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The alternative art school, which relocated to Margate from east London in 2017, has moved into the former Thanet School of Arts and Crafts building where it will be based alongside the Kent Adult Education service.
Currently director and chief curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation, Üstek replaces outgoing Sally Tallant who is leaving for the Queens Museum, New York.
The artists’ studio and project space in Preston city centre, which currently has a waiting list for studios, is taking over the first floor of the building.
The new trust backed by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to secure 1,000 ‘affordable’ workspaces in the capital in its first five years.
MacKinnon leaves the Cardiff-based contemporary art organisation having overseen three editions of the biennial exhibition and international art prize.
The London-based, Tallahasse-born artist who explored language and the paranormal in her art has passed away after a short illness.
New director Clare Harris, who has a background in publishing and communications, will take up the position in February.
The Salford-based peer-led art school has teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University for a fully funded research post which will explore alternative school models.
Coventry-based photographer Jonny Bark is the first artist to be announced following a successful Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of the city’s biennial of contemporary art.
The Glasgow-based painter, who studied and later taught at Glasgow School of Art and was an early member of the committee at the artist-run gallery Transmission, has died of motor neurone disease aged 59.
The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
The winner of the third edition of the annual prize organised by Contemporary British Painting was announced at Huddersfield Art Gallery, where an exhibition of shortlisted works continues until February.