Heath Robinson Museum exterior by Tom Fish

  • The Maker's Art 19 May 17

    It’s easy to imagine, in a world in which everything seems to happen online, that contemporary artist-makers are relying on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the like to get their work seen. In... Read More

  • The War Between Good and Evil 10 Mar 17

    “I wanted”, explains artist and sculptor Nathan Sawaya, “to do something about good and evil – and what could be better than working with heroes and villains… these are the iconic characters... Read More

  • A Retrospective of the Future 10 Feb 17

    When Peter Crouch, the venerable, well-liked Stoke City striker, scored his 100th Premier League goal at the start of this month, he celebrated by doing his trademark ‘robot dance.’ Involving a... Read More

  • Playing with Perspective 10 Feb 17

    There is, indicated art critic Charlotte Mullins on Radio 4’s Front Row, an odd sense in which David Hockney has been under the radar recently. Of course, there have been substantial shows (two at... Read More

  • 21st Century Gothic 13 Jan 17

    A crisp walk by the river at Battersea Park in the winter months will always get the thumbs up from me, if only to say hello to the herons and take a few deep, meditative breaths by the Peace... Read More

  • The Battle In The Mind 28 Oct 16

    In November 1917 Paul Nash sent a letter back to his wife Margaret from the Allies HQ at Passchendaele, which had recently witnessed one of the bloodiest passages of fighting on the Western Front... Read More

  • Shock and Awe 14 Oct 16

    If I’d been Lee Miller, back in 1937, I’m not sure that I’d have been particularly impressed with Pablo Picasso’s portrait of me. Lee Miller as l’Arlesienne depicted the notoriously... Read More

  • Keeping It Real 15 Jul 16

    This ambitious retrospective is the largest exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work ever to have been staged outside the US – and it’s a substantial affair, with 13 rooms displaying 115 major... Read More

  • Small, But Perfectly Formed 8 Apr 16

    It’s that time of the year. Leaves are opening, buds are bursting and, on bright days at least, the air is full of the joy of awakening spring. The Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows on the... Read More

  • Transcending the Boundaries of Art 11 Mar 16

    The name Botticelli transcends the boundaries of art. Many people will have a faint idea that he once painted a picture of the goddess Venus, while even those who couldn’t tell you a thing about him... Read More

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