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...

21 May 2020


Manifesta 13 Marseille To Go Ahead In August

Manifesta 13 Marseille the ‘European nomadic biennial’ is to go ahead at the end of August 2020. It was supposed to take place in...

19 May 2020


Artist Susan Rothenberg Has Died Age 75

The American contemporary painter, printmaker, sculptor, and draughtswoman Susan Rothenberg has died age 75. She was best known for her iconic images of horses...

18 May 2020


59th Venice Biennale Art Event Skips To 2022

The Venice Biennale organisers have postponed both the Art and Architecture events for up to two years.

18 May 2020

Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives Studio Given Grade II Status

A studio in St Ives, Cornwall used by Dame Barbara Hepworth has been given Grade II-listed status.

Photo London Moves To October Date At Gray’s Inn Gardens 

Photo London has relocated to Gray's Inn Gardens for new Frieze Week Autumn dates (7–11 October with a preview on the evening of 6...

14 May 2020

Daata Partners With International Galleries To Establish New Video Platform

Daata has launched a new public platform for galleries to showcase and sell video art online via the Daata website.

13 May 2020


London Museum And Gallery Lockdown Could Be Relaxed In June

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement on Sunday, the next stage in easing the COVID-19 lockdown could include the reopening of Museums and Galleries....

12 May 2020


Tate Modern Turns Twenty Despite London Lockdown

Tate Modern has turned twenty despite the lockdown but not to worry you can still celebrate their 20th anniversary online.

12 May 2020


London Art Week Goes Digital This July

This summer London Art Week is launching a new online platform. LAW DIGITAL which will showcase the world's leading pre-contemporary galleries from 3 -...

7 May 2020


Banksy A Superhero’s Gift To Southampton General Hospital – Edward Lucie-Smith

Banksy has just lent a picture to the Southampton General Hospital. It will remain of view in a foyer near their emergency department on...

Cathie Pilkington Elected New Keeper Of Royal Academy

Cathie Pilkington RA has been elected as the new Keeper of the Royal Academy. She was elected as a Royal Academician in 2014 and...

5 May 2020


Jiab Prachakul Wins 2020 BP Portrait Award

A self-taught artist, Jiab Prachakul has won the prestigious first prize in the BP Portrait Award 2020

4 May 2020


Damien Hirst Launches Snapchat Spin Art 4 COVID

The Turner Prize-winning British artist Damien Hirst has collaborated with Snapchat on a new augmented reality experience that allows users to create their own...