Sotheby’s holds its first auction and exhibition dedicated to artist-designed jewellery

This weekend, Sotheby’s opens Art as Jewelry as Art, a unique online auction and exhibition in New York (September 24 – October 4, 2022) featuring jewelry designed by 65 major artists of the 20th century. From Georges Braque’s gold-plated, bird-like brooches inspired by Greek mythology, to Louise Nevelson’s sculptural pendants, to a pair of Salvador … Read more

Book four royal exhibitions now

Rob Munday This year has always been a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. In her platinum year as monarch, we’ve seen countless retrospectives, artistic commissions, performances and of course a whole host of celebrations this summer. Many of the exhibitions put on to celebrate this incredible milestone are still available to book, as well … Read more

New exhibition examines what pugs, vacuum cleaners and snakes and ladders have to do with the value we place on motherhood

Artist Vee Malnar jokes that she created the world’s first portrait of a vacuum cleaner and a mop. “I saw a mop and I thought, ‘Isn’t that nice?’” Malnar said. “Because I realized that household items don’t have the same status as a grand piano or crystal glass — and that’s often the status people … Read more

Between the book covers: US librarian reveals treasures left behind

Family photos, a Public Enemy backstage pass, a weekend to-do list (“Saturday: filing taxes, Sunday: chilling, watching a game”) and unused beer vouchers from 2002: it’s amazing what people leave in library books . A US librarian has been collecting flotsam she found between the pages of borrowed titles for years. Now, Sharon McKellar is … Read more

Mindful matchbox art is helping Bundaberg’s Marlies Oakley process flooding and COVID

A southeast Queensland artist has been searching for matchboxes — but the only fire she wants to light is a creative spark. Sharks jumping into a waterspout, penguins mingling with nuns and a space shuttle gliding over the Sydney Opera House depict some of the stories in Marlies Oakley’s mind. The German-born Bundaberg woman uses … Read more

Not for decoration

In 2005, to raise awareness of the importance of collecting in the Thai art ecosystem, the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) hosted the exhibition “Crossover: The Unveiled Collection”. The exhibition presented a collection of Thai artworks from local and international collectors. This year, BACC, in collaboration with the Thai Art Collector Association (TACA), presents … Read more

Curb painting, marches and anti-protocol rallies captured in a new photo exhibition

LOYALIST and Unionist culture, captured through the lens of a young photographer, are on display in a stunning new exhibition in Belfast. Andrew Johnston has launched his show despite only graduating from the Belfast School of Art earlier this week. The exhibit features images of a man painting curbs, firefighters hose down homes near a … Read more