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Arts Council England adds new ‘gagging clause’ to NPOs

Arts organisations and those connected to them must be sure not to do anything that could damage Arts Council England’s reputation as a government-sponsored body, else their grants could be at risk. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.

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Jeremy Deller, Monarchs of the Glen, 2014, acrylic and olil on canvas, painted by Stuart Hughes, 95 x 170cm x 3cm
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NOW SHOWING #63: The week’s top exhibitions

From a Tory MP being devoured by birds of prey to an exploration of modern methods of communication and human intimacy, this week’s tour of recommended exhibitions includes shows in Glasgow, Sunderland, Nottingham and more.

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Chia Liang Lisa Kao.
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CRAFT EMERGENCY 2014: artists announced

aspex gallery has announced the 14 artists, designers and makers selected for its second annual open exhibition of emerging craft practitioners.

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Clare Woods, Cemetery Bends, enamel & oil on aluminium, 2009, 259 x 366cm.
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Clare Woods wins The Wakelin Award 2014

The annual award given to a Welsh artist, whose work is purchased for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s permanent collection, has been won by Clare Woods.

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Anger as Goldsmiths MA is axed: “A complete disregard for students”

The threat to postgraduate degrees in specialist arts subjects is growing, as public sector cuts deplete training budgets and universities start to close their smaller courses in favour of more lucrative undergraduate programmes. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.

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Lee Bul, Mon grand récit: Weep into stones..., polyurethane, foamex, synthetic clay, stainless-steel and aluminum rods, acrylic panels, wood sheets, acrylic paint, varnish, electrical wiring, lighting, 280x440x300cm, 2005.
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NOW SHOWING #62: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selections range from Tate Britain’s major J.M.W. Turner exhibition looking at his work between 1835 and 1851, to a debut solo show in an artist-led space in Norwich.

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Paul Graham, from the series Does Yellow Run Forever?
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PICTURED #31: Paul Graham, Does Yellow Run Forever?

Does Yellow Run Forever?, the latest monograph from British-born, New York-based artist Paul Graham, offers a seductive and dreamy meditation on what we seek and value in life – love, wealth or beauty? Tim Clark finds plenty to celebrate within its pages.

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HighWaterLine Bristol.
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Public artwork in Bristol highlights UK flood threat

The latest leg of artist Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine project, that works with local communities to visualise the effects of climate change by mapping areas at risk of flooding, launches today in Bristol.

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Local authorities face 6.7% cut to arts budgets, says survey

This year’s Arts Development UK survey of local authority arts investment shows the number of authorities with no direct arts service continues to grow, while budgets are once again on the decrease in real terms.

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