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The UK Art World Prepares for Brexit

As the Brexit deadline looms with no clarity on what to expect after March 29, the art world in the UK is beginning to take action. Auctioneers, galleries, dealers and artists are all trying to assess the challenges of Brexit, including the tariffs to be paid and saved, as well as the opportunities lost or […]

‘100% Women’ will feature women only in a year-long programme at Richard Saltoun Gallery

In less than a month the Richard Saltoun Gallery (RSG) will embark on a year-long programme of exhibitions solely focused on female artists. As part of the gallery’s ongoing commitment to supporting artists who are under-recognized and under-represented, RSG will use their exhibitions as a protest against gender inequalities still prominent in the art world […]

Essex gallery owner buys Banksy mural that popped up in Port Talbot in December

Season’s Greetings, the Banksy mural that rocked the Welsh town of Port Talbot’s world in December has reportedly been sold to Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler. Brandler, who already owns a number of works by the Bristol street artist, has said he paid £100,000 for the newest work thought to have attracted 20,000 visitors already. […]

MK Gallery set to reopen in March

The newly revamped MK Gallery will celebrate its first year back in the art scene with some exciting exhibitions.     ‘Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance,’ a major retrospective of Portuguese artist Paula Rego will bookmark the newly revamped MK Gallery in Milton Keynes as second in a series of exhibitions to celebrate the gallery’s […]

After a devastating fire, Brazil’s National Museum seeks to continue research

After a fire in September, Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was devastated. Priceless artefacts and ongoing research were completely lost as the massive blaze that engulfed everything. Of the 20 million items, including ‘Luzia’ – the 12,000-year-old remains of the oldest found Latin American woman – it is estimated that 92.5% of them […]

In conversation with gallery owner Maria Lund

Maria Lund is the director of the gallery bearing her name located on rue de Turenne in Le Marais. In an interview for Art Critique she outlines her concept of the profession of gallery owner Orianne Castel : You cover a vast field of artistic practices, representing artists who paint as as well as those who […]

Glenstone Museum: a passion project uniting art, architecture, and nature

100 acres of rolling countryside make for an unusual location for a fine arts museum but that is exactly where Mitchell and Emily Rales have developed Glenstone Museum, a not-for-profit contemporary art museum and foundation. Mitch, as his friends call him, first broke ground on the museum in 2003 after scarcely surviving a helicopter crash. […]