My Art PhD Experience And Advice For Those Considering Doing One

Several years ago I finished my PhD in new media art. It was an interesting and challenging experience. My PhD started as a Masters degree in photography. This reflected where my thinking and expertise was, at the time. The intent was to look as Kabbalah and to explore it through photography. Kabbalah (spelt in many […]

When Photography Crosses Into Art

Photography is sometimes art and art sometimes uses photography. But what is the determining factor? The answer is that photography is art when it mirrors contemporary art concerns. So just what do I mean by that? Well tough as it might sound, contemporary art moved beyond just being beautiful or representational back with surrealism, futurism, […]

artCircles App for iPad from and Hot Studio Named App of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — artCircles, the first iPad app released by, the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art, was recently named the iTunes App Store’s “App of the Week.” Conceived, designed, built, and branded in collaboration with Hot Studio, an award-winning experience design company, artCircles represents a new and highly […]

Copyright and the Artist in a Digital Age

Let’s be honest, copyright is a complete mess. There are differences in law from country to country and, in a day when putting an image on Facebook or your blog makes it vulnerable to attack under any copyright jurisdiction in the world, the risks are considerable. The largest problem for artists is that techniques and […]

Golden Foundation Artist Residency Program Now Active

The Golden Foundation, linked with the Golden people who produce the most wonderful acrylic-based artist materials, now has their residency program in place. Details are on their website at Basically they have a four-week residency program where the selected artists explore materials, etc. The location is in central New York state.  

Chris Fraser’s Light Installations Use Camera Obscura Technology

I’ve become fascinated with Chris Fraser’s use of light. Here’s a Co.Design article on him and one with more images at Triangulation blog

LoFi Gallery in London Call for Submissions For Their Opening Exhibition

LFG call for submissions Are you a LoFi Fool? A brand new London gallery is looking for the best and most interesting images taken with LoFi cameras – that’s Holga, Lomo, Polaroid, Diana and iPhone – to display in their inaugural exhibition in August. It doesn’t matter if you’re amateur or professional, young or old. […]

Interesting Video From Sky News About David Hockney’s Use of an iPad to Make His Latest Exhibition

David Hockney, who has always widely experimented with different mediums for making art is exhibiting his latest work. The exhibition is at London’s Royal Academy of Art and runs till April 9th, 2012. Here’s the link to the Huffington Post piece on the exhibition.  

Google’s Art Project

Google has launched its Art Project, an ambitious project to bring the art works of the world’s galleries and museums onto the web in deep zoomable, detailed form. Currently Art Project has work from the following institutions on show: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA The Frick […]