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Michael Dean, Installation view (detail), The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Now Showing #268: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at the Hepworth, Wakefield, an exploration of the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements at Nottingham Contemporary, plus a series of interventions in the galleries of the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.

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Feeling Yr Thoughts 1, 2018
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Blogger Q&A: Mani Kambo, projection alchemist

Newcastle-based Mani Kambo uses religious rituals inspired by her Sikh upbringing in work that straddles film installation and performance, as well as screenings and cyanotype printing. Richard Taylor talks to the artist, who is one of 25 a-n members recently awarded a mentoring bursary.

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Birmingham Symphony Hall. Photo: Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Experts say government should highlight the arts’ impact on health; Birmingham’s arts organisations told to prepare for more cuts

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories, including: Birmingham City Council tells arts organisations to prepare for further 30% cut, Nesta launches £3.7m fund offering small repayable loans to arts organisations, plus video suggests Banksy originally planned to shred entire Girl With Balloon artwork.

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Mandy Barker: Birds Nest from Hong Kong Soup:1826. Image courtesy of the artist
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Now Showing #267: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A showcase of work from the University of Hertfordshire’s art collection; the inaugural exhibition at the Horniman Museum, London featuring a multi-sensory installation by Serena Korda; and a retrospective of Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid in Hull.

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Manifesto at Rogue Studios
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Now Showing #266: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Anni Albers’ at Tate Modern, the inaugural exhibition at Manchester’s Rogue Studios, and an exploration of regret by Tom Hackett at the Storefront, Luton.

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Ewan Michael Riley, screen grab of promotional video created for MP Ben Bradley
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MP’s request for free ‘slick and engaging’ film prompts video editor’s unflattering ‘promo’ in response

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.

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