The group of 27 artists and lecturers who collectively worked for the National Gallery for over 500 years has won the case it brought to tribunal after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
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Other News In Brief: Minimalist artist Robert Morris dies aged 87; Louvre launches free admission night in order to attract low income and younger visitors; young boy in famous photo is not Vincent Van Gogh.
27 educators and artists claiming unfair dismissal have raised over half of their target, and as a thank you to supporters will run a free drawing event this Friday in London.
Artist Catherine Bertola is concerned that HMRC’s new ‘Making Tax Digital’ proposals, which the government claims will make tax administration more efficient and easier for taxpayers, will result in additional administrative pressure for many artists and self-employed freelancers with low and erratic incomes.
Support and advice from across the arts sector, plus wider government and NHS guidance, following the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak.
Initial findings from the a-n Coronavirus Covid-19 Survey, designed to understand the impact on artists and arts managers and the support they need.
With a practice that conducts ‘non-expert’ skilling-up to streamline execution, Nicola Ellis is able to engage with the problems and solutions of sculpture in relation to material choice and the subversion of industrial processes. Richard Taylor finds out more.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions, film screenings and workshops in Dover, Blackpool, Trowbridge and London, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The American artist was known for her taboo-busting work around sex, gender and the body, and received a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
More News In Brief: Italy performs u-turn and agrees to lend France its Leonardos for major exhibition, plus artist accuses Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art of selling off works without his permission.
More News In Brief: French Moroccan artist Nicola L. dies aged 81; Italy blocks Leonardo loans for Louvre anniversary show; New York court dismisses case against publisher Knight Landesman and Artforum magazine.
Other News In Brief: UK’s largest bronze sculpture to be installed outside Plymouth theatre; Rossetti drawing found in Edinburgh bookshop to go on display; France agrees to return 26 sculptures to Benin following report into colonial-era artworks looted from Africa.
Other News In Brief: Turkish police arrest cultural workers due to their support of 2013 Gezi Park protests; Chris Rawcliffe appointed new artistic director of creative producers Forma.
For the final Assembly event in the current series, a-n was in Cardiff for a day of discussion and debate around how to survive as a creative practitioner. Trevor H. Smith reports.
For the latest in our ongoing series looking at the visual arts across the UK, Cardiff-based artist Freya Dooley provides a tour of her home city’s lively and supportive scene.
A group of 27 artists and art lecturers are taking the National Gallery to tribunal following their dismissal last year, in a bid to prove that they were employees rather than freelancers. ‘NG27’ member Richard Stemp argues that the case has important implications for all artists and those working in the arts.
In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.
Julie Lomax, currently Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of a-n The Artists Information Company.
With ongoing demands for greater equality in the arts, the need to reimagine a more inclusive visual arts sector is increasingly urgent. On the eve of the European Outsider Art Association Conference at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, Lydia Ashman makes the case for a new approach to ‘outsider’ artists and their art.
Artists, curators and arts organisations are getting involved with a one-day Women’s Strike on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. Lydia Ashman speaks to the women behind the planned strike and explores the need to make unseen female labour more visible in the art world and beyond.
Do the pressures of being an artist, with the precariousness of funding, the demands of unrealistic deadlines and the need to be seen to succeed and deliver consistently, make talking about depression and mental health tantamount to career suicide? Artist and writer Alistair Gentry, who has suffered with depression since a teenager, thinks the answer is ‘Yes’ – but that the issue is too important to keep quiet about.
An open letter has questioned the appointment of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter to Arts Council England’s governing body and called for the decision to be reversed, condemning the appointment as against the stated values of the arts funding body.
This year’s Engage International Conference took place in Hull and was titled ‘The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity’. Hull-based artist Paul Collinson reports from the two-day event.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Explicit sculpture finds new home at Pompidou Centre, and Hayward Gallery appoints Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson as senior curators.
Creative Freelancers report published as part of a new initiative to transform the working lives of the freelance workers.