Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Stagecoach dropped as Turner prize sponsor over chair's anti-gay views

The Turner prize and its controversial 2019 sponsor, Stagecoach, have parted ways just one day after the partnership was announced. There was anger and...

The 2019 Head On photo awards – in pictures

Professional and amateur photographers from around the world are competing for the $60,000 prize pool in Australia’s annual Head On photo awards, with...

Michael Wolf obituary

After moving on from a successful career in photojournalism in 2003 to pursue his personal work, the photographer Michael Wolf, who has died...

'I hope people will find it joyful': David Nash exhibition opens in Cardiff

An extraordinary exhibition of sculptures hewn, carved and manipulated out of wood is opening in Cardiff to celebrate the 50 years – or...

Matthew Chamberlain proposes Street Tree Pods to alleviate London's housing crisis

University of Westminster graduate Matthew Chamberlain has designed a sustainable treehouse to provide starter homes on London's streets, while also tackling the city's high...

A powerful moment for the Archibald prize: could a portrait of a black woman...

The sensation of being alien has been with me as long as I can remember. I think it’s common to many descendants of...

Archibald prize 2019: Leigh Sales, Benjamin Law, David Wenham and more – in pictures

The Archibald is one of Australia’s most prominent art prizes, awarded annually for the portrait of a person ‘distinguished in art, letters, science...

Newly identified sketch of Leonardo da Vinci to go on display in London

A drawing of a melancholic, thoughtful old man caught off-guard has been identified as only the second image of Leonardo da Vinci made...

Old Norse, mystics and race cars: is Älvdalen the weirdest village in Sweden?

In 1926, the yearbook of the Swedish Tourism Association described the village of Älvdalen as “a community with a dark insular spirit” where...

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission gets new chair after Scruton sacking

Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith has been named interim chair of the UK's Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, after Roger Scruton's removal.Scruton...

Kathy Acker review – a voyage to hell with the pirates of desire

There was something piratical about Kathy Acker. This New York poet, novelist, self-styled plagiarist and social visionary, who died as a result of...

Turner prize 2019: thrilling shortlist offers sci-fi sculpture and gunshot sonics

The Turner prize has had some lacklustre years, uneven rosters and years when only one possible winner has been apparent from the time...

Turner prize hosts choose sponsor chaired by anti-gay rights campaigner

Stagecoach, a company co-founded and chaired by a businessman who campaigned against gay rights, has been named as lead sponsor of the Turner...

Art, fashion and interiors merge in Mrs and Mr Bateman pop-up shop

An eccentric fictional family informed the vivid interiors of this pop-up shop in west London, which has been designed by creatives Selena Beaudry,...

Streetkid visions: Russia's Instagram star

Chistopol, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, 2016 A pupil at Raifa special school. Markov was born in Pushkino, north of Moscow, in 1982, was a...

Anniversary portrait of the Royal Academy – archive, 1 May 1968

The Royal Academy is 200 years old. It was in 1768 that George III was presented with an instrument of Foundation which recited...

Morris + Company encase vaulted wooden restaurant with aluminium arcade

Morris + Company has wrapped a metal arcade around a vaulted timber restaurant pavilion at Wildernesse House, a retirement living scheme in Kent.Raised on...

Doreen Spooner obituary

Doreen Spooner was the first female staff photographer on a British national newspaper. In a career stretching from the late 1940s to the...

Full story behind iconic Dutch wartime portrait finally emerges

It has been described by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam as one of its most popular paintings but the cause of its sitter’s...

'Instagram is like junk food': the artists out to improve our visual diet

One day Marine Tanguy decided to do a test. She posted a picture of her bottom in a bikini to her 24,000 Instagram...

Banksy artwork likely to remain in Port Talbot

The future of a Banksy that appeared in a south Wales steel town is more certain after the local authority announced that an...

Keep out! The 100m² countries – in pictures

Rubén Martín de Lucas pokes fun at the arbitrary nature of borders – by creating small geometric shapes and then living in themMinimal...

Featherstone Young builds boxing gym for Grenfell Tower club

London architecture studio Featherstone Young has built the Bay 20 community centre to replace the gym lost by the Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club in the Grenfell Tower...

Rise Design Studio brightens Harvist Road flat with glass-walled lightwell

Expansive panels of glass helped Rise Design Studio connect the formerly light-starved living spaces of this northwest London flat to the outdoors.

360-degree video captures creation of Assemble's Granby Winter Garden

This 360-degree movie documents the three-year process of creating Assemble's Granby Winter Garden from two derelict houses in Liverpool, UK. 

Image of artist's grandmother shortlisted for BP portrait award

A professional dancer who has painted his 95-year-old grandmother as “an example of strength, dignity and authority” is one of four artists shortlisted...

'I'm screaming to the choir' – behind Robert Longo's anti-Trump art

It wasn’t too long ago that New York artist Robert Longo was seated at a boxing match with his son at Madison Square...

The Da Vincis of the dancefloor – meet the artists capturing clubland

It would be around midnight when Jah Shaka’s truck pulled up outside Phebes nightclub in east London, and his crew would start humping...

Damien Hirst placemat drawings donated to British Museum

More than 70 portraits by Damien Hirst – drawn on placemats at the breakfast table – have been given to the British Museum. The...

Recording reveals how Francis Bacon was rushed to finish paintings

There is nothing more dull than watching paint dry, but great art cannot be rushed. Francis Bacon was irritated that his dealer put...