Archive for March 2021

In search of art: Ken Bromley Art Supplies brings the most Googled artists of the pandemic together in new map series

Over the course of the pandemic, the internet has been our main resource for almost everything, including art. But, in our time at home, what artists have people around the world been searching for? This question was answered by the people of Ken Bromley Art Supplies, a family-run art business in Bolton, who took up […]

Art in Flux and National Gallery X present new online exhibition reclaiming visibility for underrepresented artists

While museums remain closed, Art in Flux has teamed up with National Gallery X to present an exciting online exhibition set to begin on March 30th. Titled “Art in Flux: Reclaimed,” the exhibition will include works by 11 artists who are part of the Art in Flux community as well as the premier of Transcendence […]

Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust commission report to examine racial inequality in arts education

To better understand the lack of diversity within the arts in the UK, the Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust are looking at arts education. Together, they have announced the commission of major report to shed light on why Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse peoples are underrepresented in art education, resulting in underrepresentation across the arts […]

Former IKEA to become major UK cultural centre

Coventry will soon make its mark on the art world by creating one of the largest cultural hubs in the world. The UK city, which will soon be named the 2021 UK City of Culture, is looking to convert a disused IKEA building into a cultural centre that could showcase as many as 16,000 artworks. […]

Seminal sculptures by Mahmoud Mokhtar to make their auction debut

Two rarely seen sculptures by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Mokhtar are heading to Sotheby’s for auction at this week. The sculptures represent two different periods in Mokhtar’s career and have belonged to the family of politician and collector Hafez Afifi Pasha for 80 years. Together, the sculptures could fetch more than £200,000. Born in 1891, Mokhtar […]

Art World Roundup: a bowl bought for $35 sells at Sotheby’s for $721k, London galleries look forward to first gallery weekend, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, the National Portrait Gallery in London has pledged to increase the number of women represented in their permanent collection while a small bowl found at a yard sale for $35 turned out to the a 15th century treasure. Also, an Italian court has evicted a school established by Steve […]

Nimtrim Architects selected to revamp green space in Becontree Estate in East London

You might not be familiar with Becontree Estate in east London, but when it was completed nearly 100 years ago, it was the largest council estate in the world. Now, in celebration of is centenary, the Royal Institute of British Architects have teamed up with Create London and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) […]