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£100,000 award for filmmakers announced

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network has announced the latest winners of its development awards for filmmakers, one of which will go on to receive production funding of £100,000.

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Tina Jenkins, Bed Head, gloss and acrylic on plastic sheeting, 17x17cm.
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Finalists announced for £20,000 Threadneedle Prize

Six artists have been shortlisted for the 2014 edition of the Threadneedle Prize, the open exhibition that aims to ‘showcase the very best in new figurative and representational art’.

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The Other Art Fair
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Frieze week 2014 and Other Art Fair news

The Other Art Fair returns to the Old Truman Brewery for its second year during ‘Frieze week’ in October, while this year’s Frieze Art Fair includes the fair’s inaugural Artist Award winner and a new Live programme.

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Ian Whittlesea, A Breathing Bulb.
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NOW SHOWING #58: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes a ‘breathing’ bulb in London, an evolving artist-led group show in Sheffield, and the auto-creative work of Gustav Metzger in Cambridge.

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Ricardo Cases, Paloma al aire
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PICTURED #29: Ricardo Cases, Paloma al aire

Paloma al aire, Ricardo Cases’ highly-acclaimed photobook, shines a spotlight on the practice of pigeon racing in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia. With the release of a new second edition, Tim Clark reflects on the extravaganza of colour, fantasy and prowess of an older Spain.

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D.J. Williams, The Four Alls. Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery
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Folk art, fine art and the snobbery of taste

The current British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain provides a timely reminder of art as an expression of creativity and emotion. It is, argues Alistair Gentry, a compelling alternative to a ‘sick and twisted’ contemporary art world.

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Sovay Berriman, Symbol Archive: Molluscs Hunt Wizards, 2014.
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An artist-led adventure: memories, markers and a walk in the desert

Sovay Berriman’s latest, self-funded project will take her to Mongolia and Australia searching for ‘markers and boundaries of experience’ in desert landscapes, and researching the correlation between those landscapes and the narratives of the people that inhabit them. We spoke to the artist as she prepared for the first leg of her journey.

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The Art Party Conference, 2013. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
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Art Party – The Exhibition! opens

Building up to the release of Bob & Roberta Smith’s feature film on 21 August, an exhibition of Art Party memorabilia opens tomorrow Saturday 9 August in Scarborough.

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WORKS|PROJECTS closes Bristol gallery

Bristol-based WORKS|PROJECTS has announced the closure of its current gallery space in order to pursue ‘new, expanded programme’ from the end of 2014.

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