Mushrooms: New exhibition delves into the use of mushrooms as upcycled agro-waste to sustainable shoes and more

Mushrooms like most things that come from Mother Nature are incredibly versatile – they can be eaten, they can bring on hallucinations, they can be used as a material in the design of furniture and clothes, and they can even eat through plastic. Now the humble mushroom is the subject of a new exhibition, Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi, which celebrates the rich … Continue reading Mushrooms: New exhibition delves into the use of mushrooms as upcycled agro-waste to sustainable shoes and more

Impermanent Nature: Cryptik explores a world beyond notions of life and death in solo exhibition

LA-based artist Cryptik explores impermanence – a world beyond notions of life and death – in his first solo exhibition, Impermanent Nature. In Impermanent Nature, which is currently on display at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris until 19 October, Cryptik takes the law of nature – “all that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts forever” – as his starting point to honour the cycle of life throughout … Continue reading Impermanent Nature: Cryptik explores a world beyond notions of life and death in solo exhibition

Forest planted in football stadium aims to draw attention to climate change and deforestation

A temporary forest inside the Wörthersee football stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria has been planted to draw attention to climate change and deforestation. The forest, which is also an art installation by Swiss artist Klaus Littmann, covers the entire football pitch and consists of 300 trees that are characteristic of Central Europe. The installation, For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature, is inspired by a dystopian drawing … Continue reading Forest planted in football stadium aims to draw attention to climate change and deforestation

Review: Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, London

Around the world people are familiar with manga as Japanese comics, but manga in its broadest sense runs deeper than that which is where the British Museum’s Manga Exhibition comes in to trace the roots of manga as a form of storytelling, which predates its current graphic form, as well as to introduce visitors to the various forms of manga. The largest exhibition dedicated to … Continue reading Review: Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, London

On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction. The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK … Continue reading On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

British Ecological Society will be showcasing the winners of their annual photographic competition, Capturing Ecology, in a week-long exhibition at east London’s The Old Truman Brewery. The exhibition, the first of its kind, will display winners of the 2018 competition, ranging from up close perspectives that display the intricacy of ecology, to images that demonstrate the relationships within ecosystems, and individuals within their environment. Ecology helps people … Continue reading Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour

British artist Louis Wain is well known for his admiration of the feline species, having depicted them in hundreds of drawings. Now Chris Beetles Gallery, near Piccadilly in London, is showcasing the very best of cat art in the Louis Wain & The Cat Show 2018 exhibition. This year’s annual exhibition of the world’s most celebrated cat art includes almost 200 works – over 125 … Continue reading Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour