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3 of the Most Controversial Works of Public Art

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Apollo Pavilion |  © Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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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Art Events for July 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of July, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Event: Art House Open Studios Gallery of over 40 works (including Paintings, Japanese black tableware and organic porcelain vases) by ArtWeb member Ikuko. Dates July…

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What Are Your Options for an Art Short Course?

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Image by Jane Adams via ArtWeb

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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Art Events for June 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of June, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Event: SEOS Gallery of 10 members of the Ashford Visual Artists. Dates June 3-19, 2016 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost Free Location Straw Barn…

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5 Less Obvious Holiday Destinations for Artists

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Krakow

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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Paint Pencils

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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The Stories Behind 5 of the UK’s Greatest Art Colleges

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© Copyright Neil Theasby and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

If there is one type of institution that may never receive its just credit for its pivotal role in producing some of the world’s genuine creative greats – in fields often far transcending fine art – it has to be…

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The Story of ArtWeb

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ArtWeb Headstand flyer

Our story of ArtWeb actually begins as the story of “The Artists Web”. Back in Brighton, in 2005, after designing websites for a number of artist friends, our founder Chris Kirkland came up with the concept of “The Artists Web”—an…

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How to Find the Perfect Art Studio

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It is many an amateur and even professional artist’s dream to have access to their own working space. They may have this aspiration for many different reasons – perhaps a simple lack of space at home in which to get…

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Tips for Building Up your Contacts List As a Professional Artist

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It can be very easy, as an aspirant or current artist, to see the broader art world as arcane and impenetrable, in which those who possess the ‘gift of the gab’ all too often triumph over those with the most…

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Standing with the Greats: Interview with Painter Alessandro Andreuccetti

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Alessandro Andreuccetti

Alessandro Andreuccetti - Being an Artist Please Give Us A Few Words Of Introduction About Yourself I am from a land of ancient artistic traditions – Tuscany – where every city, every street, every corner of the landscape is reminiscent of…

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The Art Of The Steal: Appropriation

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Image by Andy Farr via ArtWeb

Joseph Cornell had a huge exhibition displaying 80 pieces of his work in 2015 at the Royal Academy in London. Within the art world he won the admiration of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Motherwell. Among art collectors, his assemblage boxes…

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6 Great Abstract Artists You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Katy Moran, Joe's in Town, 2012

Painting may be the artistic medium that has been declared ‘dead’ more times than any other, but for as long as there exists some kind of paint, some kind of painting surface and some kind of human being to bring…

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