Highlights

Edit Man London-McCrow-One Less Gun
LONDON FASHION WEEK Round Up
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

London Fashion Week 2020 had an ethical underscore, with concerns about the environment, fair wages, supply chain transparency and global gun use highlighted. Streetwear company Edit Man London partnered up with anti-gun organisation One Less Gun to raise awareness about weapons of street crime and war. It was founded by artist McCrow who uses guns […]

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Features

Mental Health Awareness Spreads Online After Caroline Flack Shock Suicide
Posted in: Editorial, Features, People, Videos

Following the news on 15th February, about Caroline Flack taking her own life, people took to the internet not only to mourn, but also to suggest that the treatment of the ex-Love Island presenter from tabloids and social media was detrimental or at least in some way a factor in her suicide. Petitions to Change.org […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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Galleries & Museums

  • Dreamers Awake
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    Exactly a hundred years after French poet Guillaume Apollinaire invented the term surrealism, The White Cube’s latest exhibition Dreamers Awake explores this art movement through the work of fifty female artists. Fellow Frenchman Andre Breton is credited with kick starting the revolution but today it has influenced the work of many artists, some of whom […]

  • An Art Gallery in a Skip
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    FOR ALL those who believe modern art is rubbish just what will you make of a new London art gallery set up in a yellow building site skip? Not an enlarged building-sized version but an actual one. They’ll struggle to fit in the art works let alone the gallery attendants, but London-based artists Catherine Borokowski […]

  • The Saatchi #SelfExpression Competition
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    The Saatchi Gallery is enjoying a very smartphone-friendly summer, with the recent announcement that its popular From Selfie to Self Expression exhibition has been extended to July 23rd and also the launch of their #SelfieExpression competition. It’s open to anyone with a smartphone regardless of whether you’re an artist, photographer or just your average mobile […]

  • BP Portrait Award 2017 (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    THIS YEAR’S competition, as with previous year’s, had visitors scratching their heads at the dilemma facing the selection committee and judges. The fantastic standard ranged from meticulously lifelike representations such as Delfin by Jesus Maria Saez de Vicunho Ochoa, to Alejandro an impressionist-influenced painting of artist Anca-Luiza Sirbu’s six-year-old son. And there were 2,500 such […]

  • London Art Week
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    From 30 June to 7 July forty of the capital’s most prestigious galleries as well as known auction houses – Bonhams and Christies will be participating in this celebration of art across the centuries. Although the event has been designed to be accessible from everyone to the casual art lover to the dedicated art collector, […]

  • Saatchi Selfie Competition
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Due to the popularity of their current selfie exhibition which emerged from a competition, Saatchi have announced their second such open-entry call out. Submissions opened on June 12th for their #SelfExpression competition which calls on anyone over 16 with a smartphone who fancies themselves as an artist or photographer to turn their talents on themselves […]

  • Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
    Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

    The National Gallery held a Renaissance-inspired late Friday night with Renaissance Selfies in Room 57 where you were offered makeovers wearing costumes from the1400s &1500s. Also, calligraphy workshops where you could try your hand at the handwriting in the letters shared by Michelangelo and Sebastiano. Any have-a-go-artists were encouraged to visit the Vitruvian Village in […]