Some galleries – the Hayward is exemplary in this regard – close for years to refurbish, only to leave re-visitors… Read More
I hadn’t clocked University College London as much of an art destination until recently: sure, the campus between Euston and… Read More
It may not sound logical, but not only are there many interesting podcasts that talk to artists, but radio can… Read More
I’m not sure you have to be obsessive to be an artist, but plenty of artists have made bodies of work that are naturally described that way. The best-known examples tend to be individually produced:
It’s not entirely out with the old in the gallery world. Here’s a choice of ten free-to-visit London shows which… Read More
The old distinctions between ‘art’ and ‘craft’ have reduced sufficiently in recent years that ceramics and textiles can now be… Read More
A seasonal tradition has developed of showing works small and affordable enough that they could plausibly make gifts. Flowers Gallery have the longest-running current exhibition with such a premise: this is the 39th year of ‘Small is Beautiful’
Jane Hayes Greenwood: still from Silvery River, 2021 Recent years have seen an enhanced respect and attention for plants, consistent… Read More
There’s still plenty of time to see this winter’s edition of the RA Summer Show, which runs on past Christmas…. Read More
‘I’ll have some of what she’s having’ might be our response when we see someone glowing with positivity. Gretchen Andrew’s… Read More
Tessa Farmer: detail of Swarming Fever, 2021 Bournemouth rose to prominence as the favoured Victorian tourist destination by the sea,… Read More
There are two wrong – but curiously common – ways to approach new technological developments in the arts: automatically reject… Read More
People quite often ask me what galleries I recommend. For the last few weeks, and quite possibly the next few… Read More
It had never occurred to me to spend a day in Newbury – until I heard about Jemima Brown’s project there. Actually, a tour of that and the associated locations makes for a fascinating day out.
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is an annual show of small-scale works chosen by a panel of six prominent art world figures – two artists, two collectors and two critics.
Some of the best shows on now are presented in darkness…
Drawing has an immediacy suited to responding to current events, so – although the entry and judging process naturally takes… Read More
Painting is always the dominant medium in art fairs, and despite all the talk of NFTs and new media, that… Read More
Enough of the crowding and superficiality of Frieze London’s opening day, this year I opted for the more measured pace… Read More
If you are wondering whether to visit The Factory Project, you’ll want to know about the practicalities, and the quality… Read More
There’s plenty of sculpture lying around outside in London now: not just the permanent stuff dotted about or combined into… Read More
When wondering what artists are seeking to express, it is worth remembering that we may not be looking at what they intended us to see. That struck me as I strolled around the Ashmolean in Oxford – not a bad place to wander, of course.
I grew up in St Leonards-on-Sea, the 19th century addition to Hastings. The two towns suffered a 50 year decline… Read More
Performance art had an increasingly high pre-pandemic profile, but the curtailment of live events affected that – and even in… Read More