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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. […]

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 […]

The Great Big Art Exhibition kicks off across the UK with help from artist Antony Gormley

In the throes of its third national lockdown, people across the UK are looking for ways to persevere through the pandemic. To get people creating while they remain at home, artist Antony Gormley has kicked off The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative launched by Firstsite, which is encouraging people everywhere and of all artistic […]

Montreal artist Junko manifests creatures from repurposed garbage

The city of Montreal is no stranger to public sculptures. Home to an eclectic collection of statues that are dotted across the map of the entire city, it’s hard to pick a walking path through the downtown area or Old Montreal that doesn’t pass by at least one eye-catching sculpture. Recently, some new sculptures have […]

Artist Emeka Ogboh uses unique poster series to highlight repatriation in Dresden

In Dresden, Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh took to the streets with a recent art installation. Utilising advertising spaces in and around the German city, Ogboh installed “missing” posters of artworks that once belonged to the Royal Palace of Benin as part of a campaign to raise awareness over repatriation. The posters were installed just before […]

Thought to be a copy, a Jacques Jordaens hung in an office for 60 years before historians realised it was the real deal

It turns out that for the past 60 years, office-goers in one Brussels municipal building have had a pretty spectacular artwork to look upon. The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) has announced that an original work by Jacques Jordaens, a Baroque Old Master from Antwerp, was found in an office at Saint-Gilles’ City Hall. […]