In the run-up to the Manchester International Festival, Bob Dickinson talks to Goa-based artist Nikhil Chopra about his durational festival performance Coal on Cotton that launches at Whitworth Art Gallery later this week.
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The Gallery of Lost Art, the one year project that has showcased lost, stolen and destroyed artworks to over 100,000 visitors, will close this Thursday.
Three of London’s leading contemporary art spaces have announced a new partnership exploring collaborative models within the visual arts.
The Art Fund annual report reveals that its membership is at a record high – and that in 2012 it paid out over £6m to museums and galleries in the UK.
The Marmite Prize for Painting IV has been won by Brian Cheeswright.
Continuing our new series on visually-rich books, Tim Clark turns his attention to historic images of popes and bishops looking through telescopes in the Vatican Observatory, featured in the publication Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, which accompanies the exhibition of the same name.
As part of a package of savings totally £11.5bn, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced further cuts to arts funding in the spending review for 2015-16.
This weekend sees the reopening of the National Glass Centre after a major redevelopment scheme that has doubled its exhibition capacity and learning spaces. We talk to the centre’s director and exhibiting artists, and find out what’s being shown – and made – at the centre.
a-n and The Design Trust launch a new partnership with a panel discussion as part of The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers 2013 on 27 June.
The Centre is Here symposium saw representatives of alternative art schools presenting their visions for art education. Kathryn Ashill, who starts an MA at Glasgow School of Art in September, found plenty to take on board as she prepares to embark on her course.
The fourteenth International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth showcases the exceptional skills of world-renowned makers while also exploring the theory and ideas that underpin their practice.
A partnership with Colchester’s Firstsite is bringing a-n’s successful Collaborate creatively seminar, led by Chris Fremantle, to Essex next week.
Writers and cultural commentators Paul Morley and Simon Reynolds join artists and critics for The Future Symposium at CCA, Glasgow, which accompanies the venue’s current Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards exhibition.
“Art is not just about the money,” says Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman in Commons debate on the arts and creative industries in the UK.
A new membership scheme from The Photographers’ Gallery aiming to nurture the next generation of art collectors and philanthropists, launches tonight. We talk to Director Brett Rogers about the project, and about future prospects and challenges as the organisation celebrates the first anniversary of its reopening.
This year’s BP Portrait Award has been won by Susanne du Toit for her painting of her eldest son, Pieter.
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.