Phoebe Waller-Bridge appointed President of Edinburgh Fringe Society

In a world where there tends to be very little theatre news aside from the cancelling of runs and festivals, a positive announcement has come from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has just appointed to the role of president Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a festival veteran and the creator of hit play-turned-series Fleabag. […]

“I Want To Report A Theft”: Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza tells his own story in new episode of Resistance

A year ago, you might not have been aware of a man by the name of Mwazulu Diyabanza. But that all changed last summer when Diyabanza made a name for himself as a repatriation activist with one singular protest. By now, you’re probably familiar with the story. On June 12th, 2020, Diyabanza and four friends […]

Research reveals Edvard Munch wrote mysterious sentence on “The Scream”

Nearly a year into lockdown, Edvard Munch’s The Scream is a painting that has become more and more relatable. However, on the original version of the painting, there is a an eerie sentence written in pencil that has been more or less ignored until now. Ahead of the opening of the new National Museum of […]

The Knight Foundation announces first five innovative artists to receive its inaugural Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship

The arts and tech are only becoming more intertwined and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has recognised this having just announced the recipients of its inaugural Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship. Five artists have been selected for the new fellowship, which recognises their “innovative approaches to technology and new media” with an […]

Artist interview with David Breuer-Weil: how the pandemic became the catalyst for his newest book, Golden Drawings

For artist David Breuer-Weil, art and art making became what he described as a “lifesaver” during the onset of the pandemic and the months that have followed. Breuer-Weil, who is based in London and well-known for his “Project” installations and large-scale bronze sculptures, has released a new book that compiles some of the work that […]

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts distributes $400,000 to LA arts organisations with revisioned grant

Adapting to the landscape of the pandemic, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts (MKFA) has announced 18 organisations that will be the first beneficiaries of its Organizational Support Grants, a slight revision of their annual Artist Project Grants. The grants will provide the selected organisations with up to $30,000 in unrestricted funds to help […]

A tale of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Angelina Jolie

What do Angelina Jolie, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? To the surprise of many, the answer is a painting. The actor, director and philanthropist is now selling the only painting created by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the second world war, and the work is expected to fetch up to […]