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Olga Lomaka’s Artistic Journey Through Time and Space

Remaining creative during the lockdown period, London-based Russian artist Olga Lomaka has also been keen to give back wherever possible, working with different charities and offering donations of her work to raise funds for much needed NHS support. She says: “The social distancing comes at a great price for both artists and audiences. Artists have been recording their interpretation of lockdown by producing work. We artists reflect on what is happening in the world through...

Art Car Boot Fair Goes Online

In common with many other art events planned for the back half of this year, the Art Car Boot Fair has cancelled its live event in favour of an online version of the famously exuberant one-day event. The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair will take place exclusively online on Sunday 20th September at 12 – 6pm, with Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Marcus Harvey, Sara Pope, Helen Beard, Pam Hogg and Pure Evil joining...

Ahuva Zeloof Shows ‘Subconscious Self-Portraits’ at Diba Art

Diba Art is holding a solo exhibition of works by Iraqi-born sculptor, Ahuva Zeloof, from August 20th to November 2020. Featuring over 30 works, the exhibition, IMPERFECTION, brings together a selection of important sculptures from the past decade, as well as a number of works from Ahuva Zeloof’s new series in stone, created during the long weeks of self-isolation in lockdown and presented here for the first time; Scarred, Fractured and Hope. For Zeloof, lockdown...

Galerie Templon Paris Presents Exhibition of ‘Fierce’ Kienholz Installations

Galerie Templon Paris, one of the first to restart a full programme of exhibitions after the coronavirus lockdown, presents the works of Edward and Nancy Kienholz from 5th September to 24th October 2020. The exhibition will feature around 20 large installations created between 1978 and 1994, several of which have never been shown before in Europe. Life-size installations, three-dimensional tableaux and assemblage works made from everyday items, the Kienholzs’ works lie beyond the boundaries of...
Kensington + Chelsea Art Week Offers Sneak Peek into Artists’ Studios

Art FocusKensington + Chelsea Art Week Offers Sneak Peek into Artists’ Studios

To mark the gradual reopening of the art scene post lockdown, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week will celebrate the festival’s third anniversary by offering a ‘sneak peek’ into contemporary artists’ studios and their favourite spots in West London by delivering short 360-degree films about their practice. Open Doors 360 is a series of short, immersive 360-degree interviews with artists living or working in West London and taking part in KCAW20. Produced by Maya Sanbar of...
The Arts Society Announces Winner of Isolation Artwork Competition

Art FocusLife & CultureThe Arts Society Announces Winner of Isolation Artwork Competition

The Arts Society has announced Abigail McGourlay, 20 from Sheffield, as the winner of the national Isolation Artwork Competition for young artists during lockdown with her painting titled Brewing. Abigail’s winning artwork alongside the other seven shortlisted artists can be viewed as part of a virtual art exhibition here. Brewing is a self-portrait which shows Abigail drinking a cup of tea in the bath, two things she says she has found comforting during lockdown. She...
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