Edinburgh-based jeweller Heather Woof wins the Rising Stars 2013 Professional Development Award, which gained support from a-n.
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The UK’s newest photography festival, Diffusion, has just opened to the public in Cardiff. We speak to its director, David Drake, about opportunities, challenges and what sets it apart from the rest.
While the measles outbreak has been getting all the headlines, Swansea’s Art Across The City has been brightening up the place with a series of works in the public realm. We sent Cardiff-based artist Kathryn Ashill back to her hometown for a guided tour.
In a time of austerity, it’s become more important than ever for the visual arts to articulate their value to society. But, asks Claire Doherty, Director of arts producers Situations, what forms of evidence should be produced and whose criteria are we to use?
The third Cr8net creative industries conference, themed around ‘Digital Diversity’, started badly for our correspondent. But thanks to adept chairing and a whirlwind visit from Ed Vaizey, this annual one day event managed to transcend its achingly cool Shoreditch venue to explore some genuinely important issues.
London’s leading artist-led fair springs into step.
A new, free-to-all contemporary art space opens today in the heart of central London.
Tino Sehgal, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, David Shrigley and Laure Prouvost have been announced as the shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 has opened at The Photographers’ Gallery in London and offers the most expanded view of what photography is, or can be, since its inception.
Just two artists, down from the usual four, shortlisted for £30,000 award – and both for works that reflect on family life.
More artists will experience the Venice Biennale this year, thanks to a-n’s Go and see bursaries.
A new publication from g39 in Cardiff looks back at the artist-run organisation’s first 13 years and includes new artworks and specially commissioned text. Cardiff-based artist Kathryn Ashill talks to g39 co-founder Chris Brown.
Interpretation Matters, a new site from a-n contributor Dany Louise, is dedicated to the presentation of written interpretation materials in galleries.
The sixth edition of the Liverpool Art Prize opens on Thursday in the city’s historic Albert Dock. We talk to Kevin Hunt, one of the shortlisted artists, and Robyn Woolston, winner of the 2012 Prize and one of this year’s judges, about the significance of the new venue.
Contemporary Art Society director Paul Hobson has been announced as the new director of Modern Art Oxford.
Artist Tahera Aziz has created a sound installation that revisits the events surrounding the racially motivated murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. After showing across the UK and internationally, this weekend it opens at Bermondsey Project, London.
Newport Art Gallery’s Temporary Exhibition Programme is set to close following an exhibition by David Garner. But protest at the closure continues, with a demonstration against ‘the destruction of heritage and culture’ in the city.
Lincoln is developing a strong, artist-led art scene that is responding to the particularities of the area while presenting the work of local and international artists. We report from this historic East Midlands city.
Drawing Room’s Drawing Biennial 2013 presents over 200 A4 works by an international line-up of artists.
Glasgow International announces the launch of two open funding strands for 2014 including the new Open Glasgow Bursary for final year students and recent graduates.
As the debate continues around Margaret Thatcher’s legacy ahead of her all-but state funeral, one thing is sure – the influence of her actions and ideas continues to be felt across the UK. Formed in the midst of her first term, a-n is no exception. Here, Director Susan Jones remembers the dawn of Thatcherism and trawls the a-n archive for pertinent references to the Iron Lady and her policies.
As the economy continues to falter and budgets are cut, public funding for the arts is increasingly justified in terms of economic and social benefits. But, argues Shaun Glanville, this is futile and wrong-headed – a new approach is needed.
The deadline is approaching for responses to the Department of Education’s public consultation on the draft National Curriculum, which includes changes to programmes of art and design study.
Tate Modern has been awarded a £5m grant from The Woolfson Foundation to support the development of its new building, it was announced today.
Bookmaking and self-publishing are becoming increasingly prominent forms of artistic practice. Catherine Roche considers the rise in popularity of artists’ books and what it means to ‘publish’ in a post-digital age.