28 April 2015


The Art Room Charity Re-Work Chairs By Creatives At Selfridges

The Art Room is a local charity sponsored by The Duchess of Cambridge which helps children through art therapy is working in partnership with the Columbia Threadneedle Foundation and joining forces with Selfridges’ in a new campaign ‘Says Work It’. This project launching on 29 April 2015 is designed to highlight changes in the way we work and how craftsmanship […]

16 January 2015


Duchess of Cambridge Meets Grayson Perry In The Art Room

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry visited the newly-launched Clore Art Room at Barlby School in Ladbroke Grove yesterday. As Royal Patrons to the charity, the visit marks the official naming of this, the ninth Art Room and celebrate the partnership with the Clore Duffield Foundation whose generous support […]

10 September 2014


Kate Middleton Visits WWI Centenary Art Installation

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry visited Paul Cummins and Tom Piper’s installation at the Tower of London ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ (2014), marking the centennial of Britain’s entrance into World War I. the UK first entered on August 5, 1914. According to the Daily Mail, Middleton was overheard describing the […]

24 February 2014


Duchess Of Cambridge Supports Art Fund’s Van Dyck Self Portrait Appeal

A photograph of National Portrait Gallery patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge viewing the Van Dyck Self-portrait it is campaigning with the Art Fund to save for the nation, has been released, in hope of finalising the funds needed for purchase. The Duchess was given a private view of the portrait, on display at the […]

16 February 2014


Duchess Of Cambridge Makes Surprise Visit To The Art Room In Ealing

The Duchess of Cambridge was busy on Friday showing her support for the Art Room charity, as part of her commitment to helping children through practices in the visual arts. Kate visited Northolt High School in Ealing, north-west London, to open the latest studio run by the charity,which she has been Royal Patron for the […]

13 February 2014


Glittering National Portrait Gallery Fundraiser Attended By Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the National Portrait Gallery attended a ticketed black-tie fundraising event last night Tuesday 11 February in which opera singer Sir Willard White performed alongside the Gallery’s Portrait Choir. Also in attendance were Grayson Perry, Philip Treacy, Alan Rickman, Marc Quinn, Gerald Scarfe, Jonathan Yeo and Katherine Grainger. David and […]

8 December 2013


The Couturier White Wedding Dress Explored In New V&A Exhibition

A new exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its interpretation by leading couturiers and designers, offering a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries. Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 will feature over 80 of the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding outfits from the V&A’s collection. It will include important […]

11 May 2013


Kate Middleton Art Installation Wins 2013 New York NADA Award

An art installation by Meg Cranston titled, “Emerald City” depicting a portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing an emerald green dress, mounted on an emerald green wall with another canvas opposite, painted in the same hue, is the winner of the 2013 Artadia NADA New York Award. The award is in partnership with the […]

21 April 2013


Duchess Of Cambridge Takes On A Second Museum Patronage

Kate Middleton has added a second London museum to her highly selective group of patronages. It was publicly announced on Friday that the The Natural History Museum would become one of her focuses over the coming years. In 2012 Catherine chose to lend support to the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Room a charity […]

31 March 2013


Kate Middleton Postcard Is A National Portrait Gallery Best Seller

Kate Middleton’s dark portrait painting by BP award winning artist Paul Emsley has become the best selling postcard in in the National Portrait Gallery shop. The painting showing a more serious side to the Duchess has sold over 3000 reproductions in the first weeks since it’s unveiling on the 11 January. The portrait was commissioned […]

11 January 2013


Kate Middleton’s Official Portrait Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery

Kate Middleton’s first official painted portrait was unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery. It was commissioned by the gallery where it was revealed today, Friday, 11 January 2013. The unveiling was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, her parents Carole and Michael Middleton along with sister Pippa and brother James. The painting […]

11 January 2013


Damien Hirst and Kate Middleton Welcome Visitors To The Shard

The Shard, the latest London landmark, designed by the world famous architect Renzo Piano has a brand new visitor experience and viewing platform. It was previewed for the first time this week and ArtLyst got to explore the dizzying heights of Europe’s tallest building. The attraction’s official opening to the public has been announced for […]

3 January 2013


Rare Photo of Kate Middleton’s Late Mother In Law Auctioned

Kate Middleton’s late mother in law, Princess Diana, is depicted in a rare photograph with her brother Earl Spencer, which goes under the hammer at an American auction house between 17 Jan 2013 and 24 Jan 2013. RR Auctions of Amherst NH is offering the print. It has been described by the auction room as, […]

23 December 2012


Buckingham Palace Recreated As Gingerbread House for Christmas

Glenn Yehling, an aspiring gingerbread house artist has recreated a model of ‘Buck House’ in honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee. ‘I wanted to share our families annual holiday tradition of creating something spectacular out of gingerbread. This years global inspiration is the magnificent, Buckingham Palace. Located in the United Kingdom, Buckingham palace has served […]

12 September 2012


Kate Middleton Stunning Portraits Exhibited At National Portrait Gallery

Historical portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge feature along with other photographs of the Royal Family, snapped by the internationally renowned photographer Mario Testino between 2003 and 2010 will be shown together for the first time at London’s National Portrait Gallery this October. It includes the official engagement portrait of the Duke and Duchess of […]

5 September 2012


Kate Middleton Mario Testino Photos Featured In Boston Exhibition

An exhibition titled, British Royal Portraits by Mario Testino, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is set to open in October. It will contain a selection of self-curated images and include several photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Testino is no stranger to the British Royal family. Shortly after the photographer went […]

19 July 2012


Kate Middleton Unveils New Portraits Of Boris Johnson And Anish Kapoor

One hundred historically important new portraits were unveiled this morning, by The Duchess of Cambridge, at the National Portrait Gallery, an institution where she became a patron back in January.

24 June 2012


Kate Middleton Portrait By Bambi Sells To Brad Pitt

It has been reported that a North London based graffiti artist known as Bambi has sold three works to the serious art collector and actor Brad Pitt for £60,000. The main painting was a stencil on canvas created, after an image, painted on a wall during the Royal wedding. It shows  Prince William and Kate […]

17 June 2012


Kate Middleton Takes Art Room To C S Lewis Classic

Kate Middleton has had a very busy weekend indeed. On Friday she attended a special performance of the C S Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was all in aid of her charity the Art Room, which offers art therapy to children who suffer from emotional and behavioral difficulties . Kate […]

19 April 2012


Design Of The Year Award Oscars Honours Excellence

Shortlist Includes Kate Middleton wedding dress and Olympic Torch The Design Museum’s Design Awards, ‘the Oscars of the design world’, showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories,  Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport. The 

19 April 2012


Giant Portrait Of Queen Projected On Buckingham Palace

Diamond Jubilee Artists Tracey Emin Gavin Turk and Yinka Shonibare contribute self portraits for Face Britain Auction Face Britain, one of the largest online collaborative art project ever conceived, reaches its conclusion today with the digital projection of over a two hundred thousand self portraits by children uploaded as part of The Prince’s Foundation for […]

27 March 2012


Kate Middleton Factor Pushes NPG Figures Over Two Million

Block buster Freud exhibition and the Duchess Of Cambridge raises National Portrait Gallery profile The kate Middleton factor is proving its weight in gold for raising the profile of the already successful National Portrait Gallery who welcomed its unprecedented two millionth visitor today. This is a milestone which sets up the highest annual figures in […]

17 March 2012


Kate Middleton Joins Children & the Arts

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales engage young artists in Dulwich Kate Middleton along with Prince Charles, President of The ‘Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts’, explored the work of his educational Charity at a special project visit this week, held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Duchess of Cambridge who has a […]

14 March 2012


Kate Middleton Portrait Artist Named

Nicky Philipps to paint the Duchess of Cambridge for Prince Williams 30th Birthday Kate Middleton who visits the Dulwich Picture Gallery tomorrow for its ‘Great Art Quest’ (14th March) along with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, has been carrying out her Royal duties like a fish to water. Over the past month speculation […]

21 February 2012


Kate Middleton Visits The Art Room Charity Today

Wearing an Orla Kiely coat/dress the Duchess of Cambridge visits two Oxford schools Kate Middleton will visit two schools today as part of her patronage of the Art Room a school program that  deals with children with behavioural issues. Julie Beattie the founder of the program is a remarkable woman, at 64 she is the […]

11 February 2012


Kate Steps out in Vintage Look At Freud Exhibition

Kate Middleton has outwitted everyone in the fashion industry by wearing a Vintage coat dress on her first official solo engagement, at the National Portrait gallery. It was designed by the minor high street brand, Jesire which has now ‘ceased to trade’. The grey tweed garment was retailed through John Lewis a mid-range department store, […]

9 February 2012


Kate Middleton Bowled Over By Lucian Freud Exhibition

Duchess of Cambridge steps out in tweed for NPG opening on a frosty night Kate Middleton is to spend the next six weeks in the absence of Prince William, visiting the charities she recently became a patron of. Last night she made a spectacular solo debut at London’s National Portrait Gallery, where she attended the […]

8 February 2012


Kate Middleton Makes An Official Freudian Trip

The Duchess of Cambridge goes solo at one man show Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, will carry out her first official duty, on her own, this evening, when she visits the National Portrait Gallery, to view the Lucian Freud portrait exhibition. Kate who has a degree in history of art from St Andrews became […]

4 February 2012


Kate Middleton Gets Fashion Nod From Mary Quant

Iconic 60’s designer raves about the Duchess Of Cambridge’s style Mary Quant has forever been immortalised as a fashion icon with her invention of the mini skirt and classic swinging sixties style. When asked in a recent interview about Kate Middleton’s fashion sense she stated; “I am a very big admirer of the Duchess of […]

3 February 2012


Kate Middleton Portrait Commissioned Through NPG

Official Portrait to be painted in honour of the Duchess of Cambridge’s 30 birthday Royal insiders have hinted that Kate Middleton will have her portrait painted to celebrate her 30th birthday. An online art website reported last week that a ‘Clarence House’ spokesman revealed  “The commissioning of the Duchess of Cambridge’s first official portrait is […]

30 January 2012


Kate Middleton To Visit Lucian Freud Exhibition

Duchess Of Cambridge To Make First NPG Visit Since Becoming Patron Informed sources have revealed that the Duchess of cambridge will visit the National Portrait Galleries for a preview of the Lucian Freud exhibition on Wednesday 8 February. The exhibition which opens on 9 February is set to be one of the must see art […]

12 January 2012


Kate Middleton Champions Art Therapy

  Why Kate Middleton chose to patronise The Art Room, an art therapy charity that helps children with emotional difficulties It is remarkable that, out of the four charitable patronages that The Duchess of Cambridge announced on the 5 January, two were dedicated to art. The National Portrait Gallery, of course, makes sense: it is […]