This year’s Engage conference in Manchester brought together educators, curators, researchers, artists and policymakers to discuss the diversity of approaches to arts and health – both physical and mental – in current practice. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry reports.
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UCA Farnham Fine Art graduate wins CVAN South East award aimed at artists based in the region who are in the first year after graduation.
During the occupation of five bridges in London on Saturday the artist was among 82 climate change protesters arrested for obstruction of a public highway.
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.
Membership body representing the UK’s creative industries warns that more clarity is needed on the final relationship and how this will effect ease of movement and trade of services for the creative industries.
Other News In Brief: David Hockney painting breaks record for a living artist; California wildfires threaten cultural sites; and MoMA curator Quentin Bajac leaves to become director of the French national photography museum Jeu de Paume.
London-based Welsh artist wins £30,000 prize designed to recognise a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Clitheroe in Lancashire, Birmingham, London, Sevenoaks and Bristol.
£1.2m site, which opened in 2015 and featured more than 40 studios, a café bar, a shop and a gallery, has closed due to financial issues.
Hosted by Eastside Projects in Birmingham, over two days the recent Artist Run Multiverse Summit brought together artists from a wide range of projects and organisations to consider the past, present and future of the artist-run sphere. Lydia Ashman reports.
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.
The new partnership has an emphasis on collaboration and will commission 20 new works from three call-outs over one year, with works to be shown on a variety of BBC platforms on air and online.
Other news In Brief: Paris court finds Jeff Koons guilty of copyright infringement, Susie Stubbs appointed chair of the Castlefield Gallery board of trustees, and comic writer Stan Lee dies aged 95.
For the final Assembly event in the current series, a-n was in Cardiff for a day of discussion and debate around how to survive as a creative practitioner. Trevor H. Smith reports.
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.
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.
Other News In Brief: Arts Council England may extend Artsmark award to include early years sector, incorporating professional development and networking opportunities; former Tate Modern head Chris Dercon to head up the Grand Palais, Paris.
Chicago-based artist Michelle Hartney’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York calls for museums to do more to educate the public about the darker side of the artists they celebrate.
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.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from London, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Rotherfield in East Sussex, Hexham and Plymouth.
Other News In Brief: MSPs told by Glasgow School of Art academic that Mackintosh building should be removed from control of GSA board; Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of the History of Science hire Syrian refugees as tour guides.
Four artists have been nominated for the annual £30,000 prize, which celebrates artists and projects that have made a significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months in Europe.
This year’s Small Publishers Fair in London features a special exhibition and focus on Laurie Clark. Sarah Bodman introduces the Scotland-based artist and publisher and picks out some fair highlights to look out for.
Sally Tallant, who joined Liverpool Biennial from London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2011, is to move to the New York venue next spring.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s prints, sculptures and films, Alison Watt’s painting at Abbott Hall Gallery, Kendall, plus an exploration of fandom-related desire, consumption and production at London’s Transition Two gallery.