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

Frank Bowling is the 2018 visual arts winner

This year the Critics' Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Section made two awards, both to individuals who might be said ‘not to have received due recognition earlier in their formidable careers.’ Both have made art in their own inimitable ways. Frank Bowling, to be...

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Finchleystrasse

German refugees from the Nazi terror were so numerous in North London that the Finchley Road became ‘Finchleystrasse!’ to the bus conductors. This is the title of a moving exhibition at the German Embassy of paintings, etchings and graphics by some thirty hugely...

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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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