Category: Art

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle

You are Here – Dutch Art

As snow blizzards down in Bloomsbury, a bunch of Dutch art devotees gather for mulled wine and muffins in a miniature white cube style gallery. With such extreme weather outside, viewers gaze on...

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Make Better Music 24: Be an Artist

Make Better Music 24: Be an Artist. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music…

Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music… I don't really believe in good and bad music....

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Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful XXVII and Gyunel Rustamova in Cork Street galleries, Dry the River and Clare Maguire at The Social. 14th December One small step for artists but a giant leap for free arts...

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Trouble with Curating?

Ben Street’s Gifted at the Josh Lilley Gallery answers the ICA’S question; why do we need curators? December 2010. Outside the great student fees debate rages. Placards set to one side, a...

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Make Better Music 22: Ask yourself smart questions, and make smart decisions

Make Better Music 22: Ask yourself smart questions, and make smart decisions. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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‘I Want to Fuck You’ – Derrick Santini

The Maurice Einhardt NEU Gallery 10/12/10 to 29/01/2011. Redchurch Street, Shoreditch A crowd is gathered in Redchurch Street. This is not uncommon, nor is it rare for the crowd to be enjoying an art...

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Minor Yetis to Major Cranes

Minor Yetis to Major Cranes. Looking for art in London’s late night galleries....

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Make Better Music 21: Development!

Make Better Music 21: Development! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Pam Glew: Circus

Red Bull Studios, London Bridge 26/11/10 – 02/12/10 The second major exhibition by popular emerging artist Pam Glew has all the trappings of punk nostalgia, mixed up with celebrity noir. Portraits...

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Make Better Music 20: Clarity and complex layers

Make Better Music 20: Clarity and complex layers. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 19: Chicken and Egg Melodies

Make Better Music 19: Chicken and Egg Melodies. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 18: ADSR!

Make Better Music 18: ADSR! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Above the line: Stuart Semple

Trebuchet interviews : Stuart Semple, an established artist who reviews ephemeral media images through his painting, placing them in the context of an emotional historical collage....

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Make Better Music 17: Aim higher than high

Make Better Music 17: Aim higher than high. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 16: Originality

Make Better Music 16: Originality. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Television the Drag on the Nation

Television has struggled enormously to cope with the technological paradigm shift of the internet...

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Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal

Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Zidane: A Strange Form Of Love

Zidane and Camus unlikely bedfellows a discussion of the film and it's implications...

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Make Better Music 14: Listen Far and Wide

Make Better Music 14: Listen Far and Wide. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 13: Organising Ideas

Make Better Music 13: Organising Ideas. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 12: Motifs

Make Better Music 12: Motifs. A motif is an idea that the audience can latch onto and recognise when it is repeated....

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Make Better Music 11: Explore Rhythm

Make Better Music 11: Explore Rhythm. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 10: Seven Mistakes a Creative Musician Should Never Make

Make Better Music 10: Seven Mistakes a Creative Musician Should Never Make. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 9: What’s Your Story?

Make Better Music 9: What’s Your Story? Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 8: What Writing music is NOT

Make Better Music 8: What Writing music is NOT. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down.

Make Better Music 7: Think it over and it will fall down. Elton John’s partner David Furnish (yeah I can’t believe I’m quoting him either) once said “Anyone with an addiction is not being...

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Make Better Music 6: Master and Servant

Make Better Music 6: Master and Servant. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 5: Be Your Own Worst Critic

Make Better Music 5: Be Your Own Worst Critic. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 4: Everything I do turns out rubbish!

Make Better Music 4: Everything I do turns out rubbish! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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