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Now Showing #271: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including an exhibition of work by graphic artists, painters and designers at Thames-Side Studios in London, a large-scale installation of new work by Emma Talbot at Caustic Coastal in Salford, plus a retrospective of the performative sound art of the Bow Gamelan Ensemble in Dundee.

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A Q&A with… Margaret Salmon, artist-filmmaker

The Glasgow-based artist has had a high-profile 2018, with a survey show earlier in the year, a nomination for the Jarman Award, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Jessica Ramm talks to her about practice, ethics and new work that aims to counteract commercial and patriarchal depictions of love, pleasure and bodies.

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Now Showing #270: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including Zena Blackwell’s paintings of family life at MADE, Cardiff; Neil Zakiewicz’s sculptures at Domo Baal, London; and Emma Hart’s ceramic road signs at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh.

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Artists on boards: “It’s essential for artists’ voices to be heard”

Just published: To coincide with Trustees’ Week 2018, we’ve published two new a-n Resources guides, written and researched by 2017/18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Nicola Naismith, looking at why it’s important for artists to be part of the ‘decision making process’ and offering advice and tips on how to become a board member or trustee.

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Armistice Day: centenary of first world war to be marked by creative responses across UK

Commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme include Danny Boyle’s portraits of soldiers created on beaches and Rachel Whiteread’s Nissen Hut at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, while other shows across the UK range from frontline images by nurses and women ambulance drivers, to contemporary artists’ responses to war and the machinery that surrounds it.

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