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Art updates you won’t want to miss

Among our top news stories of 2021 so far, you can learn about contemporary LGBTQ+ artists embracing diversity and celebrating queerness through their art. Alternatively, you can stay up to date with international showcases with reports such as our exhibitions to kick-off a new decade.

Banksy and Idris Elba present #WithSyria

Banksy and Idris Elba have teamed up to create an evocative short animated film on the third anniversary of conflict in Syria. Dubbed #WithSyria, the nearly 2-minute video features the English artist’s recognisable stencils intercut with facts about the devastating crisis with British actor Elba providing the voiceover. The film pledges for this to be the last anniversary of conflict in Syria.

Financial Times Features Art For Care in How To Spend It

Sibeal Pounder wrote about Art For Care, the Rise Art style quiz and our new colouring book commission in the FT's special Arts edition of How to Spend it this Sunday!

5 Reasons To Love Abstract Art

Paul Bennett is an contemporary Fine Artist specialising in exceptional semi-abstract seascape/landscape paintings and also unique portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood and style, but both are made from using a mix of traditional techniques and more unconventional painting methods. Both rely on drawing from memory to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.

Introducing Robert Pereira Hind

The process of making a gold-leaf photograph is pretty convoluted and delicate. Taking between 15-20 hours it’s easy to cock up at almost any stage. Once Robert has the various tree photographs ready to transfer, he often gets that trembly hand feeling, if he makes a mistake at this stage there’s a lot of hard work and time riding on it. Robert talks us through the process of creating these glorious gold-leaf photographs and tells us why this process appeals to him.

Interview with Justin Hammond, curator of The Catlin Art Prize

Justin Hammond is an independent art dealer, exhibition curator, art book publisher and author of The Catlin Guide 2014. We met Justin on a sunny London morning to find out about how the Catlin Art prize started, how the selection process works and hear his advice for new artists and collectors.

Top 10 Artists to watch in 2014

We've compiled a list of the Top Artists on Rise Art that you should be keeping your eye on in 2014. They're a diverse bunch, some male, others female and from all over the world. Each had a standout 2013, with much more to come in the new year. Read on to find out who made the cut and why they should be on your radar in the next 12 months.

The Top 5 Biggest Art Fails of 2013

We get it, everyone makes mistakes. But what would a respectable Art Blog be, if those mistakes committed by the creative world weren't noted upon and keenly placed on the internet for all to ogle? As we break into 2014, we'd like to look back on the artistic moments this year which brought a convergence of 'Art' and rapping, a bizarre semen disarray and an inexcusable amount of sexism.

Time's Top 10 Photographs of 2013

TIME'S top ten photographs of 2013 celebrate a variety of images from a multitude of photographers, including seasoned photojournalists Tyler Hicks (the Westgate Mall Massacre in Nairobi), Philippe Lopez, (Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive wrath upon the Philippines), and John Tlumacki, for his extraordinary coverage of the terror bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Rise Art's Top 10 Highlights of 2017

The Rise Art team picks out 10 highlights from 2017.

What purpose does Art have in Hospitals?

What purpose does art have in a hospital? In an environment where science and medicine saves lives and treats illness, it may be difficult for many to understand the role that art can play. However the integration of the arts into healthcare is becoming increasingly commonplace as the supporting evidence base grows.