• 4 April 2017

The fifth issue of our award winning online, open-access and peer-reviewed academic journal on British art, architecture and visual culture is now published and available to access for free here.

000724 This issue includes a special feature on the Hereford Screen convened by Ayla Lepine. Created in 1862 by Francis Alexander Skidmore and Sir George Gilbert Scott, the Hereford Screen is one of the most complex and intricate choir screens of the Victorian era. Ayla and six further writers explore all elements of the screen from its prehistory to its conservation and evaluate whether the screens by Scott and Skidmore are "A triumph of art" or "blatant vulgarity". Using a variety of mediums, including video, sound visualisation and imagery the Screen is analysed and explored, read the full features here.

The issue also includes four articles on British Art including a focused reading of David Hockney's 1965 painting Rocky Mountains and Tired Indians by Martin Hammer and an essay on a group of drawings made by L. S. Lowry in Ancoats, then a notorius Manchester slum.

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Read the entire issue here.