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27 Jul, 2009

A Lesson in Life Drawing

Posted by: admin In: Creative Review

Celebrating life through art is one of the central themes of Javier Mariscal’s playful new show at London’s Design Museum. His Drawing Life exhibition is a timely explosion of characterful lines and bright colours: perfect for a cloudy day… The Spanish designer has taken over the Design Museum‘s top floor gallery and it looks like […]

27 Jul, 2009

MVAs open for entries

Posted by: admin In: Creative Review

Design/art direction: StudioThomson, photographer: Luke Stephenson   The UK Music Video Awards 09, which celebrate the best work in promos over the last 12 months, are open for entries.   The awards launched last year, when directors including Nima Nourizadeh, Kinga Burza and Eran Creevy all picked up gongs for their work. As with last […]

27 Jul, 2009

Concrete Hermit arrives at Tate Modern

Posted by: admin In: Creative Review

East London’s Concrete Hermit Gallery has been championing the work of contemporary illustrators and graphic designers since it opened in 2007. As well as putting on regular exhibitions in the shop / gallery, founder Chris Knight has been commissioning the likes of Ian Stevenson, Eboy, Jon Slade, Kate Moross and many more to create exclusive […]

27 Jul, 2009

Unsung jazz venues to get plaques

Posted by: admin In: BBC Arts

A blue plaque scheme to remember British jazz venues with an interesting history is launched by festival organisers. Read the original article on the BBC

27 Jul, 2009

Oldest man portrait is unveiled

Posted by: admin In: BBC Arts

A portrait by a Welsh artist of Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man, just days before his recent death is being unveiled. Read the original article on the BBC

27 Jul, 2009

Shaw’s joke found after 79 years

Posted by: admin In: BBC Arts

A handwritten joke by the playwright George Bernard Shaw, lost 79 years ago, is rediscovered by a political researcher. Read the original article on the BBC

27 Jul, 2009

Pioneering gay writer Harris dies

Posted by: admin In: BBC Arts

E Lynn Harris, a pioneer of black gay fiction, dies at the age of 54. Read the original article on the BBC

27 Jul, 2009

Brutalist build that deserves to be listed

Posted by: admin In: Guardian

It may be a little dirty, but the simple, appealing architecture of Robin Hood Gardens truly does give to the poor Click here for a Robin Hood Gardens audio slideshow In May, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport turned down the request from the Twentieth Century Society to list Robin Hood Gardens, the housing […]

27 Jul, 2009

Hockney helps new gallery make a splash

Posted by: admin In: Guardian

Early paintings from one of the UK’s greatest living artists are to be gathered together for the first time in nearly 40 years as the opening exhibition of a £19m contemporary art space. Nottingham Contemporary will open in November with more than 60 works by David Hockney, produced between 1960 and 1968. Alex Farquharson, the […]

27 Jul, 2009

PR stunt or great way to mend a broken heart?

Posted by: admin In: Guardian

After his girlfriend left him, Jasper Joffe thought it was time to make a change The end of a five-year relationship would send most men ricocheting miserably, and predictably, between pub, friends and family. But not Jasper Joffe. Having spent last Christmas shuffling around the “ground zero” of his former life after parting company with […]


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