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Bedwyr Williams bound for Venice Bienniale

Bedwyr Williams in a project jointly curated by Mostyn and Oriel Davies and supported by the Arts Council of Wales will be the artist to represent Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013 International...

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CONCEPTION: An exhibition to create dialogue and duplicity

Two artists, two cultures, two cities, two media. In this two-part exhibition spanning London and Belfast, the vibrant, acid coloured figurative canvases of Darren MacPherson are hung alongside...

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Newark State of Mind

'They say Newark is the new Brooklyn, which was the new East Village, a re-birthed and post-cool SoHo.' Scott Laudati sums up the Newark art scene....

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Transition Gallery’s ‘First Thursdays’

As we approach the end of February, the galleries of East London start buzzing in anticipation for the First Thursday of the month – the day it all happens. I talk to the Director of Transition...

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The Other Art Fair

Seduced by art: From art virgin to art collector It sparks off debates, encourages us to take a look at topical issues, delves inside the subconscious, and allows us to have a laugh at the world and...

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From Shiny Things to Silliness – Frieze Overview

Frieze was a fantastic opportunity to see a so many of the world’s top artists and galleries in one place. With a multitude of  styles and genres on show from over 170 galleries from...

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Kid Koala – Space Cadet

Typical. You wait all year for an album playing on the sound of the internal mechanisms of the piano, and then two turn up within a fortnight.  On first impressions, Kid Koala's Space Cadet...

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Art, Money and Shredded Credit Cards at Frieze 2011

October is the shining pinnacle of the art world calendar, and you cannot have failed to notice that Frieze, the biggest beast of all art fairs, unveiled it’s glistening art delights this...

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Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad...

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Ultra-Thatcherite Ultra-Violence

As even Britain's kleptocratic party leaders have now been forced to admit, various modes of corruption and anti-social criminality are not confined to gangs or underclasses. Context There's...

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Gunfire in the studio: Shooting film, photons & 12-bores

I’m often asked, ‘What are the best bits about being an artist?’ A glance in the mirror after my day in the studio typically reveals a tired face peering out from beneath a...

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Modern Panic – Carnevale Grotesque

Art can be like a wedding cake, full of jam and sponge and sugar on top. It's tasty, once in a while, but won't blow you away. You can spend a lot of money on it, but it won't really...

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Miss Led – Street Style Perfection

Illustration with a street edge, Miss Led's art has moved to galleries, brands have taken note, the rise and rise of graf influenced art continues.  Miss Led is a UK based artist with a keen...

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Domino Records Launches Pop-Up Radio This Week!

As you know this week is Domino Radio Week – broadcasting started this morning on You can hear us on the airwaves at 87.7fm and online at and for regular updates follow us...

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Sublime Simplicity: Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku

Miroslav Tichy & Shimabuku at the Wilkinson Gallery strips the world bare and celebrates the uncomplicated and beautiful. Another month, another First Thursday. Galleries on the surprisingly...

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Trappings, Friezes and Being Female.

Kleio Gizeli, Lisa Holden, Martha Parsey, Carol Robertson, Susan Gunn, Rana Begum. Crossroads, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, March 2011 – June 2011. UK Female Artists...

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How do I look: Robert Mapplethorpe?

Glossy photographs in glossy frames create the perfect environment for glossy fashionistas in Alison Jaques gallery. ‘Curated by Scissor Sisters’. Need the gay fashion pack know more?...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One

Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One...

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Forget the Art World in the Oubliette Art House

Art house squatters the Oubliette transform a Soho ex-nightclub into an emporium of delights. The Oubliette is a curious initiative. When I first encountered it two years ago it was in an old embassy...

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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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Minor Yetis to Major Cranes

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

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