Manchester poet Tony Walsh’s reading of his poem, This is the Place, was a defiant riposte to Monday night’s Manchester Arena bombing.
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The 20th edition of the Mostyn Open in Llandudno features a broad range of international artists working in a variety of media, including painting, video and metalwork.
Two petitions challenging the closure of two of Falmouth University’s long-standing arts courses have been handed in at the university’s Penryn Campus.
Being a mother of young children and continuing your art practice is incredibly difficult. Inspired by a recent symposium exploring the challenges of being a ‘mother artist’, Frances Bossom – who presents a ‘Proposal for a Guide for Art Parents’ at June’s a-n Assembly event in Bristol – calls for an approach that values the complex reality of motherhood.
A selection of recommended exhibitions for the week ahead, including drawing in London, painting and print in Glasgow, and video in Edinburgh.
Over the coming month, a team of a-n members will taking over a-n’s Instagram to post images and commentary from degree shows around the country. We meet the artists and find out which shows they will be posting from.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section. This week we’re in Dover, Exeter, London and Middlesbrough.
Selectors Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw have chosen 47 new and recent fine art graduates for the annual open submission exhibition, which this year will take place in Gateshead and Newcastle.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: light projections saying ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ appear on president’s DC hotel; Basquiat painting sells for $110m at auction; late actor and comedian Victoria Wood to be honoured with life-size bronze statue in her home town of Bury.
For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.
The Conservatives focus on improving support for the arts outside London and new cultural development fund, while the Liberal Democrats place heavy focus on the arts in education.
This week’s selection, taken from the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2017 listings, features 10 shows opening across England, Wales and Scotland, and includes University of Worcester, Dundee University, the Slade, and Swansea College of Art
This year’s John Ruskin Prize celebrates the ‘artist as polymath’, with a shortlist of 26 artists and makers.
For the latest in our ongoing Scene Report series, Maddy Hearn highlights the changing cultural landscape of Exeter in Devon.
Curated by Christine Macel, this year’s International exhibition at the Venice Biennale is conceived as a series of nine ‘pavilions’ that span the Giardini and Arsenale sites. Pippa Koszerek finds thoughtful inquiry in an exhibition that at times can feel muddled and historically naive.
Party pledges £160 million annual boost for schools to invest in projects that will support cultural activities, while there will also be a review of EBacc performance measures to ensure the arts are not sidelined.
We asked this year’s Venice Biennale a-n travel bursary recipients and AIR Council members attending the biennale preview to tell us what their highlights were. They came back with 26 different recommendations – and a few repeats.
This year’s Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the Venice Biennale has been awarded Germany for Anne Imhof’s engaging and disturbing performance-cum-installation.
A selection of recommended exhibitions for the week ahead, including museum shows by Pink Floyd and Giacometti in London, sculpture in Salisbury and painting in Derry-Londonderry.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: University of Manchester to axe 171 staff amid Brexit concerns and Old Kent Road mural gets Grade II listing.
This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, takes us to Exeter, London, Middlesbrough and the Isle of Wight.
The UK’s presence at this year’s Venice Biennale is particularly strong, with Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures at the British Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s new film for Scotland + Venice, James Richards’ sound and film work representing Wales, and the new Diaspora Pavilion reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of UK-based artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.
On the back on its recently published general election manifesto for the creative industries, the federation has announced a series of events where senior figures from the four main UK political parties will answer questions about their plans for the arts and creative industries.
For the next couple of months we’ll be presenting a weekly pick of degree shows across the UK as they open to the public, selected from the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2017 listings. We start this week with final-year shows from Falmouth, Lincoln, Oxford Brookes and Chichester.
Across two days of talks, workshops and get-togethers, Assembly Margate explored both the specifics of living and working as an artist in a town with a small population where art can be a contentious subject, and the broader picture of how artists deal with issues such as regeneration, gentrification and working with communities.