Posts by venue: Art

Table, Conversation, Interaction – a guest blog by Stephen Graham MA RCA

Stephen Graham is a previous recipient of the Henry Rothschild Ceramics Bursary. In this guest blog, he describes his experience of winning the prize and the work it allowed him to pursue. On reflection, the resulting work I’ve made for… Read more

Out of Chaos – art that makes you think

One of the important things in our lives is our idea of who we are and where we belong. But our settled sense of identity can be uncomfortably challenged by new situations and places. Güler Ates’ photograph dramatically conveys the feeling of… Read more

Chaïm Soutine, misfit artistic genius in 1930s Paris

Could anyone have better fitted the 20th-century archetype of an artist than Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943)? He was a temperamental social misfit who painted in a frenzy when inspiration struck him, at the same time creating an important new expressive style. Plus,… Read more

David Bomberg, Picasso, and the Whitechapel Boys

David Bomberg’s Ghetto Theatre (1920, © Ben Uri Collection) is one of the stand-out pictures in the Out of Chaos exhibition, which opens at the Laing Art Gallery on October 15th. The exhibition, which ranges over more than 100 years of art, has a strong showing by Bomberg and the… Read more

The New Kids In Town

If you manage to make it past thirty without making a complete idiot of yourself (and for me that particular ship sailed and promptly sank some time ago) then you quickly learn that there is nothing sadder than someone of… Read more