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 deadlines – May/June

We're well into 2021 now, and although it's been just as tumulturous and just as anxiety enducing as last year, there is definitely a light at the end of this crazy life tunnel! And having a creative project to work towards can be a positive motivator and will help take your mind off the situation…

Artist deadlines – February/March

2021 hasn't had the most positive of starts to a year. But instead of getting lockdown blues, the arts can provide the perfect escape, especially for your mental health and well being. Highlights in the next couple of months include the World Illustration Awards 2021 (deadline 15th February) and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 (deadline…

Artist deadlines – December

What a crazy year it's been! The arts and hospitality industry has suffered the most, and with comments like "musicians and others in [the] arts should retrain and find other jobs" from Sunak, it hasn't been the most hopefull place to work in. But us creative folk don't listen to this kind of bs political…

Hanging out ‘Among the trees’ at the Hayward Gallery

A breath of fresh air that takes you away from the city and into the comfort of nature The city has changed. It's no longer a place to meet up and have a drink with friends, see your favourite band play live or catch a spontaneous film. So when I went into London for the…

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 -…

Artist deadlines – February

January was a long, drawn out, zero money = no fun kind of month. But let's look to the future and be optimistic in February, which will hopefully make up for the last 31 days we've endured! Highlight this month is the Derwent Art Prize. With prizes totalling over £12,500, the Derwent Art Prize showcases…

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,…