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A sneak peak at Atelier Swarovski A/W 2019 collection

Bookmark0I was invited to view Atelier Swarovski’s home décor range including the new additions for Christmas. If your idea of Swarvoski is just glitter and twinkle, you are wrong.  The home collection is gleaming, glossy  and very sophisticated. Here I show just some of the collaborations that have taken place between the company and up …

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Weavers of the Clouds : Textile Arts of Peru

Bookmark0 Weavers of the Clouds brings the captivating designs of Peru to the UK, showcasing some of the world’s oldest and most colourful art and textiles. Peru has a world-renowned heritage of fibre arts and costumes, from a lineage that dates back thousands of years. Weavers of the Clouds examines the vibrant applied crafts, heritage …

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Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman

Bookmark0Cindy Sherman’s ground-breaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, is currently on public display for the first time in the UK, in a major new retrospective of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Cindy Sherman, explores the development of her work from the mid-1970s to the present day. The exhibition features around 180 …

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The Heartland Roots Band: Breaking Away

Bookmark0Over the past couple of years, a growing number of mainstream pop artists such as Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Bebe Rexha, Kylie Minogue, and Lil’ Nas have been falling over themselves to record in Nashville, or collaborate with Country artists and producers. Even pop-princess, Taylor Swift has recently signalled a return to her roots. Meanwhile, …

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Living Colour: Lee Krasner, Barbican Art Gallery.

Bookmark1Joy, oh joy this exhibition is fabulous. An exhibition of the work of pioneering Abstract Expressionist artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and what a coup for the Barbican – the first European exhibition for over 50 years of her work. The exhibition will then tour to Frankfurt, Bern and Bilbao. Living Colour features nearly 100 works-many …

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Yayoi Kusama

Bookmark0 The artist and Instagram sensation famous for pumpkins and polka dots has managed her mental health through making art. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is a phenomenon. Through her talent, determination and vision she’s spent eight decades taking on the white, male art establishment – and winning. In recent years her work has found a huge new …

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Creativity at Wimbledon Art Studios: Richard Knight

Bookmark0Creativity, collaboration and artistic freedom are alive, well and thriving at Wimbledon Art Studios. Established in 1992, this bespoke studio complex houses and provides affordable spaces for over 290 artists, makers and designers. In the last in our series of three features, The Magpie Anthology visited Richard Knight in his studio to talk planes, cityscapes …

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