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Legendary Arts Venue The Horse Hospital Facing Closure

February marks the 27th anniversary of the venue's inaugural exhibition and also its forced closure if it cannot meet, or successfully contest, a 333% rent increase....

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Banksy Withdrawn From Sotheby’s After Rival Artist Claims Ownership

The Drinker, estimated at £1m, was removed from the street by Andy Link in 2004 but later 'liberated' from his East End garden....

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Rock And Roll Part ?? – The Struts Resurrection Of Glitter

Gary Glitter's chanting boomed around the auditorium, it really was like old times....

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Art Money August : Banksy, Banksy, and more

Love is in the Bin - Banksy. Sotheby’s claim it to be the first artwork created live during an auction....

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Inside Out Festival Opening the Door to Art in Care Settings

A wealth of evidence suggests benefits in creative participation for older people, which is increasingly being celebrated in festivals, programming and media stories.  ...

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Defiance on Notting Hill Streets Two Years After Grenfell

The anniversary of the tragic fire was marked by grief and anger at the inability of the government to bring the real culprits to justice....

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Street, Train and Travel Within Urban Graffiti

Anthropologist Erik Hannerz on differentiating Street Art by location, audience, status and strategy. ...

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Two Contemporary Women Concrete Artists

Two current exhibitions on opposite sides of the globe present work from two contemporary women artists; each, in her own way, a concrete artist. At RaumX, in north London, Katrina Blanin shows...

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Contentious Polish Artist Kle Mens Brings Dark Catholic Critique to East London

In her first UK solo show, the artist summons both religious martyrs and mythological hybrids to evoke the force of female transformation, which underlies all her work. ...

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The Romance of Junk: Heartbreaker Walter Lure

Oral history on the 70s punk scene with Walter Lure of seminal punk band The Heartbreakers...

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Mayfair Art Weekend 2019

This summer, Mayfair Art Weekend will showcase a vibrant range of contemporary art, sculpture and antiquities, with an event programme to include free and unique events open to all....

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Art UK Launch Largest Ever UK Sculpture Cataloguing Project

The UK will become the first country in the world to create a free-to-access online photographic showcase of its publicly owned sculptures. ...

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Artist Sells Rough Sleepers in Human Tamagotchi Project

Hornsleth Homeless Tracker enables collectors to follow London's rough sleepers, by fitting each homeless person with a tracking device, allowing them to be followed via a private app....

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The art of stealing art

The art of stealing art Noah Charney...

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Could shooting somebody ever be an act of performance art?

Prof Martin Lang discusses violence as a form of performance art...

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Solidarity and Skittles – Grace Petrie Interview Part 1

Singer-songwriter Grace Petrie talks about her renewed faith in the Labour Party, queer politics and Skittles...

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Contemporary Artists’ Drawings at The Drawing Room

hy do drawings matter? Commenting on his education as an artist at The Slade School of Fine Art in the seventies, restaurant critic, tv presenter, foreign correspondent, novelist, and sometime Call...

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Blaze at the Glasgow School of Art

The second fire to wreak the Scottish art school in four years, will they fix it again?...

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Fourth Wall on the Street? Not Our Style At All

Examining the phenomenon of street theatre with Alister O’Loughlin, co-founder of Prodigal Theatre and performer with the Urban Playground Team....

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Art is on the house!

The myth of a disappearing house, the discovery of one that still exists and the challenge of one that will hopefully exist one day in the future....

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Why Being an Artist is not a Job

Working away in the studio is play with consequences not a job, thank goodness!...

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Newness & Nostalgia In Art

The Idea of newness is an essential part of the function of art in modern times but what does that mean and how does newness form and change? Are we all prone to long for a past that never was or a...

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The Feminine in the Feminist: Women take their Life-Making skills into Contemporary Art

Camille and Nikita Kravtsov, UFO Revolution, 2018, (detail), drawing, print and embroidery t art schools in the sixties and seventies, American modernism held sway, even if French existentialism...

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Art and Politics (its all about transformation)

The transformation of a world veiw is possible but does art approach the challenge?...

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Ghost Cities and the Art that Haunts Them

Huge concrete ghosts emerging all over the world haunt developed and developing countries....

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Loitered Lens: Great British Tattoo Show (Part Two)

Needles, inkguns, rubber and balm - colourful scenes from Alexander Palace...

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Lines and Boundaries: The Different Ways Artists, Architects See

Artists and architects think differently compared to other people ...

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Art in Adversity: Magdalena Abakanowicz Remembered

Looking back on the life and career of Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz...

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Art can provide a mirror to people’s lives: Company Chameleon

ance tends to find a way, regardless of setting. Comforting as it may be, there is no real need to invoke the Billy Elliot myth of northern lad shucking off the grim strictures of working class...

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Soundtracking the Great Game: (Stylotone Vinyl Reissue of Khartoum)

Frank Cordell's epic soundtrack receives a lavish vinyl reissue...

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