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Stanley Kubrick  - Design Museum
Film meets Art at the Design Museum

Tickets for Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition are selling out fast and we can see why. This fascinating exhibition immerses visitors in Kubrick's dystopian worlds that are so unique to his films. With over 700 objects on show, including costumes, letters, films and photographs - this is defintely one not to miss - for film and art lovers alike...

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I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.

— Judy Chicago
Read of the Month

This beautiful book gives younger readers a wonderful insight into some amazing women artists and their impact on the world. Artists featured include Yayoi Kusama, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth - the book not only highlights their achievements but explains their struggles, in a bid to inspire the next generation of artists - a lovely book.

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2019 Turner Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the Turner Prize was announced in early May. The four artists are Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. The work of the four shortlisted artists will feature in an exhibition at Turner Contemporary in Margate and the winner will be announced at a major awards ceremony on 3 December 2019 live on the BBC

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If you Visit Just One Exhibition this Month, it Should be...

Van Gogh in Britain at Tate Britain showcases over 50 of Van Gogh's works, tied together with the theme of Britain and how it influenced his work. Some of his most famous paintings, including Starry Night on the Rhône, Shoes and Sunflowers have been brought together for the largest exhibition of his work in Britain in over ten years. If you can get to see this before it closes on 11th August, please go. BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz says of the show; “(It) will be worth it simply to stand in front of Shoes (1886) for a few minutes. It is Van Gogh in top form.”

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Mary Quant
Fashion Throwback at the V&A

With the Christian Dior show stealing all the headlines, this wonderful exhibition on one of Britain's most iconic designers may have passed you by. Mary Quant is on at the V&A from now until February 2020 and highlights the progression of British fashion - starting, of course with the miniskirt in the 1960s. Expect to see hotpants, Twiggy, Union Jacks and previously unseen pieces from Mary Quant's personal archive.

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Martin Parr by Phaidon

Phaidon have recently announced their new publications for the spring and one that stands out for us is "Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr". A wonderfully eccentric book filled with Parr's work observing what make the British so, well, British....The book also includes some never before published portraits of celebritites including Anna Wintour, Paul Smith and Alain de Botton. A signed edition is available from Phaidon's website - remember LAS members receive a 30% discount on Phaidon books.

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Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

— Marc Chagall
Lucy Hardcastle
Our Instagram Account of the Month is...

We recently became aware of the beautiful work of Lucy Hardcastle - a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. Her abstract works are absolutely mesmerising - she calls it "sensual storytelling for the digital age".

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Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

— Pablo Picasso
David Shrigley Carry All

We have always been fans of David Shrigley and think this bag available at Tate Modern is the perfect way to subtley get your message across! A fun gift for any contemporary art lover...

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