Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has opened in south London with the aim of making the artist’s personal collection of over 3000 works of art accessible to the public through a series of curated exhibitions. We take a look at the inaugural show featuring works by the British painter John Hoyland.
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Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison has launched a new campaign to develop an alternative funding stream for artists by harnessing wind power.
British Art Show 8 opens in Leeds on Friday 9 October and the city – currently bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023 – is responding with a raft of additional activity. Leeds-based writers and artists Amelia Crouch and Lara Eggleton report on what the city’s homegrown and artist-led organisations are up to as Leeds City Council throws its support behind a showcase of the city’s buoyant visual arts scene.
The inaugural North festival in Warrington has brought pavilions from city’s including Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool – as well as art that responds to Ikea – to the streets and galleries of the town. Laura Robertson reports.
Whitechapel Gallery and Max Mara fashion group have announced the shortlist for the sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women.
The fourth British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent comes as the industry in the city is enjoying a modest upturn. Reporting from the city, Bob Dickinson finds plenty of evidence of ceramic creativity alongside well-founded concerns over the loss of traditional industrial skills.
Following 111 days of strike action, PCS union members at the National Gallery in London returned to work today having reached an agreement that protects the terms and conditions of their employment under a new private contract, and that reinstates senior union rep Candy Udwin.
In a piece originally published by The Conversation, artist and 1997 Turner Prize nominee Christine Borland, professor of art at Northumbria University, argues that the prize needs to transcend its own ‘structures of power’ and instead find a way for the art itself to be centre stage.
This week’s selection includes an exploration of the cliché of collecting in Manchester, the unveiling of the Serpentine’s autumn exhibition in London and a painting exhibition in Rochester that mixes old and new technology.
This year’s Arts Council England and British Council-supported No Boundaries – billed as a symposium on the role of arts and culture – took place over two days at the end of September at Watershed in Bristol and HOME, Manchester. Featuring talks and discussion from an international cast of contributors, it once again had a live link between each venue and was also live streamed. Artist Julie McCalden reports from Bristol, while arts consultant Mark Robinson presents a view from the rainy city.
Event and exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from our busy Events section and featuring events and exhibitions posted by a-n members.
Now in its third year, London’s Art Licks Weekend continues to expand beyond its south east beginnings, and this year features an increasing number of venues in the south west of the city. Pippa Koszerek speaks to the two artists behind Streatham Hill’s DOLPH projects, who will be sharing the ‘secrets’ of their practice during the four-day festival.
Artist Raoul Martinez, twice nominated for the BP Portrait Award, joins nearly 300 cultural figures in rejecting oil sponsorship of the arts.
This year’s Turner Prize exhibition features work by Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers, and is showing in Scotland for the first time in its 31-year history. Chris Sharratt reports from Glasgow.
The 11th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the first curated by new director Peter Taylor, had an increased focus on artists’ films and featured installations throughout the Northumberland town. Chris Sharratt reports.
Discussions open with new National Gallery director following months of strike action.
The Art Fund, in partnership with Thomas Dane Gallery, has launched the Moving Image Fund for Museums, with Towner Art Gallery and the Whitworth its first recipients.
At a recent festival in Belgium about Europe-wide cultural solidarity, artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young talked about a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign. He reports on a debate characterised by politically outspoken artists and networking over mojitos in the Che Guevara tent.
This week’s selection includes Chinese martial arts in Derby, Kinect laser-scanning in Manchester and a new perspective on industrial objects in Glasgow.
Tate Modern this week announced the date for the opening of its new extension, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from our busy Events section and featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n’s members.
The studio, residency and gallery space in south London reopens with increased exhibition space, more studios, and with the freehold of the building now secured.
The Shock of Victory exhibition at Glasgow’s CCA brings together artists from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Greece and Palestine to explore artistic responses to the post-referendum climate and broader political realities. Chris Sharratt finds out more from three of those involved.
Record number of galleries set to participate in annual art fair focusing on emerging artists.
A new survey seeks to build a picture of social mobility and the backgrounds of those working in the arts, and is accompanied by a programme of events, art commissions and a visual campaign by the designer Peter Saville.