Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: a retrospective of photographer Edward Woodman at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Jade Montserrat’s huge charcoal wall drawings addressing decolonisation at Bluecoat, Liverpool; and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s ‘Multigraphs’ at Kate MacGarry, London.
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Other News In Brief: Turkish police arrest cultural workers due to their support of 2013 Gezi Park protests; Chris Rawcliffe appointed new artistic director of creative producers Forma.
This Christmas, ditch the high street and discover original artworks and handcrafted gifts by independent artists and makers who will be opening their studios or putting up market stalls at a range of venues. Jack Hutchinson makes a selection from across the UK.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Washington in County Durham, Bristol, London, Liverpool and Dungeness.
The redeveloped City Observatory site on top of Calton Hill will feature a new exhibition space for emerging artists and producers in Scotland, plus a new shop selling unique artist editions and specially commissioned products.
Earlier this year, Glasgow-based Gordon Douglas was awarded a-n Artist Bursary to create a new website archiving his performance practice. He speaks to Richard Taylor about resilience, the importance of criticality and how arts organisations are future-focused when faced with austerity.
Bristol-based institution is third recipient of £100,000 award designed to enable regional arts organisations to present large-scale exhibitions by mid-career female artists.
Five visual artists receive ‘no-strings-attached’ individual awards of £60,000 each in the annual Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists.
With a practice that blends her work activities as a gardener with a constant ebb of creative exploration, Cornwall-based artist Georgia Gendall uses Instagram to document the bridge between art, its locality, purpose, and the authorship of making. Richard Taylor finds out more.
Other News In Brief: Statue of Van Gogh in Brixton modified to remove smoking pipe, razor and revolver; Belgian theatre company admit to stolen Picasso hoax.
This year’s Engage conference in Manchester brought together educators, curators, researchers, artists and policymakers to discuss the diversity of approaches to arts and health – both physical and mental – in current practice. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry reports.
UCA Farnham Fine Art graduate wins CVAN South East award aimed at artists based in the region who are in the first year after graduation.
During the occupation of five bridges in London on Saturday the artist was among 82 climate change protesters arrested for obstruction of a public highway.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including an exhibition of work by graphic artists, painters and designers at Thames-Side Studios in London, a large-scale installation of new work by Emma Talbot at Caustic Coastal in Salford, plus a retrospective of the performative sound art of the Bow Gamelan Ensemble in Dundee.
Membership body representing the UK’s creative industries warns that more clarity is needed on the final relationship and how this will effect ease of movement and trade of services for the creative industries.
Other News In Brief: David Hockney painting breaks record for a living artist; California wildfires threaten cultural sites; and MoMA curator Quentin Bajac leaves to become director of the French national photography museum Jeu de Paume.
London-based Welsh artist wins £30,000 prize designed to recognise a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Clitheroe in Lancashire, Birmingham, London, Sevenoaks and Bristol.
£1.2m site, which opened in 2015 and featured more than 40 studios, a café bar, a shop and a gallery, has closed due to financial issues.
Hosted by Eastside Projects in Birmingham, over two days the recent Artist Run Multiverse Summit brought together artists from a wide range of projects and organisations to consider the past, present and future of the artist-run sphere. Lydia Ashman reports.
The Glasgow-based artist has had a high-profile 2018, with a survey show earlier in the year, a nomination for the Jarman Award, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Jessica Ramm talks to her about practice, ethics and new work that aims to counteract commercial and patriarchal depictions of love, pleasure and bodies.
The new partnership has an emphasis on collaboration and will commission 20 new works from three call-outs over one year, with works to be shown on a variety of BBC platforms on air and online.
Other news In Brief: Paris court finds Jeff Koons guilty of copyright infringement, Susie Stubbs appointed chair of the Castlefield Gallery board of trustees, and comic writer Stan Lee dies aged 95.
For the final Assembly event in the current series, a-n was in Cardiff for a day of discussion and debate around how to survive as a creative practitioner. Trevor H. Smith reports.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including Zena Blackwell’s paintings of family life at MADE, Cardiff; Neil Zakiewicz’s sculptures at Domo Baal, London; and Emma Hart’s ceramic road signs at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh.