Tag : art

Portrait of an artist as a young activist

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The amazing things you can create: Papercraft Society

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I have always been slightly jealous of people who are adept at origami, because I was amazed at the amazing things you could create with just a few sheets of paper. When I heard that a new society had been formed that focused on paper crafting, I decided to check … Read More

A chat with the Museum and Art Gallery Society

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Last week, The Gryphon interviewed committee members, Sam and Laura, of the fairly new Museum and Art Gallery Society. Why did you join the society? Sam: I joined because I think that there’s a lack of museum trips, especially in my department, I study History of Art, and, obviously, that’s … Read More

Hum for Harambe: Candlelight vigil held for late gorilla

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A vigil held for a gorilla? You bet. But Harambe is more than an animal. He’s a meme…  “Harambe was sadly taken from us, but his heart still stays in all of us.” So runs the description of the Facebook event that attracted the interest of upwards of two thousand … Read More

In The Spotlight: Anime & Manga Soc

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This week, The Gryphon spoke to Becca McDonald, treasurer of Anime & Manga Soc, to find out more Have you ever heard of Attack on Titan? Sailor Moon, perhaps? Surely, you must have heard of Dragon Ball Z? All of these are examples of popular anime and manga, and Leeds … Read More

2015 Turner Prize goes to urban regenerators Assemble

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London-based Assemble were named winners of the 31st Turner Prize on Monday night in a ceremony in Glasgow. The group, which consists of 18 members, was recognised for their work regenerating urban spaces in Toxteth, Liverpool, using art and design. They are the first ‘non-artists’ to win the prize since its inception … Read More