Sheffield Contemporary gallery opens on £1,000 budget The new art gallery has been designed by two architectural designers Louis Koseda and Samual Atkinson, with branding completed by graphic designer Sebastian Koseda, as part of a personal project to bring more international work to the city. The gallery is based in the Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield, a grade II listed, 100-year-old disused theatre.
University of Manchester to axe 171 staff amid Brexit concerns Britain’s largest university sets out plans to axe jobs, mostly in academic positions in the faculties of arts, languages, biology, medicine and business. The University of Manchester blamed new government legislation and the prospect of Brexit as major factors threatening its future income and said it needed to “invest in our strategic priorities”.
Banksy’s new anti-Brexit mural Graffiti artist understood to be behind a new mural in the English port town of Dover depicting the European Union flag with one of its stars being chipped away by a workman on a ladder.
Bob Dylan hoax artwork catches out UK dealer Auction house tells cautionary tale after £10,000 loss on ‘elaborate fake’ picture with forged signature of songwriter. Peter Harrington, London-based specialists in antiquarian book and sketches, purchased the artwork, sold as a 1968 Dylan original, at an auction in 2014.
Tate acquires British impressionist painting Le Passeur for £1.5m Tate Britain puts William Stott of Oldham’s 1881 work Le Passeur (The Ferryman) on public display after buying it for the nation. The 1.8 metre-wide work was painted by Stott when he was staying at an artists’ colony in the French village of Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleau.
White House curator William Allman to retire after 40 years of service In charge of preserving the art and furnishings of the presidential residence, he also worked with Laura Bush and Michelle Obama to redecorate historic rooms.
Residents oppose Dulwich Picture Gallery summer pavilion The gallery’s plan to stage a programme of talks, concerts and film screenings in a temporary pavilion has provoked concerns from residents about noise. The pavilion has been designed by emerging architects following a competition launched in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture.
20th Century Society gains Grade II listing for Old Kent Road mural The 1,000 square foot Adam Kossowski mural adorns the former Peckham Civic Centre, the site of which is due to be redeveloped. The frieze documents the history of Old Kent Road from Roman times and features 2,000 individually-cast coloured pieces of ceramic.
Artist urges Art Gallery of Ontario to remove work Artist Kate Hollett claims work by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak copies her video project featuring people saying “I love you” directly to the camera. Titled I Love You Over & Over, the work was first exhibited in 2002.
1. Big Screen. Photo: Ellie Grace. Courtesy Sheffield Contemporary