Other news In Brief: Paris court finds Jeff Koons guilty of copyright infringement, Susie Stubbs appointed chair of the Castlefield Gallery board of trustees, and comic writer Stan Lee dies aged 95.
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For the final Assembly event in the current series, a-n was in Cardiff for a day of discussion and debate around how to survive as a creative practitioner. Trevor H. Smith reports.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including Zena Blackwell’s paintings of family life at MADE, Cardiff; Neil Zakiewicz’s sculptures at Domo Baal, London; and Emma Hart’s ceramic road signs at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh.
Just published: To coincide with Trustees’ Week 2018, we’ve published two new a-n Resources guides, written and researched by 2017/18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Nicola Naismith, looking at why it’s important for artists to be part of the ‘decision making process’ and offering advice and tips on how to become a board member or trustee.
Other News In Brief: Arts Council England may extend Artsmark award to include early years sector, incorporating professional development and networking opportunities; former Tate Modern head Chris Dercon to head up the Grand Palais, Paris.
Chicago-based artist Michelle Hartney’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York calls for museums to do more to educate the public about the darker side of the artists they celebrate.
Commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme include Danny Boyle’s portraits of soldiers created on beaches and Rachel Whiteread’s Nissen Hut at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, while other shows across the UK range from frontline images by nurses and women ambulance drivers, to contemporary artists’ responses to war and the machinery that surrounds it.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from London, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Rotherfield in East Sussex, Hexham and Plymouth.
Other News In Brief: MSPs told by Glasgow School of Art academic that Mackintosh building should be removed from control of GSA board; Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of the History of Science hire Syrian refugees as tour guides.
Four artists have been nominated for the annual £30,000 prize, which celebrates artists and projects that have made a significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months in Europe.
This year’s Small Publishers Fair in London features a special exhibition and focus on Laurie Clark. Sarah Bodman introduces the Scotland-based artist and publisher and picks out some fair highlights to look out for.
Sally Tallant, who joined Liverpool Biennial from London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2011, is to move to the New York venue next spring.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s prints, sculptures and films, Alison Watt’s painting at Abbott Hall Gallery, Kendall, plus an exploration of fandom-related desire, consumption and production at London’s Transition Two gallery.
Tom Inns, whose time as director of Glasgow School of Art has been marked by two major fires at the school’s historic Mackintosh building, has resigned.
Other News In Brief: Creative Scotland bosses deny new ‘acceptable conduct’ document is attempt to silence critics; little-known artist wins world’s biggest portrait prize worth over £80,000; Venice museums reopen after worst floods in 10 years; artist defends appropriation of a fellow artist’s work without permission.
Selected from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, this week’s selections are from London, Birmingham, Totnes, and Farsley Village in West Yorkshire.
Winner of prize will receive award of £2,000, plus a critical essay on their practice written by Matthew Collings, and an invitation to become a member of Contemporary British Painting.
The new V&A East, due to open at east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023, will feature a brand-new museum, plus a collection and research centre.
In a new a-n Resources profile to coincide with Bobby Baker’s 14–18 NOW commission ‘Great & Tiny War’ – the run for which has just been extended – Lydia Ashman talks to the artist about her experiences of the mental health system and the need to address ‘transgenerational trauma’.
For the latest in our ongoing series looking at the visual arts across the UK, Cardiff-based artist Freya Dooley provides a tour of her home city’s lively and supportive scene.
Artist and 2017/18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Nicola Naismith is seeking contributions to her latest research project looking at the support creative practitioners receive when working in the participatory arts for the health and wellbeing sector.
Increase in tax-free personal allowance to £12,500, plus boost to retirement savings, amongst positives for self-employed, although Chancellor Philip Hammond warns if Brexit talks collapse there will be an emergency budget in the spring.
Other News In Brief: Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami consider legal action after Chinese company stages exhibitions featuring fake versions of their work; Brazil’s new president may thwart efforts to rebuild Rio museum destroyed in fire; digital lab shows you how to make your own Banksy-style shredder.
The eighth edition of the international Artes Mundi Prize exhibition at National Museum Cardiff features five shortlisted artists from five different countries. Fisun Güner reports from the Welsh capital.
The Clore Visual Artist Fellowship is for professional artists in the UK who wish to develop as leaders in the cultural sector. The deadline for applications is 29 November 2018.