Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.
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The new director of Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry will join the gallery from Northampton’s NN Contemporary.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Statue of St George ‘restoration’ does not go to plan; Ethiopia calls for Ten Commandments tablet concealed inside an altar at Westminster Abbey to be returned; draft Scottish culture strategy published.
The British Council has been criticised over its decision to remove its logo from the catalogue for the show ‘We Suffer To Remain’, which features work by local artists and Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale 2015 work, The Slave’s Lament, due to ‘political content’.
A hot four days of artist-led activity, camping, and swimming in the river Dart, Jamboree 2018 proved to be a successful pulling together of artists’ projects, giving room for discussion, creativity and knowledge sharing – some of which is featured on the a-n Instagram courtesy of Beth Emily Richards’ takeover.
Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Qi Yafeng at Cheeseburn in Northumberland, an exploration of sex, desire and politics at Jerwood Space, London, and 19th century outsider artist James Henry Pullen at Watts Gallery, Compton.
Craft, design and illustration shop Welcome Home and Aye Aye Books book shop are hoping to raise £3,000 each to cover staff wages and other outgoings as the arts venue remains closed in the wake of the Mackintosh Building fire.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool, London and Manchester.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: 10,000 artworks to be moved during Buckingham Palace refurbishment, and Colorado potter in dispute with Elon Musk over use of cartoon without permission.
Founded in 2014 and inspired by the busy schedule of the Newhaven–Dieppe ferry, the diep~haven project sees artists exhibiting across Normandy and East Sussex as well as the ferry itself. As this year’s festival launches, Dany Louise talks cross-Channel collaboration and life after Brexit with the projects creators and artists.
As degree shows season reaches its final few weeks, we look back at a-n Instagram takeovers from Warwickshire College and City & Guilds of London Art School.
The fourth round of the Art Fund’s New Collecting Award sees £300,000 distributed in order to enable each selected curator to develop a new collection for a museum.
a-n is supporting 15 places for its members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with an accredited coach, and 25 places to remotely access advice from one of five visual arts mentors.
Seven artists in total, including one collaborative partnership, have been shortlisted for the £10,000 prize which celebrates the work of the UK’s artist filmmakers.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Gallery owner arrested for installing protest sculpture outside pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma; German triennial bans then re-invites Scottish band who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; plus Saudi prince donates $10 million to the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.
Titled ‘The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence’, for its twelfth edition the roving European art biennial explores ideas around how life forms meet and adapt to coexist, while also aiming to put down roots in its host city of Palermo, Sicily. Eva Rowson, one of 10 a-n Artist members who attended the Manifesta 12 preview, reports from the Italian island.
For his exhibition ‘Fellowship of Citizens’ London-based Icelandic artist Saemundur Thor Helgason is promoting a lottery set up to help fund a campaign to bring about the idea of a basic income for each person in Iceland. Laura Davidson visits the show at arebyte Gallery and talks to Helgason about his plans.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Trish Morrissey at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea; Michael Dean at Baltic, Gatesehead; a large-scale installation by Susie MacMurray at St Albans Museum and Art Gallery; and Alison Wilding at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Gallery to display The Monarch of the Glen for first time in 160 years; Gagosian Gallery files motion to dismiss lawsuit after Jeff Koons’s studio was accused of failing to deliver a trio of sculptures, Anish Kapoor to sue the National Rifle Association over copyright infringement, plus public art collective Indecline call out Trump over child detention policy with billboard work.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Brighton, Huddersfield, Manchester, Nailsworth and Truro.
Five artists have been shortlisted for UK’s longest-running painting prize, which is celebrating its 30th edition and 60th anniversary year.
The Istanbul-based artist has distributed copies of the publication in print and online editions of the Guardian on World Refugee Day, 20 June, prior to her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London. The List will also be exhibited in public spaces as part of next month’s Liverpool Biennial.
As degree show season continues, we highlight four final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening over the next seven days.
To mark 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, Liverpool Book Art presents ‘Frankenstein 2018′, a new touring exhibition currently on display at Liverpool Central Library. Sarah Bodman introduces some of the artists’ books on show.