Rob Sharp is a freelance journalist specialising in arts and culture. He was on staff at The Independent from July 2007 to December 2011, first as a features writer, and then as the paper’s arts correspondent. He has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. For more information visit his website, www.robsharp.com or email him at email@example.com.
03 October 2011 12:00 AM
New book reveals the avant-garde artist's works that failed to get off drawing board
01 October 2011 12:00 AM
With its black square surrounding a blank canvas, the British minimalist Bob Law's 1969 work Nothing To Be Afraid Of V, expected to sell this month for £60,000, might seem the ultimate case of artistic daylight robbery. Not according to some art critics, who leapt to Law's defence yesterday.
30 September 2011 12:00 AM
Museum to preserve collection of a couple obsessed with world wildlife
29 September 2011 10:00 AM
Britain's leading galleries are losing hundreds of thousands of child visitors every year, raising concerns about the artistic education of the nation's children.
29 September 2011 12:00 AM
The decline is exacerbated by the fact that four out of 10 secondary schools have cut key artistic subjects
28 September 2011 10:00 AM
As hundreds of titles hit the shops tomorrow, publishers will be hoping 2011 has a happy ending. Rob Sharp reports
28 September 2011 12:00 AM
As hundreds of titles hit the shops tomorrow, publishers hope for a happy ending to 2011
24 September 2011 12:00 AM
London's Royal Opera House (ROH) is attracting worldwide interest ahead of a fundraising sale of 2,000 costumes this weekend.
24 September 2011 12:00 AM
Sir Paul McCartney might just have unveiled his first ever ballet score in New York – but yesterday he revealed an embarrassing lack of knowledge about the art form.
23 September 2011 10:00 AM
From commuters absorbed by the Harry Potter books to the fantasy appeal of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, the mystery of why some grown-ups like reading children's books may finally be solved – they are hacked off with modern life.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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- 4 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
- 5 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage