8 July 2020


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...

7 July 2020


Christo’s Mastaba Returns To Serpentine In Augmented Reality

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

£1.57B UK Government Rescue Package Announced To Prop Up Culture

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...

6 July 2020


Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Featured In New Public Art Project

A new public art project, Breath is Invisible (7 July – 9 October 2020), will be launched by the MP David Lammy in Notting...

2 July 2020


Turner Prize Bursaries 10 Artists Revealed

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...

2 July 2020


Art Derivatives Challenges Auction House Manipulation By Analysing Data 

Art Derivatives  a project by the Italian artist Paolo Cirio that challenges the 'out of control' practices of manipulation of the art market, the...

30 June 2020


Tate, National Gallery And Royal Academy To Reopen In July

You saw it here first, Tate, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy have announced plans to reopen in July.

29 June 2020


Michael Craig-Martin Unveils New Oxford Street Installation

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,...

24 June 2020


Leonardo’s Last Supper: Is The RA’s Copy Better? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And...

23 June 2020


Murillo Virgin Mary Painting Destroyed By Amateur Restoration

 A 19th-century copy of a painting by the Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s titled The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables has been destroyed by...

23 June 2020


UK Museums And Galleries May Reopen From 4 July

Museums and galleries will be allowed to reopen in England from 4 July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced measures easing the coronavirus restrictions...

22 June 2020


Hackney Council Announce Public Statues Honouring The Windrush Generation

Hackney Council has announced two public artworks to be unveiled celebrating the Windrush Generation.

19 June 2020


Marlborough To Close NY Gallery – London Next?

The legendary Marlborough Gallery is to close their NY premises with an announcement about the future of their London flagship pending. 

17 June 2020


Oxford Statue Of Imperialist Cecil Rhodes To Be Removed

Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes....

17 June 2020

Giuseppe Penone Donates Drawings To Pompidou And Philadelphia Museum

Giuseppe Penone (born in 1947) has made two generous gifts of 350 drawings to the Centre Pompidou and a similar number works on paper...

15 June 2020


Forensic Architecture Continue Grenfell Tower Project Awareness

On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a...

11 June 2020


A Sculpture Falls – The Trouble With Problematic Public Statues – Richard Stone 

As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future...

10 June 2020

Banksy: Stolen Bataclan Mural Found In Italy – Colston Statue Update

Banksy, Bristol's international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of...

London’s Galleries And Auction Houses To Reopen From 15 June

The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open...

8 June 2020

Do Tate Galleries Have A Slavery Past?

The Tate issued a statement in 2019 to put to rest talk about the gallery founder and namesake Henry Tate's involvement in slavery.

7 June 2020


Protesters Tear Down Statue To Slave Trader In Bristol 

A notorious statue dedicated to a slave trader in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of...

6 June 2020


Banksy Unveils New Painting Honouring George Floyd’s Memory

The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

6 June 2020


Art Basel Cancels 2020 Flagship Fair

Art Basel has announced that after an extensive analysis of the current global situation, due to the Coronavirus pandemic they will not be presenting...

4 June 2020


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...

2 June 2020


Museum Futures Post Lockdown – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern is easily the most popular gallery of modern art in the world… For a location that consists mostly of open spaces, lightly...

Christo A Personal Recollection By Marina Vaizey

Over four decades ago I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life – encountering perhaps the most original and innovative artists...

Christo Artist Who Wrapped The Reichstag Dies Age 84

The sad news that the larger than life artist Christo passed away aged 84 was announced on his website on 31 May.

28 May 2020

London’s Hayward Gallery Set To Reopen 1st August

The Southbank Centre including the Hayward Gallery may close until April 2021. This is as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

26 May 2020

Ben Eine Unveils Spectacular New West Hampstead Mural

"Through Arts We Rise" painted, sprayed and blessed by the world's foremost street art lettering demi-god, Ben Eine

26 May 2020


Turner Prize Replaced With Bursaries Scheme For 2020

This year the Turner Prize will be replaced by a bursaries scheme In response to the COVID19 pandemic. Tate Britain has announced that it...

22 May 2020


Outset Partners Announce Support For Cultural Infrastructure Beyond Pandemic

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Serpentine Galleries, have been jointly awarded a transformational Grant of £150,000 for their collaborative work on ecology.

21 May 2020


Arts Renewal Taskforce Announced By Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new task force aimed...