The Paddon Award 2018

Our university is bursting with artistic students, from those who are active members of music, drama and art societies to those who take a more personal and introverted approach to their art.  On Tuesday 27th March I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Paddon Award ceremony; a small, intimate event which recognises artistic talent…

Sir John Everett Millais’ ‘Ophelia’ – A Profile

Sir John Everett Millais painted ‘Ophelia’ when he was only 22. It is one of Tate Britain’s most loved paintings (boasting the impressive feat of being its most popular postcard) and possibly the most famous Shakespeare painting of all time. Painted between 1851-2, it’s an early Pre-Raphaelite work and shows the aftermath of Ophelia’s suicide…

Exhibition Review: Young in Hong ‘The Moon’s Trick’

Young in Hong is a Bristol-based artist whose work is inspired by South Korea’s recent political and cultural history. Her latest solo exhibition, The Moon’s Trick, is on display now at the Exeter Phoenix. Her work is a mixture of embroidery and sound installation which takes inspiration from found photography of urban scenes, events and…

Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ – A Profile

Sandro Botticelli. One of the most famous artists of the Renaissance, and universally known for his beautiful and distinctive paintings. His art hangs in the Uffizi, the Louvre and the National Gallery, to name but a few. During the Renaissance, artists often took inspiration from the classical world, as they saw this as one of…

City Breaks on a Budget

Many people aspire to travel when they’re young, however this often involves much money and time. So why not take a long weekend and travel to a city in Europe. Copenhagen, Denmark Lots of people disregard the Scandinavian countries because of the weather and the expense. However, Copenhagen is a city rich with culture, history,…

Exhibition Review: Simon Bayliss ‘Kangaroo Beach’

Based in St Ives but raised in Devon and the Bahamas, contemporary artist Simon Bayliss’ newest exhibition fits perfectly with the Exeter Phoenix, our city’s thriving cultural arts centre. Often exploring the conflicting feelings of respect and irreverence in a place steeped with proud artistic and cultural history, Bayliss’ relationship with the Cornish landscape features…

2018: A Year of Art

From St Ives to Liverpool, covering everything from Bellini to Basquiat, we’ve got plenty of top art exhibitions across the country to look forward to in 2018. So get your culture fix with this varied selection of red-hot shows over the coming year! Basquiat: Boom for Real Barbican Art Gallery, Until 28 January Finishing soon…

The Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially if you have had a chance to stop by the Exeter Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green this month. if you do decide to drop by, come with an appetite because there’s a variety of food, sweets and more to indulge in. When you first enter…

Exhibition Review: Visible Girls Revisited @ Exeter Phoenix

Everyone has those dreadfully embarrassing teenage pictures that you and your friends snapped in your bedroom at 14-years-old. Now you keep them under lock and key in a box in the bottom of your wardrobe because, for some reason, you just can’t get rid of them. Every time they resurface they bombard you with memories…

Preview: The Festive Fore Street Flea Market

One of my favourite things about studying in Exeter is that there is a real sense of local pride in the city itself. From farmers markets to craft fairs; the locals of Exeter are conscious that the community needs to come together to support and nurture local produce and talent, including students and non-students. Indie Exeter…

Review: Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

With artistic knowledge limited to a GCSE in art and having (rather ashamedly) a slight tendency towards responding to contemporary art with the kind of hostility that gives way to muttering “I could have done that” under my breath, I was naturally surprised at the excitement I felt upon entering the Exeter Phoenix and being…

Why You Should Join Razz Magazine

Are you a creative person with a passion for writing? Then Razz Magazine is the society for you to join. As Exeter University’s only Arts & Lifestyle magazine, our articles cover theatre, music, literature, baking, travel, and fashion pieces. Whatever your interests are, we are bound to cater to them. We always want to hear…