Visual Arts

Chairman: Corinne Julius
Hon Secretary: Claire Finn FinnClare@aol.com

The Visual Arts and Architecture section was established in 2007 and is now in its tenth year. We began presenting awards to in 2011 when we gave our highest tribute to the architect David Chipperfield.

News & Reviews

Pooh, the bear that delights young and old

There is an enchanted place in the V&A, a place where wonder is being created. From the moment you even look for information on the website and find your cursor has become a swarm of honey bees, the Victoria & Albert’s Winnie-the-Pooh: exploring a classic is magic. If...

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Kettle’s Yard – modern art starts here

The visual arts centre created in Cambridge by Jim Ede has undergone an £11.3m restoration and expansion. Simon Tait reports. There ought to have been a sign outside Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge saying “Modern Art Starts Here”. The story of this extraordinary place is...

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With magical touch

Chagall's illustrations for Shakespeare's The Tempest, by Clare Finn Marc Chagall’s last major project has largely passed scholars by until it was studied more recently by Hanna Scolnicov, Professor emerita of Theatre Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv...

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Julia Peyton-Jones wins 2017 award

VISUAL ARTS & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS: Dame Julia Peyton-Jones and Fred Hohler Dame Julia Peyton-Jones was the winner of the annual Critics Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award presented at the Thaddeus Ropac Gallery Dover Street on the evening of 12th September. The...

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Services to the Arts

Recipients of the Critics' Circle Annual Award 1988 – Sir Peter Hall 1989 – Dame Ninette de Valois 1990 – Sir Michael Tippett 1991 – Sir David Lean 1992 – Sir John Mills 1993 – Sir Peter Ustinov 1994 – Sir John Drummond 1995 – Sir Peter Wright 1996 – Richard Eyre 1997...

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Alison Cole to edit The Art Newspaper

  The critic, author and arts consultant Alison Cole is to be the next editor of The Art Newspaper, following the resignation of Javier Pes. She takes over on February 1. A long-standing member of the Critics’ Circle and a stalwart of the Visual Arts and Architecture...

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Immersed in Pussy Riot

A theatrical event is part of the controversial new Saatchi Gallery exhibition, Art Riot by Simon Tait In March 2012 two members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot were jailed for two years after the group’s performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour...

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