The annual HIX Award is back, with fifteen shortlisted artists exhibiting at HIX ART in Shoreditch and vying for the £10,000 prize and a solo exhibition at the gallery. Having been founded by art collector and restaurateur Mark Hix in 2013, the HIX Award is an open call submission competition, open to all students or recent graduates of UK based art schools, that aims to promote the work of emerging artists as well as assisting them to make the transition from art school to an art career.
Hector Campbell, our new Curator at Large, has his eye on the latest and greatest contemporary exhibitions, and he's always on the lookout for promising up-and-coming artists. If you're in search of your next art fix, here are current London exhibitions that Hector recommends.
Our Curator at Large, Hector Campbell, has been scouring every corner of London to find the best up-and-coming artistic talent. Hector's recommendations take us to Annka Kultys Gallery in Hackney, Freelands Foundation in Primrose Hill, Assembly Point in Peckham and The Dot Project in Holland Park.
From embroiding the front cover of Bradford's 1989 British Telecom telephone directory to his life as a synesthete, we bring you 5 things you didn't know about David Hockney.
We get the lowdown on sought after street artist Marc Craig on his murals for the Rise Art Prize and the Andaz Hotel, as well as the new aesthetic direction he's taking in his prints.
Our Rise Art Prize People's Choice competition is hosted by Oliver Proudlock, art lover and fashionista. We find out more about Ollie's artistic inclinations.
Q&A with Rise Art Prize judge, Neo Maditla. Neo is Editor in Chief of DesignIndaba.com, the leading design and creativity platform in South Africa. She is a seasoned writer with experience in print, TV and online.
Who has exhibitions coming up? Which are the big shows you don't want to miss? We've got it all covered.
Alex Stedman describes herself as a fashion editor, blogger and realist. Living in the big city is expensive. Sometimes impossibly so. But being frugal doesn't mean you have to compromise on style.
It's been a busy fortnight at Rise Art, both for the team and our artists. Here's an update on what we've been up to and what's cracking lacking in the art world.