10 Must see Summer shows 2019

Jump head first into the wave of awesome art exhibitions hitting London this Summer. Soak up Spanish Impressionism, question what it means to be human in the digital age and experience a room full of rainbows. Where do I start?!   1. Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light - The National Gallery This is the first…

Artist deadlines – June

Big opportunities coming up in June that you won't want to miss! If you're into watercolours then The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is a no brainer. One of the largest and most prestigious watercolour competitions in the UK, it celebrates skill and originality. Deadline is 17 June. Another highlight is the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.…

Only Human – Martin Parr at the NPG

'People watching' never felt so good as I take a tour of Martin Parr's gloriously fun and starkly relevant show 'Only Human' at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 'Only Human' brings together a major collection of works by Britain's celebrated photographer, Martin Parr. The central focus of the exhibition is what you'd expect -…

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Artist deadlines – May

Summer is creeping ever so closer, which means plenty of opportunities to take advantage of! Highlight exhibition to enter this month is the The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology, celebrating and promoting artists working with technology globally. As well as a $11k Prize fund, all longlisted, shortlisted and winning artists are eligible for commissions,…

Anna Smith, Above and Below

Artist deadlines – April

Step into Spring with these exciting open calls and exhibition opportunities. For those who part time work or want to commit to their drawing hardcore for a year, then The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School is one for you. The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering up to thirty students…

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…

Art fairs for your 2019 calendars

I'm sure there are a lot of blockbuster exhibitions on your list to visit this year, but don't forget the Art Fairs too! There's still time to enter your work in most, or just keep these dates handy in your diary for when you need some inspiration. January London Art Fair 16 - 20, London…

Artist deadlines – November/December

The 'C' word is fast approaching! But before the dreaded Christmas shop, and the tedious task of wrapping (because why wrap when you can gift bag it), there are still some last minute opportunities to apply for. One that could see you accelerate your artistic career is the Art Laguna Prize. Now in its 13th…

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…

Artist deadlines – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…