The third Folkestone Triennial has been attracting widespread media coverage thanks to artist Michael Sailstorfer’s buried gold bars on the town’s harbour beach. Dany Louise takes a tour of the town and finds many more artistic treasures in this intelligently curated festival of art in the public realm.
The fourth b-side multimedia festival is set entirely on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, creating site-specific work that includes performance, installation and film work. Dany Louise talks to the director of this distinctive and nuanced ten-day event.
Stoke has one of England’s lowest levels of participation in the arts, something which Appetite, part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, is aiming to improve with three years of events and performances. We report from the north Staffordshire city.
A new public realm project by Simon Faithfull will be hiding 500 copies of a limited edition artwork in the Tunbridge Wells branch of Morrisons’ supermarket. We talk to the artist and the curators who commissioned the work.
The seventh Whitstable Biennale opened on Saturday with a variety of one-off performances and a series of new film commissions. Dany Louise reports from the small fishing town on the Kent coast.
The headline show at this year’s House festival in Brighton & Hove is Yinka Shonibare’s installation of 10,000 reclaimed books at Brighton Museum and Gallery. But as our reviewer discovers, there’s also a satisfying journey of discovery to be had around the festival’s more unconventional spaces.
A new report published today by the researchers behind last year’s Rebalancing our Cultural Capital, reveals that Lottery funding of the arts in England is largely benefiting the wealthy to the detriment of the country’s poorest and least arts-engaged communities.
From the Turner Prize to the recent Lumiere festival, the visual arts has played an important role in Derry-Londonderry’s 12 months as the first UK City of Culture. But as the year draws to a close, what will its legacy be for art and artists in the city?
As the eyes of much of the artworld were on Frieze, the artist-led Sluice Art Fair returned for its second edition, with a mission to encourage a sharing of ideas between artist-run scenes. Dany Louise reports on the weekend event in Bermondsey.
This year’s Frieze Projects, the curated programme at Frieze London art fair, is programmed by former senior curator at Serpentine Gallery, Nicola Lees. We talk to her about this year’s artists and presenting work in an art fair context.
ArtSOUTH brings together 15 organisations and ten artists for a series of new art commissions across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Winchester and Bournemouth. Curator Judy Adam discusses the rationale and process behind the commissions, while artist Graham Gussin explains how he pulled off a tricky collaboration with a collective of choreographers and the British Army.
The Contemporary Visual Arts Network’s knowledge sharing event at Google’s London office was a high-impact juxtaposition between one of the world’s most successful companies and the subsidised visual arts sector. Dany Louise reports.