Graffiti Collective Takes Over Abandoned Cruise Liner

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The Duke of Lancaster, was a large abandoned cruise liner which was left to rust on the beaches of Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales in 1979. Last year, an international street art collective called DuDug took over this huge canvas in a graffiti project known as ‘The Black Duke’.

Contributions include Lora Zombie, Fat Heat, and Fin DAC. Continue reading “Graffiti Collective Takes Over Abandoned Cruise Liner”

Q&A With SUPER FUTURE KID

2013-Cosmic-Flake-60-x-50-x-3cm-SUPER-FUTURE-KID       SUPER FUTURE KID was born in East Germany in 1981. SFK Graduated from KHB – School of Art, Berlin and currently lives and works in London.

How did art school help, if at all, in the development of your practice?                         

The time in art school was quite difficult and confusing for me for the first 1 or 2 years but on the long term, it helped me to find my own way. You find out what you like doing and what you rather don’t enjoy, but what you might not have tried doing on your own. Continue reading “Q&A With SUPER FUTURE KID”

Eleanor Watson & Ben Bridges
at the GX Gallery, London

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Eleanor Watson, Priority Seating, Oil on canvas,30 x 20 cm

Watson’s current paintings are concerned with the ergonomics of rooms which are not designed to be lived in. Working with images from a variety of sources, she uses collage to make rooms which are evocative of both the highly aspirational images of glossy interior magazines, and theatre sets. They deal in absences – leaving some objects minutely detailed and others blank.  Continue reading “Eleanor Watson & Ben Bridges
at the GX Gallery, London”

270 Labyrinths for the London Underground

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Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth features 270 unique works, one for each of the stations on the London Underground. The work was unveiled in celebration of the London Undergrounds 150th anniversary.

Wallinger told the Evening Standard “One thing about a labyrinth is that it looks confounding but actually all you have to do is follow your nose and you’ll get to the centre ” The labyrinths “seemed to chime with the experience of the Tube”.

The work will first appear at: Baker Street, Bank, Embankment, Green Park, King’s Cross St Pancras, Oxford Circus, St James’s Park, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria and Westminster.

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‘The Future’s Not What it use to be’ at the Newlyn Art Gallery

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9th February – 27th April 2013

The Future’s Not What it use to be is a group show exploring the past, present and future featuring work by Vernon Ah Kee, Matt Byrans , Susan Hiller, Patricia Piccinini, Jeremy Milllar, Tony Albert, Darren Almond, Marjectica Potrc, Ged Quinn and Amie Seigel.

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£8,000 Cheque Hidden in Milton Keynes Art Gallery

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Artist Tomas Georgeson has hidden a cheque for £8000 in the Milton Keynes Gallery, with the payee left blank. Georgeson said the cheque will not bounce and if it’s not found by the 1st of March, it will be removed from the gallery. The Artist hopes the little stunt will increase visitors to the gallery.

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Q&A with Claire Partington

Liz2Claire Partington is a ceramic artist based in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins and has shown work at the James Freeman Gallery as well as being selected for the Young Masters Art prize 2012 at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

How did your time working in museums help you to develop your practice?   

Working anywhere for a long time gives you a work ethic. Working in museums specifically, helped to round my Art Historical Knowledge, but it also allowed me to actually see the objects I’d previously only seen in books and see the imperfections and bodges up close and realise that my ability as a maker was worth pursuing.
It also gave me unrestricted exposure to exhibitions, both seen from the artist and organisers viewpoint. Managing projects in that environment has helped enormously with my scheduling and figuring how much work I can actually take on. Continue reading “Q&A with Claire Partington”