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Bedwyr Williams.
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A Q&A with… Bedwyr Williams, multimedia artist and Dylan Thomas fan

Bedwyr Williams’ latest commission for Storyhouse in Chester sees him transpose stories collected from a local newspaper archive onto a digitally animated recreation of the town’s former Roman Fortress Bathhouse. Speaking to Fisun Güner, he laments the the loss of British awkwardness, and describes how this new work will take the viewer on a journey to “a space that’s out of time”.

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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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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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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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Keith Harrison, site visit, Cannock Chase Forest, part of Keith Harrison’s Jerwood Open Forest commission Joyride, a Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England initiative. Courtesy:  Jerwood Open Forest
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Keith Harrison’s Joyride: “I don’t know what will happen when the car goes down the ramp”

In November 2016 artist Keith Harrison was announced as the winner of Jerwood Open Forest, a £30,000 commission opportunity to produce a new public work for a forest context. He talks to Anneka French ahead of his sculpture-cum-performance, Joyride, which will see a full-size replica of a Rover 75 ‘launched’ from a ramp in the Staffordshire countryside.

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Taus Makhacheva. Photo: Aleksandr Vainstein / Eto Kavkaz
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A Q&A with… Taus Makhacheva, video artist and Venice hit

Working with fifth generation tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov within the vast landscape of Dagestan, artist Taus Makhacheva’s film Tightrope has been lauded by critics following its exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Pippa Koszerek talks to the artist about the processes and risks involved in her work.

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Richard Woods, Holiday Home. Commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2017. Photo: Thierry Bal
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A Q&A with… Richard Woods, Folkestone Triennial artist

For the Folkestone Triennial, London-based artist Richard Woods has created a series of six cartoon bungalows around the Kent coastal town, each painted in different vibrant colours and placed in improbable settings. He explains why to Fisun Güner.

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Maria Jose Arceo MS Photo credit Ed Stone
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Maria Arceo: “The Thames is a tumble dryer of time. Now is the moment to advocate for change”

London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.

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Barbara Walker, Exotic Detail In The Margin#2. Photo: Colin Mills
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Pictures of… Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 shortlist

69 works by 65 artists have been selected for the latest edition of the UK’s longest-running annual open drawing exhibition, which will also be Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s final year as the show’s key partner and funder.

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Susan Collis. Courtesy: the artist.
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A Q&A with… Susan Collis, artist encouraging us to see value in the mundane

Known for her detailed sculptural works that combine everyday objects and materials with meticulously applied precious stones, metals or fine embroidery, Susan Collis is interested in making us consider the real value of what we might at first think is mundane and ordinary. Anneka French talks to the artist about her major new solo show at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.

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Champ, HEY! TEACHER! – a workshop in methods of alternative education at Assembly Bristol, Thursday 8 June 2017. Photo: Rich Broomhall.
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Pictures of… a-n Assembly events

Talks, tours, seminars, workshops, DIY building, chopping, cooking, eating: just some of the activities undertaken by artists at a-n’s Assembly events throughout May and June 2017. Here we pull together a collection of images from the events in Margate, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and Leeds.

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Michael Armitage. Photo:  George Darrell/White Cube, 2017
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A Q&A with… Michael Armitage, painter

Michael Armitage’s vivid and dreamlike paintings are currently on show in his solo exhibition ‘Peace Coma’ at Turner Contemporary in Margate. The Kenyan-born but London-based artist talked to Fisun Güner about how his East African heritage has influenced his work, along with his interest in Western art history and the works of post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin in particular.

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