Norwood celebrates its royal double century of patronage

May 7, 2015

Two hundred years ago, Norwood's earliest incarnation, the Jews' Hospital, became the first Jewish charity to have a royal patron.


End of the world - in 'boring' Haifa

By Jessica Elgot, April 26, 2012

The cartoon world of a post-apocalyptic Haifa where radioactive hogs eat green-skinned people and are ruled by a lizard queen named Olga, took over a Shoreditch studio this week.

The graffiti and sculpture show, Crazy Eye Hotel, inspired by '70s graphic novels, was the first major exhibition in Europe by Haifa street art collective, Broken Fingaz Crew.


Norwood artists get West End stage

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Nestled between a rare Andy Warhol print, glassworks by Dale Chihuly and sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn at London's Halcyon Gallery last Thursday were more than 40 paintings and pieces by some lesser known talents - residents of Norwood's Ravenswood Village and others supported by the charity.

Bright handprints and butterflies, an abstract self-portrait, a colourful image of rockets firing into t


Leeds is a model of artistry

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 4, 2011

Leeds Jewry celebrated its culture and heritage in truly hands-on style on Sunday with a sculpture and crafts fair at the MAZ community centre, attended by 400 people.

Sculptor of celebrities Frances Segelman took centre stage at the event, organised Jewish education charity Makor as part of the local community's 150th anniversary celebrations.


Israel Museum gets $100 million facelift

By Ben Lynfield, July 22, 2010

The Israel Museum is to re-open next week following a $100 million refurbishment.

While Israelis have been able to take pride in having a world-class national museum since 1965, it had a reputation for being relatively visitor-unfriendly. There was a steep hike to the entrance and people got lost trying to find exhibits or trying to leave.

Museum officials say the goal of the renovation - which was completed on time, within 30 months, and on budget - was to make the collections more accessible, physically and conceptually.


Modigliani scuplture sold for record figure

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2010

A sculpture by Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani has sold for a record amount at auction.

The limestone sculpture of a woman’s head was auctioned in Paris for 43.2m euros (£35.8m), beating both previous figures on the artist's work and overall records for French art sales.

An anonymous telephone bidder bought the 65 cm artwork, created around 1910 and first exhibited in the French capital in 1912.

The piece, held until now in a private family collection,is one of just 27 sculptures by Modigliani.


Meitar may pull £2m gift

May 23, 2008

A UK-based Israeli lawyer, Zvi Meitar, is reportedly considering cancelling £2m worth of donations to Oxford University after it rejected his initial offer of a £1m sculpture he bought from Sir Elton John. Mr Meitar appeared in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.


What Caro can't carve

By Julia Weiner, May 16, 2008

Sir Anthony Caro is regarded as the world’s greatest living sculptor. He talks about why he designed a church chapel but not a Holocaust memorial, and how he put his wife’s face into his latest exhibition