Dark. Mysterious. Stimulating. Confronting. Tragic. Dark Mofo in Hobart, Tasmania, is all of these and more. The best thing happening right now, culturally, anywhere, as far as I am concerned. Art, music, theatre, immersive ‘experiences’, it’s all there without really being ‘there’ at all. It’s magnificent and beguiling in its scale, style and substance, but you’ve […]
Today is International Women’s Day… There will, no doubt, be plenty of articles written about the working and home lives of women, and how inequalities and prejudices are still all too common. How research shows that success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women (when a man is successful, he […]
The London Design Festival gets bigger and bigger each year. There were over 300 individual events this year – enough to give you pavement paralysis hopping from one foot to the other, unsure where to turn next. For the first time since the festival’s inception though, I really felt like it paid to be far […]
Here. Be. A selection of the best art, street art and graffiti in London that has made me smile, smirk and downright laugh out loud in recent months. There’s no doubt, London has some of the sharpest creative minds around, and I thank my lucky stars, frankly, that I’m now a Londoner. Work by Millo, […]
Stunning Ghost Stories album artwork The new Coldplay album artwork for Ghost Stories showcases a stunning collection of etchings by artist Mila Fürstová. Now available to view as a full-length animation, along with the opportunity to listen to the album for free ahead of its release on 19 May! It’s wonderful when nice people get the opportunity […]
Everyone seems to have an opinion on ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’ on at the Royal Academy right now. It appears to be so popular, I wonder whether it will do for the public appreciation of architecture what Anish Kapoor’s hugely visited 2010 exhibition did for sculpture. It left me however, a little cold.
Just when you thought you could write off the Southbank, in servitude to encroaching developers, it comes up trumps. Until 4 February you can catch the breathlessly beautiful Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Theatre – my pick of the best are featured here.
Over the Bass Strait, lies Australia’s answer to the Tate Modern. Only darker, dirtier and joyously more disconcerting. A unique museum experience, its owner the multi-millionaire and local man David Walsh has decided to share his private collection of art for all to see.