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 – 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,…

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.…

Stone sculpture

Artist of the month – Matthew Simmonds

Pass through sacred architectural spaces in miniature from Copenhagen-based artist Matthew Simmonds. Cast your eye over the marble-esque stone sculptures and travel back in time to humble beginnings and forgotten architecture. Simmonds' intricately carved stone sculptures reveal internal worlds left from some by-gone age, to be explored and experienced by modern day eyes. Working with raw…

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…

What’s in a frame? Artist of the month: Holly Lane

How important are frames to artworks in the contemporary world? Can they add context  or meaning to the painting it surrounds? Well, artist Holly Lane repurposes religious items to create ornate and elaborate frames that envelop the artwork and helps give new meaning to an archaic, and somewhat dated practice.   When you visit an…

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…

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

Every year, the RA Summer Exhibition never fails to disappoint. Showcasing the breadth and diverse range of contemporary art today, this is the one show not to miss in your Summer calendar! Most exhibitions in London are free, unless you go to the larger institutes, and so an exhibition that I would have to fork…