Tag : art

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

Portrait of an artist as a young activist

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon Features look at the prominence of fake news and the art world’s capacity to question it. Recently one of the most prominent buzzwords in current affairs, bandied around by everybody from readers of the Guardian to angry politics students, is ‘fake news’. This is the notion that what … Read More

Review: J W Anderson’s ‘Disobedient Bodies’ at The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last weekend I dragged my hungover self to Burley station and spent £2.60 on a train to Wakefield. Not my usual destination of choice for a post-fruity Saturday but the Hepworth Gallery had just opened its newest exhibition and I was desperate to go. Disobedient Bodies marks the start of … Read More

Challenging the public perception of life drawing

2 years ago / 0 comments

The preconception of life drawing as overly sexualised and a little bit weird couldn’t be further from the truth. Maya recounts her experience of trying life drawing for the first time… Up until recently, if you had asked me what my opinion on life drawing was, it wouldn’t have been … Read More

How to heal a fractured world

2 years ago / 0 comments

Maya encourages us all to think about what inspires us, and how we can use it to all get a little bit more positivity into our lives. I was recently added to a Facebook group called ‘How to heal a fractured world’ which was created by one of my close … Read More

Making sense of the Scientific Method at The Tetley

2 years ago / 0 comments

The old Tetley brewery headquarters in Leeds, now converted into a contemporary art gallery and learning space, is currently hosting the exhibition “The Scientific Method”. Until January 22nd, they are showing the works of artists such as Yorkshire-based Amelia Crouch, Spanish video artist Patricia Esquivias, Edinburghian multi-talent Siân Robinson Davies … Read More