a-n’s 2018 programme of professional development opportunities for members launches today with a call for applications to our Visual Arts Coaching Course with RD1st, plus news of 2018 bursaries for members.
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Five a-n News writers – based in London, Liverpool and Glasgow – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions/art events of the year.
This month’s featured blogger on the a-n Instagram is Jack Welsh. Richard Taylor talks to the Liverpool-based artist, writer, producer and educator about juggling multiple projects, writing about other people’s work, and his interest in archival research and book making.
The gallery’s chair of trustees, David Dimbleby, says the cuts will jeopardise the future of the organisation which is based in a purpose-built building that opened in 2009.
The winner of the annual award for fine art graduates from the South East region will receive a professional development and mentoring package,plus a bursary of £2,500.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Activists protest BP sponsorship of British Museum exhibition, plus Louvre Abu Dhabi claims it owns Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes sculpture at the New Art Centre, Wiltshire, Rose Wylie at the Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery, London, plus a different take on the threat of climate change at the University of Hertfordshire.
Lubaina Himid has approached the fanfare surrounding her Turner Prize win with characteristic low-key charm and generosity. Sonya Dyer hails her influence and achievements and hopes she will now be properly recognised as a contemporary artist making vital work today.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: New York art museum refuses to remove painting of girl after ‘voyeurism’ complaint; plus artist alleges photographer Raghubir Singh assaulted her and stages #MeToo performance at his retrospective.
This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes projects in Grimsby, London and Maidstone.
This year’s Engage International Conference took place in Hull and was titled ‘The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity’. Hull-based artist Paul Collinson reports from the two-day event.
Want to avoid the high street this Christmas and support artists and visual arts organisations instead? Richard Taylor offers 10 ideas to get you started.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize – the first since its under-50 age restriction was lifted – was announced at a ceremony in Hull Minster.
Money raised from the sale of artworks will help the aid organisation that supports people affected by the refugee crisis in Europe and internationally.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Jewish Museum suspends Jens Hoffmann after sexual harassment allegations surface, Scottish authors warn against ‘devastating’ arts cuts, and Freelands Association launches £1.5m programme for emerging artists.
a-n’s newest website development draws together more than 250 cultural policy and strategy documents into one place, offering free access to an index of over 20 years of research from across the visual arts and creative sectors in the UK.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an enigmatic nighttime mise-en-scene in London, an installation exploring mental health inequalities across sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and large-scale sculptures in Hull.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Sackler family’s profits from highly addictive opioid; UK government’s industrial strategy criticised for ignoring threats to creative industries.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section.
Looking for art-related books for Christmas gifts? Here’s eight ideas, including a phenomenal and phenomenological novel, a sumptuous survey of contemporary clay and ceramics, and an international exploration of artist-run art schools.
Sarah Bodman, whose popular Artists’ Books column provides a regular look into the world of artists’ publishing, picks her ten favourites of the year.
News briefing featuring national and international stories, including: Art Basel and Adidas settle trademark lawsuit; James Richards’ Wales in Venice commission to be shown in Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The annual exhibition, which has showcased work by new and recent fine art graduates since 1949, has announced that 2018 submissions will be open to artists from non-degree awarding art education programmes.
With too many artists’ residencies excluding those who don’t have independent means of support or who have responsibilities at home, Alistair Gentry welcomes Wysing Art Centre’s new residency programme and calls for more of the same from building-based arts organisations.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including: Lucinda Rogers’ drawing at the House of Illustration, London; Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s films at Tate Liverpool; and Megan Rooney’s domestic trauma at Tramway, Glasgow.