Art market

Online art sales: going mainstream

For ten years now the blue chip insurance group Hiscox has been publishing a report on the online art trade, tracking it from modest beginnings to an estimated $10.8 billion in sales last year. That was a rise of six [ … ]


Louvre Abu Dhabi: advance notices

Louvre Abu Dhabi will be opening five new exhibitions for its upcoming 2023-2024 cultural season, starting this summer with an edutainment for kids about space in art. That’s followed by an interesting-looking exploration of the Holy Books of the three [ … ]


Artsy on art galleries: five trends

The annual Art Industry Trends Report from Artsy covers key issues for commercial art galleries today. For the recently published 2023 report Artsy ran an online survey that garnered responses from 886 gallery professionals and dealers in 85 countries (though [ … ]


Why poetry matters

What would be your reaction if a friend invited you to attend a poetry show for the first time? My first poetry open mic experience came as a second-year university student, an extremely impressionable period in my life. I was [ … ]

Circus arts

Fiq! – a high energy floor-filler

Circus has come a long way from the days of lion tamers, big tops and clowns with scary faces and big shoes. There’s no less entertainment today in ‘circus’ acts, but it tends to come either from embracing the extraordinary [ … ]