During Lockdown we all started finding new hobbies to fill in the time. But I doubt if any of us ever turned our own front garden into an art gallery, open to all. Well, that’s exactly what Malcolm Atkins has done in suburban Oxford. Malcolm’s Westbury People’s Gallery accepts any type of submission, from traditional […]
An independent arts collective in Oxford, the Westbury People’s Gallery, has produced a Manifesto for the community it serves.
Above is a famous painting by Ilya Repin (1844-1930) of ‘Ivan the Terrible and his Son’. The painter, one of Russia’s greatest artists, depicted the scene after the historian Nikolai Karamzin, who described how in 1581 the Tsar had hit his own son in terrible anger leading to his later death from his wounds. The […]
I needed to do this mural as I felt so strongly about the injustice of what is happening. I chose an urban roundabout in Oxford that could be seen by all drivers coming in and out of the city. I use the symbol of the flower in many of my murals as it has a […]
“If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art.” Arnold Schoenberg “Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the deathline: to dismantle in order to build A SOCIAL ORGANISM AS A WORK OF […]