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Taking on tattoos

When I was younger my mum brought me up to believe tattoos were distasteful - threatening that I’d be out of the house if...

An Exploration of Pop Art

The art world has always been shrouded in elitism. Mostly celebrating ‘high culture’, artwork historically has had little to no relation to the...

Art Classes: The Art of Snobbery

Class. Britain is obsessed with it. That divisive taboo, the weird networks of have-mores and have-lesses. Art in Britain often explores this obsession, frequently...

Creative Influences or Copyright?

Worthy words on collaboration: Artists like Diana Smith can make digital oil paintings out of computer code; sculptors are laying down their chisels and ordering...

Battle of the Beverage

Dry January is a contested concept amongst my friends, as it garners many different opinions, ranging from respect and admiration to detest and abhorrence....

The Death of The Author: A Fun, Expensive Funeral

I just finished a Creative Writing course here in Exeter, which was lovely. It doesn’t make me art, or an artist, but it did...

Art as Therapy

In a report published earlier this year, it was revealed that domestic abuse issues cost the government £66 billion annually: an estimated two million...

Is Art Changing as the Climate Changes?

Climate change has been at the forefront of the public mind since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report in October stating...

The reality of the ‘Art Attack’

There are a few possible scenarios which may understandably make you feel rather sick. The sight of blood, officially called haemophobia, may cause a...

Expensive Tastes

I am the first to admit that I have expensive taste. This position is rarely in congruence with my bank account – like most...