Inspired by its location on a busy junction along Essex Road, north London, Tintype gallery is hosting eight newly commissioned film works in its window space over the holiday season. Gallery director Teresa Grimes and artists Suki Chan and George Eksts explain.
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Six a-n writers – based in London, Hastings, Glasgow and Edinburgh – pick, in no particular order, their top five UK exhibitions of the year.
Arts Council England has appointed Darren Henley, current head of Classic FM, as its new chief executive.
DACS has announced that a record 23,000 visual artists and artist estates have claimed almost £5 million through the Payback royalties scheme this year.
As part of a year-long research programme exploring how artists and academics have worked together, Castlefield Gallery is hosting a discussion event exploring the approaches artists take to working in higher education. Plus, a-n is offering writer bursaries to enable two artists to attend the event and report back.
The search is on for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2015, with the fundraising charity announcing that the photographer Martin Parr has been commissioned to produce a portfolio of the shortlisted museums.
This week’s selection of must-see UK shows stretches from Nestor Armando Gil in Exeter to Alasdair Gray in Glasgow, with detours to London and the North East along the way.
While strategies to pay artists better are forging ahead in the UK, this vital issue is also on high on the agenda in some other countries. Susan Jones reports on Working Artists: aspects of art and labour, a recent conference in South Korea which she also spoke at.
Lowcs International has awarded commissions to two artists, Liam Aitken and Rich White, following the Swansea-based organisation’s second annual Public Art Open Submission competition.
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard have been announced winners of The 2014 British Independent Film Award’s Debut Director category for 20,000 Days on Earth, their feature film about Nick Cave that merges fiction with documentary.
The latest in our series on the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts looks at Project Daedalus, AND Festival’s investigation into the creative and practical potential of drones in the arts.
The five artists selected for the fifth Jerwood Makers Open, who will each receive a £7500 commission, have been announced.
A new five-year strategy for Arts Council Wales abandons artform emphasis and sets out to enable creative professionals to work at their best and connect with the whole of Wales.
The UK now has representative cities for five of the seven creative industries championed by the Creative Cities Network. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
The winner of the 2014 Film London Jarman Award and the four recipients of Random Acts commissions for Channel 4 have been announced.
As part of an action by Liberate Tate, Jon Snow, chair of Tate’s Members Council has been presented with an edition of Conrad Atkinson’s The Oil Ship for display in one of the Tate members’ rooms.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions marking the 40th anniversary of Aberdeen’s Peacock Visual Arts and 30 years of Manchester’s Cornerhouse, while elsewhere there’s Howard Hodgkin’s India-inspired gouaches in London, Graeme Durant’s playful constructions in Gateshead, and a group show at Chatham’s new art space, Sun Pier House.
Artist-run Edinburgh space Embassy marks its 10th anniversary with a party, a publication and a new commission. Richard Taylor reports.
The artist Bob and Roberta Smith is to stand against former Education Secretary Michael Gove in his solidly Tory Surrey Heath constituency.
Crafts Council’s recent Make:Shift conference in London addressed how new technologies are driving innovation in craft practice. Inspired by the two-day event, Mike Press of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design reflects on the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead.
Tim Clark, who writes a-n’s fortnightly PICTURED column, delves into his ten favourite photo books of 2014.
Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery is celebrating its 30-year history with a forward-looking exhibition featuring artists who are ‘shaping the future of contemporary art’. Liz West, an artist based in the city, speaks to the gallery’s director and to fellow Manchester artists, about the important role it plays in the area’s art ecology.
Glasgow-based filmmaker Duncan Campbell has been announced winner of the 2014 Turner Prize.
The Museums Association’s Cuts Survey 2014 reveals that more public collections are at risk following the negative impact that four years of cuts have had on the sector.
This week’s selection includes a show in Llandudno that links the act of breathing with the gesture of drawing a line, works dealing with authorship and identity in Salisbury, and a theatrical exploration of an imagined relationship between Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in Sheffield.