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A new exhibition of paintings by contemporary landscape artist Lucy Kent will be taking place at her studio, near Tetbury, Wiltshire from 16th-19th September. this LAND is an exhibition of new paintings by Lucy depicting Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and her home county of Wiltshire – large skies, rolling clouds and a kaleidoscope of colours which capture a fleeting moment in nature and the very essence of the British countryside throughout the year. (Top of page:...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting 399 Days by Rachel Kneebone in the unique environment of its 18th-century Chapel from July 10th. The artist’s most ambitious sculpture to date, 399 Days is named after the length of time it took to make. Over five metres in height, it comprises 63 exterior panels. Monumental in scale yet exquisite in detail, it echoes historic sculptures such as Trajan’s Column, a plaster cast of which is displayed in the...

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Curator Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, co-owner and Director of the Hua Gallery Contemporary Chinese Art Specialist, has launched a specially curated exhibition, Mindscapes in collaboration with HOFA Gallery, London. The exhibition runs until July 15th in-gallery and virtually for all to see. (Above – Wang-Ziling, Half of the Blossoms, 2020, hardened acrylic and polymer, 110x78x4cm) The landscape painting tradition is one of the most venerated art forms in China, and still maintains a relevant position in...

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He’s one of the most controversial and collectable artists in the world – as his work comes to the Maddox Gallery, London, we ask – who is Jerkface? New York based street artist, Jerkface may operate anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, but he’s become one of the most collectable contemporary artists in the world. His latest body of work, Villainy, a solo exhibition at the Maddox Gallery London,...

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A new gallery in Cambridge, UK combines prehistoric antiquities with modern masterpieces. Introducing a new concept for art connoisseurs, collectors and the curious alike, a new gallery, Extraordinary Objects, has launched in Cambridge, UK, profiling a fascinating assembly of artwork, sculptures, antiquities and natural history objects. From a 68-million-year-old dinosaur skull, to Banksy sculptures, the Extraordinary Objects collection celebrates curiosity and adventure, displaying modern masterpieces alongside rare fossils and minerals. There is no specific genre...

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Painter Lily Lewis’ exhibition Safe Places aims to raise awareness for domestic abuse victims. (Top of page, Lily Lewis with Unknown 9.) In partnership with Petersham Nurseries and UK charity, Refuge, the artist’s new collection shines a light on the complicated and often silent suffering of domestic abuse victims, cases of which have risen by over 61% in 2020 over lockdown. Running from June to July 2021 at The Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, the...

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The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year, in recognition of this time of exceptional social and economic upheaval and to acknowledge the outstanding quality of their individual practices, and the powerfully relevant work that has been either been newly created or reconfigured especially for the exhibition. Artists Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa),...

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A spectacular week of auctions at Lyon & Turnbull culminated in the sale of the most valuable work of art ever sold in Scotland. The Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh on May 20th included a previously unrecorded 14th century French gothic casket (seen above) that came for sale from Tornaveen House in Aberdeenshire, where it had been for four centuries. In ten minutes of bidding drama across multiple phone lines, the price began at £50,000...

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As an actor, Timothy Spall needs little introduction, but since his thorough preparation for his award-winning role as Samuel Turner in the Mike Leigh film Mr Turner in 2014, Spall has made his own foray into painting. His experience provided the spark and confidence to set himself a rigorous and public challenge of an exhibition, Out of the Storm, to be held at Pontone Gallery in London from 18th June to 18th July. Mounting such...

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Iconic artists Gilbert & George present their NEW NORMAL PICTURES at Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris from 1st June to 31st July 2021. An online exhibition launches on 29th May. Gilbert & George’s creative life was formed when they met as students at Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1967. The indivisibility of their art and everyday life was given early expression in their Living Sculptures from 1969, but it was not until two years later that...

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