Coventry-based photographer Jonny Bark is the first artist to be announced following a successful Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of the city’s biennial of contemporary art.
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The Belgian artist who came to prominence in the early 2000s with her eerily unsettling horse sculptures takes a new direction with the large-scale works for her current show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Fisun Güner talks to her about animal pelts, moulding wax and J.M. Coetzee.
The Glasgow-based painter, who studied and later taught at Glasgow School of Art and was an early member of the committee at the artist-run gallery Transmission, has died of motor neurone disease aged 59.
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Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Martin Creed’s new solo exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, London; Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission at Tate Liverpool; and a retrospective of Margaret Tait’s films at GoMA, Glasgow.
The current artistic director and CEO of Arts Catalyst replaces Mike Stubbs, who stood down in September after 11 years at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
30 blocks of ice will go on display outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters to coincide with meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Leeds, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The Turner Prize-winning artist had claimed the powerful American ‘gun rights’ group had used images of his work Cloud Gate in a promotional video without his permission.
The artist and writer will receive a £10,000 bursary from disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and undertake a three-month residency at Baltic, Gateshead.
Sarah Bodman, who writes our monthly Artists’ Books column, picks her top 10 publications of the year including: a Brexit parody starring a Muscovy duck, a wintry evocation of William Blake’s Soft Snow, and a powerful reflection on the devastation of AIDS.
The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
A total of over £100,000 in grants will be distributed as part of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s 2019 visual arts development and exhibition programme.
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A recent event at MAC in Birmingham brought practitioners and curators together to interrogate ‘the (in)visibility of disabled artists’. Anneka French reports on a productively critical discussion.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: a fundraising show for Studio Voltaire at Cork Street Galleries, London; painter and filmmaker Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool; Haroon Mirza’s biggest exhibition of work in the UK to date at Ikon, Birmingham.
The winner of the third edition of the annual prize organised by Contemporary British Painting was announced at Huddersfield Art Gallery, where an exhibition of shortlisted works continues until February.
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Due to accessibility issues, The Common Guild has decided to close its exhibition programme at its gallery space of 10 years in the city’s west end.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Ringmead in Bracknell, Leicester, London, Bolton and Chester.
Want to avoid the high street this Christmas and support artists and visual arts organisations instead? Jack Hutchinson offers 10 ideas to get you started, from limited edition prints to Brexit sick bags.
Poet-artist collaborators Sophie Herxheimer and Chris McCabe take inspiration from William Blake’s last entries in his notebook, creating text and image responses for their book published by Hercules Editions.
The winner of the 11th Film London Jarman Award has been acknowledged for her “eclectic and expansive body of work that has explored everything from dreams and mythology to technology and feminism”.
The 2019 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with awards of between £500-£1,500 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-directed professional development.
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