Email Artswrap on Twitter Artswrap on Facebook

Visual Arts

Ai Weiwei prepares for Blenheim Palace show but must keep his distance

Artist remains under house arrest in Beijing, but is directing installation of his largest UK exhibition to date using a 3D computer model Continue reading...

Folkestone Triennial 2014 review: nothing but gold bars and end-of-the-pier gags

Artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried £10,000 of gold for you to dig up and it just might be the most interesting thing at a festival that goes to new heights, but lacks depth Will you be digging for buried treasure? Our live blog of the gold rush in Fol

Ketchup-stained Lowry painting on display for the first time after being restored

A Lowry painting has gone on display for the first time, after experts removed two old ketchup stains from its surface

Frank Auerbach paintings and cards collected by Freud in Tate show

Works offered by Lucian Freud estate in lieu of £16m in tax will eventually be dispersed among galleries around UK Continue reading...

American Impressionism: A New Vision, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

A sparkling exhibition that pays due respect to the role of women in the genre, while the titan of Impressionism, Monet, also puts in an appearance

Ming treasures at the British Museum in pictures

A forthcoming show at the British Museum will include precious Ming era artefacts leaving China for the first timeMing: 50 Years That Changed China (supported by BP) runs at the British Museum, London from 18 September to 5 January Continue reading...

Taking the Edge Off: an Aldous Huxley study that's a bit like a bad trip review

Delving into the author's mescaline-fuelled The Doors Of Perception, this programme came up with too many stultifying moments Taking the Edge OffIf someone tapped you on the shoulder and asked you about propping open the "doors of perception", you'd look

Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

What can seven big circular paintings by Olafur Eliasson, which look rather like giant designer-coloured CDs, have to do with Britain's greatest and most visionary painter, William Turner? Eliasson's Turner Colour Experiments are the support act for the b

Shooting skinheads: Derek Ridgers captures a cult  in pictures

Derek Ridgers who has taken pictures of everyone from James Brown to Clint Eastwood spent five years photographing skinheads in Britain between 1979 and 1984, documenting the controversial youth cult of the early Thatcher years. Here are some of the strik