Arts Visual Arts in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Arts Visual Arts

Abandon Art

Gallery of surreal art, fantasy, and horror. Offers a list of permanent artists on display.

ACO Galleries

A co-operative of Northern Artists, united in their determinations to produce high quality artwork.

a-n The Artists Information Company

Information, advice and professional exchange for visual artists in the UK. Includes job opportunity listings, editorials, knowledge bank of subjects relating to working as a professional artist, artist profiles and details of publications and research.

Art and Architecture

Allows the user to browse over 40,000 images of British art and architecture.

Art Fund

Campaigns, fundraises and gives money to museums and galleries to buy and show art; includes a what's on and grant application procedure.

Art Icons

Provides a reference for artists, students, art collectors and art lovers who are interested in famous artists and their artworks. Includes biographies and other information about globally known artists, sculptors and photographers.

Art in Perpetuity Trust

Promotes creativity through the visual arts, through their resource and studio facility in London for artists and the community, and education projects in the capital and other cities.

Art in the Park

London based not-for-profit trust devoted to making art with people for city parks and gardens. Shows images of community, studio and public art and gives workshop details.

Art Monthly

Presents subscription information for this monthly visual arts magazine.

Art of Anamorphosis

Online gallery of anamorphosis art, with downloadable software to create your own.

ART.e @ the Art of Change

A visual public arts organisation; includes details of projects they have completed, consultancy services, and contacts.

Artists and Illustrators

Features lots of online content, guides, how tos and blogs from this popular magazine.


Provides practical support to visual artists throughout their careers; includes a directory, a library of advice guides, information about legislation, and details of their projects and activities. artquestlondon


Listings and discussions site for contemporary art in the United Kingdom.

Austin Osman Spare

English artist and magician. Articles, bibliography and genealogy.


An online resource for contemporary art in the UK, with a directory of artists and curators, resources for artists, news and opinion in their blog, and contacts. axisweb

BAMS - The British Art Medal Society

Promotes the art of the medal by commissioning works from contemporary sculptors. Includes a gallery, details of publications and their education activities, and contacts.

British Arts

Advising on funding, competitions, studio spaces, galleries and education. Includes a directory of artists.

British Council Visual Arts

Team of specialists committed to promoting the achievements of the UK's best artists abroad.

British Women Artists

Women visual artists of any nationality who work in any part of Great Britain are invited to publish and discuss their work.

Caroline Keevil

Lettering artist in Wiltshire creating paintings to commission and exhibition.

The Central House

Art and design consultancy specialising in original contemporary arts. Explains how they commission original art for homes and corporate display and shows a gallery of work.

The Chelsea Art Club

Founded in 1891 on the suggestion of Whistler. Now has 1600 painters, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers and filmmakers, and 800 writers, dancers, musicians and other kinds of artists as its members.

Cilla Eisner

An artist, educator and practice-led researcher.

Corman Art

Professional art buying consultancy offering to take care of everything from commissioning or selection for a chosen space, to framing and installation. Examples of installations, textile art, sculpture and recent exhibitions.

Debbie Lyddon

An artist and maker whose creative practice explores landscape and place and includes mixed media cloths, sculpture, installation and drawing.

The Discerning Eye

An educational charity working to encourage understanding and appreciation of the visual arts; includes details of their annual exhibition and occasional events, newsletters, and their study bursary scheme.

Effie Romain

A fine artist based in Bristol.

Fine Art Trade Guild

Trading and press centre for arts with markets and exhibitions.

Gallery of Lost Art

Virtual exhibition uncovering famous works of modern art which have been lost, stolen or destroyed.

Georgia Scott

Designer/maker of art installations and sculptural lighting.

The Graffiti Life Company

Professional graffiti artists; live art for events, workshops and murals for interiors, exteriors, advertising and marketing. graffiti_life

Hugh Dunford-Wood

Creates unique wallpapers made by hand from designs cut in original blocks printed at a Westcountry workshop.

Jane Witheridge

Features a selection of public art projects undertaken by British artist Jane Witheridge since 2000.

Jennifer Collier

Explores the 'remaking' of household objects by stitching found and recycled papers. paperjennifer

The John Johnson Collection

Political and satirical prints from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Julian Beever

Official site of this artist, renowned for his trompe-l'œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces.

Kethi Copeland

Designs and makes screen-printed artwork. kethi

Kevin Broughton and Fiona Birnie

Contains the collaborative artworks of Kevin Broughton and Fiona Birnie; including painting, photography, installation, sculpture, and digitally manipulation.

Letter Exchange

An association of professionals dedicated to preserving, promoting and developing expertise in the lettering arts. Includes a directory of members and links, events, news, a forum, and contacts.

Mall Galleries - The Federation of British Artists

Champions new contemporary figurative art by living artists, and home to the Federation of British Artists (consisting of leading art societies). Includes details of exhibitions and events, list of members artists, and information about their education programme.

National Black Arts Alliance

Posting news, resources and assistance for black artists in the UK.

National Federation of Artists' Studio Providers

Professional membership body for all those engaged in developing and managing affordable studio space for visual artists. NFASP

The Painting and Drawing Channel

Highlights the programmes available on this TV channel which is devoted to drawing and painting.

The Pastel Society UK

Supports artists using the medium of pastels; provides a guide to membership, exhibitions, and their schedule of workshops for amateurs and professionals, links, and contacts.

Phil Madley

An innovative, contemporary artist working with encaustic wax techniques to create original and unique paintings.


Supporting and developing refugee related art across the UK.


Aims to foster an interest in contemporary art by and for young people, with spaces for emerging artists to post their own work and to learn about kickstarting their careers.

Red Line Art Works

Home for works by artists and creative people who are concerned about the big global issues, the state of the world and the lack of global justice.

Rita Parniczky

Artist exploring interior structures with light.

Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft

Centre for the visual arts in Barton Upon Humber housing three galleries within a Grade II listed former rope factory. Displays information on artists and designer/makers working within the centre, and the exhibitions. Ropewalkbarton

Ross Naylor

An artist and curator with an interest in site specificity, ephemerality and lost space.

Royal Society of British Artists

Presents details of this society's history, how to apply for membership, and how to show work at one of it's exhibitions.

Royal Society of Marine Artists

For artists specialising in marine and sea art; includes information on exhibitions and membership.

Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers

Showcasing the history, exhibitions and membership of this organisation.

Royal Ulster Academy

Supports and promotes the visual arts in Northern Ireland; includes details of their annual exhibitions, education programme, news, and events.


An independent public art consultancy formed develop art projects in the urban and rural public realm throughout Wales. Describes current and past projects, with details of their locations, education programmes, news, and contacts.

Society of Scottish Artists

An artist-led membership organisation formed to promote contemporary arts in Scotland. Includes information about membership, events and exhibitions, prizes, and publications.

Society of Women Artists

Devoted to promoting art by women; includes exhibition information. swainfo

Space Studios

Provides information about and event listings from this charity which develops and manages sustainable and affordable creative workspace for artists.

Spellman Collection of Victorian Music Covers

Donated to Reading University Library by Doreen and Sidney Spellman in 1994, and consists of around 2500 covers, illustrating virtually every aspect of Victorian life, culture and preoccupations.

The Stile Company

A practice of chartered landscape architects specialising in environmental art; includes a gallery of their services and projects, awards, and contacts.

The Surrealists Website

Covers the Surrealists movement of the early 20th Century with artists information and biographies.

The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture

Annual showcase for contemporary figurative and representational painting and sculpture. Includes information for artists about submission, exhibition details, and an archive of previous years' winners and events.

Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG)

An independent membership network concerned with organising and touring exhibitions; includes resources, events, news, and publications, with information about exhibitions for hire available to members.

The Typographic Circle

Brings together anyone with an interest in type and typography; includes an events diary, blog, gallery of type faces, and contacts.


Featuring arts images for use in education. With details of collections, resources and services.

Victoria Scholes

Creates sculptures and installations in glass and mixed media.

Visiting Arts

Charity which works to bring culturally diverse visual arts from around the world to UK audiences.

Visual Arts Scotland

Promotes and exhibits the work of contemporary visual and applied artists, with a membership ranging from established figures to recent graduates and emerging artists; includes details of their annual exhibition, education programme, history, and news.

Wasps Artists' Studios

A charity providing affordable studios and workspace for artists throughout Scotland; describes their scheme and locations, with details of their arts programme, news, and contacts. waspsstudios

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