Can Mental Health Explain Artistic Genius?

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16th May 2021. The theme this year is nature, the chief executive Mark Rowland explains that throughout lockdown, nature has been an escape for so many isolated from in-person contact and for this reason has become a lifeline for those people. Mental health has been a massive part […]

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The Silk Road: Outside is the new inside

Conversations around the Coronavirus seem to be never-ending. It is a constant topic on the tv, radio and in person, we can’t escape the words; pandemic, lockdown, or Covid-19! Now we are well versed with restrictions and what we can and can’t do, as well as things finally opening again, we are starting to find […]

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International Dance Day 2021

International Dance Day (29th April) is hosted by the International Theatre Institute and celebrates the importance of dance. This year in particular has been difficult for so many who love to dance as many places we associate with dancing have been closed due to the pandemic. Theatres, halls and even nightclubs have had empty dancefloors for […]

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To Exhibit or not to Exhibit? … That is the Question…

With galleries opening again on the 17th May, we are very looking forward to seeing some artwork again, as the artist intended (not confined to a screen!). As artists have been so limited this year during our global pandemic and the restrictions due to lockdown, will artists find the transition difficult? Their exhibition ability has been […]

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Can Colour Theory Explain Emotions?

Colour plays a massive part in our daily lives. Every day we are influenced through colour, from traffic lights to working out if food is fresh, colour is usually fundamental. But can colour actually control emotions? In art, artists in all different trades have obsessed about what colour can portray and how it can affect someone’s view […]

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Immersive Art Shows- Fad Or Fantastic?

March marks the UK’s 12-month anniversary of lockdowns and social distancing. That’s a full year without experiencing the joys of a gallery and intrigue of a new exhibition. Facing the challenges of a global pandemic, art shows and galleries have been forced to adapt, innovate and overcome. A few weeks ago we discussed a rise […]

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Can Mothers Ever Be Successful Artists?

Motherhood & careers are a constant juggling choice women are often forced to negotiate, regardless of their role or job sector. The creative industries are unfortunately no different, with many declaring domestic work as ‘the enemy of creativity’. But where does this notion stem? This forced crossroads that suggest women either walk the path of […]

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International Women’s Day- The Perfect Opportunity To Champion Women In The Arts

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is upon us. #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 A global event to celebrate the achievements of women, take action for equality and raise awareness of gender bias. A chance to increase the visibility of fantastic female creatives. Now, this is something we can truly get behind, and the perfect excuse for us to […]

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Can Photography Transcend Language?

When we think about communication, we probably think of words. Speaking, talking, perhaps writing; these are the methods that come to mind. Yet there are ways beyond language to communicate. The Oxford Languages Dictionary defines communication as ‘the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.’ ‘Other medium’, a broad […]

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Dmitry Art – Where Art and Music Collide

There’s that well-used line about actors being frustrated musicians and vice-versa, though when reality hits, the results are often car crash. There will be those who hail Mick Jagger’s turn in Freejack as a masterclass, think Madonna shows real promise in Body of Evidence and see Mariah Carey’s Glitter debacle as some kind of meta […]

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