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Art: Where Are All The Women?

Art: Where Are All The Women?

| By Rebecca Jarvest, Art Editor | It’s 1997. You’ve got the Spice Girls playing full volume (on tape, of course). You’re singing “Girl Power” into your hairbrush-turned-microphone and yes, you feel on top of the world. Of course, it took a long time and a persistent effort by courageous women for girls to achieve […]

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Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

By REBECCA JARVEST  “Trust me,” glows a scribble of Barbie pink neon in characteristically erratic Tracey Emin scrawl. This brazen act of creativity is not what you would think might catch the eye of a multinational corporation. In a clever twist to kick off the New Year in style, a lavish exhibition at Bonhams declares […]

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Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

Editor’s Comment: Introducing a brand new version of The Sloaney

By LAURA TOOGOOD First and foremost, I am really excited to introduce a new look for The Sloaney. I cannot believe it is nearly two years ago that we started our journey with a soft launch that has since developed into something I often compare to either an all-consuming love affair or having a baby! […]

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Art: Bigger Is Better at Frieze Art Fair 2013

By REBECCA JARVEST Feeling a distinct buzz in the air? It can only be one thing: Frieze Art Fair has taken London by storm this year. After months of anticipation, our premier art event returned with more space yet less exhibitors, a stroke of genius by the organisers that produced an expansive creative environment better […]

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Join the Art Crawl: An invitation to readers of The Sloaney

By REBECCA JARVEST Every now and then it’s a real pleasure to tell readers of The Sloaney about things that we reporters are doing. I’d like to share a warm invite to my Art Crawl on Wednesday 18 September, the first in a brand new series of events I’m organising for Art Collectors London. Art […]

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Art: Fall in love with Furniture at the William Benington Gallery

By REBECCA JARVEST With London Design Festival fast approaching, I decided to go on a hunt for innovative one-offs on show in the capital’s art galleries. For those interested in scouting out a completely unique item for their home – something made from a true combination of skill, care and artistic flair – look no […]

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Art: Park your car in style this Bank Holiday

By REBECCA JARVEST Planning on shopping this weekend? Now even your car can enjoy a stylish day out thanks to Simon Claridge. The artist has transformed the underground parking spaces of Q-Park Oxford Street into a striking art installation. Inspired by style icons, the artwork plays on Claridge’s signature portraits depicting the superstars of then […]

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A Very Big Art Show Celebrates British Art in British Summertime

By REBECCA JARVEST With the gorgeous sunshine we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks looking set to stay, the thought of heading inside for an exhibition is tough for even the most dedicated art lovers. That’s why I was thrilled to discover that this year’s biggest art show is taking place outdoors. Art Everywhere […]

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Cocktails & Canvas: London’s Best Arty Bars This Summer

By REBECCA JARVEST We all know that the right décor adds that extra sparkle to make an evening truly special. Home to talented mixologists and world-class artists, London knows how to combine delicious drinks with visual experiences for a night to remember. Brighten your summer with cocktails and canvas by heading to the capital’s best […]

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The Art of Fine Dining at Debut Contemporary

By REBECCA JARVEST  There is a new way to dine out in London and it comes with a tasty helping of art. The venue is not a restaurant but Debut Contemporary, an innovative gallery setting trends with its unique art/lifestyle fusion events, which include art and yoga. Their bespoke luxury dining experience, Art Dinner, mixes […]

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Masquerade conjured up by Top Designers for The Elephant Family Animal Ball

By REBECCA JARVEST I always look forward to the Met Ball to gaze at pictures of New York dazzling with glamorous guests, extravagant décor and dresses to die for. Thankfully, my Cinderella daydreaming was interrupted this week by the exciting news that London is soon to have a Grand Ball of its own thanks to […]

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Buy In Style at The Other Art Fair

By REBECCA JARVEST How many ‘others’ do you know that are better than the ‘ones’? Here’s a few of mine: The Other Guys – a movie featuring two of the finest comedy performances in recent years; AnOther – a sumptuous print publication for all things cultural; The Other Tribe –an inspired collective of DJs mixing […]

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Float Away on Cloud Meteoros at St Pancras International

By REBECCA JARVEST Travel induces a mysterious sensation of gliding just above the ground as we float around the world to faraway shores. The feeling pertains not simply to planes that soar majestically through the sky, but to the cars and trains that carry us to explore new places. This is, perhaps, one inspiration behind […]

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Trend Watching: Ombré from the Gallery to the Catwalk

By REBECCA JARVEST When new looks emerge on the catwalk, it’s often a fascinating reminder of that electrifying buzz of creative exchange between the haute couture industry and the contemporary art scene. Take one prominent star of the current season: ombré. Dip-dyed fabrics, tonal bleeds and photographic fade-out prints define the S/S 13 aesthetic, from […]

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Romance, Glamour and Realism at Tate Modern’s Lichtenstein Show

By REBECCA JARVEST Romance, glamour and realism are what Ralph Lauren once called “a great combination.” These three hallmarks of classic style proved enduringly desirable at London Fashion Week last month. This year, there’s no need to wait for the S/S 14 shows for your next fix. I found the same irresistible trio away from […]

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Editor’s Comment: Bermuda, San Fran, Lake Tahoe, Dublin; the travel bug bites

By LAURA TOOGOOD February has been a particularly busy month for The Sloaney Travel Team. I have literally just stepped off a plane after spending two nights in Dublin at The Shelbourne. A full travel feature will follow but I had a wonderful stay at this Marriott Renaissance Hotel. With grand décor and a fabulous […]

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All the Fun of the Fair: Our Beginner’s Guide to the Art Fair

By REBECCA JARVEST One advantage of working in the art world is travelling in search of creative talent. For this reason, on Blue Monday I had the good fortune of waking up in the thriving metropolis of Singapore for Art Stage, the city’s premier art fair. Sitting down to write an article on the event, […]

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Editor’s Comment: The Sloaney celebrates its first Birthday

By LAURA TOOGOOD What better way to finish a year of Royal celebration than with news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby. The media has already reflected the nation’s delight at the impending arrival and the Royal pregnancy will give us all some extra excitement in 2013. We won’t […]

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A Match Made in Heaven: Contemporary Art and the Fourth Plinth

By REBECCA JARVEST Nothing has got people talking about art quite like the infamous Fourth Plinth. Since 1999, Trafalgar Square’s once lonely column has found its perfect partner in bold and provocative contemporary art, displayed before pigeons, protesters and passers-by under the watchful eye of Lord Nelson. I can remember taxi rides enlivened by drivers […]

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Discover a trio of art treats around Berkeley Square

By REBECCA JARVEST Nestled between the quintessential chic of Berkeley Square and the elegant fashion district at Bond Street are a collection of London’s finest art galleries. With works on view by the hottest established and emerging artists from across the globe, I can never resist popping into the area for a visit. Whether you’re […]

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