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The recently re-furbished Whitworth in Manchester and Belfast’s The MAC are among the contenders for this year’s Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year.
Co-creators of the Tower of London ‘poppy’ installation, artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, have been recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, alongside outgoing Arts Council England CEO Alan Davey and Metal founder Jude Kelly.
Following the announcement that parts of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation are to remain on display until the end of the month before setting off on a tour of the UK, artist Paul Cummins is to plant the final poppy at the Tower of London on 11 November 2014 to mark Armistice Day.
Yinka Shonibare, Rebecca Warren and Imran Qureshi amongst artists creating new work this year as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.
Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who was the target of a terrorist attack in Copenhagen on Saturday, has been speaking about the incident.
Six a-n writers – based in London, Hastings, Glasgow and Edinburgh – pick, in no particular order, their top five UK exhibitions of the year.
Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have installed a sea of red poppies in the dry moat surrounding the Tower of London to mark the centenary anniversary of the first world war. Pippa Koszerek takes a closer look.