As HOME, Manchester’s new space for art, theatre and cinema, fully opens to the public, Bob Dickinson looks at its place in the city’s arts ecology, the significance of its cross-disciplinary approach to commissioning, and where it sits in the city’s wider regeneration plans and the creation of a ‘northern powerhouse’.
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This week’s selection of member-posted shows and events include a consultation on the case for culture in the North East, sound cinema in London and advisory sessions in Wales.
The 2015 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design degree show launches this weekend in Dundee, with the opening night being live streamed by the college for the first time. In a Q&A originally published in the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2015, Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices student Eilidh Wilson talks about how she prepared for the show.
The Exeter gallery aims to raise £10,000 to fund artists’ residencies and public events.
Bergen Kunsthall’s director, Martin Clark, will be returning to his student roots to curate the 2016 edition of the international contemporary art exhibition, Art Sheffield.
Artist and curator Gaynor O’Flynn’s Artists for Nepal campaign is raising funds to help victims of the recent earthquakes in Himalayan region.
The public has decided which museums and galleries are to host six artists for the Connect! Museums at Night festival in October.
Watershed in Bristol has announced the seven shortlisted projects for its pioneering creative technology award.
A new project to tell the story of Middlesbrough’s local artists, both past and present, is seeking contributors.
Artist Anthony Schrag is walking to Venice and invites artists and members of the public to join him along his route. Organised by Deveron Arts, Lure of the Lost: A Contemporary Pilgrimage questions the temptations of La Biennale.
Awards reward organisations encouraging the public to engage with the activity of drawing, with those recognised ranging from a major centre for contemporary art to a comprehensive school in Essex.
The dispute about privatisation of jobs at the National Gallery continues with PCS union members planning further demonstrations and strike action over the next two weeks following the sacking of union representative Candy Udwin.
This week’s selection includes a reimagining of the Magna Carta at the British Library, plus an examination of the strangeness of everyday life at Ikon gallery, Birmingham.
Member of group researching working conditions at site of new Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi refused entry to country to UAE.
Our weekly selection of member-posted shows and events taken from a-n’s lively Events section.
The very idea of national pavilions creates a tension between politics, art and the role of artists. With this in mind, Pippa Koszerek takes a tour of five presentations including Ukraine, Armenia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and USA.
The winner of the east end’s very own prize for painting has been announced from a shortlist of 23 artists who live or work in east London Boroughs.
Manchester International Festival has announced John McGrath, currently head of National Theatre Wales, as its new CEO and artistic director.
Recent Royal College of Art graduate Zhu Tian has been announced winner of the £5,000 Catlin Art Prize for her sequence of installations investigating the disruption of the everyday.
Artists including Charles Avery and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd to create new commissions responding to the festival theme of The Improbable City.
a-n is inviting applications for a new Writer Development Programme, led by a-n News editor Chris Sharratt.
Paying Artists events in Liverpool and Birmingham include a talk on fair pay policy plus a giant cake parade.
As the dust settles after last week’s hectic preview period, a-n’s Pippa Koszerek reviews the exhibitions by Sarah Lucas (British Pavilion), Helen Sear (Wales) and Graham Fagen (Scotland) at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Artist Steve Messam’s latest public commission – a large-scale temporary bridge made entirely from bright red paper – has just been unveiled as part of the Lakes Ignite arts programme in the Lake District.
The shortlist for the 2015 Turner Prize has been announced and features a London-based architecture and design collective and three women artists.