Robert Leckie moved to Bristol’s Spike Island earlier this year after nearly a decade at Gasworks in London. He looks back with pride on an exciting and eventful 2018.
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The London-based Slovenian artist has enjoyed a “madly busy” year, with a heightened profile in the UK year following a solo show at Baltic and a nomination for the Jarman Award.
The Glasgow-based artist was nominated for the Jarman Award this year, had solo presentations at Glasgow International and Frieze London, and was featured in the New Museum triennial, ‘Songs for Sabotage’.
The London-based artist’s solo exhibition at Gasworks earlier this year featured a sound work described as “a black queer algorithm across generations, locations and political affiliations”. Here Ifekoya answers our end-of-year questionnaire with a playlist of six tracks.
This year saw Laura Sillars move from Sheffield’s Site Gallery to Middlesbrough’s MIMA. She reflects on a ‘wild’ 2018 that has been made all the better by the many artists she has worked with.
Helen Cammock on a year of professional highs and huge personal loss that has also been a time for reflection and thought about her life and artistic practice.
More News In Brief: Artist duo Hesselholdt and Mejlvang claim Danish museum failed to pay them; Moscow residents petition Garage Museum of Contemporary Art after it accepts sponsorship from property developer; Liverpool authorities stand by ‘insulting’ logo design competition.
The Montserrat-born British sculptor Veronica Ryan has had a lively year marked by an important residency in St Ives, a first trip to the Caribbean since she was a child, and in November being announced as the third recipient of the annual Freelands Award for women artists.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Ipswich, Birmingham, Nuneaton and Cardigan, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Four artists have been shortlisted for Scotland’s most prestigious moving image prize, with the winner receiving a £15,000 commission to create new work to be premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival.
Five a-n News writers based in Eastbourne, Leeds, London and Glasgow pick the top five UK exhibitions they’ve seen this year.
More News In Brief: Róise Goan appointed artistic director of Artsadmin; Manifesta announces artistic team for 13th edition; Strasbourg Biennale postponed following terrorist attack; Dalí lobster telephone purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland.
Four artists will receive £1,500 bursary awards through a new project that aims to tackle the lack of accessible opportunities in mainstream arts settings for emerging disabled artists.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: a group show exploring socio-political turmoil at Bo-Lee Gallery, London, Siobhán Hapaska’s sculpture at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and Lucy Orta’s collaborative banners at Medicine in Birmingham.
More News In Brief: Manchester’s £30m School of Digital Arts gets planning go ahead; gender gap dominates ArtsPay 2018 survey; new director appointed at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions and open studios in Felinfach near Lampeter in Wales, London, Sheffield and Edinburgh, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Coventry-based photographer Jonny Bark is the first artist to be announced following a successful Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of the city’s biennial of contemporary art.
The Belgian artist who came to prominence in the early 2000s with her eerily unsettling horse sculptures takes a new direction with the large-scale works for her current show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Fisun Güner talks to her about animal pelts, moulding wax and J.M. Coetzee.
The Glasgow-based painter, who studied and later taught at Glasgow School of Art and was an early member of the committee at the artist-run gallery Transmission, has died of motor neurone disease aged 59.
More News In Brief: Lottery funding distribution must be returned to people say campaigners; new London gallery to show work by only artist known to have worked secretly under Islamic State; artist residencies to be created throughout Glasgow.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Martin Creed’s new solo exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, London; Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission at Tate Liverpool; and a retrospective of Margaret Tait’s films at GoMA, Glasgow.
The current artistic director and CEO of Arts Catalyst replaces Mike Stubbs, who stood down in September after 11 years at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
30 blocks of ice will go on display outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters to coincide with meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Leeds, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The Turner Prize-winning artist had claimed the powerful American ‘gun rights’ group had used images of his work Cloud Gate in a promotional video without his permission.