The new over-life size statue group of Princess Diana, just unveiled at Kensington Palace, to celebrate what would have been her sixtieth birthday, shows the late princess surrounded by three children.
The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.
24 April 2018
The Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing has unveiled her depiction of suffragist, Millicent Fawcett to a crowd which included Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
9 March 2017
Pairing the work of contemporary artist Gillian Wearing with the innovative early-twentieth century photographer Claude Cahun is an inspired choice by the National Portrait Gallery. Despite being born 70 years apart, the two female artists address similar themes around gender, identity, masquerade and performance.
The Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing has been given a top university honour in recognition of her contribution to the arts. The acclaimed artist returned to her home city of Birmingham to collect an honorary doctorate awarded by Birmingham City University at a ceremony held in the city’s Symphony Hall. Wearing has been widely recognised […]
Ocean Studios has announced their inaugural show at their new Plymouth gallery. The programme highlights key ideas and themes; identity, communication, feminism, diversity, radical craft and social engagement. Richard Deacon has chosen to release his ‘singular and prickly work’ Bronze Skin, for A taste of things to come, as the opening exhibit along with Bill Woodrow, Mary Kelly, Hew Locke, Gillian Wearing and Grayson Perry. Ocean Studios, Plymouth’s £4.2 million artistic development […]
Regen Projects has unveiled ‘Everyone’, an exhibition of multimedia work by British artist Gillian Wearing. The exhibition debuts two new videos – We Are Here and Fear and Loathing – the latter of which is the artist’s first work produced in the United States. In addition to videos, the show will also feature photographs and […]
Albainian/French artist Anri Sala has been revealed as the winner of the 2014 Vincent Award by the Gemeentemuseum, at a ceremony in The Hague. The artist accepted his award via video feed in front of a live audience. Sala lives and works in Berlin. He studied art at the national art academy in Tirana and […]
The Gemeentemuseum The Hague presents work by the five artists shortlisted for the Vincent Award in an exhibition entitled The Vincent Award 2014. The purpose of the award is ‘to spur on a mid-career artist whose work is appreciably influencing the development of contemporary art in Europe’. A jury for the award has short-listed five […]
Gillian Wearing’s ‘Real Birmingham Family,’ a sculpture dedicated last week, in front of Birmingham’s library, has been defaced by a Fathers for Justice campaigner. The Turner Prize winning artist used the work to celebrate a ‘real’ Birmingham family, which happens to be a single parent family. The project draws attention to the unsung, raising questions […]
The Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing has used a ‘Real Birmingham Family’ as the subject for a new public sculpture which was unveiled outside the city’s main library today. The project co-ordinated by the Ikon Gallery was a four-year labour of love, a quest to find a ‘real’ Birmingham family and immortalise them in […]
The Turner Prize winner is in line to collect the Dutch art prize for ‘influencing the development of contemporary art in Europe’ by posing as herself from 30 years ago in a piece called Me as an Artist in 1984, the first year of the Turner Prize before Wearing was a professional artist. The Vincent […]
A new exhibition of international video art in Birmingham’s Southside district presented by Hippodrome Plus in partnership with Ikon is happening this Autumn in November. About Town showcases a wide variety of free night-screenings by artists from the UK and abroad, in unusual urban spaces. New commissions inspired by their location, alongside pieces from Ikon’s recent […]
23 July 2014
Last weekend, ‘A Fete Worse Then Death’ celebrated its 20th Anniversary of anarchic art activity with an event curated by Darren Coffield, Sam Walker and Alice Herrick. The Fete ran from 12-8pm on Rivington Street on 19th July 2014 with stalls & live performances from noon until midnight in the Red Market & Gallery. The […]
The biennial Vincent Award for European contemporary art will be hosted by the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The winner of the 2014 edition will be announced at the Museum on Friday 21 November 2014, and will receive a prize of 50,000 Euros. The prize has a political dimension, as its explicit goal is to further […]
Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise […]
A new portrait of Shami Chakrabarti, Director of campaign group Liberty, has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The photographic portrait is a commission and the first work by British artist Gillian Wearing to enter the Gallery’s Collection. The black and white portrait was taken with a large-format camera and shows Chakrabarti holding a […]
The Easter Holidays are finally here, and how better to spend them than getting out and about the capital to see some world class art! And, to help you out, here is ArtLyst’s selection of the biggest shows in London right now. Some are free but check on the links for full details… Damien […]
27 March 2012
Gillian Wearing finally gets the major survey exhibition she deserves It was long ago that Gillian Wearing won the Turner Prize (1997). And a major survey of her work – like the exhibition opening this week at the Whitechapel Gallery – is equally long overdue. Having arrived, this exhibition demonstrates the enduring concern of the […]
14 March 2012
We applaud the efforts of top UK artists, coming together for the CRISIS Commission in the fight against homelessness In an effort to make a difference for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, some of the world’s most celebrated artists – including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, and Gillian […]
The exhibition runs at Somerset House, London from 14 March – 22 April 2012. The auction is planned at Christie’s on 3 May 2012. Tracey Emin and Gillian Wearing were among the high profile artists to turn up to the gala viewing and silent auction held at Somerset House last night.It was a well organised […]
Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Anthony Caro and others come together for major new exhibition to raise funds in the fight against homelessness The Crisis Commission will see some of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to raise funds to battle homelessness – Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan […]
Photos and Film are the focus for 2012 Wearing exhibition The Whitechapel Gallery has just announced the first international survey of Turner Prize-winning British artist Gillian Wearing’s photographs and films, which explore the public and private lives of ordinary people. Fascinated by how people present themselves in front of the camera in fly-on-the-wall documentaries and […]