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Sam Venables - Shit Salon, CAVE Art Fair
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Artists’ views from CAVE

As the inaugural, artist-run CAVE Art Fair draws to a close in Liverpool, we get the views of some of the exhibiting artists – and a potential buyer.

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Walter Kershaw, Pansies, 1973
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The UK’s first street artist?

Long before Banksy, artist Walter Kershaw was painting large-scale murals on the sides of condemned council buildings in 1970s Rochdale. Now his work is being celebrated in a Radio 4 documentary.

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Caroline Monnet
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WEYA is here

World Event Young Artists brings together 1,000 artists from 100 nations for a 10 day festival that opens in Nottingham today. We profile some of festival’s visual arts highlights.

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Olympian struggle for fair play

A part-time theatrical costume maker battles for justice for Yorkshire artists, alleging that vested interests were at play in connection with a Cultural Olympiad grant.

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Peter Bazalgette
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Peter Bazalgette appointed ACE Chair

Chair of English National Opera and former Creative Director of Endemol Peter Bazalgette has been announced as new Chair of Arts Council England. Artists and arts professionals have been sharing their thoughts about the news via Twitter.

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Nowhereisland 1
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Journey’s end for Nowhereisland

For his Cultural Olympiad commission, Alex Hartley created Nowhereisland and embarked on an epic journey. As that journey draws to an end, we catch up with the artist.

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Liverpool Biennial 2010 Do Ho Suh
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Liverpool Biennial: Big, ambitious and of the city

Unlike many international art biennials, Liverpool Biennial has deep roots in its host city’s contemporary art scene. As the festival reaches an intriguing point in its 13-year history, with a new director and considerably reduced budget, we assess its importance to the city’s visual arts infrastructure.

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David Blandy - Odysseys
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David Blandy’s digital Odysseys

As part of Brighton Digital Festival, artist David Blandy’s ‘Odysseys’ exhibition invites you to play his specially created arcade games. Our correspondent has a go.

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Jubilee Portraits
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Eastenders give art the silent treatment

As part of the E17 Art Trail, artists at Blackhorse Lane Studios are hosting an open studio weekend and silent auction.

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Canadian artist Jeremy Bailey
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Slaves to a vision

Jeremy Bailey’s ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’ is an intriguing highlight of this year’s just launched Abandon Normal Devices festival. The artist guides us round his ideas.

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