Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

UK arts 'enjoying a healthy moment'

1st June 2010

Now could be a positive time for the UK's arts world despite seemingly adverse conditions, Grayson Perry has argued.

Writing in the Guardian, the Turner Prize-winning artist pointed out that the economic crisis and expected cuts to public spending mean less money for cultural projects, but claimed this could prove inspiring.

'It might not feel it if you are a young artist leaving college, but, aesthetically and conceptually, this is a really healthy moment for art,' he wrote.

He also said that his own art has been inspired by the current social situation in the UK and has become focused on issues such as turbo-consumerism and class.

Perry added that he has witnessed an 'amazing transformation' in the arts scene over his career, as people have stopped viewing modern art as a 'rip-off' and galleries have become more attractive to families.

Earlier this month, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt used his first public speech since taking up office to reassure the arts community that it will not be considered an easy target for cuts in government funding.

Latest Blog
Romancing the Silver Screen
27/07/2017

Jenn Bennett explores the role of the movies in her own life and in her new YA novel, Alex Approximately.

From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd