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Blogger Q&A: Michael Borkowsky, artist and perfumer

This week’s featured artist blogger on a-n’s Instagram is Michael Borkowsky. Over recent years the Sheffield-based artist has adopted the craft of perfumery in his visual art practice leading him to, amongst other things, work directly with other artists in portraiture. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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Free Market thinking: arts, organising and alternatives to neoliberalism

Market Gallery’s recent Free Market symposium – supported by an a-n Artist Led Bursary – brought together thinkers and doers to discuss issues around ‘cultural resources in crisis’ and was in part informed by the Glasgow gallery’s own precarious situation. Chris Sharratt reports on three days of thinking beyond the usual.

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Open exhibitions and entry fees: price worth paying or licence to exploit artists?

Open exhibitions are becoming an increasingly common aspect of the visual arts landscape, with high-profile big hitters such as the BP Portrait Award and Royal Academy Summer Show joined by a growing number of smaller-scale shows. But with most charging an entry fee and with no guarantee of being included, are artists simply being asked to subsidise the sector with their own money? Jack Hutchinson investigates.

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