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What art says about us: An interview with Silent City

The link between activism and art is at the core of Silent City’s newest venture. We spoke with members Sally Mumby-Croft, Cara Nahaul and Emily Whitebread about their new project, and their plans for the collective.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The new publication from Silent City, ‘Art and Activism’, poses three key questions: Should art be separated from activism? Should art have a political value or function? Should art be […]

A review of Silent City, Part One: A Symposium on Climate Change

An exhibition that addressed the issue of climate change with a particular focus on its impact on the Third World: A reaction against exhibitions such as ‘Earth: Art of a Changing World’ hosted by the RA which tend to present a classless vision of ecological justice made in the West, prioritising the needs of the developed nations over all others.

Written by Max McCormick

Untitled (CCD) by Claire Roberts (detail) The central premise of Silent City, the group comprised of artists Emily Whitebread, Cara Nahaul and Sally Mumby-Croft, whose first exhibition has just opened […]

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Silent City Call for Artists, Filmmakers, Writers and Students

Written by Cara Nahaul, Emily Whitebread and Sally Mumby-Croft

The exhibition/symposium Silent City is “a reaction against shows such as the RA’s “Earth: Art of a Changing World” which have the tendency to “present the West as a vision […]

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The Silent Well: an interview with Douga

An interview with Johnny Winbolt-Lewis, the man behind the new record from Manchester based band Douga.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Douga by David Tolu Graham. Former member of Keith and Plank! drummer Johnny Winbolt-Lewis has released The Silent Well with his new band Douga. Much of the record was made […]

The making of Jesca Hoop’s City Bird video

An inspiring delve into the mind of Elia Petridis, creator of music videos for Jesca Hoop's singles The Kingdom and City Bird.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesca Hoop by Avril Kelly. I love Jesca Hoop‘s new song City Bird and the accompanying video so much so that I decided to get in touch with both Jesca […]

Review: The Jerwood Painting Fellowships

As Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till conclude their year as painting fellows at Jerwood Space, this exhibition shows how there’s plenty of scope for update to this classic art form.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cara Nahaul – installation view The 2010 Jerwood Painting Fellowship provided Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till with the opportunity to develop their practice, through £10,000 each in prize […]

Film Preview: Mauerpark, the documentary.

Save Green Spaces from the onslaught of Private Development. The short documentary Mauerpark examines the importance of saving an open free space in the place where the Wall once stood.

Written by Emily Whitebread

Emily Whitebread interviews Francesca Weber-Newth and Sally Mumby-Croft about their recently completed short documentary film: Mauerpark. Mauerpark [‘Wall Park’] lies on the former ‘no man’s land’, which separated Berlin for […]

Haiku Salut introduce the new video for Train Tracks For Wheezy, from album Tricolore

An enigmatic steam ride through the Canadian rockies accompanies the latest track to be released from current album Tricolore. Beautifully illustrated and explained.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haiku Salut by George Morton* Baroque post pop girl band Haiku Salut release an eerily beautiful video to accompany ‘Train Tracks For Wheezy‘ from the Tricolore album on the How […]

Raw Talent University of the Arts Graduate Design Show: Review

Some great new creative talent was on show at the We.Create International student run exhibition, held at the Hoxton Gallery between 28-29th June 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I went along to the opening night of Raw Talent at the Hoxton Gallery in Shoreditch, hosted by We.Create International. Alongside strange goings on such as the sight […]

Stag and Dagger 2011 review: CocknBullKid, Our Mountain, Marques Toliver, James Yuill

The Stag and Dagger one night festival once more returned to Shoreditch this Thursday 19th May, and as usual it was a great opportunity to discover little known and up and coming talent. Here's what I found, including Ozzie supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw on keys.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abbey Lee Kershaw of Our Mountain, playing at the Stag and Dagger 2011. I started my Stag and Dagger journey at Camp on City Road, a grotty basement venue with […]

EB&Flow

Emerging artists need all the support and advice they can get, but sadly this is not always provided when they need it the most. Step forward the new EB&Flow gallery, where the founders plan on doing things a little differently. Plus, an interview with scavanger extraordinaire Katie Louise Surridge whose work will feature in the opening show Since Tomorrow.

Written by Cari Steel

Katie Louise Surridge, Another Level. Mixed media including reclaimed wood, glass flowers, taxidermied bird, flower pots. Amidst the renovations and general detritus that inevitably comes when you do a top […]

Book launch: ‘Your voice in my head’ by Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest has written a beautiful, moving and surprisingly funny account of mental illness. We went to Exmouth Market to hear her read to a spellbound audience.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Stephanie Thieullent ‘I’m unhappy about my Wellingtons,’ Emma Forrest says as she makes her way through the packed bookshop. ‘I thought it was going to rain and then […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

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The Cinematic Orchestra with The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Heidi Vogel – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 2010

A Review of The Cinematic Orchestra Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 14. Featuring an interview with their vocalist, Heidi Vogel

Written by Helen Martin

Independent record label, Ninja Tune’s 20th birthday. They celebrate with a night at The Royal Albert Hall with The Cinematic Orchestra playing their music LIVE on stage.

Exhibition: A Concise Dictionary of a Dress

Delve into the corridors of Blythe House and stumble into a small but perfectly formed lexicon of dress

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Conformist Illustration by Marnie Hollande Blythe House, once a colossal bustling post office savings bank full of clerks’ activity now stands (almost) empty as a memorial to times past. Currently […]

Rufus Wainwright – All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu – Album Review

A sombre and bewitching back-to-basics musical outing, best experienced after dark…

Written by Kat Phan

The first time I encountered Rufus Wainwright was at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park five years ago after a friend had cajoled me into joining her for a […]

First Aid Kit: Review of the gig at Union Chapel, Islington

A review of the First Aid Kit at Union Chapel on 4th March 2010. With illustrations by Joanna Cheung.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Joanna Cheung. When I finish my interview with The Tiny in the dressing room of the Union Chapel I trot over to say hi to the […]

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Ctrl-Alt-Shift Chantelle Fiddy Interview

Part 1 of our art editor’s coverage of United Underground 2, a music, art and activism event that ran all day last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Matthew Gonzalez Noda Valerie Pezeron: Tell me about the event today? Chantelle Fiddy: It’s a new style of club night. The idea is to bring together […]

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Art Listings November 23-29

Written by Valerie Pezeron

A HONOURS ILLUSTRATION – I-Spy Holborn Illustration by Holly Trill Haven’t got that Christmas present sorted? Here is an idea; Holly Trill is a student at Middlesex University’s BA Hons […]

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Rivington Place – A different take on the plight of Globalisation and the textiles industry

NS Harsha and Chen Chieh at Rivington Street, East London

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

An East London gem, Rivington Place constantly succeeds in delivering aesthetic art with a hidden political punch and the current show is no exception. Currently on display is NS Harsha’s […]