15 May 2016

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Peckham: South London’s Art Capital keeps Pumping Out Surprises

Peckham is filled with art, so what else is new!  Whether it be street level, graffiti or spontaneous performance art, the streets are lined with artful colour, but the very best can be found in the many exhibitions scattered all across the area. Throughout the spring and the summer there are plenty of art galleries filled with local […]

12 November 2015

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Returns To The ICA For Its Sixth Year

London’s ICA will welcome back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its Mall galleries for the 6th year running. Selectors Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood- Paddock and Simon Starling have chosen works by 37 of the most outstanding artists emerging from UK art schools from a record number of applicants. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike […]

7 November 2014

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Sixth Annual Passion for Freedom Art Festival Launches in London

The 6th annual Passion for Freedom Art Festival takes place in London from 5th -15th November in the Embassy Tea Gallery (close to Tate Modern) in London. The annual festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” who have answered three pivotal questions: What is freedom? How easy is it to lose it? […]

31 January 2012

David Shrigley Inspires Brain Activity At Hayward

REVIEW – David Shrigley’s major new exhibition Brain Activity reveals depth beneath the one-liner   Turns out, I had David Shrigley all wrong. No longer can I dismiss him as the pseudo-artist cartoonist – appealing to those mildly middle-aged men, young at heart, that cling onto 90s sulky ‘cool’ in beer-drinking ladulthood –, his work […]

25 January 2012

Raphael Hefti Gets Experimental at Camden Arts Centre

Raphael Hefti @ Camden Arts Centre – REVIEW Swiss artist Raphael Hefti’s first solo show in the UK is both smart and visually beguiling. Claiming to have spent a decade ‘subverting’ and ‘interfering’ with material processes, the fruits of these labours are well worth a look, and act as an irreverent counterpart to the intensity […]

25 January 2012

Drawing Out Donald Judd at Spruth Magers

Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93 @ Spruth Magers – REVIEW A giant of American Minimalism, and an early advocate of the idea that it is the end, and not the means of art, that is its merit – we have here a fascinating insight into Donald Judd’s mind at work. Curated by Peter Ballantine, […]