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 – 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…

Artist deadlines – October

The leaves might be falling and the weather unpredicatble, but the art word is alive and buzzing with activity. The Other Art Fair, Frieze and the Affordable Art Fair all take place this month, as well as countless opportunities. Highlight opportunity this month is The Guardian Illustration Prize. They're on the hunt for emerging artists…

RA’s Summer Exhibition

From an eclectic menagerie of animals to political and controversial creative statements, there's never a dull moment at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. Following Grayson Perry's curated record-breaking 250th Summer show, you might be right in thinking that anything that follows would dull in comparison, but you'd be wrong! This exhibition never fails to disappoint.…

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…

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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,…

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 of the month – Aaron Morse

Prepare to be sucked into the cosmos, and explore the vast, sublime, and vaguely familiar worlds of Aaron Morse. Weaving in and out, across tumultuous, textural terrain, Aaron Morse's paintings' are extraordinarily ambitious. Influenced by the geography, history and mythology of the American Southwest, he marks out these strange and wonderful contours for us to…

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Go forage and digest: Top 5 art shows to savour this Summer

Summer in the city is made all the more better with a bit of culture-soaking. With so many exhibitions to forage and digest in London, it can be hard to make a choice. But have no fear, as my top 5 art show guide will hopefully smooth the way and help with your decision. Okay, so…

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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…