Visual Arts

Chairman: Corinne Julius
Hon Secretary: Claire Finn

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

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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Objectivity: the object as inspiration

Forthcoming Royal Academy Exhibitions Clare Finn Aside from them all being artists - what might link Matisse, Jasper Johns, Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp? - the object, at one time or another, was at the core of all their creative processes. It is this aspect of...

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Nolan’s Paradise

Simon Tait Sidney Nolan is known as Australia’s principal painter of the 20th century, famous for the “Ned Kelly” series and his fascination with Australian history and landscape. What is little known is that for more than half his life he was based in Britain,...

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Tony Cragg, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Clare Finn Where in a two-and-a-half hour journey from London can you see world class art in breathtaking landscapes? No, not in Monet’s Normandy or even the Louvre, it’s within England, in God's own county, Yorkshire - where else?  Nor is it a joke. Nowhere else in...

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