Art and design

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Vast staff cuts imminent at V&A, insiders say
Curators and conservators said to be in line of fire, ‘hollowing out the expertise of the museum’

Dalya Alberge

25, Feb, 2021 @8:01 PM

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John Barber obituary
Other lives: Freelance artist whose commissions ranged from Airfix packaging to Christmas cards

Paul Barber

25, Feb, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Design news for February: tech to keep in touch and the world's biggest drawing club
Swiss furniture, Japanese ceramics and the best bus station in Lithuania

Alice Fisher

25, Feb, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Set children free: are playgrounds a form of incarceration?
Play has been the invisible casualty of the pandemic. Is it time to let children reclaim the streets? Our writer looks forward to a post-Covid world of parklets, play streets and repurposed parking spaces

Oliver Wainwright

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The communist who raised me: photographer Ruth Maddison interrogates her father's Asio file
Wire taps and surveillance were everyday facts of life for Sam Goldbloom and his family. Now, his daughter reimagines that period of their lives in a major survey exhibition

Alison Stieven-Taylor

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Naomi Waldman obituary
Other Lives: Ceramicist whose elegant mid-20th century vase designs were reproduced by Habitat in the 2000s

Michael Waldman

24, Feb, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Gerard Hemsworth obituary
Artist who played a key role in the emergence of a new kind of British conceptualism

Charles Darwent

24, Feb, 2021 @6:12 PM

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The world in one park: Irina Rozovsky's best photograph
‘If you’re standing still on a New York street, you’re either lost or crazy. But on the shores of this lake, I saw real stillness for the first time’

Interview by Diane Smyth

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Vincent van Gogh Paris painting from 1887 to make public debut
Scène de rue à Montmartre has been part of same French family’s private collection for more than a century

Jon Henley

24, Feb, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Sweet memories of the Royal Festival Hall’s inspiring staircase | Letters
Letters: Trevor Dannatt’s staircase at the Royal Festival Hall made a strong impression on Jeremy Lowe as a young architecture student, while John Page remembers a useful aspect of the banisters

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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17,300-year-old Kimberley kangaroo recognised as Australia's oldest rock artwork
Two-metre-long painting in Western Australia dated by analysing wasp nests and is the oldest work still in its original place

Graham Readfearn

22, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Drawings by Cézanne and Klee among works gifted to Courtauld Gallery
Assembled by the late collector Howard Karshan, the ‘revelatory’ collection is hailed as important beyond its size

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Feb, 2021 @2:41 PM

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