Last year, Sophie Thomas, co-founder of studio Thomas.Matthews, travelled to Kamilo Point in Hawaii to see at first-hand the extent to which plastic waste is polluting the world’s oceans. She recently presented a talk – and artwork – based on her findings and suggested that designers have an important role to play in instigating real change
Director Richie Johnston shot the feature-length video for Ambient Zone 2: Just Music Café Vol 5 in one take, using a clever technique that creates a hypnotic and absorbing effect.
Panic!, a survey of working life in the cultural and creative industries by arts organisation Create in association with Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Sheffield, and LSE, reveals that the arts are now virtually a closed shop where most people are middle class. The survey comes at a crucial time for the arts sector, with further cuts to funding expected in the government’s spending review on November 25.
Tate Britain has launched a series of posters highlighting three of its most famous paintings in its collection. Unusually, they don’t feature any of the art – instead, a few lines of text conjure up the image and how we might experience it. It’s a technique which has generated some interesting work over the years
David Stewart has won this year’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize by restaging his 2008 entry, a portrait of his daughter and her friends. Here are some of our other favourite works from this year’s prize…
Advertising agency Deutsch in New York has devised an eye-catching way of raising money for charity WATERisLIFE, by removing artist JR’s photographic work from Kibera in Kenya and selling it at auction to raise money for the community.
Opening on November 18 at the Saatchi Gallery in London is Jamie Hewlett’s first art exhibition. The show features three new bodies of work, the content of which might prove surprising to fans of Gorillaz or Tank Girl…
In the latest super colourful Superstudio project, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have built a giant camera obscura in the heart of Mexico City
Fans of print and vinyl would be wise to spend some time over at the Future Artefacts fair, which is being held in Shoreditch, London this weekend. But make no mistake, this is not an event for Luddites looking back longingly at the analogue age, but instead a celebration of how the physical object still has a place in our digital world…
Indian artist Subodh Gupta is renowned for his large-scale installations that feature everyday Indian household implements. His new work contains a giant bucket with objects including pots and pans spilling over the top. It references Gupta’s upbringing in India, as well as wider themes including consumerism and the environment.