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Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Goldsmiths YBA alumni donate art to new gallery

Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Julian Opie, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Steve McQueen are among the Goldsmiths alumni who will donate their artwork to an auction at Christie’s to help fund the construction of a new gallery, designed by Assemble at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The gallery is to…

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie, talk ‘wearable art’ tonight at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. The two women break the boundary between art and fashion with their cutting-edge, uniquely designed fashion pieces inspired by years of living in East London. Sue Kreitzman was born in New York almost 75…

“Britain’s most violent prisoner” exhibition opens

“Britain’s most violent prisoner” exhibition opens

An exhibition by “Britain’s most violent prisoner” opened last week in Hackney’s Apiary Studios. The Death of Bronson “salutes the demise” of the UK’s most notorious criminal, Charles Bronson, and will run until January 22. By “death” the title does not indicate the artists literal passing, but rather refers to the end of…

Whitechapel Gallery traces a century of abstract art

Whitechapel Gallery traces a century of abstract art

The Whitechapel Gallery has kick-started a major new exhibition tracing a century of abstract art. The display will celebrate the centenary of “Black Square”, the work of the late Russian Artist Kazimir Malevich, by reflecting on art as it relates to society and politics. The exhibition, entitled “Adventures of the Black…

Embrace Chinese culture with the Horniman Museum

Embrace Chinese culture with the Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum and Gardens will, this weekend, embrace the start of “Memories of China”, an exhibition that celebrates the lives of the Chinese community within the UK. The event will explore the experiences of Chinese natives living in Britain since the early 20th century, launching on January 17 until April 12. Admission…

Stormzy takes third place in BBC Sound of 2015 list

Stormzy takes third place in BBC Sound of 2015 list

Grime artist Stormzy has come third place in the BBC Music Sound of 2015 list, which unveils the best and brightest emerging talent. Otherwise known as Michael Omari, the 21-year-old Croydon-born unsigned artist and MC appeared on the music scene aged 11 when he won rap battles at his local youth club,…

‘The Realness': where laughs lie side by side with violence

‘The Realness': where laughs lie side by side with violence

Within just a few hours of leaving prison Jay Johnson has been mugged. Surrounded by taunting youths, his phone is snatched before he even makes it home. Jay’s world of menacing east London streets where fights flare in the blink of an eye and gangsters roam with arrogant glares is…

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

  In the spirit of Christmas giving, an illustration exhibition that opens today will donate its profits to a homeless charity. “A Long Way From Home” is hosted by the A-side B-side Gallery, an artist run gallery, project space and studios, situated within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community. The exhibition…

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! is probably the best pop band in the UK, though they may not be around to hold onto that crown for much longer. Their sold-out show at Shoreditch’s Village Underground is the last show the band have booked and, based on Gareth Campesinos’ cryptic statements, it may well be…

Floating theatre seeks to keep head above water

Floating theatre seeks to keep head above water

A theatre company launched a public appeal to help fund its three-week “floating theatre” production in Victoria Park this month. Vacuum Theatre, a London-based international performing arts company, will launch The Waterhouse Theatre, a “fifty-seater theatre on a canal barge,” on December 10. The company has been working on the 70ftx12ft canal…

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