Artist deadlines – March and April

Hop, skip and jump into spring with these art opportunities up for grabs, including The Drawing Year - "A a no-fees postgraduate-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for an academic year. The course provides an opportunity for intensive practice and sees drawing both as an end…

Art in nature: Artist of the month – Ellie Davies

If you go down to the woods today...Photographer Ellie Davies explores the natural landscape and our historical and cultural relationship with forests. My favourite type of walk is a woodland walk - here I feel you can fully escape the outside world. Bendy paths, canopies overhead, crunching of leaves underfoot, the mystery of what lies…

End of summer shows to see

Although the summer season is ending soon, there's still time to get your art fix and see some awesome exhibitions in London before they go. Now go forth and explore (but hurry)! Epic Iran From sculptures and jewellery to horoscopes and contemporary works, explore 5,000 years of the art, history and culture of Iran. Where:…

Paradise lost, and found – Tomas Sanchez

Fertile forests, hanging canopies, and spiritual vibes - step into Tomás Sánchez's idyllic landscapes. Let us travel to the darkest depths of South America and discover paradise... Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban artist who is best known for his deeply spiritual images of nature and serene scenes of lush vegetation that strive for perfectionism. But…

Artist of the month – Frederic Edwin Church

Dramatic light, realisitc imagery, and panoramic views - become a pioneer and travel across Frederic Edwin Church's idyllic America.It was a simpler time. An era of cowboys, adventure and discovery, where nature reigned supreme. Waterfalls, mountains, palm trees, sunsets - there is a richness to Church's paintings that feels Romantic, and almost biblical. A central…

Artist of the month – Minoru Nomata

Impossible structures leftover from an imagined civilisation - Minoru Nomata invites us to step into a forgotten world. Grand beyond belief, Minoru Nomata's monolithic structures are something to marvel at. They push the boundaries of what architecture could and should be. Form follows function, as it's never clear what their purpose is. You have stairs…

Artist deadlines – March

From an amazing installation opportunity at the V&A Museum of Childhood, to bursaries for your practice and a fully funded year at the Drawing School, this month is bound to whet your creative appetite!     apexart International Open Call 2020-21 - 1 March Artist/Designer Call-out for Installation at the V&A Museum of Childhood -…

Bridget Riley at the Hayward

An optical eye sore in a good way...Bridget Riley's illusions are celebrated in this significant and impressive retrospect.Visiting this show on a Friday night after a long week at work is not something I would recommend. Only fresh eyes can withstand the optical and rythmic paintings of Bridget Riley. This retrospective gives us a powerful…

Artist deadlines – December

It's almost Christmas, and as a treat I've listed the few remaining opportunities of 2019. Goodluck! The highlight this month is the Visual Art Open Prize, due 10 December: The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the…

Anthony Gormley at the RA

Earthy materials, gravity-defying figures, and all encompassing spaces. Anthony Gormley is back, but not for long! His most ambitious exhibition in 10 years, Anthony Gormley has taken over the Royal Academy, with work from his 45-year career. From wirry sculptures and a pool of earthy water that inhabit the space, to his trademark apathetic figures,…