4 ways to get discovered as a Creative

By guest writer Naomi Johnson If you’re an artist wanting to make a living from your passion, you need to get as many eyes onyour creations as you can so you can start generating revenue. Luckily, there are plenty ofopportunities both online and in real life to showcase your talent. So let's look at four…

Your summer of culture: 5 must-see shows

Soak up some culture this summer! From bold, blockbusting exhibitions to a contemporary look at the world around us, here are my 5 must-see shows to see in London in the coming months. 1. What: Summer exhibition at the RA - a staple in your art calendar and held every year since 1769, the Summer…

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…