Visual Arts Read, Watch, Listen

Magazines and Journals

Modern Painters: Brilliant monthly magazine devoted to painting, interviews with painters and exhibition reviews.
Crafts Magazine: Published every two months by the Crafts Council. For all aspects of the Applied Arts including interviews with craftspeople, exhibition reviews, competitions to enter, job vacancies, etc.
The Photographer Magazine
Printmaking Today: Published by Cello Press, four issues per year. All aspects of printmaking covered with interviews, exhibition reviews, competitions, etc.
AN Magazine (Artist’s Newsletter): The artists’ must have magazine. Stimulating and supporting contemporary visual arts practice. Offering lots of major art competitions to enter, job opportunities, etc. Website offers lots of publications on how to promote yourself as an artist, how to apply for funding to continue projects, etc.
Time Out: Excellent weekly magazine listing current art craft and design exhibitions at all the major museums and galleries, as well as student shows and lesser known galleries. Available in all newsagents.


Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, David Bayles
Art Now (vol. 3), Hans Werner Holzwarth
Art the Definitive Visual Guide, Andrew Graham Dixon
Arteffects, Jean Drysdale Green
Artist's Guide to Selling Work, Annabelle Ruston
AS/A level Art and Design Essential Word Dictionary, Mark White
Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, James Hall
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist – selling yourself without selling your soul, Caroll Michels
I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis, Frank Wynne
Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space, Brian O'Doherty
Sources of Inspiration for Ceramic and the Applied Arts, Carolyn Genders
The American Leonardo: A Tale of 20th Century Obsession, Art and Money, John Brewer
The Andy Warhol Diaries, edited by Pat Hackett
The Encyclopaedia of Acrylic Techniques, Hazel Harrison
The Power of Art (Book/DVD)
The Shock of the New, Robert Hughes
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists, Herbert Read and Nikos Stangos
This is Modern Art, Matthew Collings
Understanding and Investigating Art, Rod Taylor
Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting
Ways of Seeing, John Berger


Artist Material Shops:
Milton Ernest Garden Centre
The Arc (local Art supply shop)
The Works