‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ is a two-‘chapter’ exhibition and symposium at Cooper Gallery, Dundee that presents contemporary and historical feminist art from the 1970s onwards in an attempt to create a dialogue between “artists, thinkers, artworks and practices”. Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris reports from Scotland’s ‘she town’.
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Now in its third year, London’s Art Licks Weekend continues to expand beyond its south east beginnings, and this year features an increasing number of venues in the south west of the city. Pippa Koszerek speaks to the two artists behind Streatham Hill’s DOLPH projects, who will be sharing the ‘secrets’ of their practice during the four-day festival.
Talbot Rice Gallery’s TRG3 programme provides space for artists to realise new bodies of work in response to Edinburgh University’s collections, architecture, and academic expertise. Richard Taylor talks to the gallery’s curator and two of the artists he’s been working with.
A new contemporary art space in Liverpool run by The White Pube co-founder Gabrielle de la Puente is bucking the art world trend for internationalism by only exhibiting work from artists and other creatives living in or from the Merseyside region. Laura Robertson reports.
The Birmingham gallery and artists’ studios was added to Arts Council England’s national portfolio this year, marking a new chapter in its development. Programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder map out the before and after of “a pretty incredible year”.
Katriona Beales’ ‘Are We All Addicts Now?’ exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery is part of a cross-disciplinary investigation into the lure of digital technology which she instigated three years ago. Lydia Ashman talks to the artist and her collaborators, which include the clinical psychiatrist and addiction expert Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones.
Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-22 includes an overall increase in the number of visual arts organisations receiving funding from 121 to 149. We highlight six organisations who will be joining the portfolio and find out what their new status will mean to them.
The interactive map of artist-led organisations across the UK aims to capture the diversity of the arts ecology, while also aiding development of self-inititiatives. Jack Hutchinson reports.
Just because you’re not officially in the Venice Biennale doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the frenzy of activity taking place across the city. Pippa Koszerek highlights some of the alternative and artist-led events taking place during and beyond the Biennale’s three-day preview.
The London-based Slovenian artist has enjoyed a “madly busy” year, with a heightened profile in the UK year following a solo show at Baltic and a nomination for the Jarman Award.
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.
While its spread-out nature presents plenty of challenges for artists and galleries in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and parts of Ceredigion, west Wales nevertheless has a lively and varied visual arts scene. For the latest in our ongoing series, Bob Gelsthorpe provides a snapshot of current activity.
Jean McEwan is this month’s featured artist member on a-n’s Instagram. Richard Taylor talks to the Bradford-based artist about collaboration, the richness of sustained community work, walking, and much more.
Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.
The former director of Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery takes up his new role in Eastbourne at a difficult time for the gallery, as local council cuts mean a 50% reduction in funding over the next four years. Judith Alder finds him relishing the challenges ahead, and with a focus on opportunities for the gallery to play a more central role in the life of the East Sussex town.
For the latest dispatch in our ongoing Scene Report series, artist, curator and founding director of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ryan Hughes, offers a snapshot of visual arts activity in the 2021 UK City of Culture.
The director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery looks back on her first year in the role, a period which has seen the organisation renew its Arts Council England NPO status enabling it to push forward with its talent development programme for artists.
Looking for art-related books for Christmas gifts? Here’s eight ideas, including a phenomenal and phenomenological novel, a sumptuous survey of contemporary clay and ceramics, and an international exploration of artist-run art schools.
Ten artists and a-n members were awarded an a-n bursary to visit to the 57th Venice Biennale. They have been sharing their views via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Binita Walia, who visited the Venice Biennale at the same time, presents a collection of their thoughts and reflections.
Aidan Moesby has just finished a tour of festivals in the north of England, using his new weather-based installations to test responses, locations and situations for visual arts in festival contexts. Trish Wheatley talks to the artist about this work and how it sits with his practice.
As part of their travel bursary to visit Documenta 14 in Kassel, a-n members have been sharing their views on the quinquennial via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Joseph Young, who visited Documenta at the same time, presents a snapshot of their thoughts and reflections.
Talks, tours, seminars, workshops, DIY building, chopping, cooking, eating: just some of the activities undertaken by artists at a-n’s Assembly events throughout May and June 2017. Here we pull together a collection of images from the events in Margate, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and Leeds.
As a member of Artangel’s production team, Laura Purseglove is used to site-specific working and navigating the complexities of staging art projects in historic buildings. All of which will be useful experience for her role at ACE Trust, where over the next two years she will be developing a programme of exhibitions and commissions for churches and cathedrals throughout the UK. Pippa Koszerek finds out more.
John McDowall and Chris Taylor are celebrating 20 years of their Pages artists’ book project with a series of events and exhibitions, including the 20th Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March. Sarah Bodman looks forward to this significant milestone.
Looking for art books for Christmas? Here are ten ideas to start with, including a tour of the world’s brutalist gems, a collection of inspiring and insightful artists’ quotes, and the memoir of an art world celebrity.