This Christmas, Tate Britain is marooned! Artist Anne Hardy has dressed the gallery with tangled lights, torn banners, ice and mud. Tate has a history of weird and wonderful Christmas decorations. Each year, the London gallery invites an artist to create a winter installation. From an upside-down tree to giant slugs, here are 7 of Tate’s most controversial Christmas decorations.
Art is still very much a man’s world. Museums and galleries make it clear that the art world has historically been male orientated. Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women. But London is leading the way by showing more women artists. Here’s my pick of 7 must-see female solo shows open right now.
We interview Krista Kim, who’s bold digital colorfield DNA has become a modern icon. “It is integral that art and the intention of serving humanity is at the core of all technological innovation and that is why I feel compelled to advocate this philosophy as a bridge between art, Tech.”
Nadia Day is an Impressionist landscape artist based in Teddington near Richmond. She paints views of nature, both local and further afield through seascapes and commissions. Nadia studied art at Kingston University and gained a BA in Drama & Theatre Arts from Birmingham University. She describes herself as a self-taught artist, her path evolving from a career in illustration and advertising visuals to today's strong, painterly style. We caught up with Nadia to find out more about her journey as
Not long ago, art world etiquette was clear. Use of mobile phones in a gallery was considered crude. I’ve certainly tutted at selfie-taking tourists, rudely blocking my view. However, many museums and galleries are now encouraging visitors to use their phones. A new app, Smartify, allows you to point your smartphone at an artwork and receive instant information on it. Brilliant idea or big mistake?
Art fairs can be hard to navigate, some are geographically complicated, it’s easy to lose your bearings and nearly impossible to see everything. There are various methods you can use to make the most of your valuable time. If you’re thinking of attending an art fair this year, here is our 6 point guide you need to know.
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.
Eiderdown Books is a new publisher releasing books about female artists written by leading female writers, art historians and cultural commentators. The publisher launched earlier this month with ‘Modern Women Artists’, an exciting new series highlighting the lives of five overlooked women artists: Marlow Moss, Lee Miller, Laura Knight, Sylvia Pankhurst and Frances Hodgkins. We chat with Harriet Olsen, founder of Eiderdown Books and Samantha Niederman author of ‘Frances Hodgkins’, one of the fiv
Sackler is a name you will see on the walls of museums and cultural institutions around the world. Tate Galleries, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have all previously accepted substantial financial gifts from the Sackler Trust. However, protests from visitors and activists have put pressure on cultural organisations to reject philanthropy from the Sacklers.
Conceptual art favours concepts, ideas and emotions over aesthetic and technical consideration. Since Marcel Duchamp installed a urinal in a gallery over 100 years ago, it has remained a popular movement. At first glance Kelvin Okafor’s painstaking photorealistic portraits, each of which takes hours to complete, might look like a reaction against this movement, but he disagrees.