Anya Gallaccio was at the forefront of the 90s generation of contemporary visual artists – exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world.
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‘Art Textiles 2’ is a sequel to ‘Art Textiles 1’, initiated by Barbara Taylor at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery in 1996. One of the exhibitors in 1996, Polly Binns, was this time one of four selectors, with Yinka Shonibare, […]
Selected from open submission by Lynne Cooke, senior curator at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, twenty-nine artists took part in the third annual ‘Perspective’ exhibition at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. This year’s £6000 prize was split between two […]
Camberwell College of Arts, London
In today’s climate of political apathy, it sometimes appears that people have become wary of expressing an opinion without irony. Not so the artists showing in ‘Protest and Survive’. I can’t remember having walked around whole roomfuls of contemporary art […]
We have sustained relationships with the objects in our homes, but seldom consider their effects on our emotional or intellectual lives. Domestic objects have always carried less intellectual weight than their counterparts in galleries, with whom we spend significantly less […]
Mark Beasley explores the common fabric between today’s permanent and temporary public art commissons.
The crisis in London studios for artists continues, with Cable Street the latest to announce it may close unless funds are found to buy the building. Housing some 180 artists and with 350 more on the waiting list, loss of […]
Artists and arts managers will benefit from a new plan at the Arts Council to England (ACE) to establish a network of one-stop-shops delivering continuous professional development opportunities. £1 million will be invested by ACE between 2000 and 2002 in […]
Roy Exley charts the purpose of paint in the work of four artists.
Painter Deirdre King reveals her strategy for getting started as a professional artist.
What happens when nineteen artists are let loose in fifty acres of land? Abigail Reynolds shares her experiences of Braziers International.
This year’s Hereford Photography Festival includes the first UK showing of Daniel Meadows’ Now and Then, and Mike Abrahams’ Christian Rituals as well as a new complete showing of Richard Sawdon Smith’s Body In-Visible series about the body and disease. […]
Two recent reports from QUEST – the Culture Department’s Quality, Efficiency and Standards Team recommend that bureaucracy should be lessened in the cultural sector in order to improve management of risk and innovation. A New Approach to Funding Agreements published […]
An exhibition of Conrad Atkinson’s work which carries a powerful message about the way we live our lives today in a society focused on consumerism and mass media, opened at Kendal’s Abbot Hall on 14 October. Entitled ‘Ethical Viruses’, the […]
‘Evidence’ is the title of the new works which I produced while on an eight-week Year of the Artist residency at Killhope Lead Mining Centre in County Durham. Five pieces were sited in the woodland which surrounds the mine. The […]
The dual meaning of this Marxist supposition informs my current body of work, in which the purposeful activity of a nation has defined the external/internal caricature of its people. Heritage parks, the spirit of ‘retro’ and UK Gold are the […]
‘Parallel Objects’ is the inaugural show of my fellowship at Kettle’s Yard and New Hall in Cambridge. It brings together work from the last five years, during which time I have worked on three main series of drawings and paintings […]
One of the benefits of working on land art projects is the beautiful locations. The commission I have recently completed at Court Yard Farm was no exception. The working farm is just inland from Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coast. […]
As part of a major extension to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, a programme of new building led to the creation of an enclosed courtyard. As part of the ‘Percent for Art scheme’, Brighton Health Care held a […]
I was recently commissioned by Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre (TCAC) in North Uist, Western Isles, to undertake a community sculpture project in Locheport. The commission was part of TCAC’s ongoing ‘Roadend Projects’ to celebrate the unique identities and environments of […]
St Chad’s Church a red-brick Victorian building in Hackney recently hosted ‘Aldgate and other Astrocities’ a solo exhibition of my photographs and objects. The Church is a meeting place for FLOM (First London Outsider Movement) a collective of international musicians, […]
I recently completed a mosaic commission on the island of Skyros in Greece, for Skyros Holistic holidays. I was able to choose any site that appealed to me within the holiday complex (within reason). I chose a pear-shaped seating area […]
I created Loom House (pictured) while I was working as artist-in-residence at Oriel 31 in Newtown, Powys during June. The ty-gwydd (loom house) was historically an outhouse in which a couple of looms were kept when weaving was still a […]
My current installation work challenges what I believe to be one of the most mysoginistic and succesfull ad campaigns of the 90s – the Wonderbra advert.