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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Monet & Architecture

Monet & Architecture

National Gallery Until 29 July 2018 Admission £20 (weekdays), £22 (weekends) nationalgallery.org.uk Try and categorise Monet by subject, and one might come up with gardens, certainly at Givenchy later in life, landscapes and seascapes, and maybe the odd haystack. Some years ago, the National Gallery must have been casting around...

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All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

I emerged from Tate’s ‘landmark exhibition’, thinking ‘what was that all about?’ They informed us that it ‘celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint.’ Is that not what artists tend to do anyway, other than abstract expressionists? There are certainly some fine examples of British...

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King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

TALENTED King’s Ely student Orla Simpson has been announced as the winner of a prestigious photography competition. Orla, 17, a student at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has won the UKIlford Photo 2017/18 Student Competition, Lyrically Speaking, with her striking image based on the lyric ‘Let’s talk about freedom, everyone prays...

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