About

ArtMuseLondon is a site for reviews of art exhibitions, music, opera and dance written by people with a keen interest and an intelligent, honest and accessible approach.

We cover exhibitions, concerts, opera, chamber music, dance and jazz together with general cultural musings. We are selective about what we see and hear and we don’t “review everything”. Instead, we choose to write about the exhibitions and music which interest us personally.

If you would like ArtMuse to review one of your events or exhibitions, or would like to submit a guest post, please feel free to contact us via the Contact page.

Who we are

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Jacky Colliss Harvey has worked in museum publishing for over 20 years, and speaks and lectures regularly on the arts and their relation to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling RED: A History of the Redhead and The Animal’s Companion: People and Their Pets, A 26,000 Year Love Story. She blogs about writing and anything else that comes into her head at Chez Moi: random thoughts of a random redhead.


105491206_266430451442172_334752493078903436_nAdrian Ainsworth is, by day, a copywriter specialising in plain language communications about finance and benefits. However, he spends the rest of the time consuming as much music, live or recorded, as possible – then writing about it, often on Specs, his slightly erratic ‘cultural diary’ containing thought pieces, performance and exhibition write-ups, playlists, and even a spot of light photography. He has a particular interest in art song and opera… and a general interest in everything else.


Karine Hetherington

Karine Hetherington is a teacher and writer of novels, who also blogs on art and music. Her two published novels, The Poet and the Hypotenuse, and Fort Girard, are set in France in the 1930s and 1940s. Karine promotes singers and musicians performing in the fast-growing Kensington and Olympia Music and Arts Festival. When she is not writing about music, she likes to sing in her local choir or tackle piano sonatas, some of which are far too difficult for her.


1085-6365-nm_photo Nick Marlowe studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and History at Cambridge University. After working for thirty years in the book trade he is now a freelance writer and artist. Formerly a reviewer for OneStopArts, a spin-off from Bachtrack.com, Nick has also reviewed for US-based art and culture site CultureVulture.net.


FranceFrances Wilson pianist and writers Wilson is a pianist, writer, music PR and blogger on classical music and pianism as The Cross-Eyed Pianist. A keen concert-goer, she writes music reviews for her blog and is a regular writer for classical music website InterludeHK. She has written for Pianist Magazine, The Schubert Institute of the UK, Bachtrack.com and Classical Music Magazine, and has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters to discuss the effect of the internet on music criticism.