Sarah Pickstone is announced First Prize winner of John Moores Painting Prize 2012.
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Olivier Larivière has won the £1,000 Exeter Contemporary Open 2012 award.
As Whitstable Biennale draws to a close this weekend, we talk to its director Sue Jones and explore how the town informs the art.
Public meeting in Glasgow to address the need for artists’ exhibition fees.
The short listed artists for the sixth Northern Art Prize are Margaret Harrison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Emily Speed and Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan.
Long before Banksy, artist Walter Kershaw was painting large-scale murals on the sides of condemned council buildings in 1970s Rochdale. Now his work is being celebrated in a Radio 4 documentary.
Recent RCA graduate Karolina Glusiec awarded £8,000 First Prize for hand-drawn animation.
Arts Council England announces new employment programme for young people in South east region.
Carol Wyss has been named the winner of the John Ruskin Prize 2012.
World Event Young Artists brings together 1,000 artists from 100 nations for a 10 day festival that opens in Nottingham today. We profile some of festival’s visual arts highlights.
A part-time theatrical costume maker battles for justice for Yorkshire artists, alleging that vested interests were at play in connection with a Cultural Olympiad grant.
Chair of English National Opera and former Creative Director of Endemol Peter Bazalgette has been announced as new Chair of Arts Council England. Artists and arts professionals have been sharing their thoughts about the news via Twitter.
Four photographers have been shortlisted for this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, organised by The National Portrait Gallery.
For his Cultural Olympiad commission, Alex Hartley created Nowhereisland and embarked on an epic journey. As that journey draws to an end, we catch up with the artist.
Why is an event like Sluice Art Fair so important? We find out from artists and the project’s organisers.
Unlike many international art biennials, Liverpool Biennial has deep roots in its host city’s contemporary art scene. As the festival reaches an intriguing point in its 13-year history, with a new director and considerably reduced budget, we assess its importance to the city’s visual arts infrastructure.
Jeremy Hunt leaves post at DCMS following cabinet reshuffle, with Maria Miller becoming new culture secretary.
The mysterious High Street Gallery opens this week in Manchester with its inaugural (and last) exhibition, Your Safety is our Safety.
Is the inaugural CAVE Art Fair a challenge to the commercial gallery system, or an alternative model that can work in tandem with it? One of the artists behind the fair offers her view.
As part of Brighton Digital Festival, artist David Blandy’s ‘Odysseys’ exhibition invites you to play his specially created arcade games. Our correspondent has a go.
As part of the E17 Art Trail, artists at Blackhorse Lane Studios are hosting an open studio weekend and silent auction.
Jeremy Bailey’s ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’ is an intriguing highlight of this year’s just launched Abandon Normal Devices festival. The artist guides us round his ideas.
The five prize-winning artists for the John Moores Painting Prize 2012 have been announced, ahead of the exhibition’s opening in September as part of the Liverpool Biennial.
Marking its first year as an official Liverpool Biennial partner, artist-run space The Royal Standard has announced the organisations taking part in ‘Service Provider’, its ambitious ten-week programme for the festival.
CAVE is a new artist-led art fair for the city of Liverpool, set to launch during the opening weekend of the 7th Liverpool Biennial in September. We talk to one of its organisers.