"There is a point when there are suddenly twice as many people in the class."
Forensic sculpture and the uncannily human clay heads
Mystery and controversy surround the dark-skinned religious icon who represents the Virgin Mary throughout the Catholic world.
Race, religion and the Black Madonna
A Jamaican election banner reveals the story of a pioneering women’s rights campaigner who continues to inspire 80 years on.
A woman of courage and ability
Artist Beth Hopkins explains how she used her experience of researching the Adamson Collection to create an embroidered wall hanging.
Research Notes: A reflection on art in a mental hospital
Books leave their traces in our minds, but we leave traces of ourselves in books too, as these fascinating items found inside old works show…
Novelist Lydia Ruffles explores how migraine has made her mind stretch, shrink, widen and change, and how it’s influenced her art.
Migraine, creativity and me
Searchers, secrets and the power of curiosity.