This week’s selection includes exhibitions in London, Bedford, Birmingham and Pontypridd, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
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John Dilnot has been creating his hand-produced books since 1985 and his work features in the collections of the V&A, Tate, MoMA, and more. As a touring exhibition exploring his practice opens in Northern Ireland, Sarah Bodman provides a snapshot of his many publications.
At IAA Europe’s recent annual two-day general meeting in Berlin, a key workshop discussed the issue of social security and the mobility of visual artists within Europe. Pippa Koszerek reports that, despite Brexit, such discussions remain important to UK artists.
The recipients of the Jerwood Makers Open 2015 awards, which offers five artists commissions totalling £37,500 to realise significant new projects, are presenting the outcomes in an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. Jack Hutchinson attended the preview and met the artists.
The closure of the not-for-profit, artist-run Dalston Underground Studios due to proposed rent increases is indicative of a wider trend across London says the organisation’s manager.
The third British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent highlights both the importance of artistic creativity to the industry and the appeal of ceramics to the fine artist. We report from the Potteries, once the world’s centre of china production and now struggling to find its place in a global market.
Artsmart, a three-week festival of events, activities and workshops aimed at helping students get to grips with the creative industries, launches in London.
A Jerwood Encounters exhibition co-curated by Marcus Coates and Grizedale Arts focuses on art production as ‘a useful and productive activity’.
Artist and 2017/18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Nicola Naismith is seeking contributions to her latest research project looking at the support creative practitioners receive when working in the participatory arts for the health and wellbeing sector.
a-n Research editor Dany Louise highlights reports and evaluations from several UK-based art festivals and biennials that provide useful insight into the continued investment in large-scale art presentations and projects.
Written by Artangel’s James Lingwood and Henry Moore Foundation director Godfrey Worsdale, the just published ACE-commissioned report followed last June’s ACE NPO announcement which saw Bristol’s Arnolfini and Situations lose their funding.
The recently established Paying Artists Working Group met last month to decide on the steps needed to implement and develop a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide over the next four years. Here we outline its plans and priorities.
This month’s featured blogger on the a-n Instagram is Jack Welsh. Richard Taylor talks to the Liverpool-based artist, writer, producer and educator about juggling multiple projects, writing about other people’s work, and his interest in archival research and book making.
A new report by François Matarasso has been published on the impact of a week-long pilot lab that offered six early career artists, aged 50 and over, time to explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.
At a recent festival in Belgium about Europe-wide cultural solidarity, artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young talked about a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign. He reports on a debate characterised by politically outspoken artists and networking over mojitos in the Che Guevara tent.
Co-artistic director of British Ceramics Biennial and former senior visual arts officer for Arts Council England dies aged 66.
A new report published by a-n brings together research findings to inform recommendations for a future approach to the payment of artists exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries.
Paying Artists events in Liverpool and Birmingham include a talk on fair pay policy plus a giant cake parade.
The Glasgow based artist, writer and curator explains why she is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who are making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
A new report just published by a-n gives an overview of nine Paying Artists gallery case studies showing how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency in relation to artists’ fees.
The Cardiff-based artist explains why he is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who will be making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
As part of a broad range of research around artists’ fees, a-n commissioned arts writer and researcher Dany Louise to investigate sources of advice within and external to the visual arts that offer guidance on fees and payments to artists.
A recent summit at Project Ability in Glasgow brought together support studios and learning disability artists from around the world for three days of art making, discussion and sharing of ideas. Emmie McKay reports on a conference with a difference that also included a residency by the artist Tanya Raabe-Webber.
This year’s engage International Conference takes place in Leeds in November, and is set to explore how innovation and risk taking in gallery education can often run parallel with a need to disrupt, subvert and ‘unsettle’. We speak to conference programmer Michael Prior to find out more.
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.