Sunday, August 18, 2019

New Brighton revisited – three decades in pictures

A group show brings together for the first time the New Brighton pictures of internationally renowned British photographers Martin Parr, Ken Grant and...

Liverpool Biennial 2018 review – the hunt for Merseyside treasures

“Beautiful world, where are you?” It has to be said that the question posed by the curators of the 2018 Liverpool Biennial –...

Glasgow School of Art – ready to rise from the ashes once more

It is hard to think, out of all the great and historic buildings in the British Isles that might be lost to fire,...

An ode to a schizophrenic sibling: Louis Quail’s moving portraits of his brother

My brother, Justin, is not a straightforward person,” says photographer Louis Quail, “His otherness is very apparent. I have seen people recoil from...

The big picture: football at home in Park Hill, Sheffield, 1961

If football had come home this weekend, there is a strong argument that it would have pitched up in Sheffield. Three of England’s...

Dublin storeys: how two townhouses were brought back to life

Behind every historic facade lurks a tale of social and economic upheaval. Take those belching, satanic factories which once lined the waterways of...

What makes a dachshund the perfect muse? The long history of sausage dogs in...

My muse is a seven-year-old chocolate and tan sausage dog. I was captivated by Teena when she was a pup: ears that moved...

Art of surprise: classic paintings in novel settings – in pictures

Since April, Michael Thibault has been mixing contemporary photography with classic paintings on his Instagram account Art Frame Design. It all started with...

Walking on water or lost at sea? Hastings split over its people’s pier

The seaside town of Hastings, which gave its name to one of the most famous battles in British history, is up in arms...

Yves Klein seizes Blenheim and a Nazi hits Scotland – the week in art

Exhibition of the Week Emil Nolde: Colour is LifeA powerful and thought-provoking exhibition of a great pioneer of modern art who was also a...

Colourful water-tank pavilion built by Studio Weave beside River Thames

A garden within a water tank is raised up on colourful geometric columns to form this pavilion, built by Studio Weave alongside the new US embassy...

New York's first Latin American Foto Festival – in pictures

At the city’s first Latin American Foto Festival, hosted by the Bronx Documentary Center, award-winning photographers from across the Caribbean and Latin America...

Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sam Coulton has designed a concept for a sustainable alternative to cremation to help Londoners confront death. Called London Physic...

David Wojnarowicz: remembering the work of a trailblazing artist

Artwork made by gay artists has historically been cast aside as such, flagged with labels like “gay art” or “Aids art” or “political...

Built to last: the sand sculpture inspired by Britain's best castles

No mere scrape of a ditch surrounding an upended bucket of sand will do: a proper sandcastle, according to an English Heritage curator...

Rembrandt’s An Old Woman Reading: subtle drama and rugged human experience

Golden oldies … In 17th-century Netherlands, the detailed depiction of careworn, lived-in elderly faces became an artist’s calling card. Though this was...

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Yugoslavian architecture – in pictures

A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art focuses on the period of intense construction in the former Yugoslavia between its...

Life in the Dark review – Spine-tingling marvels in a timely cave-diving show

When the curators of the Natural History Museum’s engrossing journey into some of the most extreme ecosystems on Earth planned this exhibit –...

Jacqui Hallum wins John Moores painting prize

A painting on three billowing cotton sheets by Jacqui Hallum has beaten 2,700 other entries to become the 30th winner of the £25,000...

The ex-postie whose paintings are loved by Noel Gallagher and the north

In the 13 years since he sold his first painting at the age of 39, Pete McKee – a former supermarket shelf-stacker and...

New York museum rescinded job offer because I was a mother, curator claims

The curator at the center of a gathering art-world storm over gender and parental discrimination says her experience of losing out on a...

Wearing thanaka in a Rohingya refugee camp – in pictures

Swirls of yellow paste made from ground bark decorate the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women and girls in the refugee camps of Cox’s...

Beats, bucks and bling: the first stars of hip-hop – in pictures

A new exhibition of street shots from the 1980s captures everyone who was anyone in the early days of hip-hop, from Biz Markie...

To the psychedelic castle! A blast of Lagos colour rocks Dulwich's Old Masters

A psychedelic castle will land on a lawn in leafy Dulwich, London, next summer, bringing a shocking dose of colour to the well-heeled...

Glasgow School of Art must be rebuilt – with no corners cut | John...

These are worrying times for all who care about saving the finest works by one of the world’s greatest architects, Charles Rennie Mackintosh....

Liron Gertsman's best photograph: cobalt-winged parakeets in the Amazon

I had to wait three days to get this picture, but, when the moment came, it was breathtaking. I was at Yasuní national...

Face-plants and vert ramping: the evolution of skateboarding photography – in pictures

Palace Boys, Tottenham Hale, 2016, by Mike O’Meally Magazines including SkateBoarder, Thrasher, Transworld, RaD and Sidewalk, according to the show’s curators, Jaime Marie...

Dennis Creffield obituary

On Valentine’s Day morning in 1987 Dennis Creffield set off from his third floor flat on Marine Parade in Brighton to draw every...

London's third tallest skyscraper, The Diamond, revealed

A 56-storey tower called The Diamond is set to join the growing cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London and will be...

Mackintosh building will be rebuilt, says Glasgow School of Art director

Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last month, will be rebuilt, the school’s director has told the Guardian. The...