The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.
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The biennial exhibition features more than 200 new and recent works on paper by international artists, with all works set to go on sale from 11 March in an online auction to raise funds for Drawing Room’s exhibition, learning and publishing programme.
For her first show in England at Grand Union in Birmingham, Glasgow-based artist Lauren Gault has produced a new body of sculptural works in glass, metal and welded PVC plastic, complemented by a sound piece. Anneka French finds out more from the artist.
Trevor H. Smith’s project, ‘Walks With Other Artists’, is fuelled by a desire to share experience and excavate self identity. Through walking and conversations recorded in audio form the artist is realising a simpler, less conceptual approach to making accessible work. Richard Taylor finds out more.
Cample Line produces exhibitions and film screenings, bringing visitors to the rural location of Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire, south west Scotland. Whilst referencing the site’s industrial history, its programme also addresses the socio-economic challenges faced by local communities. Richard Taylor reports.
London-based artist Tash Kahn carefully curates the detritus she photographs on London’s streets on her @thisladypaints Instagram. Laura Davidson enters her world of trash.
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom is one of three artists exhibiting in the Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. He tells Lydia Ashman how his installation draws on the nine colours featured in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights while also featuring footage from Russ Meyer’s sexploitation film, Up!
This year’s Artists’ BookMarket at Fruitmarket Gallery includes a focus on Scottish artist Helen Douglas with an exhibition of works drawn from her recent retrospective at New York’s Printed Matter, Inc.
Leeds-based artist Simeon Barclay brings to bear in his work a 16-year career in manufacturing and an interest in how identity is shaped. Amelia Crouch discusses a practice that encompasses sculpture, film and installation.
By researching empty retail environments, lecture halls and male-dominated architecture Euphrosyne Andrews combines printmaking and drawing with installation and catalogue production, to explore human behaviour. Richard Taylor finds out more.
French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili is known for her deeply researched film installations that explore discourses of resistance against a legacy of colonialism and imperialism. Fisun Güner discovers what motivates her films and why exhibiting in galleries resonates with the ancient Moroccan tradition of Al-Halqa – storytelling in a public space.
The four-day project at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, sees the artist joined by a team of ’employees’ to explore how online propaganda tools can sway public opinion.
What does 2019 have in store in terms of exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, conferences and other events? We take a month-by-month look at what the year ahead has to offer.
The London-based Slovenian artist has enjoyed a “madly busy” year, with a heightened profile in the UK year following a solo show at Baltic and a nomination for the Jarman Award.
This year saw Laura Sillars move from Sheffield’s Site Gallery to Middlesbrough’s MIMA. She reflects on a ‘wild’ 2018 that has been made all the better by the many artists she has worked with.
Five a-n News writers based in Eastbourne, Leeds, London and Glasgow pick the top five UK exhibitions they’ve seen this year.
The Belgian artist who came to prominence in the early 2000s with her eerily unsettling horse sculptures takes a new direction with the large-scale works for her current show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Fisun Güner talks to her about animal pelts, moulding wax and J.M. Coetzee.
Sarah Bodman, who writes our monthly Artists’ Books column, picks her top 10 publications of the year including: a Brexit parody starring a Muscovy duck, a wintry evocation of William Blake’s Soft Snow, and a powerful reflection on the devastation of AIDS.
Want to avoid the high street this Christmas and support artists and visual arts organisations instead? Jack Hutchinson offers 10 ideas to get you started, from limited edition prints to Brexit sick bags.
The Birmingham-based artist’s exhibition ‘Vanishing Point’ addresses the underrepresentation of black figures in Western history and presents a new group of works on paper alongside two paintings loaned from the National Gallery. Anneka French finds out more.
With a practice that blends her work activities as a gardener with a constant ebb of creative exploration, Cornwall-based artist Georgia Gendall uses Instagram to document the bridge between art, its locality, purpose, and the authorship of making. Richard Taylor finds out more.
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.
For the latest in our ongoing series looking at the visual arts across the UK, Cardiff-based artist Freya Dooley provides a tour of her home city’s lively and supportive scene.
Newcastle-based Mani Kambo uses religious rituals inspired by her Sikh upbringing in work that straddles film installation and performance, as well as screenings and cyanotype printing. Richard Taylor talks to the artist, who is one of 25 a-n members recently awarded a mentoring bursary.
For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.