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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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The Community-Led Contemporary Art Scene in Yokohama, Japan

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This post was originally published on Tokyo Cheapo. Yokohama has a lot going for it—stunning views, the ever-growing craft beer community, Minato Mirai—but there’s also a burgeoning contemporary art scene that’s well worth exploring. Finding the best of the Yokohama…

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‘Clear Drinks Only’: Home Galleries and Open Houses

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A friend invited me to Sigmund Freud’s house recently. House museums are a passion of mine, as they are for many people, and I love the art programme the Freud Museum has put in place. Contemporary artists, responding to a…

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What to Consider When Photographing Your Work for the Smaller Screen

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Every tube, train and tram in every city (…and town, village and hamlet) is stuffed full of commuters as they drag themselves to work each morning. The time of inside-pocket paperbacks and broadsheets has been replaced by tablets and smart…

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3 of the Most Controversial Works of Public Art

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It seems that everyone has an opinion on public art, whether positive or negative. Is it all a waste of taxpayers’ money, or a welcome way to add interest to what may otherwise be a dull urban or rural landscape?…

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Creative Start-Up in London Looking for a Workspace? Meet Camden Collective

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This post was originally published on London Cheapo. London’s start-up boom is growing, and much of it is going on in east London. However, Camden Collective is bringing creativity and economic regeneration back to NW1, an area that is home…

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What Are Your Options for an Art Short Course?

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In an age that has seen a scary heightening in fees for prolonged full-time art and design courses, and yet also a greater interest in seemingly every aspect of the arts than ever, it’s unsurprising that art short courses have…

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5 Less Obvious Holiday Destinations for Artists

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Picking a truly enticing or original holiday destination can be a tricky task for an artist, whether amateur or professional, especially when there are competing priorities to consider. Perhaps the expense associated with your practice is forcing you to consider…

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Green Rooms: An Affordable Artists Hotel and Creative Workspace in London

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This post was originally published on London Cheapo. If you’re an artist or a creative, wherever you’re based, chances are you will come to London to work and meet people. Chances are you will also be broke, and struggling to…

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3 Surprisingly Invaluable Books for Turning from an Amateur into a Professional Artist

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Some artists handle the divide between amateur and professional more easily than others. While some can become disillusioned by a stop-start practice defined by only occasional sales or gallery interest, perhaps due to prohibitive time, money or location factors, others…

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