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It Takes a Village: Models for Mother Artists event at Atelier Stroud, 23 April 2017, from 'Mother House' session with Dyana Gravina and Amy Dignam from ProCreate project. Photo: the Women's Art Activation System (WAAS)
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Models for mother artists: how to maintain your practice as a parent

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.

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Fiona Grady, Scattering Light, vinyl window installation, 2017.
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Degree shows 2017: announcing this year’s a-n Instagram takeovers

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.

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Rachel Maclean pictured at  Chiesa di Santa Caterina where her film, Spite Your Face, 2017, is being shown. Photo: Patrick Rafferty; Courtesy: Scotland + Venice
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A Q&A with… Rachel Maclean, Scotland + Venice artist

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.

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Susie Buchan, BA Fine Art, 2017, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Courtesy: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
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Degree Shows 2017: This week’s openings, 18-22 May

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

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Edith Dekyndt, One Thousand and One Nights, 2016, carpet of dust lit by a spotlight, 300 x 200 x 2 cm
57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva. Photo: Italo Rondinella; Courtesy: Venice Biennale
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Venice 2017 review: Viva Arte Viva – the International exhibition

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.

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Hew Locke, On the Tethys Sea (2017), and Susan Pui San Lok, Untitled (Pavilion), (2017), Installation view, Diaspora Pavilion, 2017 Venice Biennale. Photo: Binita Walia
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Venice 2017 review: Britain at the Biennale – from Phyllida’s folly to the Diaspora Pavilion

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.

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Artists of The House Brookes (2017 BA Fine Art, Oxford Brookes) Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/artistsothbrookes
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Degree Shows 2017: This week’s openings

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.

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Whitstable Biennale Director Sue Jones, The Curation Process (Or – How do I get them to exhibit my work?) at Turner Contemporary, as part of Assembly Margate. Photo: Jason Pay
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Assembly Margate: “Working with artists is a compelling process”

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.

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