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a-n Artist Bursaries 2018: open for applications

The 2018 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with awards of between £500-£1,000 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake a self-directed professional development project.

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Where do we go from here?RedBoard by RCA, artist: Larissa Monterio .Photo: Paul Collinson
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Hull and the 2017 City of Culture legacy: where do local artists go from here?

Writing for a-n News in August 2016, Hull-based artist Paul Collinson called on the City of Culture legacy team to “set foot outside their fortress and talk to those who will be left behind to carry on the good work”. Now, after the city’s high-profile year of cultural activity, he looks back over the year and asks, “Where next?”

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Rose Wylie in her studio, 2017. Photo:  Joe McGorty; Courtesy: Serpentine Galleries
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A Q&A with… Rose Wylie, painter

Rose Wylie has found critical and commercial success late in life, winning the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize at 80 and her first major exhibition taking place when she was 77. As her show, ‘Quack Quack’, continues at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the Kent-based artist talks to Fisun Güner about show titles, inspiration and more.

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Open School East co-directors Anna Colin (centre) and Laurence Taylor (right), with  Ayaan Bulale, OSE communications and events manager
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2017 – How was it for you? #8: Anna Colin and Laurence Taylor, co-directors, Open School East

Beginning with a move from East London to Margate, 2017 has been an eventful time for Open School East that has included becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in the 2018-22 funding round. With the accessibility of art education becoming an evermore vital issue for the visual arts, its co-directors look back on their first year by the sea.

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Barby Asante with installation image from The Queen and the Black Eyed Squint, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, November 2017 Photo: Edgar Arceneaux
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2017 – How was it for you? #7: Barby Asante, artist, curator, educator

Barby Asante started the year with work featured in ‘Untitled’ at New Art Exchange, Nottingham and is currently part of the ‘Starless Midnight’ show at Baltic, Gateshead. The London-based artist, who was also part of the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice, reflects on a year of career highs and the tragedy of Grenfell.

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Participants for Grand Union's Curatorial Curriculum 2017. Photo: Grand Union
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2017 – How was it for you? #6: Grand Union, Birmingham

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”.

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