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Traditional landmarks lose out to the new when it comes to defining London

50 years ago Big Ben, the Tower of London and London Bridge were among the names and landmarks that typified the British capital for a large percentage of the world’s civilised population. Over the past couple of decades, however, centuries of history have been overtaken by technology and changes that some embrace and some disparage, in every field of human endeavor including architecture.

Londoners are

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Arts funding needs to be doled out carefully

Just throwing money into the arts does not really help society and in fact actually hurts art more than it helps. Take for example Liverpool where the funds that are placed towards the arts have been increased since 2008, but now that it is five years later there have not been that many changes.

A report that was published by the Liverpool Hope University stated

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Piranesi’s greatest works on show in April

Piranesi’s greatest works on show in April

Piranesi’s Paestum drawings enlighten a new generation at Sir John Soane’s Museum

20, 26 and 27 April 2013

The last great graphic project from Piranesi, The Paestum drawings, are currently on display at the Sir John Soane’s Museum and are set to inspire a whole new generation of artists in April when they learn the etching and

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Paddy Power open betting on Banksy art sale

Following on from the news that a painting by graffiti artist Bansky has been put up for auction on a US website, Paddy Power have opened the betting on how much it will sell for.

The work, which was removed from the side of a Poundland shop in North London, is a 10/11 shot to sell for between $500,000 and $750,000 by the bookmaker with

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Art Fund Collect 2013 calls for entries

Art Fund Collect 2013 calls for entries

Art Fund Collect 2013 has been launched by The Art Fund and Craft Council. Both parties are delighted to announce this years scheme, which has a fund of £75,000 to allow museums in the UK to add to their collections an outstanding piece of new contemporary craft.

The Art Fund Collect was first set up in 2008

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Dry docked ship brought back to life with graffiti art

A former ship now has a new lease of life due to some spray paint and a group of graffiti artists that volunteered to help turn it into a piece of art. The Duke of Lancaster has been dry docked at the Flintshire, North Wales Dee estuary for the past four decades, but now it’s a true piece of art.

The ship was originally launched

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Alexander McCall Smith honoured in home city of Edinburgh

He is known as the best-selling author who was somehow inspired by many peculiar individuals in everyday Edinburgh. Initially seen in The Scotsman, the forty-four Scotland Street novels of Alexander McCall Smith has led him to be immortalised in his home city. He has been honoured by the council of the city and has been chosen to be part of the new thoroughfare that is

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Ula Dajerling takes her ‘Dark Materialism’ to the Plymouth Arts Centre

Ula Dajerling takes her ‘Dark Materialism’ to the Plymouth Arts Centre

Ula Dajerling, the London artist, is taking several different approaches while she explores how to exactly create ‘formless art’ at the Plymouth Arts Centre as part of her first solo exhibition that will run from January 26th to March 28th and is titled Dark Materialism.

Dajerling has been able to work at Plymouth’s

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Creative Thinking; A Modern Artists Notebook by C J Hollins

Creative Thinking; A Modern Artists Notebook by C J Hollins

Have you ever wondered what such founders and masters of modern art such as Picasso, Monet, Cezanne or Kandinsky would have really thought of the unmade bed from Emin, or Hirst’s formaldehyde creations? Another question that begs to be answered is; has modern art actually moved forward since these pioneers made such a breakthrough,

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