3 July 2013


House Of Peroni Showcasing Cutting Edge Art And Design Opens In London

House Of Peroni, an ambitious project sponsored by the celebrated Italian brewery is showcasing the work and ideas of some of the biggest  creative names in Italy. The project opened its doors last night to an enthusiastic crowd of art-lovers and industry insiders. The guests were treated to a futuristic art and design exhibition which […]

14 June 2013



The Floating Cinema, a 10-week programme of events throughout summer 2013, returns to London’s waterways next month.  The Floating Cinema has been designed by Duggan Morris Architects in partnership with artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere) and is conceived as a collection of ‘extraordinary cargoes’ placed atop a traditional, industrial canal barge.  The Floating Cinema […]

17 March 2013

John Piper: Effortless Mastery of Composition and Technique

Jack Castle looks at a new London exhibition of John Piper, an artist who is long overdue for reevaluation. John Piper is strangely ageless although he looks old, perhaps partly because fashion began to turn away from him. In the same way that the traditional or canonical route of art history began to bend away […]

15 March 2013

London West End Area Art Reviews By Jack Castle – March 2013

Edwina Leapman, Annely Juda Fine Art, 28th February – 28th March 2013 Monochrome really belongs to Yves Klein, but as Edwina Leapman was also a devotee in the 1960s, at first glance these ‘New Paintings’ from 2012 are down that similar and well-trodden path. But Edwina Leapman and Annely Juda beg to differ, and as […]

21 February 2013


Artist Cooks Up Horse Meat Controversy With London Installation

A piece of art surprised commuters in the capital yesterday as Patrick Thomas, debuted his latest provocative piece, ‘Moo’, to the public, making more than a subtle nod to the current horse-meat scandal in the UK. The Berlin-based British artist, known for creating powerful messages through the use of iconic images, previewed ‘Moo’ at Leicester […]

31 January 2013


Contemporary Artists Light Show Opens At The Hayward Gallery

A new exhibition which explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways has opened at the Hayward Gallery in London. Titled, ‘Light Show’, the exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, […]

29 January 2013


Barbara Nessim’s Provocative Feminist Drawings And Paintings V&A London

The internationally renowned American artist and illustrator, Barbara Nessim has donated a collection representing some of her most significant artworks to the V&A in London. Nessim’s distinctive line and style have graced the cover of nearly every major American magazine, including Time, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. Her work ranges from provocative drawings […]

26 January 2013

Death: A Subject For Art And Debate Wellcome Collection London

So it falls to me to review “Death” so soon after the death of someone I knew. His name was Chris Jones, who died in a car accident on Sleaford Road, Metheringham, Lincolnshire, at 5.30pm Christmas Day, 2012. He was an incredibly nice man, 23 years old, with an enormous heart and a smile that […]

23 January 2013


Richard Prince Deconstructs An Iconic Aura With New Paintings

A new exhibition of paintings by Richard Prince, his first exhibition in London since his ‘Continuation’ retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008, will be held at Sadie Coles in London. These fourteen expansive canvases build upon a series of works inspired by Picasso which was unveiled at the Museo Picasso, Malaga, in 2012. Each […]

15 January 2013


11th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival’s Box of Visual Delights

Now in it’s 11th year, the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival (7-17th March) returns to give audiences across London and the UK an opportunity to celebrate the best of Polish Cinema and the visual arts with an exceptionally diverse line-up. This year’s edition offers a feast for the eyes with a programme of insightful and inspiring screenings, exhibitions, interactive workshops […]

6 January 2013


Mr Brainwash Beatles Mural Erased From Oxford Street

A 5 meter high mural of the Beatles by the French born American artist Mr Brainwash, which was the centrepiece of his first London exhibition, has been painted over by the owners of the former Royal Mail sorting office, on the corner of Museum Street.The monumental painting of the Fab Four, wearing bandanas over their […]

27 October 2012


Francesco Clemente First Major London Exhibition In Seven Years Announced

Blain|Southern have announced an exhibition of new works by Francesco Clemente, the artist’s first London show in seven years. This recent series titled , ‘Mandala for Crusoe’, brings together fourteen paintings developing Clemente’s singular pictorial language, gathering together myriad cultural references and merging timeless symbols, iconic imagery and philosophies. Inspired by the symbolism of the […]

25 October 2012


Queen’s Visit Marks 60 Years Of London BFI Cinema

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II visited BFI Southbank today marking 60 years of the BFI’s first permanent cinema on London’s South Bank – the National Film Theatre (NFT) in a celebration of British film in this Jubilee year. Hosted by BFI Chair, Greg Dyke and BFI CEO, Amanda Nevill, The Queen unveiled a commemorative 60th […]

2 October 2012


Affordable Art Fair London Returns In Two Locations This Autumn

The Affordable brand returns to both North and South London with two major fairs this Autumn. Their signature Art Fairs at Battersea and Hampstead  Battersea Park: 25-28 October 2012 Hampstead Heath: 1-4 November 2012 are legendary for offering quality contemporary art by UK and international artists, sporting affordable price tags. Art enthusiasts shopping on a […]

20 July 2012


Hans Stofer Tinkering With Paint And Other Stuff

ArtLyst Review By Jack Castle There is a story going around about a Chinese painter who was tasked by the emperor to draw a crab. The painter asked for ten years, servants, a house, etc.. After ten years the emperor turned up and asked for his crab. The painter had not started, and asked for […]

13 July 2012


Artist Edgar Mueller Turns Portobello Square Into Bottomless Pit

Edgar Mueller the internationally renowned street artist has been commissioned as part of the InTRANSIT Festival to create a large-scale 3D illusion painting on Portobello Square, W10. Titled “Evolution” the design will transform the square into an interactive public artwork. From July 16 – 31 the public can actively place themselves within the finished artwork […]

12 July 2012


Bhopal Installation Highlights Dow Chemical Sponsorship Of 2012 Olympics

A forty-foot multimedia installation by Indian artist Singh Jodha is coming to London on 18th July in time for the Olympics. Most of the work has been shot at the now sealed Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal (India) a location that continues to poison the soil, air and water of its surrounding areas. The images […]

2 July 2012


Pace To Open David Chipperfield Designed London Gallery

Pace the New York based international gallery is set to open a 9,000 square foot space in London’s Mayfair. Located at 6 Burlington Gardens, directly north of the Royal Academy’s Burlington House, Pace’s gallery will occupy the west wing of the building, which is owned by the R A. Plans are to have it redesigned […]

25 May 2012


Seoul Gets Its Own Landmark Shard Tower

While the finishing touches are being put on the Shard in London, architect Renzo Piano is looking east with the Landmark Tower that will featuring prominently in the new skyline of South Korea’s capital.Renzo Piano is a prolific architect with offices in Paris, Genoa, and New York.  Piano began his career working for the important […]

15 May 2012


Reviewed by Sena Lee

                  ID, please! -The artists’ nomadic status, and our everyday encounters– http://10aaa.co.uk   15th of April, 2012, London   ID, Please., at the New Galley London, is an exhibition in which three Korean artists, living in the city, explore issues of identity in relation to their nomadic […]

14 March 2012


Banksy Rivals Reveal Root of Graffiti Feud

Team Robbo reveal the origins of the war between legendary street artists Banksy and King Robbo In a statement released on Street Art blog Sabotage Times, Team Robbo have spoken in depth about the origins of the high-profile clash between their leader King Robbo and the internationally acclaimed Banksy. Back in the 1980s, King Robbo […]

30 January 2012


London’s Art Below Takes On New Orleans

20 emerging artist billboards pop up at Mardi Gras Art Below has just announced their first ‘pop up’ billboard show in America, running throughout February in New Orleans, bringing local and international artists together and enhancing the city’s unique cityscape with even more color during the most festive time of the year, Mardi Gras. Billboard […]

24 January 2012


New App Provides Banksy London Tour

iOS app released, allowing users to take a virtual tour of all of the known and surviving London works by Banksy App developers Gravitywell have just released an exciting new product for Banksy fans in London. ‘Banksy London Tour’ is the follow-up app to the extremely popular ‘Banksy Bristol Tour’, and contains interactive maps to […]

12 January 2012


Damien Hirst Snubs UK Gagosian Opening

London exhibition eye-candy but where is the maestro? Damien Hirst  has chosen New York over London as his location of choice for the opening of his international exhibition, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. The events at the Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong today […]

31 December 2011


Art In London During Olympics Year

2012 is set to be a great year for Art for both London and beyond; here is our pick of the ten most exciting exhibitions to open in the next 6 months 1) David Hockney: A Bigger Picture @ The Royal Academy Of Arts (21 January – 9 April 2012) The first major exhibition of […]

25 May 2011


Xenofon Kavvadias ‘The Law is no less conceptual than Fine Art’

Welcome to the ongoing exhibition in Gift 10 VYNER ST! Exhibition dates: May 5th – June 17th   Gift 10 Vyner Street presents a solo exhibition by the prolific artist, Xenofon Kavvadias, fortuitously timed in light of recent world events. Xenofon is interested in exploring the ‘limits of acceptability and the margins of legality’ under […]

20 May 2011


Ron Arad Installation Activates London’s Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, a North London venue will feature “Curtain Call,” a ring of silicon rods by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad . The former head of design at the Royal College Of Art has invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Arad’s constant experimentation […]

3 February 2011


Life Drawing Workshops – Kingston

  Mon and Wed from 7th February 2011 7.30 – 9.30pm£12 per session / pre-pay 5 weeks for £50 Drop in workshops suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists. Experienced  artists/facilitators.Workshops are run by experienced tutor.Limited spaces available To book please email info@gallery63a.com or call 0208 547 1835  

21 January 2011



Royal Academy Of The Arts  London 22 January – 7 April 2011 Unknown work by Damien Hirst, a barnyard outbuilding and a smattering of 20th century masters are included in the first extensive survey of Modern British sculpture to be held in a major London gallery, in thirty years. Sir Anthony Caro, who features in […]

19 October 2010


The Affordable Art Fair London October 2010

It’s late October in London and the frantic Frieze Art fair week has finished. All of the multi-million pound international dealers have left to prepare for Art Basel Miami. So what is left to fill the gap? The Affordable Art Fair! Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 with the aim to make contemporary art […]