News briefing with national and international stories, including: loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest; French court annuls conviction of electrician in possession of stolen Picasso works; Radio DJ Lauren Laverne questions BAE’s sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North.
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Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw have been making books together for more than 15 years. For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman celebrates their approach to the format which sees them responding to natural and urban environments to create unique pieces or small editions.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of folklore and the occult at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Faith Ringgold’s painting and quilts at Pippy Houldsworth, London, and a group show exploring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives at g39, Cardiff.
The former director of Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery takes up his new role in Eastbourne at a difficult time for the gallery, as local council cuts mean a 50% reduction in funding over the next four years. Judith Alder finds him relishing the challenges ahead, and with a focus on opportunities for the gallery to play a more central role in the life of the East Sussex town.
Artists, curators and arts organisations are getting involved with a one-day Women’s Strike on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. Lydia Ashman speaks to the women behind the planned strike and explores the need to make unseen female labour more visible in the art world and beyond.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards five-year core funding to two arts development organisations, Edinburgh City Council to reopen museums seven days a week and Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund awards £830,000 to support cultural activity across Scotland.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in Dundee, Portsmouth and London.
The petition addressed to the CEO of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative calls for sponsorship from BAE Systems, which has been accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children” in Yemen, to be refused.
Starting on 22 June, visual art exhibitions, new offsite commissions, as well as an art trail, will take place across NewcastleGateshead, joining other parts of the Great Exhibition of the North programme to focus on the identity and rich cultural history of northern England.
Serena Korda has for the last two years been based in Newcastle as the Norma Lipman/Baltic Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University, culminating in a show at Baltic, Gateshead. Laura Robertson talks to her about this and her current exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield, exploring how she draws on local myths and rites for her ceramic and sound pieces.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: We Are Not Surprised call on Tate to sever all links with art dealer Anthony D’Offay, Marta Moreira De Almeida appointed deputy director of Serralves Museum Of Contemporary Art in Porto, and Ikon Gallery director Jonathan Watkins to curate Quebec City’s ninth Manif d’art biennial.
The Barbadian artist, researcher and educator will receive £10,000 in prize money to create a specially commissioned film for next year’s Glasgow Film Festival.
With reference to Edmund Clark’s current Ikon Gallery exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’ – the result of three years as artist in residence at the therapeutic prison HMP Grendon – a recent symposium in Birmingham explored the role of art and its use as a rehabilitative tool. After a day of talks and presentations, Carrie Foulkes finds her belief in socially-engaged practice reaffirmed.
Arts Council Chair Sir Nicholas Serota will lead a team of 17 creative industry leaders to research the role that ‘creative thinking’ should play within education policy. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: light installation at the Hepworth, Wakefield; sound, video and installation at Chapter, Cardiff; and moving image and photographic works at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Charlie Schaffer becomes first artist to win the Lynn Painter-Stainers Brian Botting Prize twice, Santiago Sierra criticises decision to remove his work from Arco art fair in Madrid, and lecturers at UK art colleges join university lecturers strike over pension plans.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Aberdeen, Eastbourne, Glasgow and London.
a-n and Castlefield Gallery announce the eight artists and one writer who will be participating in their partnership project the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest.
This week’s featured artist blogger on a-n’s Instagram is Michael Borkowsky. Over recent years the Sheffield-based artist has adopted the craft of perfumery in his visual art practice leading him to, amongst other things, work directly with other artists in portraiture. Richard Taylor finds out more.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
The assets of the art book publisher Black Dog Publishing and sister company Artifice Books, which went into voluntary liquidation last month, have been sold to the London-based publishers St James’s House Media who say they will be looking to take on projects started by the previous owners.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Southbank Centre to stop advertising with Daily Mail following ‘homophobic’ column, and Education Secretary suggests arts and social science tuition fees could be cut.
The CVAN network for the West Midlands hosts its annual open entry exhibition for recent graduates from six art schools in the region with a number of prizes and awards announced in partnership with Trust New Art and Cass Art.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a cabinet of curiosities at Whitechapel Gallery, London, an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s writings at Tate St Ives, and a reimagining of public sculpture and monuments at Spike Island, Bristol.
The volunteer-run gallery, which opened in its current space in Glasgow’s east end two years ago, is to close in May following its Glasgow International exhibition.