Calling all artists in painting and drawing

Enter now for Griffin Gallery Open   · Call for entries to the Griffin Gallery Open – submission closes May 25   · Approximately 80 works to be exhibited at Griffin Gallery  July 23 – August 21 2015   · Prizes to be awarded at the Griffin Gallery Open Private...

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Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty V&A Until 19 July 2015 Admission £16 www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty   The buzzwords have been buzzing about like sewing bees in the press: ‘Iconic’, ‘Genius’, ‘Tortured’, ‘Innovative’, ‘Outspoken’. All, no doubt, true, but the main focus of this busy and rich exhibition is not so much on...

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Women’s place in architecture

Look in the index of a first edition (1940) of J M Richards’ important book An Introduction to Modern Architecture and you will find no women. Zilch, nada. Advance time by half a century, to 1990, and more than 50 are featured from around the world in Women in Architecture...

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Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art

  British Museum   26th March 2015 – 5th July 2015   The Ancient Greek civilisation has exercised an unfailing fascination for many great minds throughout history. This civilisation gave us a model for art which, perhaps, we have equalled but not surpassed. The Greeks excelled in every domain of...

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Alistair Gibson Sculpture

Alastair Gibson Sculpture Dorchester Collection 45 Park Lane. London W1K 1PN Until 1 June 2015   Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?… Nope, it’s a carbon fibre fish. And a manta ray at that, swooping over the entrance lobby of 45 Park Lane,...

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The Godfather don, Al Pacino, coming to Hammersmith

Al Pacino is coming to Hammersmith in May for an intimate onstage session that will offer fans an insight into his acting and directing career. The 74-year-old actor will return to London at the Eventim Apollo for another ‘Evening with…’ following the success of his previous appearance at the London...

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The Sculptor – Review

Unlike other commodities, Art doesn’t hold an intrinsic value. Whilst some would pay millions for an unmade bed or a urinal, others turn up their nose. Food, water, even air doesn’t garner this reaction, no one accuses timber of being overrated or concrete as the worthless product of savvy marketing....

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Goya: The witches and old women album

One could sum up this compact exhibition of Goya drawings with Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism borrowed from Robert Browning, ‘less is more’. One could then get carried away and quote E F Schumacher’s maxim ‘small is beautiful’, but, although decidedly small, nothing in it could ever be described as...

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March Poetry

The poetry page this month celebrates a return to spring with an extract from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: General Prologue written in the 14th century. It was not uncommon at this time of year for travellers to set off on a Pilgrimage to visit the shrine of St. Thomas a...

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Asia House Spring Fair 2015

Come and shop for unique handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, clothes, homeware, accessories, gifts, art and food from different regions of Asia at the Asia House Fair, which is now in its seventh year. Asia House’s magnificent London headquarters, just north of Oxford Street, will transform into a bustling souk-like bazaar from...

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