The shortlist of five for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2016 has been announced, with the winner of the £100,000 prize to be revealed in July.
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Highlights for the week ahead selected from our busy Events section and featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n’s members.
Film and performance artist Doug Fishbone’s latest project is an alternative take on bus tours around Aberdeen for the Look Again Festival. Jack Hutchinson finds out more.
Canson, the paper manufacturer from France’s Ardèche region, has announced details of the five finalists for the annual international award that celebrates art and paper.
With recent high-profile appointments of women in the visual arts, from Frances Morris as the new director of Tate Modern to Sarah Munro at Baltic, gender equality and the underrepresentation of female artists in the UK’s major art galleries has been put in the spotlight. Dany Louise speaks to female gallery directors who are making sure that the issue gets the attention it deserves.
Led by a-n, Artquest and DACS, The Artists Fund is a new community interest company providing small grants to visual artists based in the UK. The pilot programme, which offers five £1,000 grants and three commissions of £2,000, is now open for applications.
Culture Action Europe are hosting a 72-hour ‘jam session’ asking: ‘Are artists and intellectuals obliged to engage in society and politics today?’
The disability-led arts organisation has raised over £27,000 through a contemporary art benefit auction.
The second edition of the project features five new commissions on billboards across the UK, with featured artists including Mark Titchner, Hannah Black and Kathrin Böhm.
This week’s selection includes satirical drawings in London and art inspired by the pop music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A new artist-focused campaign claims that British culture is stronger in Europe than out, with its recently launched website providing a platform for artists to make the case for staying in EU.
Illma Gore is facing a potential lawsuit from US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s legal team over the potential sale of her painting, Make America Great Again, which is currently on show in London.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section, take us to Brentford, Eastbourne, Leicester, Penarth and Sheffield.
A recent artists’ discussion at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle saw three pro-EU speakers stressing the importance of voting to remain in the forthcoming EU Referendum. North East-based artist Lesley Guy reports.
As Troy Town Art Pottery moves from its first home at Open School East down the road to an outbuilding on Hoxton Street, founder and artist Aaron Angell speaks to Pippa Koszerek about his motivations and future plans for the London-based pottery.
During the summer months of 2011 and 2012, Paul Winstanley travelled around Britain photographing the unpopulated studios of every degree-conferring art school in the country. Now translated into a series of paintings and prints, the work is currently on show at Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
The long list for the biennial painting prize has been announced, with four painters set to be awarded prizes of £2,500, and an overall winner receiving £25,000.
Biennial art prize split between two artists who will also have joint exhibition at gallery based in Newtown, Wales.
Curated by Bergen Kunsthall director Martin Clark, the Art Sheffield 2016 festival is alive with the city’s industrial and political history, with gallery spaces and culturally significant sites hosting newly commissioned and older works. Cathy Wade feels the reverberations.
With more than double the anticipated number of responses, the Artists’ Livelihoods survey into how visual artists in England live and work forms part of the most comprehensive study of its kind in over a decade. Stephen Palmer reports.
This week’s selection includes light works in Birmingham, conceptual art in London and cross-disciplinary practice in Edinburgh.
Creatives for Europe, a coalition of organisations, trade unions and representative bodies from the arts and creative industries, launched last week with a panel discussion at the House of Lords. Pippa Koszerek reports.
Shortlisted artists to develop proposals for a major new £30,000 commission, with winner to be announced at the end of 2016.
This week’s selection, chosen from listings posted by a-n members on the site’s Events section, includes exhibitions in Brixton, Leamington Spa, Penzance, Rye and Wimbledon.
46 artists have been selected for the annual open submission exhibition that showcases new and recent fine art graduates.