Bea Prutton

Arts

How to start art collecting as a broke student

Art collecting is often perceived to be reserved for millionaires and not an accessible task for the young, broke student. However, there are ways to get into this elusive and seemingly elitist hobby.  Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator, Rebecca Wilson, has made some very helpful suggestions for the first-time art collector on a student budget. Unsurprisingly,…

Arts

Interviewing Illustrator Charli Vince: Making art through 2020 and plans for 2021

Charli Vince, an illustrator based in Norwich and the founder of Norwich Association of Illustrators, speaks to Concrete about her ever-changing artistic style, working through a pandemic and plans for 2021. In which mediums do you typically work?  “At the moment it’s a mixture of digital media (Procreate on my iPad, primarily), watercolour, graphite and…

Arts, Venue

Government grants £3million from culture recovery fund to Norwich Theatre

After fears that it would not survive the devastating financial impacts of coronavirus, Norwich Theatre has been granted £3million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund. The theatre had taken drastic action in a desperate attempt to survive the pandemic after closing in March, including major restructuring and a…

Arts

Emily Ratajkowski and image rights

Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to posting provocative images on social media, but what becomes alarmingly apparent in her essay ‘Buying Myself Back’ for New York Magazine is that her image has not always belonged to her. The essay details Emily’s painful fight to secure the rights to her own self-image, while having her privacy…

Arts

Banksy and the migrant crisis

The ever-elusive Banksy has funded a search-and-rescue boat to aid refugees from north Africa attempting to enter Europe. The boat has reportedly rescued over 200 people and taken on board numerous bodies of refugees who sadly did not survive the journey, after being launched in secret from Burriana in Spain on August 18th. The bright…

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