With regular writer Matt now having left us for pastures new (but clearly not pastures better), I’m stepping into the Current Distractions breach this week – which will consequently mostly be about Glastonbury.Read More
As I will sadly be leaving the OAE this is my last arts blog, but stay tuned; my fantastic colleagues will be taking over and shall continue to bring you interesting things from the art world. I’ve really enjoyed doing this and so thanks to everyone who read it! (aka my mum). Only joking – my mum never reads it.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – surreal dogs, fun chocolate and a dormant crust of planetary mass that hasn’t spewed out anything hot in years.Read More
Deputy Director of Development Harriet Lawrence takes charge of this week’s Current Distractions – and it’s a geek edition, featuring music in space, city stargazing, what happens when astronomy gets naughty and some xylophones.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – Classical music at its rudest and some animals that are marginally more interesting than normal.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – sexism, crime, nudity and wild animals. Plus, classical music.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.
Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, clothes swapping and inter-species collaborative art.Read More
This week’s Current Distractions is a special Friday edition. That means it has a special Friday message at the bottom, not that I didn’t get time to do it yesterday.Read More
In the first Current Distractions of 2014 – we look at creating new worlds using water and how to make music using bikes and leaves.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, when love and classical music meet the modern world. Plus, top five conversation starters for awkward Christmas dinners.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, some amazing visuals from director Andrew Thomas Huang and the Noah of the art world falls back to earth.Read More
This week’s Current Distractions focuses on the amazing…Read More
In this week’s edition of Current Distractions, a very famous violin, a quiz on Modern Art, a study into success and some very old cars. While some of the things you see might be fake, the people are all real, although some of what they do has been set up purely for your entertainment.Read More
I’ve decided to theme this week’s Current Distractions arts blog around that old journalistic favourite: Going Up / Going Down.Read More
In this week’s edition of Current Distractions I’m looking at the darker side of art, advertising and animals, starting with the dark brilliance of Jeremy Enecio who demonstrates what not to do when cuddling a baboon.Read More
A mixture of silly and serious in this weeks Current Distractions. So let’s start with the slightly silly. Anyone fancy cutlery made from rope? Here’s a collection or surreal takes on everyday objects.
Talking of surreal, many of you may remember when artist Rachel Whiteread came to prominence with her cast of the inside of a terraced house. In this article, the artist talks about what it feels like to create a masterpiece – though of course you may not necessarily agree with that assessment of her work… (contains strong language).
What’s more important – painting or people? This is the dilemma that the city of Detroit is currently facing. Having recently declared bankruptcy the city is considering selling off its art collection. Should a city’s cultural assets be sold off to help fund services? That’s what’s being vigorously debated in this New York Times piece.
And lastly…music, with the news that the music of Benjamin Britten isn’t perhaps wholly loved in his home town. A celebratory concert in his birth place, Lowestoft, has apparently rather failed to capture the locals enthusiasm, with less than 20% of tickets sold…
If you think you’re a good musician, don’t watch the video of the girl playing Vivaldi, apart from that, here’s our latest list of things that have caught our attention in the arts world. But first…Read More