The French-Albanian artist Anri Sala has been awarded the sixth Vincent Award, which recognises European contemporary art.
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The £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for an artist working within a museum has been won by Nathaniel Mellors in partnership with Preston’s Harris Museum.
A symposium in Seoul this week will address the issues of artists’ fees in Korea and will include discussion of a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
This week’s must-see shows include a billboard in Sheffield, a new graduate group show in London and a sculptural event at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop opens its £3 million purpose-built studios and hub with a number of new artists commissions.
Goldsmiths is to celebrate the life and critical influence of leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall with a week-long series of discussions, screenings and exhibitions that culminates with an international conference exploring his legacy.
Manchester International Festival, well known for its work with contemporary visual artists, has announced its first shows for the 2015 festival including a new ballet with stage designs by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
Alberto Lizaralde’s self-published book, everything will be ok, is an intensely private journey through grief, hope and recovery. Nominated for this year’s Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award and co-edited by celebrated photographer Cristina De Middel, it’s quickly turning heads – Tim Clark’s included.
The Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen has revealed that his next film will be about the black American singer and activist Paul Robeson.
Following the announcement that Falmouth University is to close three of its BA (Hons) courses, a petition to oppose the closure of the highly respected Contemporary Crafts degree has reached nearly 6,000 signatories.
The artist-led Open House Art Festival in Glasgow is calling for submissions for the second edition of the festival next May, and has released a short animation to encourage applications.
Christian Jankowski has been announced as chief curator of Manifesta 11 in Zurich, the first time an artist has curated the roving European biennial.
The British artist Haroon Mirza has won the fourth Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, which acknowledges artists whose work is felt to be particularly innovative and experimental.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Allen Jones at the Royal Academy, first world war artist CRW Nevinson in Birmingham, and the last chance to catch An-My Lê in Milton Keynes.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan recently claimed at a science and technology event that “arts subjects limit career choices”. Poet Jo Bell takes issue with the minister’s assumptions and argues that, on the contrary, art is what makes our lives ‘possible and meaningful’.
As the Gap in the Air festival of sonic art kicks off four months of art, performance, workshops and symposia in Edinburgh, Richard Taylor talks to its organisers and artists.
With its focus on the idea of gallery educators as ‘disruptive influences’, this year’s engage International Conference in Leeds took a close look at the innovative use of digital technologies in gallery education. Mike Pinnington, content editor at Tate Liverpool, reports from day one of the conference.
The recipients of this year’s Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists include Turner Prize-nominated filmmaker James Richards.
Four gallery educators have been presented with professional development awards in recognition of their dedication to the sector, at an awards ceremony during this year’s engage International Conference in Leeds.
Rhonda Wilson, the founder of the Birmingham-based photography review festival Rhubarb:Rhubarb, has died following a long illness.
Founded in 1994, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists programme has helped some of the UK’s best-known visual artists with no-strings-attached financial support at crucial points in their careers. On the eve of the announcement of this year’s awards, Chris Sharratt talks to the foundation’s head of arts and to 2012 recipient Ed Atkins.
The winner of the Visitors’ Choice award of this year’s John Moores Painting Prize is Juliette Losq for her painting Vinculum.
As part of ongoing protests against privatisation proposals at the National Gallery, staff have organised their own exhibition of work inspired by the gallery’s collection.
In response to falling levels of participation in craft-related subjects at GCSE and in higher education, the Crafts Council has launched Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making, as a means to safeguarding craft education in the UK.
Following the announcement that parts of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation are to remain on display until the end of the month before setting off on a tour of the UK, artist Paul Cummins is to plant the final poppy at the Tower of London on 11 November 2014 to mark Armistice Day.