This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Glasgow, Grimsby, London, Ruthin and Southampton.
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The venue on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, which has been closed since the Glasgow School of Art fire in June, was hoping to reopen to the public on 14 September. However, Glasgow City Council has now stated that it is still not safe and there is currently no date for reoccupation.
The former director of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is succeeding Fiona Logue, who is leaving the organisation after five years in the role.
The next day-long a-n Assembly events will see Dundee playing host in October to an exploration of ‘cultural outposts’ and the challenges and advantages these offer for artist-led practice, while November’s event in Cardiff will focus on resilience and sustainability.
in Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: 200-year-old Rio museum The Museu Nacional gutted by fire, Tes analysis shows arts subjects are being slashed in favour of English, maths and science, plus more than 10,000 publicly-owned artworks remain hidden from public view across London.
a-n Research editor Dany Louise highlights reports and evaluations from several UK-based art festivals and biennials that provide useful insight into the continued investment in large-scale art presentations and projects.
The Newcastle-born artist’s current exhibition at Baltic in Gateshead consists of a labyrinthine sculptural installation that is visually arresting and teeming with narrative. Fisun Güner talks to the 2018 Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee about making work that reflects life outside the art world’s “pool of middle-class light”.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: The Hayward Gallery’s new touring drawing exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery; magic, ritual and witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the inaugural exhibition at S1 Artspace’s new gallery space at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.
The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Portrait of Nigel Farage fails to attract a single bid at Royal Academy summer exhibition; British Council wins funding for youth-led heritage project; giant Sadiq Khan balloon to fly over London.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in the Outer Hebrides, Bristol, Stoke-on-Trent and London.
Amsterdam museum ends sponsorship deal with British-Dutch oil and gas company after its current six-year contract, which ended in July, was not renewed.
Four photographers have been shortlisted for the annual international prize which this year includes portraits of South African majorettes, London shoppers, and a young boy in a remote village in Sierra Leone’s Eastern Province.
The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.
Artist and Cambridge School of Art lecturer Jim Butler won the ‘professional book’ category at this year’s World Illustration Awards with his screenprinted book, Blackrock Sequence. Sarah Bodman is impressed by his subtle interweaving of image and text.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: the National Portrait Gallery says drop in visitor figures due to counting error; Henry Moore sketch found amongst collection of Nazi-looted art; and 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra to be restored after destruction by the Islamic State.
Announcing the recipients of a-n’s latest professional development bursaries which will enable 25 members to benefit from advice from one of five visual arts mentors, and a further 15 members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with an accredited coach.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: ‘Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics’, at the Hayward Gallery, London; a group show in Edinburgh of works made in protest at Pussy Riot’s 2012 imprisonment in Russia; and Elisabeth Frink sculptures at Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Trump proposes 25% tariff on Chinese art; Berlin Wall set to be resurrected – and then demolished – as part of performance; group of 250 protesters at University of North Carolina pull down ‘Silent Sam’ statue.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Liverpool, St Helens and London.
15 short films have been selected for the competition which showcases new cinema and artists’ moving image, with the winner receiving a £1,000 cash prize.
The current programme and facilities manager at Hospitalfield in Arbroath will take up her new position at the Edinburgh-based organisation on 1 October.
From community projects to land work, Jeremy Hastings has used his many travels and itinerant lifestyle to share skills and learn from landscapes to create painting and photography. Richard Taylor finds out more.
The directors of more than 20 UK arts festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Womad and Manchester International Festival, are calling on the government to reform its visa system for visiting artists and ensure that the country remains culturally open and international.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff following union protests; Okwui Enwezor criticises Haus der Kunst after museum blames him for its financial difficulties; cultural visits continue to fall due to terrorism fears; plus man requires hospital treatment after falling in Anish Kapoor ‘depthless void’ installation.