Piccadilly at Night c 1960, by Bob Collin

  • When Night Falls on City Streets 18 May 18

    What sort of after dark vision of London do you subscribe to? The city-that-never-sleeps version, with its 24-hour supermarkets and secure, reassuring terraces where, whatever the time of night... Read More

  • A Trick of the Light 9 Mar 18

    “When people think of Victorian photography, they sometimes think of stiff, fusty portraits of women in crinoline dresses, and men in bowler hats,” says the National Portrait Gallery’s Head of... Read More

  • A Sense of Line and Purpose 1 Dec 17

    Tate Modern’s comprehensive homage to the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani opens with a room containing a single work: Self Portrait as Pierrot, painted in 1915. It’s a brave curatorial move... Read More

  • Hands On 17 Nov 17

    The idea is that the contemporary pieces in The Maker’s Art should be loosely inspired by the ‘imagination and enchantment of Heath Robinson’s work’. It’s about generating a creative... Read More

  • The Father of us All 3 Nov 17

    It was Henri Matisse who described Paul Cézanne as the ‘father of us all’. To Pablo Picasso, Cézanne was ‘the mother who protects her children’. Make what you will of Picasso’s comment... Read More

  • Trash or Treasure Trove? 14 Jul 17

    ‘Rejuvenated Junk’, the current temporary exhibition at the William Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, is a clever collaboration between the Museum and ‘knowtrash’, a unique collection of 4000... Read More

  • A Whole World in Himself 2 Jun 17

    To some, it’s known simply as The Wave, or The Great Wave. It’s a wood-block print that has so transcended national boundaries that it has become an international motif, ideal for recycling as... Read More

  • 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

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