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…

Bridget Riley at the Hayward

An optical eye sore in a good way...Bridget Riley's illusions are celebrated in this significant and impressive retrospect.Visiting this show on a Friday night after a long week at work is not something I would recommend. Only fresh eyes can withstand the optical and rythmic paintings of Bridget Riley. This retrospective gives us a powerful…

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 – March

Another month passed, another chance to enter some great open calls and get that artist exposure we all crave! A highlight opportunity this month is the Jerwood Bursary. From £250 - £1,250, this bursary will help fund your artistic career, and develop those next important steps. This could be through research, collaboration, training, workshops, undertaking…

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…

Goddess of Crossroads by Ann Mackowski

Artist deadlines – February

So, how are those new years resolutions going? If you are, in anyway, faltering (and no one blames you if you are), then this list of opportunities is bound to inspire you to get motivated and take action! The highlight open call this month is the Ashurst Art Prize. There are up to £9,000 prizes…

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…

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 – August

We're already into August, and just like the current weather, the competitions are heating up! Summer is the perfect time to showcase your work and there's a scorcher of opportunities to be had this month. A pretty cool one to go for if you're looking for a residency is at the Horniman Museum. In partnership…

Artist deadlines – July

Well, hello July! The months have rolled by, and here we are in the middle of a sweltering Summer, and the competitions are heating up. There's a HUGE mix of competitions, open calls and residencies to go for in July. Highlights this month include the RAW Labs residency at Bow Arts, where you get to…