The art-activist campaign group Platform says protests against BP will escalate following the oil giants announcement of new sponsorship deals with the British Museum, Royal Opera House, the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Liverpool’s largest artist-led gallery and studios The Royal Standard is celebrating ten years in the city with a major exhibition featuring 23 artists. Artist, curator and former TRS director Kevin Hunt explains the important role the organisation has for artists in Liverpool and its context in the wider artist-led scene.
Artists Lucy Parker, Rachel Pimm and Katie Schwab present newly commissioned work in a show marking the 10th anniversary of Jerwood Visual Arts’ national programme supporting visual arts practice.
GroundWork Gallery has opened in King’s Lynn, Norfolk and will present exhibitions and projects that explore art and environment.
Edinburgh Art Festival’s Platform exhibition provides early career artists the opportunity to develop and show work at this high-profile annual festival. Richard Taylor talks with one of this year’s artists whose intriguing commissioned work was built in the Scottish Highlands and fine-tuned through collaboration during residencies in Abroath and Holland.
The Lumen Prize for Digital Art has announced the 55 works by international artists included in its 2016 longlist. We take a look at the works of some of the UK-based artists included in the selection and competing for the total prize fund of $11,000.
This week’s selection includes work inspired by the city environment and traditional Islamic art in London, an installation in Brighton by one of Arte Povera’s leading lights, and in Leeds a show exploring the relationship between sculpture and prosthetics.
Four organisations in Manchester, St Helens, Cambridge and Reading to receive a total of £1,757,500 from Arts Council England fund.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Campaign calls for Google to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog, woman who received Van Gogh’s ear named and Iran drops charges against artist Parviz Tanavoli.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section, take us to Abergavenny, London, the Isle of Wight and West Yorkshire.
The latest exhibition from Scottish artist Jenny Steele is the result of her research into 1930s Seaside Moderne architecture in North West England and Scotland.
As the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail celebrates its thirtieth year with the unveiling of two new commissions, Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England have announced a new four year partnership to expand and extend the reach of their Forest Art Works programme.
Ranging from painterly abstraction to figurative interiors and landscapes, Hurvin Anderson’s solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, expands on two long-standing motifs of the barbershop interior and the municipal park landscape and includes his Arts Council Collection commission, Is It OK To Be Black? Wayne Burrows talks to the artist.
This week’s selection includes bnb art in Norwich, folkloric explorations in Bristol and Glasgow, and a series of Cumbrian landscapes in Kendal.
Four projects, festivals and exhibitions from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and taking place in London this week.
New Prime Minister Theresa May’s inaugural cabinet sees former accountant and tax manager Karen Bradley take on the portfolio for culture, media and sport.
1000 Words Editor, Tim Clark selects his five must-see exhibitions from Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016 – the bright, bushy-tailed festival of photography in the south of France now celebrating its 47th year.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Arts Council England make changes to length of funding agreements, artists call for Israel to release detained Palestinian poet, and Pokémon Go causes increase in visitors to museums.
A dispute over the number of pupils taking arts subjects at GCSE was at the heart of a House of Commons debate, with the Department for Education using figures which include students studying arts AS Levels in sixth forms. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer and Frances Richens report.
The programme for the 2016 edition of Bristol Biennial offers expanded notions of audience participation under the theme In Other Worlds.
Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed has major shows on at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Park Avenue Armory in New York, has recently played at Glastonbury, and has just released a new album of songs, Thoughts Lined Up. Fisun Güner talks to him about music, art, food phobias and life after Brexit.
A recent symposium held in Glasgow and organised jointly by Glasgow School of Art and Q-Art saw fine art staff, students and industry professionals examine the role of art schools and how they prepare students for life after university. Laura Campbell reports on the issues raised and the possible solutions.
Fisun Güner reports from art market debate at Phillips Auction House in Mayfair, London.
Laura Robertson reports on this year’s New Contemporaries in Liverpool as part of Liverpool Biennial.
Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin announced Clore Visual Artist Fellow supported by a-n, as the prestigious leadership development programme reveals its fellows for 2016/17.