Zimbabwean artist Craig Wylie

Zimbabwean artist Craig Wylie selected for Threadneedle Prize

Craig Wylie, Zimbabwean born artist and past winner of The BP Portrait Award, is famous for his super-realist portraits in bright tones. He has now been selected for The Threadneedle Prize on the basis of a dramatically different new body of work. Fellow Zimbabwean Artist Gordon Glyn-Jones caught up with him ahead of his solo show that opens in Liepzig on the 13th to talk about the new work. The Threadneedle Exhibition Show, which seeks to showcase the best contemporary figurative artwork being made in Europe, opens in London on the 24th of September

Walking the Wicklow Way throug

Walking the Wicklow Way through Ireland

A week walking in Ireland is a week of softening: eyes trained to see jagged London switch to a diet of green hills, still lakes and moodily-lit ruins. Stomachs used to virtuous quinoa and the Paleo diet gently expand into a universe of potato-and-beer based cuisine. In short, we left for Ireland old and grey, and came back in the bloom of youth. Here’s why the Wicklow Way should be your next city break