallery.
UAL’s summer graduate shows are a celebration of all the hard work and fantastic creativity for the students. Since lockdown started, they’ve been working with technology partners, IBM, to find the best way to share the students’ work with the world.
Hastings Contemporary Re-Opens With Victor Pasmore Retrospective And Quentin Blake’s Most Ambitious Exhibition
Hastings Contemporary mount beautifully curated intimate exhibitions of both British and now international artists. They are currently showing a retrospective exhibition of the Modern British artist Victor Pasmore as well as a large scale show of drawings and paintings by Quintin Blake depicting migration.
Ellora Sutton and Elsie Hayward have been announced as the inaugural winners of the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award
The artist Heather Phillipson quietly unveiled her fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square, yesterday with a lack of fanfare not seen before in past unveilings.
I also visited the auction house to view all the lots, which made up quite an impressive exhibition: from ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ as it was called.
30 July 2020
Sir Jack and Lady Petchey have gifted the highly publicised birthday sculpture of Princess Anne to UK Youth to celebrate her work with the charity.
At the moment there is an undeclared contest going on, both within the British art world and also, on a much larger scale, in the international sphere. This contest takes several inter-related forms. For example, there is the competition between official and semi-official galleries and commercial ones.
Beginning today under new guidelines that have come into force in England, people will need to wear a face-covering in shopping centres, banks, shops and supermarkets but what about museums, galleries and auction houses?
On the eve of the re-opening of museums around the UK, from nationals Tate and the V&A to Turner Contemporary and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the UK’s largest arts charity, Art Fund, today launched a campaign for museums, with the announcement of plans for a special edition of Art Fund Museum of the Year and a week celebrating museums, running from 12 October 2020.
The YBA artist Artist Marc Quinn who was responsible for iconic contemporary statues such as ‘Self’ (Blood Head) and Alison Lapper Pregnant which appeared on London’s Fourth Plinth and Bristol resident Jen Reid unveil a new temporary, public installation, A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020, on top of Edward Colston’s empty plinth in Bristol, England.
Keep Alert! The elusive street artist Banksy has taken to the underground literally by producing a series of sneezing rats warning passengers of the danger of not wearing masks.
Gilbert & George have quit the Royal Academy over an alleged dispute involving a cancelled show promised before the change over of Administration, last winter. This included the departure of their friend Artistic Director Tim Marlow and the election of Rebecca Salter as new President (PRA).
The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, under the directorship of Fatoş Üstek will take place from 20 March – 6 June 2021. Titled The Stomach and the Port, the programme will be delivered as conceived initially but responsive to the new context – curated by Manuela Moscoso, with the artist list announced in November 2019.
8 July 2020
The National Gallery is re-opening its doors, somewhat in advance of the Tates. The Titian show of mythological paintings made for Philp II of Spain is once again available, though it isn’t continuing on to Scotland.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba returns to the Serpentine this summer recreated in Augmented Reality by Acute Art in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.
6 July 2020
Future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be helped with emergency grants and loans. Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic.
A new public art project, Breath is Invisible (7 July – 9 October 2020), will be launched by the MP David Lammy in Notting Hill on Tuesday 7 July with an installation of works by Khadija Saye, the young Gambian-British artist who tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, aged just 24.
Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.
Art Derivatives a project by the Italian artist Paolo Cirio that challenges the ‘out of control’ practices of manipulation of the art market, the largest unregulated market after narcotics
This year the exhibition is back with a diverse collection of artists from around the world. Works can be purchased on the website and delivered directly to your home.
You saw it here first, Tate, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy have announced plans to reopen in July.
Sir Michael Craig-Martin has created a new work for an iconic site in London’s Oxford Street, which will be launched on Monday 29 June, presented by W1 Curates. The installation, Cornucopia Galactica, will run 24hrs a day until 12 July 2020.
25 June 2020
Important works by the British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor will go on show across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk for the exhibition Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall (12 July – 1 November 2020).