Art

Inspiration, innovation and key developments from the art world

A history of anti-war protest

People Power: Fighting For Peace, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, tracks the evolution of the anti-war movement in Britain from Siegfried Sassoon’s poetry to recent Stop Trident protests.

Making art for a desert landscape

The inaugural Desert X art exhibition brings the work of 17 artists to the heat of the Coachella Valley in the US. Here, we present four of our favourite large-scale pieces from the show

On humanitarian storytelling

Art Director Gem Fletcher speaks to photographer Nick Ballon and artist Alma Haser about creating imagery for Save the Children’s Invisible Wounds project

Olafur Eliasson on his set design for Tree of Codes

Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx and Wayne McGregor’s touring ballet Tree of Codes has arrived in London for a week-long run at Sadler’s Wells. We caught up with Eliasson at creative conference Design Indaba to talk about the ambitious collaboration

A typographic tribute to the language of London’s trade

Artist Gordon Young has unveiled a new public art project, Trading Words, which reflects the variety of goods imported into London over the last 400 years. It’s the latest in his large-scale typographic collaborations with designer Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates

The Sun shines on David Hockney

David Hockney’s ‘redesigned’ logo for today’s issue of The Sun has outraged many. But if arts organisations want to reach a wider audience, won’t this help?

Why mums mean business

If advertising – and the wider creative industry – wants a more diverse workforce, it needs to provide a better path for mothers to return to work after having children. Ali Hanan explains how her Creative Equals Returnships programme is doing just that