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 -…

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,…

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…

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…

Artist of the month – Louise Zhang

Paintings and sculptures that fascinate and repulse, but when you get close, these bizarre organic works are anything but a delight.   At first glance, Louise Zhang's work is drippingly sweet and seductive. Her use of neon-tastic, artificial colours are exciting and alluring to the eye, but as you begin to study the blob-like forms,…

ART16: Where have all the drawings gone?

I have to admit (very ashamedly) that this was my first ART16 fair and it didn't disappoint! Presenting over a 1000 outstanding artworks from galleries across the globe, there was a real emphasis on showcasing established but also emerging talent. Little brother to the Frieze Art Fair, it had everything from an oversized stuffed camel, elegant Lowery-esque…