Manchester’s artist-focused art fair returns this weekend and, alongside an emphasis on artist collectives, organisers say that for the first time in the fair’s history the majority of the galleries and collectives taking part are led by women. We preview the fair and take a look at some of the other artist-led events taking place around Manchester this weekend.
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Featuring over 100 artists across 12 venues around Coventry and Warwickshire, the second Coventry Biennial is titled The Twin to reflect the city’s key role in founding the twin cities movement and to highlight current social and political issues. We take a look back at our recent Instagram coverage, with highlights from the shows at The Row and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.
This week’s selection of exhibitions includes a showcase of works by artists based in and around Cambridge, a painting show in London exploring the psychological and sensory side of landscape, and a sculptural installation in Newcastle that transforms non-recyclable household waste into rock-like sculptures.
As the marquees go up in the park, we take a look at some of the fairs, events and curated projects taking place this week in London and beyond, including a new Art on the Underground commission by Denzil Forrester, House of Voltaire’s latest pop-up space and the second iteration of the Coventry Biennial.
The 2020 a-n Artist Bursaries are now open for applications, with awards of between £500-£1,500 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-directed professional development.
A selection of recommended shows including Plastique Fantastique’s fictional narratives at Southwark Park Galleries and Cy Twombly’s lesser known sculpture at Gagosian in London, plus an exploration of light at Grundy, Blackpool.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Glasgow, Salisbury, Edinburgh and London – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The exhibition by shortlisted artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani opens at Turner Contemporary, with works spanning installation, video, sound and painting.
The artists shortlisted for the ninth edition of the Cardiff-based international prize come from the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Japan, Puerto Rico, India and USA.
A selection of recommended shows including sculptural works that reflect how we experience landscape in London, an exploration of the culture of bureaucracy in Walsall, and in Cardiff a group show of artists who embrace failure and humour.
Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, this year’s Istanbul Biennial is titled ‘The Seventh Continent’, in reference to the vast mound of plastic waste in the ocean, and asks us to think about the anthropocene, climate emergency, and the end of the world or the beginning of a new one. Helen Nisbet reports.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Wells, London and Rochester – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Anna Berry continues her reflections on a curatorial residency at Midlands Arts Centre, in partnership with DASH. In this piece – co-published with Disability Arts Online – she gets her hands dirty and starts to learn some of the tricks of the trade.
Our 2019 programme of one-day artist-led events continues with Assembly Thamesmead addressing how artists, drawn by opportunity and affordability, are living and working in new parts of the city, while Assembly Stoke-on-Trent throws into focus the idea of the artist as activist, activator and change maker.
The annual award, which offers a first prize of £10,000 towards studio costs, was created in 2013 by restaurateur Mark Hix.
Paintings that document personal relationships and domestic interiors at The Approach in London, a celebration of British sculpture at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, and an exploration of the perception and treatment of public health at CCA, Glasgow.
The Paddock Project will open in the historic market town of Sherborne, Dorset in 2022 and will present a changing programme of international, national and regional contemporary and modern art, craft and design.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Honiton, London and Herefordshire – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The residency, which is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art Society and Orkney’s Pier Arts Centre, sees the 2017 Turner Prize nominee based at the National Gallery’s on-site artist’s studio for a year.
This week’s recommended shows include Lucy Austin’s layered paintings at That Art Gallery, Bristol, a group exhibition of dystopian visions at Newlyn Art Gallery, plus the launch of this year’s Platform Graduate Award 2019 series of exhibitions in Oxford.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Isleworth, London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Two years after losing its ACE National Portfolio Organisation status, the Bristol gallery has secured funding for its exhibition programme up to 2022.
This year’s city-wide celebration of contemporary ceramic art features an expanded programme of exhibitions and increased prize money for its ‘Award’ competition for new and innovative work.
This week’s recommended shows include Kirsty Harris’ paintings of nuclear bomb tests at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, American artist Kathleen Ryan’s sculptures at New Art Gallery Walsall, and Vito Acconci at Pace Gallery, London.
S1 Artspace has been granted planning permission by Sheffield City Council to develop Park Hill Art Space, which will be one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the North of England.