I was just released from prison in Turkey because of my art, but I refuse to be silenced

In 2015 I was working for the JINHA, a women's news agency, which was ... As a painter, I decided to use art in order to convey what had happened ...

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Retired north-east art teacher spends time among whales, walruses and polar bears

But for one former north-east art teacher, the 10 years since he quit the classroom have been spent exploring some of the remotest corners of the ...

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Art is 'the elixir' to teach humane lessons, MPs hear

These included a colourised documentary about life in the trenches, directed by Peter Jackson, and a UK-wide art event, devised by Jeremy Deller, ...

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UK experts: 'Fake' Botticelli work is from artist's studio

LONDON (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own ...

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Go on an art safari in Lancaster this spring

A new Lancaster Arts Safari is being launched to coincide with Lancaster and District Art Society's annual exhibition which opens at the City Museum ...

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Van Gogh Tate Britain exhibition: 20 of the artist's greatest works

Van Gogh and Britain looks at how he was inspired by British art, literature and ... those years are regarded as crucial to his development as an artist. ..... told ITV News, "but he could afford prints and he collected 2,000 prints of British ...

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The Nightmare


imagine a door being slammed in your face forever ~ imagine the pain ~ no redress or correction ~ no possibility of connection ~ pain ~ no gain ~ not even at rainbow’s end ~ annoyed by paranoia ~ perplexed ~ vexed ~ effectively annexed

In the wake of devastation caused by Cyclone Idai – why is mainstream culture so quiet about ...

Meanwhile, the news is full of climate change and ecological collapse. ... the chief executive of the Environment Agency warned that England could run out of ... Of course there are examples of environmental art: of Hollywood sci-fi ...

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Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whiteread among artists making works with Calais Jungle crayons

Some of Britain's most prestigious artists are selling new works created with crayons found in the wreckage of the Calais Jungle to raise funds for ...

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Council to sell off 90% of art collection

Hertfordshire County Council will start auctioning the vast majority of its collection of 1,826 pieces of art – including work by Barbra Hepworth and John ...

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The hopeful dream



The hopeful dream

The moonlight was serious,
as two silhouetted cats,
Batted their eyelids,
and eyelidded bats.

Paul Garrard

Peace, love and understanding


What the world needs now is more peace, love and understanding, and absolutely no hate!

The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley



THE MOON

I.

And, like a dying lady lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp'd in a gauzy veil,
Out of her chamber, led by the insane
And feeble wanderings of her fading brain,
The moon arose up in the murky east
A white and shapeless mass.

II.

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley