This year’s BP Portrait Award has been won by Susanne du Toit for her painting of her eldest son, Pieter.
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A site-specific art trail opens this weekend in one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries. We find out more from project curator Jane Millar.
The first major debate in the House of Commons on the arts and creative industries in over five years takes place tomorrow, following an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to ‘take forward a strategy’ for the sector.
Artsmart, a three-week festival of events, activities and workshops aimed at helping students get to grips with the creative industries, launches in London.
The 55th Venice Biennale sees ten national pavilions making an appearance for the first time, including the Golden Lion-winning Angola pavilion, the Maldives’ critique of environmental orthodoxies and The Holy See’s headline grabbing debut. Together, they tell of disappearance, natural disaster and genocide.
Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry and Thomas Heatherwick all receive honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Programmed in relation to the current Ellen Gallagher exhibition at Tate Modern, the Afrofuturism’s Others seminar provided an enticing introduction to this cultural aesthetic. Artist and curator Sonya Dyer reports.
Outside In, a project created by Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery to help people who are often excluded from the art world, has triumphed at The Civil Society’s Charity Awards 2013.
Arts subjects won’t be included the first tranche of proposed changes to the structure of GCSEs.
a-n is teaming up with Castlefield Gallery in Manchester for an event that will launch a new guide to sharing content online and explore strategies for hosting artists’ video.
FACELOOP is an intriguing installation and event that will physically recreate the world of Facebook in a house in rural Aberdeenshire.
In the first of a new series focusing on visually-rich art books and publications, Tim Clark looks at the disturbingly sublime images of the photographer Richard Mosse, whose images from wartorn Congo are currently showing in Venice and are to be featured in a 240-page book from Aperture.
Artist Jon Adams, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and scientist Simon Baron-Cohen have collaborated on a new performance piece funded by the Wellcome Trust.
‘Additionality’ as a principle of Lottery funding looks set to end as Arts Council England prepares to make NPO status the preserve of major organisations if predicted arts cuts are implemented.
London-based artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin scoop the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 for their imaginative reworking of Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 War Primer.
As the University of South Wales closes its BA Fine Art degree course for good, Gordon Dalton gets in a Newport state of mind as he visits the students’ final show and surveys the city’s battered and bruised cultural landscape.
Under threat of closure due to likely further cuts in the comprehensive spending review on 26 June, a campaign to save the National Media Museum in Bradford is attracting growing support.
Sarah Ball’s painting of a 1920s New York girl gang member wins her the title of Welsh Artist of the Year 2013.
Peter Heslip, Arts Council England’s new Director of Visual Arts, oversees a portfolio of 144 funded visual arts organisations and leads on museum funding in London. Two months into his new job, and on his first day in the office after a trip to Venice, we talk to him about supporting artists, communicating with the public and the realities of the current funding environment.
The UK is set to become the ‘world’s largest outdoor gallery’ this summer as art will be on display across tens of thousands of billboards up and down the country.
As the first results from AIR’s Paying Artists Survey make clear, artists are finding themselves at the end of the arts food chain as funding cuts bite. Here, a-n’s Director looks at how things stand and suggests a future where practitioners determine the status of their art and of artists.
Nearly six months after its beleaguered first Chief Executive resigned amidst a barrage of criticism from the arts sector in Scotland, Creative Scotland has announced its new head.
In a major speech, the Scottish Government’s Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has defended the idea of art for art’s sake and attacked the UK Government’s focus on the economic value of culture.
The first results of AIR’s UK-wide Paying Artists Survey – which focuses on artists’ experiences of publicly-funded galleries – reveal low earnings, miniscule or no fees at all for exhibiting, and shrinking production budgets.
The recent Craft and Social Change conference looked at how craft can affect a ‘soft revolution’ by turning away from top-down structures towards a more DIY culture. But, as Sharon Mangion reports, the ‘slow’ logic of the Craftivism movement is combining once solitary practices with new media technologies to reconnect communities and mobilise global audiences.