The first organisations to meet the government’s new reporting requirements include Arts Council England, the National Gallery and Sadler’s Wells. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
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This Might Be The Future, funded by an a-n artist-led bursary, stems from AltMFA’s year-long ‘The Future’ programme and features a pleasingly chaotic collection of contributions that AltMFA co-founder Louise Ashcroft describes as a “clear reflection of our values in an object”. Laura Davidson reports.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: punctured funerary portraits in London, intimacy and autonomy in Dundee, wildflower seeds in Glasgow, intimate moving image in Powys, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh stories in Northampton.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Yinka Shonibare lends support to new creative awards set up in response to Brexit; LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art fires its chief curator; H&M drop lawsuit against street artist following outcry.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Abergavenny, Gainsborough, Leicester, Newtown and Wells.
For its 10th edition, Liverpool Biennial’s theme asks ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’. The 2018 programme offers diverse answers in the form of artworks including healing gardens, ‘plein air’ paintings, politically-charged video work, New Wave cinema, and ancestral-style stencilled wall drawings.
For the first in a new series looking at artists who use Instagram as a platform for showing and making work, we explore Glasgow-based artist James St Findlay’s world of digital collage, montage and video.
For latest in our ongoing Scene Report series, Bath-based artist Trevor H. Smith takes a look at the contemporary art landscape in his home city and the county of Somerset.
Four years on from the Mayor of London-commissioned Artists’ Workspace Study, which predicted the possible loss of up to 3,500 artists’ workspaces in the capital within five years, Jack Hutchinson explores how three of London’s studio providers are navigating a challenging environment and the impact this is having on artists.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Museum directors condemn removal of CAPC Bordeaux Director María Inés Rodríguez, Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art to reopen after 18-month closure, and Anish Kapoor criticises National Rifle Association in open letter.
In the lead up to a Creative Industries Federation’s major Brexit Conference taking place in London later this week, a-n Research editor Dany Louise reflects on evidence and data published by a-n since the EU referendum in June 2016 and looks at how the decision to leave the EU is already impacting artists and creatives.
Arts education professionals and politicians have met as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Rachel Howard’s paintings reference an unstable and violent world, drawing on political events and the devastation of war. With two current London exhibitions at Blain Southern and Newport Street Gallery, Fisun Güner talks to the artist about what inspires her work and how her early experience painting spots for Damien Hirst influenced her approach.
14 a-n members have been awarded fully-funded places on the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course with RD1st 2018.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Pumpkin paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at Omer Tiroche Gallery in London, and in St Ives, Anima Mundi’s exhibition of Abbi Trayler-Smith’s photographs showing the effects of Isis on the people of Mosul in northern Iraq.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: survey finds that North East arts organisations favour EU partnerships, despite Brexit; Raven Row to offer free spaces; Scottish Youth Theatre set to close after losing Creative Scotland funding.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Birmingham, London, Oldham and St Helens.
The arms manufacturer is no longer a ‘premier partner’ of the government-backed exhibition after artists and arts professionals backed a campaign against the company’s involvement.
The artist, who identifies as a ‘queer working class female artist’, says in a resignation letter that she has quit due to comments made by Tate director Maria Balshaw.
A year-long commission by artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington launches at University College London with the first three of a planned 12 portraits going on display.
It’s International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March and to mark the occasion we preview 10 art-related events and exhibitions taking place across the UK.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest; French court annuls conviction of electrician in possession of stolen Picasso works; Radio DJ Lauren Laverne questions BAE’s sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North.
Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw have been making books together for more than 15 years. For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman celebrates their approach to the format which sees them responding to natural and urban environments to create unique pieces or small editions.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of folklore and the occult at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Faith Ringgold’s painting and quilts at Pippy Houldsworth, London, and a group show exploring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives at g39, Cardiff.
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.