Covid-19: Essex boy’s lockdown art project auctioned for charity

A 12-year-old boy’s lockdown painting project featuring collaborations with 250 artists from around the world is being auctioned for charity. Noah, who has hydrocephalus, epilepsy and cerebral palsy, began painting on cardboard at home in Dedham, Essex, last March.His father posted on Instagram, asking artists to finish the pictures and the project went viral. TheContinue reading “Covid-19: Essex boy’s lockdown art project auctioned for charity”

Amanda Gorman effect: ‘It’s going to open doors for poets’

With performances at the 20 January inauguration and soon the Super Bowl, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is inspiring a new generation of artiststo pursue their passion for poetry.Hear from young poets in Washington DC as they discuss their excitement for the wave of attention the 22-year-old has brought to the craft.

The cartoonists making mental health their muse

Comics are not just about superheroes. Emily Oomen meets the artists shaping graphic medicine – a genre focused on the experience of living with illness. Ellen Forney was in her twenties and working as a professional cartoonist when she stumbled into the world of graphic medicine. The artist had been working for one of Seattle’sContinue reading “The cartoonists making mental health their muse”