27 December 2019


Steve McQueen and David Shrigley On New Year Honours List 2020

The New Year Honours list 2020 has given the nod to several people involved in the Visual Arts. A knighthood for the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. 

29 September 2016


David Shrigley: Fourth Plinth Sculpture Sends positive message to Londoners

David Shrigley the Turner Prize nominated artist unveiled his new commission for the Fourth Plinth titled, ‘Really Good’, this morning in a rainy Trafalgar Square. Alongside Shrigley, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries and Ekow Eshun, Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group each spoke of the optimism […]

25 September 2016


British Artist David Shrigley From Grocery List To NY Monument

The newly installed sculpture, ‘MEMORIAL’ by British artist David Shrigley replicates an average grocery list onto a 17-foot slab of granite. The monumental sculpture stands at the entrance to Central Park in New York City, on 60th street, across from the famed Plaza hotel. The accompanying explanation on the Public Art Fund’s signage reads “ While Shrigley’s […]

30 July 2016


David Shrigley And Sadiq Khan Launch London Is Open To All Campaign

Ten artists have been chosen to display artworks on sites across the London Tube network, as part of Art on the Underground’s latest campaign stating London is united and open to the world following the EU referendum.  Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor and the Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley we out yesterday launching the new campaign, displaying a series of […]

18 May 2016


David Shrigley Fourth Plinth Unveiling Announced By Sadiq Khan’s Office

David Shrigley the Turner Prize nominated artist unveils his new commission for the Fourth Plinth titled, ‘Really Good’ on Thursday 29 September 2016. The work was commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, Really Good is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square’s celebrated plinth, and will be the first major public art commission to […]

20 March 2016

David Shrigley: Satirical Often Infantile Drawings And Text – New Exhibition Unveiled

The 2013 Turner Prize nominated, British artist David Shrigley launched his eighth solo show at London’s Stephen Friedman Gallery on Thursday 17th March. Shrigley uses a combination of acrylic paint and oil stick to create his satirical and sometimes subtly political drawings and texts. His new large-scale works on paper are mostly successful and the exhibition […]

29 October 2015


Peter Blake And David Shrigley, Among Postcard Works For Charity Auction

Established in 2014 to raise money for the The Hepatitis C Trust, Art on A Postcard is embarking on its second secret auction. The artwork comes from a mix of very well known and established artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapamn, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley, Peter Blake, Gilbert and George, […]

7 February 2014


Fourth Plinth Commission Goes To David Shrigley And Hans Haacke

Britain’s David Shrigley and the German/American artist Hans Haacke get the thumbs up for the 2015 – 2016 Fourth Plinth commission.  A 10-metre tall thumbs-up and a riderless horse skeleton will take pride of place in Trafalgar Square over the next two years. Mayor Boris Johnson, said the “two very different sculptures” were “wryly enigmatic […]

30 November 2013


Artist David Shrigley Commissioned To Re-image London’s Sketch Restaurant

The Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley has been commissioned to redesign the image of Sketch restaurant in central London. The transformation is set for May 2014. The gallery restaurant has a long-term commitment to artist-conceived restaurant spaces. The project follows the huge success of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed’s sketch restaurant commission in 2012. […]

28 May 2012


Harry Hill’s Performance Piece At David Shrigley Exhibition

The BAFTA winning comedian Harry Hill turns his wit and talent to the job of tour guide for a new art exhibition by David Shrigley held in Manchester in October this year. Harry will conduct tours of Shrigley’s funny cartoon drawings and sculptures at the Cornerhouse gallery.HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, […]

31 January 2012

David Shrigley Inspires Brain Activity At Hayward

REVIEW – David Shrigley’s major new exhibition Brain Activity reveals depth beneath the one-liner   Turns out, I had David Shrigley all wrong. No longer can I dismiss him as the pseudo-artist cartoonist – appealing to those mildly middle-aged men, young at heart, that cling onto 90s sulky ‘cool’ in beer-drinking ladulthood –, his work […]

30 January 2012


David Shrigley Hayward Show Opening This Week

With the major exhibition of supreme witticist David Shrigley set to open at the Hayward on Wednesday, it’s time for Shrigley fans of the world unite and get their hype on David Shrigley: Brain Activity will feature some 175 works, covering the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the […]

19 January 2012


Major David Shrigley Show Coming To Hayward

This February, the Hayward Gallery will present the first major survey in the UK of works by David Shrigley Spanning the upper galleries, David Shrigley: Brain Activity will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the artist’s career, including drawing, animation, painting, photography, taxidermy, and sculpture. The exhibition […]

17 August 2011


Ron Arad Makes A Curtain Call At London’s Roundhouse

New Installation showcases artists, designers, friends,family & colleagues of Arad 2 years ago, you may remember David Byrne toured his installation “Playing the Building” to The Roundhouse. It was great. I myself visited on a hot summers day and played Byrne’s odd machine of organ pipes and percussive beaters, all controlled by air; I liked […]

21 April 2011


Contemporary Artists Paint The Queen

The Queen at 85 How Contemporary Artists Depict The Monarch Happy 85th Birthday ‘Ma’am’. The Queen celebrates her 85th birthday today just ahead of the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Do we care? Not really! However, portraits of the Queen, I have a lot of time for. Here is a selection of […]

11 September 2010


David Shrigley Watch New Video ‘An important message about the arts’

Campaign Highlighting Funding Cuts Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley is leading a campaign to protest against cuts to the Arts by the UK Government. A proposed 25% has been earmarked, shaving arts funding down to the bone. The campaign launch yesterday at London’s Royal Festival Hall has the backing of more than 100 high-profile visual artists, […]