IMPROVISATION

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – White Paper…

COLOURFUL COLLAGE

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – White Paper…

DECOUPAGE

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment. I did this with a young family friend, who…

NATURE DOODLES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – A Set…

RAINBOWS

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. In these last few weeks, the rainbow has become a symbol of support for people wanting to express solidarity with NHS workers. The idea came from a nurse who intended it to be a sign of hope for patients and staff in hospitals across…

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment. And expressing ‘WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND’ brings awareness of thoughts…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ANTI ART FAIR

These are just few of the artists we saw at the Anti Art Fair at the iconic Bussey Building in Peckham this weekend. Hosted by Creative Debuts, it championed emerging artists and curators behind the Nasty Women Exhibitions in London. Whilst the location, kept secret until the last moment, was not what we maxalt expected – we assumed it would be closer to Regent’s Park to drive the idea of an anti-establishment fair home –  we loved the works on show. This is our selection.   KYLE BARNES Website: https://www.kyle-barnes.com/ Instagram:…

ANOTHER TIME AT FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL

ANOTHER TIME XXI - ANTONY GORMLEY, 2013

Three solid cast-iron sculptures from ANOTHER TIME (1999-2013), a series of one hundred figures created by Antony Gormley, have been loaned by the artist to the Folkestone Triennial. Two can be found on the seafront in Folkestone and one by the Turner Contemporary in Margate. They are all placed within reach of the tide and, at certain times, are partly or entirely submerged by the water. Folkestone Triennial runs until 05 November 2017.   ANOTHER TIME XXI in Folkestone ANOTHER TIME XVIII in Folkestone ANOTHER TIME XXI in Margate

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: ARAKI AMORE

In the wake of the tradition of ‘shunga’, a 1600s sexually explicit version of ukiyo-e, the 76 year old photographer has long been recognised for his works exploring the underbelly of Japanese society. His focus is firmly centred on the great fault line between public and private, proper and inappropriate, sleazy and respectable. The blurred distinction between art and porn has caused more than a headache to the artist and various curators and museums whenever his pieces have been exhibited in the West. Whilst in the past he has found himself criticised broadly for…

DALE CHIHULY: GARDEN AND GLASS

We first came across mention of Dale Chihuly‘s work on a visit to glassblowers and their studios on a trip which took us from Helsinki to Nuutajärvi. Between 1995 and 1996, he travelled to glass factories in Finland – and then Mexico, Ireland and Italy – to brainstorm and experiment for his project ‘Chihuly Over Venice’. While in Nuutajärvi, he floated his creations on water and loaded them onto wooden boats so that they could be carried and suspended underneath bridges. This must have been the inspiration for the two large wooden boats brimming…