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Paul Stafford & Ben Wright on 10 years of DesignStudio and the success of making your own rules

In 2009 Ben Wright and Paul Stafford founded DesignStudio. Their vision was to «bring design back to the heart of the business» and work closely with ambitious leaders and teams to make a meaningful difference to the world’s most exciting brands. Together, they have helped transform and implement brands at […]

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Scott Listfield’s paintings of a curious astronaut exploring franchises on an apocalyptic Earth

Scott Listfield’s paintings of a curious astronaut exploring franchises on an apocalyptic Earth

All images courtesy of Scott Listfield Who doesn’t love a good apocalyptic-themed exhibition? Throw in a wandering astronaut, exploring our planet after we’ve all disappeared and you get another wonderful new series by Scott Listfield, an American artist who likes to predict our future. This month, he’s featuring Franchise Too […]

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Photography that explores the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape

Photography that explores the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape

Queen Street, Edinburgh, 2018. © Stephen McLaren A Contested Land is an upcoming exhibition that examines the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape through the work of four photographers. The contrasting series of works by the collective known as Document Scotland will go on display at the Martin […]

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Scarlett Crawford’s First Waves exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the Race Relations Act

Scarlett Crawford’s First Waves exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the Race Relations Act

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act. During the year, artist Scarlett Crawford completed six regional residencies, delivering workshops with communities in Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Thamesmead, Cardiff/Swansea and Liverpool, to hear their stories and collaboratively create artworks focused on their experiences. One of the main goals […]

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Frank Habicht‘s eye-opening photographs of the Swinging Sixties in London

Frank Habicht‘s eye-opening photographs of the Swinging Sixties in London

Bare Essentials – near Knightsbridge, 1969 © Frank Habicht 2018. All photography courtesy of Hatje Cantz When the German photographer Frank Habicht arrived in London in the 1960s, the pop revolution of the swinging sixties was still in the starting blocks. Flower power, free love, “make love, not war” – […]

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Photography of the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on fashion

Photography of the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on fashion

‘Looking Over Shoulder’, Marilyn Monroe, Los Angeles, 1962, Bert Stern © The Bert Stern Trust. All images courtesy of Proud Central. The House of Dior is renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th-century and its legacy continues to inspire modern style. Now you can see […]

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Artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour

Artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour

Hardeep Pandhal – Self-Loathing Flashmob, installation detail, 2018 Courtesy of Alan Dimmick In his latest exhibition, Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. Taking place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange (NAE) and Primary, the dual setting show creates what the […]

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Devotion: Georg Baselitz’s intense, emotionally charged portraits of famous artists

Devotion: Georg Baselitz’s intense, emotionally charged portraits of famous artists

GEORG BASELITZ Philip Guston 1944, 2018 Oil on canvas 65 x 39 3/8 in 164.9 x 100 cm © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann. Courtesy Gagosian «There have always been portraits throughout art history. But more important than the subject has always been the artist himself… I call this exhibition […]

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Duo Color: Wang Guangle’s meditative paintings that draw upon spiritual exploration

Duo Color: Wang Guangle’s meditative paintings that draw upon spiritual exploration

Wang Guangle 180716, 2018. © Wang Guangle, courtesy Pace Gallery One of the preeminent contemporary abstract painters, Wang Guangle’s work is rooted in an «investigation of painting’s temporality and in the power of the canvas as a vessel of labour and marker of time». He calls upon a historical tradition […]

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