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The Book of Everyone: Wonderfully curious personalised books

Put simply, The Book of Everyone helps people to easily create gifts that carry true emotional value. In the internet age ‘personalised’ products are everywhere and easy to find but personalised does not necessarily mean personal. The Book of Everyone enables anyone to create unique gifts for unique people, designed to show how well they know them.  Founded by Jonny, Jason and Steve, three… Read More

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Artist Hannah Shergold announces collaboration with Born Free Foundation for new Mayfair exhibition

Artist Hannah Shergold has announced a new collection in collaboration with the Born Free Foundation. The collection is inspired by the charity’s incredible work promoting the survival of threatened species in the wild and will be showcased at a two-week exhibition at La Galleria, Mayfair, from 17-29th June. A painting will be selected and auctioned at the Private View with all proceeds being donated… Read More

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Masoud Akhavanjam presents two new sculptures in the Giardini Marinaressa alongside 2019 Venice Biennale

Masoud Akhavanjam – Dilemma of Man & Metamorphosis Giardini Marinaressa, East Garden, Venice Sunday 11 May 2019 to Friday 24 November 2019 Preview days 9-10 May (works in situ from 1 May) Iranian Iranian sculptor Masoud Akhavanjam will exhibit two large scale, stainless steel sculptures, as part of the GAA Foundation’s PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders exhibition, in the context of the 2019 Venice… Read More

+ SJ Fuerst, Astronaut Teal, 2019; Jellyfish Yellow, 2019; Daphne Pink, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Forest Fresh

Entitled Forest Fresh, the exhibition is comprised of eleven variously scaled oil paintings, along with sketches executed in the same medium on floppy disks. Playing off the exhibition’s title, which takes its name from one of the works in the show, the artist will create a walk through installation made up of sixteen undecorated, artificial Christmas trees, along with an audio soundtrack of birdsong and pine scented air-fresheners.

+ Zoe Beloff, Still from film Future Emoji, 2017. Courtesy the artist

Emotions Go to Work

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present an interactive installation by the New York-based artist Zoe Beloff. Entitled Emotions Go to Work, the exhibition examines how technology, through a variety of means — be it internet marketing or Artificial Intelligence — is increasingly able to read our feelings and transform them into valuable assets.

+ susan pui san lok, Score for Voices, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist

A COVEN A GROVE A STAND

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present A COVEN A GROVE A STAND, a major exhibition by the artist susan pui san lok. The installation explores the folklore surrounding witchcraft and the history of the witch persecutions across East Anglia in the 16th and 17th centuries, including the campaign led by Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled ‘Witchfinder General.’

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Luxury Watches: A Guide To Purchasing Your Perfect Timepiece

Truly luxury watches are an investment: alongside the thousands of pounds they cost, there is also the servicing and maintenance that they require to ensure they continue to run in perfect order. However, a luxury watch is also a masterpiece of engineering, and as such can last the wearer their entire life and, in some cases, be an investment for their future. LUXlife Staff… Read More

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The Natural Materials company working with Frog Skin, Puffer Fish, Termite’s Nest and Tobacco Leaf to create luxury finishes

Application of heritage artisan skills is what we do. Sustainability of natural material is what we stand for. Environmental, economic and social well-being is our mission. Our company was founded in 2000 by two partners, Paul Hoeve and Lay Koon Tan, whose mission was to create meaningful, sustainable and exciting employment opportunities for people in developing countries. In an age of rampant globalisation and at the… Read More

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Creating The Room Of Your Dreams

From simple solutions to entire overhauls, Wendy Interiors can change the look and feel of your home. Following her success in LUX Life’s End of Year Feature as the Innovative Interior Design Studio of the Year – 2018, we profiled the firm and caught up with Wendy who provided us with a glimpse into the innerworkings of her award-winning brand. As a designer, Wendy… Read More

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Discoveries

Fiumano Clase is delighted to announce this year’s Discoveries exhibition will take place from 13th February – 6th April 2019 at their contemporary London gallery, 21 Wren Street, WC1. The second ever Discoveries exhibition features work by three recently graduated emerging artists scouted by gallery directors, Francesca Fiumano and Andrés Clase over the past twelve months.

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Echoes

3812 Gallery is delighted to present Echoes, an exhibition of new and recent works by UKbased Chinese contemporary ink artist, Qu Leilei. Inspired by, yet simultaneously breaking with traditional Chinese ink painting, Qu creates starkly realistic works and intimate portraits. His paintings, executed in ink and water, demonstrate mastery in brush control and handling of monochromatic pigments. The result can be intensely photographic.

+ GeorgII Uvs, Landscape. Mesozoic #4 [UV Light Exposure], 2017, 140x210cm. Courtesy the artist

Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability

Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability, an exhibition of recent works by the acclaimed Russian artist GeorgII Uvs.

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Trate: Emotive Brutes

Entitled Emotive Brutes, the show is comprised of a suite of large-scale works in oil, all executed between 2017 and 2018. The paintings display Trate’s haunting, childlike aesthetic, chronicling the human condition through traceable brush strokes and reimagined facial traits, layered over distinctive colour patterns.

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Creating Memorable Environments and Exceptional Spaces

Resonate Interiors offers creative Interior Design & Architecture. Passionate about design and specification at every level, they imbue a sense of quality and rigorous detailing through everything that they do. Recently, we profiled Resonate Interiors and spoke to Principal, Pernille Stafford who provided us with a detailed insight into the award-winning design firm.

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Twixmas Breaks with Mulberry Cottages

Taking a break between Christmas and New Year – the time also known as Twixmas – has become a popular option to make the most of annual leave, continue the celebrations, and to have a well-deserved break following the hectic Christmas period. For the ultimate Twixmas staycation, leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties with availability during Twixmas so that… Read More

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Beautiful Books To Bestow On Your Loved Ones This Christmas

Stunning books will brighten any bookshelf, and this Christmas there are some great offerings available for those who want the gift of knowledge, as our Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores.  What do you get the special person in your life who has everything? A beautiful book! In the age of technology, books offer a combination of tradition and flare that will never go out… Read More

+ Janette Kerr, Moonlight - low tide, 2018, oil on canvas, 27.8in x 55.3in (70.5cm x 140.5cm) © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary

Janette Kerr: North

‘Janette Kerr, in my estimation, is the best painter of the sea in these islands… one of her greatest assets is the quality of her brushwork … it is dynamic and suggestive, and has an organic life of its own.’ – Brian Fallon, author and art critic

+ JEAN-BAPTISE SANTERRE, Le Lever, a portrait of a Lady reclining by candlelight, oil on canvas, 100x125cm

Sex & Sensuality from 16th – 20th Century

This winter, Rafael Valls hosts Sex & Sensuality, an exhibition examining eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude from 16th Century through to 20th Century. The exhibition will run from 26 November – 21 December 2018 at Rafael Valls Ltd, 11 Duke Street St James’, London SW1. Artworks range from about £5,000 – £1,000,000.

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Face Value

SJ Fuerst, Trophy Wall, Oil on canvas, 96.5cm x 127cm Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Lot 5 Collective’s fourth exhibition, Face Value, will be staged at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, running from 8 – 17 November 2018. The six artists that make up the collective, Lizet Dingemans, SJ Fuerst, Lucas Garcia, Luca Indraccolo, Helen Masacz and Harriet Spratt, seek to… Read More

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Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light

Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light, held at Saatchi Gallery from 3-21 October 2018, brings together new three-dimensional works by artist Rashid Khalifa. His London debut invites the viewer to experience the beauty of textured shadows and light cast through polychromatic metal structures.

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Exhibition of Renowned Japanese Artist Duo to Open at East London Gallery

Site-specific exhibition of renowned Japanese artist duo to open at East London Gallery in September Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix has announced a joint exhibition by contemporary Japanese artist duo Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito. The two independent artists started collaborating in 2000, and this will be the first time they will exhibit London. Curated by Hikotaro Kanehira, the exhibition will comprise of works recently created… Read More

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Wedding photography: a realm untouched

Smartphones have turned the British public into budding photographers. With the likes of Snapchat and Instagram offering a platform to immediately edit your photos thanks to their abundance of filters, we have the opportunity to totally transform our images. However, while society has increased its smartphone camera usage, wedding photography is one area that remains rooted in tradition. Hiring the right professional photographer to… Read More

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Richard Hearns Journey

‘Richard Hearns is one of Ireland’s premier contemporary artists.’ – Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe Cadogan Contemporary, London, is delighted to announce Journey, an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns. This will be the artist’s first solo show in London and will feature a collection of abstract oil paintings that are concerned with the alchemy of painting, what Hearns… Read More

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Lucy Smallbone: Edgelands

Lucy Smallbone: Edgelands Lucy Smallbone, Blue Vista, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 125cm, 2018 British Artist Lucy Smallbone’s second ever solo exhibition, Edgelands, opens 25th October and runs until 15th  December 2018 at Fiumano Clase, Unit 12, 21 Wren Street, London WC1X 0HF. Smallbone specialises in modern landscape painting and creates works which investigate the effect of memory in altering our perceptions of a… Read More

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Roger Holtom: Boom

Roger Holtom: Boom Roger Holtom, Lady, 2018, 96 x 161 cm, mixed media on board Fiumano Clase is delighted to announce Roger Holtom’s fourth UK solo exhibition: “Boom”, from 13th September – 19th October 2018 at Unit 12, 21 Wren Street, London WC1X 0HF. British artist Roger Holtom’s practice is based on the principle of learning through experimentation. He has spent the last three… Read More

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Beth Nicholas creates astonishing 8.5m paintings for the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai

Beth Nicholas creates astonishing 8.5m paintings for the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce artist and designer Beth Nicholas’s latest commission – five 8.5-metre-high paintings for the 63-storey Address Downtown hotel in Dubai. The dramatic artworks, which are executed in Nicholas’s signature style – swirling cosmoses of blues and whites, embellished with startling bursts of gold and silver… Read More

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‘Angel Cake’ The Visual Arts Summer Show Is Now Open

Angel Cake West Dean College of Arts & Conservation Visual Arts Summer Shows 2018 The West Dean Summer Show 2018 ‘Angel Cake’ showcases original work by emerging artists studying for their Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate MFA qualifications. The free exhibitions, held at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and then in London, display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting,… Read More

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The Story of Hitomi Hosono and Wedgwood

Artist in Residence: The Story of Hitomi Hosono and Wedgwood The Wedgwood Artist in Residence programme celebrates Wedgwood’s renowned heritage of innovation and craftsmanship dating back to 1759. The newest artist to join the residency is the incredibly talented Japanese Ceramicist, Hitomi Hosono. Hitomi grew up in an area that she describes as ‘the Stoke-on-Trent of Japan’, surrounded by potteries. Her grandfather was a… Read More

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The Mysticism of Persian Mythology

The mysticism of Persian Mythology explored at CAMA Gallery London in solo show of contemporary Iranian artist Ali Nedaei Ali Nedaei Untitled Gold Leaf and Silver Marker on Canvas 2 Mystical and mesmerising paintings influenced by Persian mythology make up the second show at CAMA Gallery London. Following the success of their inaugural exhibition, CAMA have announced their second show as a solo show… Read More

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Wartski at Masterpiece London

Wartski at Masterpiece London This summer, from 28 June – 4 July 2018, antique jewellery specialists Wartski will be exhibiting at Masterpiece London (stand C1), in The Royal Hospital Chelsea. Notable pieces include a 17th century Iberian carved rock crystal and enamelled talisman (pictured above). This clenched hand, with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers, is a potent symbol from the… Read More

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Berenice Sydney’s Dancing With Colour at Saatchi Gallery

Dancing With Colour Saturday 23 June – Sunday 8 July 2018 Private view: Monday, 2 July 2018, 6 – 8pmSALON, in collaboration with Mallett and Dreweatts 1759, is delighted to announce Dancing with Colour, a selling exhibition of paintings by the British artist Berenice Sydney (1944 – 1983).  This show, remarkably the first presentation of her work staged at a major public art gallery… Read More

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The Evolution of Wedding Photos

The Evolution of Wedding Photos While the fundamentals of getting married have remained unchanged, many aspects of weddings have — including wedding photography. Once, wedding photography was a formal affair. Your grandparents and great grandparents’ wedding photos will likely be incredibly formal, often featuring the newlyweds in almost standardised poses — outside the church or against a background. While these snaps are still treasured,… Read More

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Artist Hannah Shergold announces first solo Mayfair exhibition

Artist Hannah Shergold announces first solo Mayfair exhibition Hannah Shergold announces first solo Mayfair exhibition of a new collection which will be held in La Galleria, Pall Mall 25th-30th June 2018. Featuring a series of bold, vibrant oil paintings that celebrate the movement and raw energy of British wildlife, the new collection marks a significant milestone for the former military lynx pilot’s career as… Read More

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Lavish Entropy by Benjamin Murphy

Benjamin Murphy is most well-know for creating darkly alluring monochromatic, figurative line drawings using the esoteric medium of electrical tape. Murphy cuts the black tape and affixes it upon glass, to create detailed and elaborate portraits. Much of the work in Lavish Entropy is inspired by the classic literature Murphy read as research for his first play Flowering Desolation, completed in early 2018. Literary… Read More

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It’s all about the music at the Festival of Sound

Major music and audio event to take centre stage in London this autumn After two innovative and successful years pushing the boundaries and bringing the industry’s leading high-quality audio, headphones, portable audio, and streaming products back to the Capital for the first time in a decade, all under one roof, The Indulgence Show is rebranding as the Festival of Sound, The Music and Audio Show,… Read More

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Gander & White turns 85!

Gander & White turns 85! Gander & White, one of the world’s leading full-service art shipping companies and Royal Warrant holder, is delighted to announce its 85th Anniversary. Founded in 1933 by Frank White, a former Royal Air Force officer with a wealth of experience in the shipping industry, and accountant Walter Gander, the company started life in London as specialists in handling fine… Read More