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…

The King of Pop is back!

A thriller of a show that gives a fresh artistic, and sometimes slightly bizarre perspective on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall' at the National Portrait Gallery is a landmark exhibition, with an eclectic range of works from a broad mix of artists spanning several generations. From Andy Warhol, Michael…

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…

white bed installation

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…

Rolling deadlines – June

June is a busy and exciting month on the artistic sphere when it comes to open calls and exhibition opportunities. The highlight exhibition to enter, if you're into your drawing, is of course the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The largest and longest running annual exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Jerwood welcomes works that re-invent…

Artist of the month – Chiang Lup Hong

Psychedelic and absorbing. The excruciatingly beautifully detailed illustrations from Malaysian artist Chiang Lup Hong. Ever seen those mind boggling optical illusions, where supposedly there's meant to be a picture within a picture, and you can never figure them out? Well, if you invest your time studying Hong's illustrations, trust me, you won't be disappointed or disillusioned. Okay, granted,…

Rolling deadlines – January/February

Happy New Year! Let's make 2017 a cracking year for producing amazing art and showing it off to the world! Maybe a tad excitable but lets start how we mean to go on. 'Blood' Science Gallery Open Call - 8 Jan Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursaries - 9 Jan Artist Space Open Call - 10…