28 Jan 19

ENJOY A DAILY DIP    If your New Year’s resolution is to do more art, how about a helping hand from ‘365 Days of Drawing’? This daily journal is dotted with quirky ideas and cheeky critters designed to get you doodling every day. Follow the daily suggestions and you’ll soon find yourself filling the book with…

21 Jan 19

FACE TO FACE Artists keen to enter pictures for the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award have till midnight on 21 January 2019 to do so. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over, and your work must have been completed after 1 January 2018. Only entries painted predominantly in oil, tempera or…

14 Jan 19

SPOTTED Sitting on the top floor of a London double-decker bus just before Christmas our website designer, Adam Brown, snapped this illuminated Alice in Wonderland and Knight chess piece travelling towards Leicester Square on the back of a lorry. Destination unknown. Characters, perhaps, advertising a show? Or escapees from the giant fun fair at Hyde…

17 Dec 18

EYE SPY Yarn bombers hit Liskeard in Cornwall recently. From 15-27 October street furniture including lamp posts, traffic lights and hand rails were festooned with miles of knitting and crochet – even local shops joined in with chenille sausages and textile tools. Nosing around, Art Sharp discovered that a local group of crafters called 3bagsfull…