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What Can You Gain from Visiting Fine Art Degree Shows?

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It’s that yearly event that so many artists – even those who are largely self-taught – so often talk about in hushed tones. Yes, that’s right – I’m talking about the fine art degree show. They happen in art schools…

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Free 2017 June Arts Events

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of June, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Rita Linney – Irish Art ArtWeb member Rita Linney is exhibiting in the entrance hall of the Ennis Museum with 20 or more…

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Free 2017 May Art Events

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of May, submitted by the ArtWeb community: A Painter, A Printer and A Potter Contemporary artists in a variety of media. Elaine Well was a contestant on the BBC2′s Great…

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Do You Dare Take On the Challenge of Nude Self-Portrait?

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By David Sawyer via ArtWeb

The self-portrait has long been absolutely central to Western art. It’s a genre that has been dabbled in by seemingly every celebrated and less-celebrated artist, from Sir Anthony van Dyck and Joseph Mallord William Turner to Lucian Freud and Louise…

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Free 2017 April Art Events

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of April, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Anna Conversano Exhibition ArtWeb member Anna Conversano is exhibiting along with other artists in a beautiful arts centre which also has a cafe, art,…

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Should Beginner Painters Avoid Watercolour?

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In a recent ArtWeb blog post of mine on the subject of where to start when learning to paint, I stated on the subject of watercolours that “despite their hobbyist-friendly image, [they] should perhaps be approached with caution by newbie…

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“Blossom Blast 2017″ – Tokyo’s Fierce All-Female Art Exhibition

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Below, we hear from Daniel H. Rosen, founder and director of Tokyo Dex, a creative agency in Tokyo behind Blossom Blast—an exhibition that celebrates femininity and showcases the amazing talent pool of ambitious female artists in Japan Serendipity brings with it…

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Free Art Events for March 2017

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of March, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Hatched 2017 As part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival and International Women’s Day, new exhibition HATCHED 2017 will showcase work by local…

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What to Consider Before Buying an Etching Press

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While an etching press is the most important piece of equipment for etching, there is wide variation in the types of etching presses available, while the specific printmaking processes that you practise are also likely to influence your choice of…

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Free Art Events for February 2017

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of February, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Melissa Budasz Solo Show – Amorphous Amorphous – by ArtWeb member Melissa Budasz – is an existential body of work that focuses on…

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Interview: Manolo Ty’s Unique World View

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Pakistan Now Cover. Image courtesy of the artist.

Manolo Ty is a tireless traveller and photographer, based in Berlin. After working in television and film, hospitality, and ending up on a boat full of passengers trying to escape society, he travelled to Pakistan with a camera and single…

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Art Events for January 2017

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of January, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Persona Perspective A solo exhibition with over 30 paintings on display in a celebration of colour from ArtWeb member Rosie Cunningham. Dates Jan…

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Learning to Paint: Tips on Where to Start

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the technical information out there about painting, or for that matter, to presume that painting is a ‘free for all’ world. However, there are still some basic things that it is helpful…

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Art Events for December 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of December, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Christmas Exhibition ArtWeb member Felice Hardy is the artist of the month in December 2016 at this Christmas Exhibition Dates Dec 1 –…

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5 Lesser-Known Artists to Have Used Their Bodies for Their Art

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To what extent would you be willing to use your own body for your art? That is a question that many artists over the last century, in particular, have asked themselves, producing results that have been by turns insightful, controversial…

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