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The significance of album artwork for music

December 12, 2018

Most people will be able to recognise white squiggly lines set against a black t-shirt and instantly know that it is a piece of Joy Division fan merchandise, or even just a t-shirt you wear to make people think that you know that you have a superior taste in music to them.


Tackling gender imbalance begins from the ground up

November 28, 2018

It is estimated that without the introduction of female-only professorships, it would take two decades to achieve gender balance in senior academia with an increase of one or two percent success rates in female professorships.


How art can change our perception of beauty

October 31, 2018

The famous quote by Oscar Wilde, saying,“life imitates art far more than art imitates life” rings true in the sense that we aspire more imitate the idealised aspects of art as we consider them to be more beautiful than real life and its trials and tribulations.

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Exploring the world of Instagram poetry

October 3, 2018

This generations ‘instapoets’ are a breath of fresh air for an artform that seemed to be dying. Many young people can no longer relate to the heavy poetry of the likes of John Keats of whom they may have studied laboriously throughout their secondary school education.


Ross from Friends takes a break at the Button Factory

October 3, 2018

The style of music he creates can be compared to that of other artists such as DJ Seinfield and DJ Boring who seem almost reflective of the 90’s pop culture that these artists would have grown up listening to.


Hip hopping onto centre stage

October 3, 2018

Since then, a huge cultural shift has occurred, a rise in hip-hop and critical interest in pop has meant that many music festivals have had to completely rebrand themselves as the demographic of audiences attending these festivals has changed.


Divisive work of Emil Nolde at the National Art Gallery

April 18, 2018

Nolde had a fascination with dancers and the beautiful way in which they used their bodies as an artistic tool, this fascination is evident in the exhibition as a running theme as he daringly painted scenes of dancers performing at a cabaret or caught up in movement on stage.


The Weeknd mourns past relationships in new album

April 18, 2018

The 21-minute-long album is a breakup album, exploring the love and loss, where at times The Weeknd seems to be pleading for a chance to reignite a lost bond and at others simply acknowledging a loss and looking for blame to place.


Is Ballet an under appreciated art?

April 4, 2018

Ballet itself is an artform, with the human body being used in a similar manner to that of the paintbrush of an artist or the voice of a singer; conveying passion, grace, elegance and physical

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Behind the artist: Sarah Bahbah

March 21, 2018

Artist and photographer Sarah Bahbah embraces a style of coming-of-age art that appeals to the Instagram generation through narrative images of self-expression, portraying an overall message of female empowerment.