a-n and Castlefield Gallery announce the eight artists and one writer who will be participating in their partnership project the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest.
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This week’s featured artist blogger on a-n’s Instagram is Michael Borkowsky. Over recent years the Sheffield-based artist has adopted the craft of perfumery in his visual art practice leading him to, amongst other things, work directly with other artists in portraiture. Richard Taylor finds out more.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
The assets of the art book publisher Black Dog Publishing and sister company Artifice Books, which went into voluntary liquidation last month, have been sold to the London-based publishers St James’s House Media who say they will be looking to take on projects started by the previous owners.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Southbank Centre to stop advertising with Daily Mail following ‘homophobic’ column, and Education Secretary suggests arts and social science tuition fees could be cut.
The CVAN network for the West Midlands hosts its annual open entry exhibition for recent graduates from six art schools in the region with a number of prizes and awards announced in partnership with Trust New Art and Cass Art.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a cabinet of curiosities at Whitechapel Gallery, London, an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s writings at Tate St Ives, and a reimagining of public sculpture and monuments at Spike Island, Bristol.
The volunteer-run gallery, which opened in its current space in Glasgow’s east end two years ago, is to close in May following its Glasgow International exhibition.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Glasgow International announces further details of its 2018 programme, UK screen industries devise eight rules to tackle harassment, new chair of Creative Scotland board appointed, plus winners of the 2018 Hearts For The Arts Awards.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Canterbury, London, Sheffield and Trowbridge.
Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
For the latest in our ongoing Scene Report series focusing on the visual arts ecology of towns, cities and regions across the UK, artist and writer Wayne Burrows reports from the East Midlands.
Bournemouth-based artist Stuart Semple is aiming to raise awareness of ‘hostile designs’ after he succeeded in getting his local council to remove retrofitted bars from town-centre benches that prevented homeless people from sleeping on them.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: graffiti artists awarded pay out after work on New York building is destroyed, and Shân Edwards appointed CEO of Edinburgh Printmakers.
The Brighton-based gallery is aiming to raise £20,000 by 8 March to make up for a shortfall created by the loss of its grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an exhibition in Wolverhampton of works by seven of the artists who featured in last year’s Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and an exploration of the significance of TS Eliot’s poem The Waste Land in Margate.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Not Surprised call for boycott of Artforum over handling of Knight Landesman harassment allegations; artists sign letter objecting to prototypes of Trump’s border wall being called art; temporary export ban placed on works by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
Kettle’s Yard gallery is reopening after two years with an £11 million extension by Jamie Fobert Architects which has created two large galleries, an education and research wing and a café, while leaving Jim Ede’s former home unaltered. Fisun Güner reports from Cambridge.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Littleborough, London, Oxford, Plymouth, online and worldwide.
Sarah Bodman finds much to be excited about at the forthcoming two-day Artists’ BookMarket event, which this year sees Fruitmarket Gallery partnering with Stills for a focus on photography.
A year after it launched in the Devonshire Ward of the East Sussex town, the Devonshire Collective is hosting its second Digital Weekender as it continues to work with artists to develop and strengthen the local scene. Eastbourne-based artist Judith Alder reports.
a-n Research editor Dany Louise highlights content that focuses on education in schools and universities in our growing, free-to-view index of visual arts cultural policy and strategy documents.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Court rules dealer of works stolen by Jasper Johns’ assistant can be charged with racketeering; Manchester Art Gallery puts Pre-Raphaelite painting back on display after outcry; Cornelia Parker’s general election artworks unveiled.
Ahead of the deadline on 12 February for a-n members to apply for the 2018 Artist Bursaries, Richard Taylor takes a look at how six members used their 2017 Travel bursaries for research and artistic activity.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes Tara Donovan’s wall mounted works at Pace, London, Tabita Rezaire’s exploration of coloniality and its effects on technology, sexuality, health and spirituality at the Royal Standard, Liverpool, plus past BP Portrait Award winner Craig Wyle at The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich.