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Mindful Documentation

“Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us,” says Mark Forbes, a photographer recognised for atmospheric images of urban landscapes.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Tactile Framing

Tbilisi-based George Tyebcho’s digital scenes are mysterious and evocative; there’s a sense of narrative lurking behind the polished exterior.

Visions of Home

We have spent more time at home than ever before. Winners of the Life Framer Photography Prize reflect on domestic spaces through the lens.

Hidden Forces

The title of Joanna Piotrowska’s new collection, Stable Vices, yields many possible readings. Entrapment emerges as a key theme throughout.

Questions of Being

What does it mean to be human? Paulo Abreu’s images are rich in metaphor and surrealism, probing how it feels to exist in today’s world.

Reflections on the Pandemic

Prix Pictet presents a bold and original publication, highlighting a range of responses to the pandemic through the eyes of 43 visual artists.

Natural Reflections

Rui Sha is an artist with a focus on sculpture and new media. A background as a furniture designer in her native Beijing and an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago have influenced her art practice. Video and nature soundscapes are combined with objects fabricated with natural materials to become carriers of emotional expressions.

Automated by Design

@rachaellic will continue posting images on Instagram without human intervention, as long as the computer on which she is running is online.

Picturing the Future

From the climate crisis to government surveillance and capitalism, exhibitions and events in Belfast – launching this June – offer visions of tomorrow.

Plastic Ocean

Dutch-born Thirza Schaap is fighting plastic pollution, transforming bottles, toothbrushes, lighters and disposable cutlery into sculptures.

Working With Nature

We speak to Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, who explores our relationship with non-human life, considering how the natural world might evolve.

Niamh Cullen

Niamh Cullen is an aspiring children’s illustrator whose work is focused on the playful, exploring themes of childhood, magic and wonder.

Bethany Wilson

Bethany Wilson’s work explores bodily landscapes through drawing, mark-making and staining with inks and watered-down pigments.

Lucy Nettleton

Making sculptural obstacles is a main theme within Lucy Nettleton’s practice; the artist compels the audience to engage with her work.

Amelia Wilson-Wood

Illustrator Amelia Wilson-Wood’s energetic imagery is focused on organic and natural forms – combined with a love and passion for music.

Hope Mitchell-Graham

Hope Mitchell-Graham’s craft-based work focuses on her identity as a woman and how this intersects with a new identity as a disabled person.

Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell communicates her experience of chronic illness and the impact it has on the body through intimate and intrusive artworks.

Luca Roys

Luca Roys is invested in “night studies” as a genre that delights and inspires, as familiar places are cast as underworlds of play and potential.

Ashlee Hallas

Method and media are interconnected in Ashlee Hallas’ portfolio. Her approach often consists of deconstruction and collage.

Maria Anderson

Maria Anderson is an abstract artist whose work challenges personal identity within the surrounding environment.

Evie Webb

Evie Webb is a photographer exploring the innate merit, necessity and virtue of mortality and the ageing process, harking back to Dutch Vanitas.

Alexandra Ene

Architecture and the landscape provides inspiration for Alexandra Ene, who highlights the relationship between nature and the manmade.

Jack Bowman

Jack Bowman is a studio portrait photographer interested in the properties of visually compelling aura imagery.

Natalie Steventon

Steventon’s work explores the link between writing and sewing, stitch and word. It’s an exploration of communication and messaging.

Grace Alison

Grace Alison used photography, sculpture and craft media to create a multi-dimensional series exploring her Nana’s home after being unused.

Sophie Rothwell

Sophie Rothwell’s The Archives superimposes one moment in time on top of another, with the image highlighting its own construction.

Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin’s practice considers 2D and 3D approaches to painting through the use of multiple delicate and easily manipulated materials.

Natasha Ahmed

Natasha Ahmed is an artist who lives and works in Sunderland. She takes an abstract approach, with texture and colour being the main factors.

Sarah Dallow

Sarah Dallow’s work is centred on the portrayal of the female body, combining flesh with unfurling petals, framing limbs with a delicate touch.

Mia Ferullo

Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to regain control over the perception of one’s body, depicting her figure unapologetically in paintings.

Amy Majed

Manipulating light is Amy Majed’s primary aesthetic, with both artificial and natural light coming together in an amalgamation of forms.

Morgan Scott

Morgan Scott creates illustrations and sculptures based on female empowerment and sexual liberation, questioning representations of women.

John Cutting

John Cutting is driven to create awareness of the neglectful interferences that mankind has imposed on their natural surroundings.

Sjon Barnes

Sjon Barnes explores “Non-Places”, which he defines as a space that, without humanity or the idea of capitalism, would cease to exist.

Steph Williams

Steph Williams’ latest work addresses her experience of life in Covid19 lockdown: a personal struggle with the turmoil of heightened anxieties.

Jess Hargreaves

Jess Hargreaves describes her practice as “contemporary irreverence.” Through her work, she translates personal reactions to the everyday.

Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson is a queer visual artist from Yorkshire who mainly uses photographic practice to produce gender-bent and LGBTQ+ inspired art.

Sophie Cown

Sophie Cown is an architectural photographer whose work is built upon capturing and altering the perception of modern buildings.

Jay Villacci

Jay Villacci’s Alienation series of photographs conveys a sense of abandonment and entrapment prevalent within British identity.

George Strachan

George Strachan’s drawing-based practice is rooted in experimentation, process and enquiry – making rubbings from a textured surface.

Ellie Greensmith

Ellie Greensmith’s work taps into the widespread emotions from the past 12 months, exploring crucial conversations about mental health.

Jake Stephenson

Jake Stephenson roams the Yorkshire landscape, producing square format monochrome photographs of the region’s Brutalist architecture.

Ilyscia

Ilyscia is a digital artist whose focus on characters and the human figure are inspired by manga, and provide an intimate lens into a fantasy narrative.

Jess Thompson

Jess Thompson is a portrait photographer who uses her camera as a tool to enhance wellbeing alongside a reflective practice.

Lauren Summerson

Lauren Summerson is a photographer whose work centres around portrait and product photography. She uses images to explore socio-political issues.

Liv Sanderson

Liv Sanderson’s aim is to produce images which best describes her subjects and portrays them in a light that best represents them.

Penny Park

Penny Park is a photographer who explores the tension between nature and manufactured structures by capturing neglected environments.

Jack Tyler Kennedy

Jack Tyler Kennedy is a photographer whose interests vary from landscapes and portraiture to the abstract, to show the beauty of the world.

Molly Leigh

Molly Leigh’s work explores gothic horror themes of the monstrous, isolation and the occult, with focus on relationships between characters.

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