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March 29, 2017

Every day bisexual people face resistance towards the notion of their own sexual orientation. Not only do they struggle with homophobia and hostility towards the LGBTQ community, but they must also deal with what is known as bisexual erasure. Bisexual erasure otherwise...

March 28, 2017

On the 5th March The Courtauldian published online the article ‘Artists’ Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery’. The accompanying illustration for this article included a number of works by the artist Robyn Denny which had been manipulated for inclusion in the illustra...

March 26, 2017

Karina Akopyan with her work Big Samovar Orgy at the exhibition opening - photo credit: Bojidar Chkorev

Russian artist Karina Akopyan had her first solo exhibition - entitled Martyrs & Matryoshkas - at the Old Truman Brewery last December. Her work is a curious and allu...

March 26, 2017

Painting by Elly Stephenson 

If the ‘male gaze’ is a term used to describe the relationship between male viewer and a female object, surely the ‘female gaze’ can be used to describe the opposite?  

John Berger in his book and television series ‘Ways o...

March 20, 2017

When fiction attempts to incorporate art and artists, it can often end badly. Descriptions of the act of creating can read like bad erotica, or pages of too much art historical detail disrupt the flow of the story. Both feel like the author is showing off how much rese...

March 17, 2017

Illustration by Anna Seibæk Torp-Pedersen

The current Giselle at the London Coliseum is a revival of Mary Skeaping’s traditional production, restoring the ballet’s 1841 roots and emphasising its Romantic style. The story is based around Giselle, a peasant girl who is ro...

March 14, 2017

Illustration by Emily Knapp

When I was asked to write an article about Woody Allen for the paper following my showing of the maestro’s ‘Stardust Memories’ at Film Society, I have to confess the task seemed like an alluring yet overtly poisoned chalice. Even the name see...

March 13, 2017

Black room. Swirling patterns descend from overhead, surrounding, enveloping. Birds of light perch on branches. Suddenly they take off. I chase after them through space. The trails are bathed in light, now purple, now green. Florae emerge where the light trails remain,...

March 11, 2017

Illustration by Anna Seibæk Torp-Pedersen

With the recent passing of Richard Adams, an author, father and service man, I wanted to bring to your attention a much loved classic that is often forgotten, Watership Down. Generally considered  a dark  children’s novel, it te...

March 8, 2017

Firstly, happy International Women’s Day! Secondly, before you ask, International Men’s Day in on the 19th of November.

Today is also the day when the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announce their longlist, which this year comprises of sixteen titles rather than the...

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