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Artist Interview with Florence Sweeney

Florence Sweeney was born in Belgium, raised in Essex, and studied Fine Art in Bournemouth before making her way to London where she now lives and works. She recently made the decision to turn one of the bedrooms in her house into an art studio, where she currently works outside of her job as a Location Scout for film.

The Royal College of Art’s Online Degree Show

The RCA online degree runs until the end of this week Friday 31st July. Each student has a page to display their work, there is a daily programme of Events made up of live performances and Zoom talks, and renowned artists and creatives have put together their own Collections of work that stood out to them.

Faiza Butt, Get out of my dreams-5. 2020 Ink on polyester Image courtesy of Grosvenor Gallery, London & Canvas Gallery, Karachi. Copyright the artist.

‘Form & Figure: Bodies of Art’ at Grosvenor Gallery

The unorthodox reverie on display at the Grosvenor Gallery is a reminder of a void in London’s white cubes.‘Form&Figure: Bodies of Art’, curated by Dr Zehra Jumbahoy, foregrounds a series of South Asian figures—mostly masculine—steeped in the aesthetics of Baroque, Rococo, Pop, and the Bengal school

David Wojnarowicz's 'Untitled (Face in Dirt)

Olivia Laing: Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Olivia Laing’s new book, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, couldn’t be more timely. Published in April, the book is a collection of Laing’s essays, profiles, book reviews, columns, love letters and more, positioning art as a reactionary tool and a source of healing in the wake of the ‘turbulent political weather’ that we endure, particularly since 2016.

Art Gallerist thoughts during lockdown: Virginia Damtsa

In the current Covid-19 climate, the roles of galleries and artists are changing, with Galleries becoming more creative, Artists more productive and commercial. The idea of re-invention or re-adaptation is making us all both more creative and business savvy within the art world. 

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