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Angie Butler in her studio, selecting printing materials for the book from Bristol-based paper supplier Arboreta Papers
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Artists’ Books #24: Making Books in Bristol

Sarah Bodman previews Angie Butler’s new artist’s book which she has created as part of a research residency exploring the diverse creative practice of artists making books in Bristol and the physical production of books in the city.

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Grace Ndiritu, Still Life / Textiles - White Textiles, 2005-07. Courtesy: Lux and the artist
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NOW SHOWING #218: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including: Tate St Ives reopening with Rebecca Warren’s first UK solo show in eight years, and an exploration of the impact of JMW Turner on contemporary artists at New Art Gallery Walsall.

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Aidan Moesby, Between Stillness and Storm, 2017. Photo: Aidan Moesby
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A Q&A with… Aidan Moesby, artist exploring weather and wellbeing

Aidan Moesby has just finished a tour of festivals in the north of England, using his new weather-based installations to test responses, locations and situations for visual arts in festival contexts. Trish Wheatley talks to the artist about this work and how it sits with his practice.

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Laura Ford, A King's Appetite, 2017, detail. Photo: Nigel Green
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A Q&A with… Laura Ford, sculptor

Sculptor Laura Ford’s new commission for Brighton’s House Biennial draws on the history of town’s Royal Pavilion and in particular that of its early 19th century commissioner King George IV, who lived there as Prince Regent prior to taking the throne. Dany Louise talks to the artist about her work and finds out why Donald Trump has a starring role in her installation, A King’s Appetite.

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Alistair Gentry wearing an 'artist's costume' for Venice Agendas: The Contract commission. Courtesy: Alistair Gentry
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Working for free: what’s to like?

Artists are often asked to work for free in return for exposure via social media likes and audience praise, so for a recent commission (paid) Alistair Gentry decided to walk around Folkestone dressed in a cliched ‘artist’s costume’ asking other types of worker if they’d do the same. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they weren’t particularly keen.

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Arcadia Missa, Focus section, Frieze London 2016. Photo: Linda Nylind; Courtesy: Linda Nylind/Frieze
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Frieze Week 2017: art fairs and events in London

It’s that time of year again when London’s Regent’s Park is taken over by two vast temporary marquees as the international art world descends on the capital for Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters. We take a look at Frieze and the other art, craft and design fairs taking place across the city this week.

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FRESH 2017, British Ceramics Biennial 2017. Photo: Joel Fildes. Courtesy: British Ceramics Biennial
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“Almost respectable”: the resurgence of ceramics

Recent years have seen a renewed interest in clay as many contemporary artists embrace the medium in their work. As the British Ceramics Biennial continues in Stoke and Tate Modern hosts Ceramics Factory, Pippa Koszerek talks about its renewed appeal with the biennial’s artistic director and artists Clare Twomey and Jesse Wine.

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