New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education activist, has had a portrait publically displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. The work which was commissioned by the Gallery; was completed by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat. This is the first of three commissions supported by Outset over the last few years. Acquired...

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Frieze Sculpture Revisited

Frieze Sculpture Revisited

Frieze Sculpture Regent’s Park Until 7 October 2018 Free admission There are 25 artists in Regent’s Park for the second summer, represented by some of the top-class galleries in Britain and around the world, selected and curated by Claire Lilley, the Director of Programme at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Richard...

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Tribal Art London 2018

Tribal Art London 2018

The world has changed an unthinkable amount in the 250 years since Captain Cook embarked the first of his famous voyages to the Pacific. Cook’s world contained thousands of beautiful idiosyncratic arts and traditions, many of which have sadly been lost in the intervening years. The 21st century has seen...

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Statements in Semaphore by Susan Merrick

Statements in Semaphore by Susan Merrick

Susan Merrick’s Statements in Semaphore exhibition will be unveiled today at the Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station. Susan Merrick has been working in Wandsworth with several Artists and organisations over the last 2  years within her project Statements in Semaphore. The project began life as a filmed performance of...

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Review: “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time”

Review: “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time”

“Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” was an evocative documentary, with a powerful message. The “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” screening took place at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, on July 29th. The central focus of the documentary was “The Education is Not a Crime” campaign,...

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African Twilight & Tribal Art London 2018

African Twilight & Tribal Art London 2018

Africa is a continent in flux. The myriad countries and cultures which that stretch across the cradle of humanity have leapt forwards dramatically over the course of the 18 years of the 21st century and show no signs of slowing. Whilst Africa has always been a crucible of change, the...

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Chelsea Academy Students Launch Their First Anthology: “Some Ideas”

Chelsea Academy Students Launch Their First Anthology: “Some Ideas”

First time writers from Chelsea Academy will soon release an anthology, Some Ideas, featuring a collection of stories, plays, and poetry. It has been written by twenty students, aged between 12 and 16 years old, who have channeled their creativity into exploring different emotions and genres, learning to express who...

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Cars In Art

Cars In Art

The first ‘proper’ artist to portray a car in his work was probably Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who did a lithograph of his cousin Dr Gabriel Tapié de Celeyran gripping the tiller of an unidentified automobile in 1896 in a bearskin coat, goggles, chauffeur’s cap, leather face-mask and gauntlets, speeding past...

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Synaesthesia, Art and Nostalgic Music

Synaesthesia, Art and Nostalgic Music

Aprogramme combining music inspired by nostalgia, with a synaesthesiac artist simultaneously transcribing the emotion of the music into a visual art form, was performed at the Cadogan Hall last month. This groundbreaking concert was streamlined round the world. The Concert, with the London Chamber Orchestra and the artist Jack Coulter,...

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A history of hyperrealism

A history of hyperrealism

Whilst art has always been something of a battlefield of competing ideologies, the 21st century art world has been notably in the thrall of an increasingly abstract and conceptual drift. Regardless of the inherent artistic value of the kind of conceptual works that have haiku sized titles and require a...

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