Tag : art

What Happens When We Forget Female Artists?

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The art history of the Renaissance is dominated by male artists, but in reality, female artists also enjoyed immense success. 2017 proved itself to be a good year for women in the art world; large exhibitions opened for artists such as Rachel Whiteread and Fahrelnissa Zeid in London, and in … Read More

Leeds Arts University students showcase their talent in ‘Proximity’ @ HPBC

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Proximity, a second-year visual arts exhibition from a handful of students from Leeds Arts University, was an intimate, diverse affair. Described as “a multidisciplinary exhibition focusing on proximity within space, time and relationship”, the works were arranged in the small, crowded basement of the Hyde Park Book Club, a choice … Read More

‘Creating To Survive’ in the African Diaspora : an interview with Kaozara, Sistren and Zodwa Nyoni

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On Thursday 30th November, the English department presented an exciting and dynamic event called ‘Creating to Survive’, exploring and celebrating art and expression in the African diaspora whilst challenging the notion of the ‘diasporic everyday’ in contemporary society. The event included discussion, spoken word from Kaozara and art. The members … Read More

We Want Moore: The Henry Moore Foundation Exhibition

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  The current art exhibition ‘Becoming Henry Moore’ at The Henry Moore Foundation Exhibition is striking for both its simplicity and sheer excellence. It is clear that Moore’s work speaks for itself, and surrounded by his various influences and those he influenced through his own artistry, it is a stunning … Read More

Da Vinci Painting Sells for $450m

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is now the most expensive painting ever after being sold for $450m at Christie’s last week. The painting, which depicts Jesus holding a glass orb in one hand and gesturing the sign of the cross in the other, is certainly a beautiful piece of art, … Read More

InTheMiddle with David Shearing

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Arts Editor, Rose Crees interviews David Shearing, an award winning Leeds-based artist and lecturer in the University of Leeds’ School of Performance and Cultural Industries. His immersive piece, Christmas With Us, is being revived this December as part of the #ChristmasInLeeds initiative. In December 2016 an unassuming, plywood box appeared … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

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In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Immersive ‘Black Rock’ Shows What It Is To Be Human

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From the creator of ‘The Weather Café’, ‘Black Rock’ is another of David Shearing’s innovative and immersive performances with the aim of imitating the sensations of climbing. Arts Writer, Liberty Anstead, describes her experience with this deeply personal and transcendent piece of art. Not knowing what to expect, my friend … Read More

Wearing his heart on his sleeve – ‘Grayson Perry’s Dresses’ at the Walker

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‘Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry’s Dresses’ opened at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool on Saturday and features many of the dresses worn by the artist when dressing up as his female persona Claire. Perry describes himself as a transvestite and has been cross-dressing as ‘Claire’ since he was a … Read More

No Man’s Land: WW1 Through A Different Lens

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As the status of women becomes even more paramount, particularly within the creative industries, the present touring exhibition at Impressions Gallery in Bradford arrived at the appropriate time. No Man’s Land is a unique and rare glimpse into the First World War from the female perspective. The exhibition offers photographic … Read More