Remember that day last summer when everyone got up early to ring bells in what was one of the most heart-warming, unifying events of the last decade? Did you travel across the country just to get a bounce on Jeremy Deller’s Stone Henge? Well, involved with the cultural Olympiad or not, one thing is true, and that is it was bloody hard to miss.
Ruth Mackenzie joined the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in January 2010, and went on to curate the London 2012 Festival, which saw thousands of artists from across the country put on shows and events to highlight the strength and diversity of the art scene in Great Britain. At In Progress this December, Ruth will be our keynote speaker, celebrating an amazing period of creativity and filling us in on the preparation and planning involved in curating such a mammoth event.
Ruth’s career has been nothing short of legendary, with a culture-rammed CV including working for the Barbican, BBC, Tate, The Young Vic and even the London Symphony Orchestra. Thought you were a culture-vulture? Think again. Hear how the Cultural Olympiad may influence and shape our cultural landscape in 2013 and beyond this December at In Progress, there’s only a small number of tickets left!
- Sam Pilling, Hattie Newman, Phil Sharp and Kit Caless at Nicer Tuesdays September
- Stephanie Unger’s instinctive illustrations use bright colours and simple shapes
- Graphic designer Timo Lenzen fuses hyperreal, architectural forms with vivid colours
- Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
- Photographer Laura Pannack finds inspiration in a Romanian folk tale
- Ho Tam, the one-man-band publisher
- “Nymphomaniac” photographer Casper Sejersen's explosive images
- Anja Wicki's sarcastically sweet comic illustrations
- Logo Pizza is selling 50 ready-made logos that increase in price with each one sold
- Google and INT Works commission 19 illustrators to create over 500 works for Allo app launch
- The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf