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The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Originally published January 2018. When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that […]

Eat Out To Help Out

Hospitality is one of the UK’s biggest employers and has been hit especially hard by lockdown. In April, 80% of venues closed, and 1.4 million hospitality workers have been placed on furlough since then. Some venues have been able to provide a takeaway service during lockdown. But this often means lower average spending and less people […]

Artist Wyland’s “Color & Keep it Immortal” colouring book challenge

Wyland is a French Artist – Performer – Fashion Designer – Experimental Artist – Jewellery Maker – Colouring Book Creator , living in London. He loves a challenge and this is a BIG one. Wyland’s goal is to publish one colouring book per month, celebrating a different famous person each day that inspires him. That’s 365 new drawings in his unique gesture portraits style! […]

How can we all support Black Lives Matter?

The Black Lives Matter movement was set up to campaign against violence and systematic racism against black people. On Monday 25 May, a 46-year-old African American man named George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer knelt on Floyd’s neck as he struggled to breathe. “Even with cameras on him, a police […]

Art Kits Now Available!

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with our suppliers,David S Sales, to bring you thePopUp Painting Art Kit! In this art kit for adults or the young you will get everything you need to unleash your creativity at home, and enable you to get the most out of PopUp Painting Live! and [...]

Isolation Dating Terms

There’s a lot of modern dating terms floating around out there…we’ve all heard of ghosting, cuffing and bread crumbing, right? But isolation and social distancing has put a whole new spin on things! Here is a list of just a few of the modern dating trends emerging from lockdown… ADAPTING: Finding new ways to get […]

Artist Spotlight: Laura Macdonald

Laura is an artist and trained actress and performer from Cornwall. Laura is a commission based artist, working mostly in acrylic on canvas. She enjoys experimenting with different mediums from watercolour and Biro, to sketching freehand on a sewing machine! She is also a self- taught face-painter. Laura paints a range of subjects from still […]

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Sales

Andrew has studied art extensively, completing both a foundation diploma degree and a Bachelors degree in Fine art After graduating Andrew moved to Leeds to continue to make work and exhibit. He has exhibited extensively around Leeds, but also in London, Newcastle, Loughborough and Leicester. He completed his MA in creative practice at Leeds Arts [...]