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Statue honouring Mary Wollstonecraft draws attention, criticism, and praise in Newington Green

After a decade of volunteers working to raise the needed funds, a statue honouring the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft was finally unveiled yesterday in Newington Green in North London. Just barely a day in its new home, the statue, much like Wollstonecraft herself, is already making waves and dividing opinions. Born in 1759, […]

Thieves steal thousands of posters by street artist Stik intended as gifts to the residents of Hackney

London-based street artist Stik has created a series of posters depicting two stick figures meant to be part of project for his home borough of Hackney. However, it was reported yesterday that thousands of those posters were stolen from the artist and were being sold online. The prints feature two stick-like figures in black and […]

London Design Museum announces nominees for Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

London’s Design Museum has announced the 74 nominees for the 2020 edition of the Beazley Designs of the Year. Now in its 13th installment, the exhibition brings together some of the most innovative designs from the previous year spanning architecture, fashion, transport, product, and graphic designs. This year’s cohort of nominees includes the house for […]

Theatre during the pandemic- what’s working and what’s not?

Most endeavours worth doing have some trial and error. This is evident in the current attempts at salvaging some form of theatre during the pandemic. Necessity is the mother of invention, and certainly, necessity has never been felt more strongly for the performing arts communities. But not all inventions meet the mark. So what exactly […]

Royal Opera House to deaccession David Hockney painting to alleviate pandemic-related financial strains

The pandemic has created a uniquely difficult financial situation for art institutions around the world. Reeling from social distancing and facing a “new normal” that is quite unfriendly to museums and theatres that thrive on large numbers, many are turning to assets for hope of staying afloat. The Royal Opera House in London is among […]

New public art project in London will display works by Ai Weiwei and Eddie Peake on Europe’s largest billboard

Every evening from October 1 until the end of the year, at precisely 20:20 GMT, Europe’s largest billboard will pause its usual advertising to take a non-commercial break devoted to art. Transforming a giant 4k screen into a digital canvas, CIRCA will commission a different artist every month to create a new work that offers […]

Gallery lists for Frieze London and Frieze Masters, part of October edition of Frieze Viewing Rooms, released

Usually, at this point in the year, London would be prepping for one of the highlights of the art world: Frieze Week. However, like much of 2020, a typical Frieze Week, can’t go ahead, so instead, preparations are being made for the second edition of the Frieze Viewing Rooms, which will take place between October […]