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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist