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…

5 must see shows to see in London this Autumn

Summer may be over but Autumn has a lot in store for us. These coming months see London brimming with art, from looking into the reflective void at the Hayward, fun and games at the V & A and glowing, psychedelic bronze pumpkins at Victoria Miro. Here are my top 5 must see shows to…

Finding the best Twitter hashtags and how to use them

Twitter was built on the power of hashtags. It's a way of finding out what's happening right now in conversations around the world, and in your communities. Hashtags are not only a social tool to help jump right into a conversation and talk about the latest news, or to have some laughs on the variations…

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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…

Rolling Deadlines – May

Are you keeping up with all the creative opportunities so far? Because there's been a few gems recently and they just keep coming! As well as some exciting magazine open calls, the Bath Society of Arts invites visual and sculptural artists to submit work for their annual group show. With opportunities like this, I say...Bring…

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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…