Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer’s participatory artwork at the Folkestone Triennial, which invites the public to find buried gold on the town’s harbour beach, has had a busy opening weekend.
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The third Folkestone Triennial has been attracting widespread media coverage thanks to artist Michael Sailstorfer’s buried gold bars on the town’s harbour beach. Dany Louise takes a tour of the town and finds many more artistic treasures in this intelligently curated festival of art in the public realm.
A new art colony and residency retreat, initiated by artist and priest Father Paul West and curated by Aid & Abet, is being pioneered in the Fenland market town of Wisbech.
Eileen Cooper, the Royal Academy’s Keeper, has been talking to Radio 4′s PM programme about discrimination against women in the visual arts.
A new home for Glasgow School of Art’s displaced fine art courses is being developed, following the fire that devastated the historic Mackintosh Building earlier this year.
The fourth b-side multimedia festival is set entirely on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, creating site-specific work that includes performance, installation and film work. Dany Louise talks to the director of this distinctive and nuanced ten-day event.
For more than 30 years, Joan Fontcuberta has been challenging the veracity of the photographic medium by staging one hoax, pseudo-documentary project after another. A new book, Trepat, sees the Catalan artist explore the improbable archive of the Spanish industrial powerhouse Josep Trepat. Tim Clark steps inside his world.
Vane and Breeze Creatives are taking over Durham’s Old Shire Hall for an art fair and auction, with proceeds going towards the creation of The Experimental Studio – a purpose-built work space for resident artists in Vane’s Newcastle space.
This week’s must-see shows include Frank Auerbach’s drawings and paintings at Tate Britain, Simon and Tom Bloor’s exploration of the post-war architecture of play at Sheffield’s Site Gallery – and a spot of artist-run golf in Croydon.
In less than four weeks, Scotland will be voting to decide whether to become an independent nation or remain part of the UK. Chris Sharratt speaks to artists and those working in the visual arts in the country and finds thinking that runs much deeper than nationalism, oil revenues and questions of currency.
A mass participation artwork by Manchester-based artist duo Sagar and Campbell has won the National Lottery Good Causes Award in the Best Arts Project category.
East Street Arts has developed the first live/work space for a socially-engaged practitioner in Leeds – and the job is open for applications.
Set to open in 2015, the University of Leicester has revealed designs for a new gallery at Embrace Arts.
The Jeff Koons retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York has been disrupted by an artist writing an ‘X’ on the gallery wall in his own blood.
Former Edinburgh Napier graduate, Alicia Bruce, has been named as the recipient of the £5,000 RSA Morton Award 2014 towards researching and developing a new body of photographic work.
The Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity is to launch this month. We speak to Season Butler about how artists can get involved.
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.
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’.
A survey commissioned by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks’ initiative has revealed that whilst artists are willing to pay for training to deliver arts in participatory settings, employers and commissioners should contribute too.
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.
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.
Now in its second year, the Residency for Artists on Hiatus seeks to free its participants from the pressures of the ‘capital A art world’ by providing space for artists to not make art. Michaela Nettell finds out more.
Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger and curator Sarah Elson have selected 12 artists to showcase their work at the annual Bow Arts’ open exhibition in London.
Kasper Konig, curator of Manifesta 10 in St Petersburg, has been describing the pressures of curating an art biennial in Putin’s Russia.
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.