There’s always time for art, especially during a pandemic

Coronavirus has hit hard. In these strange and unprecedented times, it's important to stay home and be safe. But it's also important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and art has the power to do that without you having to breach those gallery doors. Art galleries and museums across the world are finding…

The Colour of Memory

A colourfully charming retrospect of an Impressionist who's dividing opinions at Tate Modern.Stepping into the 'The Colour of Memory', a retrospective of Pierre Bonnard at Tate Modern, I felt a little lackluster and uninspired by the paintings I saw in Room 1. But realising I had 12 more rooms to trudge though, I tried to…

Melanie and Me Swimming

The All too human experience at Tate Britain

Where can you go and see Freud, Bacon, Rego and Auerbach all under one roof? Tate Britain's 'All Too Human' captures the intimacy of life throughout the 20th Century in the idiosyncratic gestures of these renowned artists. As I walked into this show, into the first room 'The Raw Facts of Life', I was struck…

A tale of two Tates

Interactive playground installation and residual casted sculptures of the everyday. Both the Tate Modern and Tate Britain brings us a rare moment of joy and reflection. When you come to the City on your travels, you want to immerse yourself in a bit of culture. And London is the city for it. In fact, it's…

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UCA grad show goes conceptual in a big way

A revisit to the old university after 5 years was not only a trip down memory lane, but also a surprising one, to see what courses have sprung up, grown and been nurtured (for better or worse) As I walked down the familiar UCA halls, I was eagerly anticipating the Fine Art graduate show the…

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Rise up artists! Online v. real life exposure

Have you noticed the revolution of art services rapturously bursting onto the contemporary art circuit?   We're in the age of convenience, and there's a website to cater for just about anything. But when it comes to art, I'm divided. On the one hand it's a the optimum platform to promote and sell your work and make some…

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Be a social creative – what artists should be doing on social media

Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going? Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise…