Book Art – British Academy Literature Week
Art / Literature

Book Art – British Academy Literature Week

For this week’s British Academy Literature week in London (20-24th May), artist Justin Rowe is exhibiting his unique book art. Rescuing unloved books from charity shops, Rowe gives them a new lease of life by creating them in to enchanting sculptures from woodland scenes, to commissioned work commemorating the Antarctic explorations of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I particularly … Continue reading

Tate Work of the Week
Art

Tate Work of the Week

The Tate’s “Work of the Week” this week comes from the first of the new DLA Piper Series: Constellations which opened last week at the Tate Liverpool. It is called “Astrophotography…The Traditional Measure of Photographic Speed in Astronomy…’ by Siegfried Marx (1987)” and is by Welsh sculptor and filmmaker Cerith Wyn Evans. This huge glass … Continue reading

Are Video Games Art?
Art

Are Video Games Art?

This month, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened an exhibition featuring some of our best-loved video games, including Pac-Man, Tetris and Sim City 2000 –  not exactly what you would expect alongside Edvard Munch’s iconic modern art piece The Scream, also currently on display at the museum. Well, according to Jonathan Jones of The … Continue reading

Brand New Ancients: Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Poetry Prize
Art / Literature

Brand New Ancients: Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Poetry Prize

Kate Tempest, ground-breaking spoken word poet from London, won the Ted Hughes poetry prize for her ‘spoken story’ Brand New Ancients this evening. I first experienced Tempest’s poetry at a spoken word night at the Royal Court Theatre, London last year and, I have to say, it has completely changed my view of poetry: what poetry … Continue reading