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Ian Francis: 10,000 Years from Now

The degraded space shown in Francis' work appears aged, as the layered scenes hang on the canvas, caught in motion, peeling with time and abrasive in action. ...

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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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Edward Burra: Nottingham Lakeside

In some respects a English version of Georg Grosz, Edward Burra's art is more personal, less political. And very sexy. Burra, a master of colour and the human form, places one in a...

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An Ideal Soup: Art Exhibition

An Ideal Soup: The BAR Gallery – Thursday 12th April – Saturday 5th May ‘An Ideal Soup’ opens this week, bringing together a collection of work from Harlesden Gallery –...

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I Break Horses [Live]

I Break Horses, Scala. Sunday 1st April The Scala is packed, we can just about see the band as they appear in silhouette.  From Sweden, I Break Horses, are Maria Linden (keyboard and vocals) and...

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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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Lee Gascoyne and John Ledger exhibition at Heartbeat Gallery

Lee Gascoyne, John Ledger 18 April — 10 May 2012. Much underrated and under appreciated artists Lee Gascoyne and John Ledger have been brought to together by the heartbeat gallery. Not to be...

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Metal, music, money and merch: for Malefice – life is a five letter word.

Metal, music, money and merch: for Malefice - life is a five letter word....

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Art Improves Quality of Life in Stroke Victims

New research just published by the European Society of Cardiology sheds some pretty interesting light on what looks, on first glance, like more scientists taking chunks of time, brainpower and...

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Polymath

Polymath, 14th April 2012, GV Art Gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 6LY ....

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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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Tate Modern: Yayoi Kusama

A review of Yayoi Kusama 2011 Tate show by UK artist Nicola Anthony...

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LS Lowry at Nottingham Lakeside

Shooting the White Elephant Like an understanding that only those of us affected would realise (viz., the changing tide and motion, moving beyond motive and motivation, holding kindness and...

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Striking New Galaxy Image

We usually try to space out (groan) the astronomy items on Trebuchet a bit. After yesterday's news that a super-Earth had been discovered, and the item we ran on the story, we'd normally move...

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IMPRINT at the Serpentine Gallery 2012

The Fabelists – coming together to launch an event that crossed many boundaries.Serpentine Gallery’s Centre for Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place, 
London W1U 8HR...

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Yayoi Kusama: An Explosion of Stickers

Installation views of The obliteration room 2011 as part of ‘ Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’, Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art, 2011 ...

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The Free Music Mirage

Putting an End to a Persistent Illusion Steadily, over the course of the last 10 years, the idea that recorded music "has" to be free has been transformed from a radical stance taken by...

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Make Better Music 68: Words and Music

Writing music comes easily to me for the most part, I’ve usually got a surplus of ideas, so the only the most interesting actually get worked on. The more derivative and unimaginative ideas get...

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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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Charlene Soraia – Moonchild

Charlene Soraia's ability to split her voice into ultra-shrill harmonics is a talent. There was a chap a few years ago with an act entitled 'The Puppetry of the Penis' who was able to...

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Controversy over reopening the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Stone Age art

A perennial topic in Spain – whether or not to allow the public access to fragile areas, which are nonetheless looked upon as part of the country's public patrimony. Plus there's the...

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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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Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad...

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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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The Passing of the Amy Winehouse Object 1983-2011

Remembering Winehouse as either the tabloid-splashed mental wreck or as the misunderstood musical genius archetype the press is already constructing, is unfair and ultimately disrespectful....

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John Squire – Celebrity Stars

What do you get when you mix modern celebrity with traditional Islamic design? Faceless stars? Or celebrity with depth? This isn't a joke by the way. John Squire needs little introduction....

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Savage Nomads, Don’t Wait Animate, White Powder Gold – Live

The constant hybridisation of music is the fuel that drives innovation. The problem is that decontextualising sounds and themes from other genres can make them meaningless or seem weakly pastiche,...

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Somewhere Somehow We Repair – Body Studio

Mary George's group exhibition in a fully functioning gym juxtaposes the static with the kinetic, the delicate with the strong, the physically aspirational with the spiritually contemplative. At...

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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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Watch the Pretty Birdy: Sage Vaughn

Sage Vaughn’s press bio is a juxtaposition of culture and wildness, of knowing clichés and their subversion, bold phrases that beg repetition, and suggestions of a contemplative day trip...

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