Thousands strip naked in Hull for Spencer Tunick photographs More than 3,000 people in east Yorkshire city were painted with four shades of blue paint before US artist photographed them.

Changes to Arts Council England’s 2018 investment approach Changes include funding agreements for the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations being lengthened from 3 to 4 years.

ACE to update review on equality and diversity in the arts Arts Council England issues callout for research conducted around diversity in arts participation, audiences, employment practices and funding.

Artists and authors call on Israel to release Palestinian poet Over 150 literary figures call for the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who is facing charges in Israel for sharing her poetry on Facebook and YouTube.

Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England sign new four year partnership Long term agreement will see further arts interventions in the natural world.

Pokémon Go users flock to museums, passing Picasso in search of Pikachu Museums witness increased foot traffic as players swarm to them in hopes of catching Pokémon in mobile game.

Artists start to build Donald Trump’s border wall, using anti-trump art  Art collective t. Rutt erect 52-cinder block structure near Jacumba Hot Springs, California, a mere 20 yards away from an official, looming border fence.

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky stripped of human rights award Selection committee of the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent strips performance artist of prize after he announced that he would donate the $42,000 prize money to a group accused of attacking police officers.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan names Justine Simons Deputy Mayor for Culture Simons, who has served as head of culture at city hall for more than fourteen years, will oversee the mayor’s work in music, theater, and the visual arts.

Artist outraged after Trinity Church moves site-specific 9/11 memorial sculpture Sculptor Steve Tobin “in shock” after Lower Manhattan’s Trinity Church relocate public sculpture that he designed and produced in 2005 as a memorial to the victims of September 11.

David Bowie’s private art collection to be unveiled for the first time  Works the late singer quietly collected over the years, including pieces by Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst and Harold Gilman, to go on display before being auctioned at Sotheby’s.

1. Spencer Tunick, commission for Hull’s UK City of Culture. Copyright: Ferens Art Gallery
2. Semiconductor, Cosmos, 2014. Installed at Alice Holt through the Jerwood Open Forest commissioning initiative.

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