A year on from its Unite Against Dividers weekend, Keep It Complex’s recent Organise With Others event was designed to build on the initial weekend’s aim to equip and activate the arts community after the UK’s EU Referendum. Julie McCalden reports on a productive and informative day.
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The art dealer who created the Artists Room programme with Tate and National Galleries Scotland has denied allegations made by three women who he worked with between 1997 to 2004.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes type design and wood engravings at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, abstract paintings in Brighton, and collaged constructions in London.
Five projects posted by a-n members on our busy Events section and this week including exhibitions in Canterbury, Cardiff and London.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Berlin Biennale announces ‘We don’t need another hero’ and university museum plans to sell works by Ingres, Degas and more at Christie’s.
Four Scotland-based filmmakers have been shortlisted for the £10,000 prize named after experimental Scottish filmmaker, with the winner set to be announced at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival.
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.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Matt Hancock made culture secretary in cabinet reshuffle, replacing Karen Bradley; tours organised by Christoph Büchel of Trump’s border wall prototypes prove popular; and artists sign letter in support of Lorde’s decision to cancel gig in Israel.
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?”
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes digital photography in Sheffield, Degas in London and a group show celebrating Kate MacGarry’s fifteenth anniversary.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Great Exhibition of the North opening event unveiled and Singapore arts community protests proposed changes to Films Act.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section; exhibitions and events posted by a-n members including selections from Birmingham, London and Penarth.
In our first artists’ books feature for the new year, Sarah Bodman reflects on limited edition letterpress works of artist-in-residence at Salford-based Hot Bed Press, Elizabeth Willow.
What does 2018 have in store in terms of exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, conferences and other events? We take a month-by-month look at what the year ahead has to offer.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Artists respond to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision to seek a fourth term, and artist and activist Tim Rollins dies aged 62.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The London-based artist and winner of the 2017 Film London Jarman Award quotes Shelley, Angela Davis, James Baldwin, Gertrude Stein and more as she reflects on the kind of year it’s been.
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.
London-based artist Larry Achiampong has had a busy year, including commissions for Somerset House, the Jerwood Visual Arts 3-Phase programme and the Diaspora Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. He reflects on a “full on” 2017 that has been tainted by the avoidable tragedy of Grenfell.
Castlefield Gallery and a-n are offering eight bursaries for artists based in the North West of England to participate in an eight-day delegation to Hungary, with four of the places reserved for a-n members.
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.
The director of the Glasgow-based art organisation, which in 2017 celebrated its 10th year, reflects on the achievement of survival in the current funding climate while bemoaning the car crash of contemporary British politics.