Tag : art

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

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

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To a large proportion of the older generation, graffiti is nothing more than vandalism. However, much of the younger generation is waking up to the innate creativity involved in this art form,  Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, investigates where the line should be drawn as to the merit of such work. From … Read More

Turner Prize 2017 set to be the most diverse yet

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This year’s Turner Prize takes place at the Ferens Gallery in Hull – named the ‘City of Culture’ for 2017 – and is one of the most diverse Turner Prize shows yet. The recent removal of the age limit for nominations (previously it was only open to artists under 50) … Read More

Loving Vincent: a picture says a thousand words but I wish this one would shut up

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Prepare to disappoint your inner dilettante. Even to amateur critics of culture, Loving Vincent is well and truly naff. As a piece of art this film is a sensational display of talent, hard work and touching tribute to someone who had little-to-no platform at his creative peak. I will not … Read More

Loneliness Through a Lens: An Examination of Loneliness

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With the official submission of the Leeds bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture just weeks away, the city is teeming with events celebrating its diverse and rapidly transforming cultural landscape. It is interesting, therefore, that The Leeds Story Gallery at The Leeds City Museum, a space that prides itself … Read More

Nude Mona Lisa Discovery

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If Da Vinci created a nude sketch of the Mona Lisa, does this change how we view his most famous painting? A 16th century charcoal drawing of a topless woman, known as the Monna Vanna, bears a strong resemblance to Leonardo da Vinci’s preeminent oil painting, the Mona Lisa: the … Read More