Fine artist and photographer Ben Dray scoured the crafts quarter of Kumatuli in Calcutta to find the place where these statues were manufactured. ‘They’re religious icons of the goddess Kali. They’re stuffed with straw, covered with clay, then painted,’ he explains. The disposable icons may be burnt or sent down the river. Dray’s picture costs 90 and will be on sale with sculptures, paintings and prints at the Battersea Contemporary Art Fair from 30 to 31 March.
New research suggests that while businesses value the importance of design, they are less willing to involve creatives at board level. Looking at the benefits of creative decision-making, Mat
The Leeds-based restaurant has been given a new visual identity by Dutchscot, which plays on the theme of “togetherness” by combining traditional motifs from Yorkshire and Japan.
This week is national Refugee Week, a seven-day series of art, film, music and theatre events celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK. We mark the
The publisher’s annual awards saw 2,100 design students submit book cover interpretations for Animal Farm, A Brief History of Time and Noughts & Crosses — a judging panel has whittled