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Whitworth Art Gallery
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Whitworth Art Gallery closure: a reason to celebrate

This weekend, Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is celebrating its temporary closure for a major redevelopment. We talk to its director about the need to grow, planning for the future and the importance of a good send off.

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Will Paint for Food
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Artists’ fees: issues with the Greens

As Australia prepares to go to the polls, a British artist has taken to her blog to complain about her treatment by the Australian Greens – a party that says it will support young and emerging artists.

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Superposition
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Going underground: where art and particle physics collide

The Institute of Physics unveils Covariance – a spectacular installation by artist Lyndall Phelps, developed through collaborative discussions with particle physicist Dr Ben Still. We talk to the pair about how art and science tackle the big questions of the universe.

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Dreamland
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SUMMER SERIES #4: Zoe Beloff’s Dreamland in Blackpool

For her solo show at the Grundy Art Gallery, New York-based artist Zoe Beloff has created a Freudian dreamland that draws on the famous psychoanalysts visits to Coney Island and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The result, reports Bob Dickinson, is a thrill ride into a fictional past.

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DACS warns against changes to copyright royalties

The Design and Artists Copyright Society warns that artists could face a loss of income following changes to licensing mandates, and is urging artists to compete an online survey as part of its work to secure payments.

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Marion Gronier, Glorious.
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PICTURED #6: Marion Gronier, Glorious

Continuing our series focusing on visually-rich art books, Tim Clark picks up Marion Gronier’s Glorious, a collection of colour portraits of travelling circus performers, and finds an intense and intriguing study of human presence.

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After Canaletto
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Threadneedle Prize: six-strong shortlist announced

A portrait of Glasgow gallerists Toby Webster and Andrew Hamilton, an ‘urban burka’ fashioned from a pair of training shoes, and a woodcut reflecting on the death of a grandparent are among works shortlisted for £30,000 prize.

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Edinburgh’s self-regarding asylum gets the press it deserves

Mark Ravenhill’s recent speech at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe sounded the death knell for state subsidy of the arts. Scottish Review editor Kenneth Roy takes the playwright’s views – and their misrepresentation in the right-wing press – to task.

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Collective voice for arts education

Five of the leading professional subject associations for art, dance, drama and music are working together to ensure that arts teachers are heard in discussions around education and arts teaching.

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