This Christmas, ditch the high street and discover original artworks and handcrafted gifts by independent artists and makers who will be opening their studios or putting up market stalls at a range of venues. Lauren Lomax makes a selection from across the UK.
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This week’s selection includes exhibitions and events in London, Kent, Bristol, Plymouth and Newcastle upon Tyne – all taken from a-n’s busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
This Christmas, ditch the high street and discover original artworks and handcrafted gifts by independent artists and makers who will be opening their studios or putting up market stalls at a range of venues. Jack Hutchinson makes a selection from across the UK.
Two artists’ studios in Belfast are among the seven dropped, with 100 arts organisations sharing £13.1m as the Arts Council struggles to deal with a £23m reduction in public spending on the arts over the past six years. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, the artist-run Next Term Festival in Manchester brings together local communities, artists, educators and policy makers to celebrate creativity and debate the future of art in schools.
After a number of short-term pilot schemes, Mother House has partnered with Create London to launch a new studio space for women with children in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham which, if the three-month pilot is successful, will become a permanent fixture. Lydia Ashman reports.
This Christmas, ditch the high street and discover original artworks and handcrafted gifts by independent artists and makers who will be opening their studios or putting up their market stalls at a range of venues throughout the UK.
With its longstanding city-centre home about to undergo redevelopment, Rogue studio group has relocated to a former primary school building in the east of the city.
This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members.
Designed by Hugh Broughton Architects, the redeveloped Henry Moore Studios and Gardens includes a new visitor centre featuring a shop and café, plus a new archive building.
Birmingham’s Grand Union is developing its programme and making plans for the future having secured £130,000 from Arts Council England and with the appointment of Mac Birmingham’s former director as its new chair.
A roundup of some of the best open studios, artist-led festive sales and exhibitions in the run up to Christmas.
London-based arts organisation V22 hope to open artists’ studios in the old library building during the summer of 2017.
Hot on the heels of the closure of Inverleith House gallery in Edinburgh comes the news that Glasgow Sculpture Studios is to end its exhibition programme. Chris Sharratt sees worrying signs for the resilience of the visual arts sector in Scotland.
Serf, the latest addition to Leeds’ expanding workspace scene, offers much more than studio space for artists – it provides a support structure for early career artists at a crucial time in their development. Lara Eggleton reports.
Group of artists based in east London launch campaign to stop demolition of studios at Vittoria Wharf site in Hackney Wick.
As the search continues for a new home to house Rogue Artists’ Studios, Bob Dickinson visits a show of work by 11 of the building’s 100-plus artists and asks where next for artists in Manchester’s fast-changing city centre.
During the summer months of 2011 and 2012, Paul Winstanley travelled around Britain photographing the unpopulated studios of every degree-conferring art school in the country. Now translated into a series of paintings and prints, the work is currently on show at Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
Crusader Mill in Manchester, the city-centre home of Rogue Studios for the last 15 years, has been sold to property developers.
Council rejects collaboration between Bold Tendencies and Second Home in favour of rival proposal from Pop Community Ltd.
Southwark Council in London has been presented with plans to convert a multi-storey car park into ultra-affordable studios for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Hannah Corbett, a civil servant currently working as commissioner general and director for the UK at the Milan Expo 2015, has been appointed the new chief executive of the London-based studio provider and developer.
Writing in the London Evening Standard, London’s deputy mayor for education and culture has warned that the city is becoming too expensive for artists to live in.
Artists will be opening their studios to the public over the weekend, despite this year’s Hackney WickED Art Festival being cancelled.
Sir Nicholas Serota used the launch event of Bow Arts’ new studio block in east London, which will house 90 studios in a former factory and office space, to argue for the importance of investing in and developing spaces for artists. Jack Hutchinson reports.