Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Christina Mackie won the Contemporary Art Society’s annual Commission to Collect award in 2011, and an exhibition of the work has just opened. We talk to the artist about the process of making a piece for the museum’s permanent collection.
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Edinburgh’s Collective Gallery is moving to new premises on Calton Hill in the summer. Prior to that, though, there’s work to be done and funds to be raised with an auction of artists’ work. We talk to Director Kate Gray about new departures and exciting possibilities.
Last week, Newcastle City Council passed a 100% cut to its arts budget while at the same time agreeing to contribute £600,000 to a new fund for culture. Alison Clark-Jenkins, a regional director for Arts Council England, reveals the behind-the-scenes battle that led to the fund’s creation.
Egyptian-born Sam Shendi has won the [email protected] Public Art Award, receiving £10,000 towards the cost of producing his large-scale sculpture.
Over 30,000 votes cast to match ten artists with ten gallery events for this year’s Museums at Night festival.
An open dialogue between arts practitioners, public funders and the public is vital in developing the arts for the benefit of the wider community, says Arts Professional Editor Liz Hill.
The fourth edition of the biennial competition launched today at Leeds International Book Fair.
The unveiling of Rock on Top of Another Rock at the Serpentine Gallery marks the first and only instance of a Fischli/Weiss public sculpture in the UK.
Second edition of open exhibition invites work in any media from contemporary visual artists of all ages and nationalities.
Plans for a new gallery in Leicester gather momentum following Arts Council England’s £600,000 cash injection.
In Joshua Sofaer’s latest Artist as leader interview for a-n, artist Richard Layzell and businessman Richard Hicks discuss Layzell’s seven-year tenure as ‘Visionaire’ at AIT software company. Here, Layzell writes about what came next and the continued relevance of his experience in industry a decade on.
A new report from public art think tank ixia highlights a significant fall in the size and value of the sector in England.
Policy makers often outsource consultation to independent specialists, but do they get the full story or just the tidied up version? Ahead of Creative Scotland’s open meetings series, the arts professional behind Stramash Arts shares first-hand experience of having the ifs, buts and maybes expunged from the conversation that led to the funding body’s creation.
The selected artists have been announced for the Catlin Art Prize, an annual exhibition of UK art graduates presented one year on from their degree shows.
New Arts Council England Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette takes part in a live online chat today, his first for ACE since taking on the role.
Modern Edinburgh Film School brings together practitioners in visual art, poetry, performance and film to explore alternative approaches to the screen. Project founder Alex Hetherington talks about community, social sculpture and his search for a sense of ‘elsewhere-ness’ in a very traditional city.
ART13 – London’s latest art fair has just launched and is jostling for attention in a crowded market.
The annual Publish and Be Damned self-publishers fair returns for the second year at ICA, London, on Saturday.
The State Hermitage Museum in the city of St Petersburg has been announced as the host of Manifesta 10.
The biennial Manchester International Festival has announced its full programme, which includes presentations by Tino Sehgal and Dan Graham, as well as a major group exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The first of two symposia as part of Collective gallery’s New Work Scotland programme for recent graduates, takes place at Tramway, Glasgow, this weekend.
New York’s Printed Matter is to host a Benefit Auction and Selling Exhibition to help mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
As artists’ bursaries are offered for the ArtWorks conference in April, a-n’s Director shares some of the thinking and research from the ArtWorks Scotland conference, which examined value and ethics in participatory arts.
The artist Bob and Roberta Smith believes that the withdrawal from sale of Banksy’s Slave Labour mural sends a clear message about art in the public realm, from graffiti to Henry Moore sculptures.
Arts Council England is funding six projects in cultural ‘cold spots’ as part of its Creative People and Places programme. Chris Bailey argues that the scheme’s assumptions about community participation in the arts need to be challenged.