Category Archives: Popular Culture

Women in Public Spaces: Why we need more women in public art.

Public art, it’s in our town squares, at our bus stations, plastered on billboards; but think of the last public commission you saw – chances are it was created by a man. Take for example London’s Forth Plinth, out of

Women in Public Spaces: Why we need more women in public art.

Public art, it’s in our town squares, at our bus stations, plastered on billboards; but think of the last public commission you saw – chances are it was created by a man. Take for example London’s Forth Plinth, out of

About The Young Idea: The Jam at Somerset House

A chronological tour of a band that defined a moment in British history, The Jam: About The Young Idea offers an intimate look at the music of 1970s and 1980s through newspaper clippings, clothes, vinyls and show posters from the

About The Young Idea: The Jam at Somerset House

A chronological tour of a band that defined a moment in British history, The Jam: About The Young Idea offers an intimate look at the music of 1970s and 1980s through newspaper clippings, clothes, vinyls and show posters from the

Fashion Without Boundaries

Most of us have heard of campaigns, such as Let Toys be Toys, that have caused toyshops (from Hamleys to Toys ‘R’ Us) to remove labelling that says toy guns are “for boys” and dolls “for girls”.  But there is

Fashion Without Boundaries

Most of us have heard of campaigns, such as Let Toys be Toys, that have caused toyshops (from Hamleys to Toys ‘R’ Us) to remove labelling that says toy guns are “for boys” and dolls “for girls”.  But there is

Elastic Heart: Interpretive Dance vs. Mass Media

It has been called “Creepy” by Elle Magazine, caused a twitter uproar, and ended up with the The Mirror asking “has Sia gone too far?” the video for Elastic Heart, Grammy Award winner Sia’s latest release, is apparently controversial. But

Elastic Heart: Interpretive Dance vs. Mass Media

It has been called “Creepy” by Elle Magazine, caused a twitter uproar, and ended up with the The Mirror asking “has Sia gone too far?” the video for Elastic Heart, Grammy Award winner Sia’s latest release, is apparently controversial. But

Banned Images

With Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter becoming a daily part of all of our lives, social media websites have taken over the world. They know everything about our public and our private lives, however there are some things social media

Banned Images

With Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter becoming a daily part of all of our lives, social media websites have taken over the world. They know everything about our public and our private lives, however there are some things social media

Two’s Company: From besties to frenimies, art’s revolutionary friendships

Whether it was Basquiat helping Warhol regain his rebel image in the 1980s, Picasso and Matisse fighting a ‘boxing match’ to outdo each other, or Damien Hirst helping Banksy’s artworks to reach record sales highs, the power couples in art

Two’s Company: From besties to frenimies, art’s revolutionary friendships

Whether it was Basquiat helping Warhol regain his rebel image in the 1980s, Picasso and Matisse fighting a ‘boxing match’ to outdo each other, or Damien Hirst helping Banksy’s artworks to reach record sales highs, the power couples in art

The Bare Truth: Nude performance art uses the female body to make radical statements

The naked female body is a well-established trope in art history, from Titan to Picasso we have all become accustomed to seeing romanticised images of breasts when entering a gallery. However since the radical 1960’s the female form has been

The Bare Truth: Nude performance art uses the female body to make radical statements

The naked female body is a well-established trope in art history, from Titan to Picasso we have all become accustomed to seeing romanticised images of breasts when entering a gallery. However since the radical 1960’s the female form has been