Reimagining the Ordinary

  This week, Amber Sidney- Woollett explores the work environment by restructuring dark space, whilst Georgia Heneage uses expressive brush strokes and texture to add...

The Death and Rebirth of MS Paint

Chloe Dootson-Graube investigates the artistic importance of Microsoft Paint

The Scythians British Museum review – ‘a vivid and intriguing exhibition’

A vivid depiction of an ancient culture excites at the British Museum

A tempestuous tribute to a perplexing artist

Anoushka Kavanagh is confronted by an ouevre permeated by emotional and creative conflict in Giacometti’s retrospective at the Tate Modern

Readers’ Photo Competition: deadline approaching!

Final call! Send your best portrait shots to cherwellvisual@gmail.com by Wed 15 Feb for a chance to see your work in print!

Warhol and the importance of social exchange

Mia Neafcy explores the notion of consumerism in American capitalist society

Readers’ Photo Competition

Have some great Instagram shots of your college pals? Or portraits of people you met while travelling abroad? Send cherwellvisual@gmail.com your best portrait photos by Wed 15 and see your work in print!

The changing face of the Virgin

Chris Ofili's new depiction of the Virgin Mary is shocking and enticing in equal measure

Review: RA’s Abstract Expressionism

William Freeman is moved from scepticism to epiphany by this diverse exhibition

Art review: Unreported Worlds

Ellie Siora is confronted by the familiar in the foreign while questioning what it means to be ‘exotic’ at John’s exhibition

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