Gillian Nicol is Head of Programmes & Editor at a-n The Artists Information Company.
“AN will be an open line communication shared by all interested parties. It has not the resources nor the wish to be a one-way information service. It will be a clearing house for practical information and a means of raising issues significant to visual artists. The format is not fixed and will adapt and change according to the response and opinions of artists.” So wrote founder Richard Padwick in the first ever issue, published in September 1980, price 35p.
We’ve been pleased with the response to news of developments at a-n.
Held in June, ‘Stronger together’ was an opportunity to ‘celebrate and question how we work together’ – exploring collaboration in its many forms – and how vital that is to the survival of the arts.
Focusing on public art, a-n Editor Gillian Nicol has selected key texts from a-n’s archive and other important sources. Her introductory essay explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm. It identifies […]
Gillian Nicol explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm.
Gillian Nicol reports on two international art festivals and a socially engaged project in Norway.
Gillian Nicol reports on Montreal’s vibrant artist-run sector.
Reviews editor appointed We are pleased to announce that from this issue onwards we have a new reviews editor. Chris Brown, an artist based in Cardiff, will be selecting and commissioning writers for the reviews section of a-n Magazine […]
Gillian Nicol explores the gap between the expectations of artists and others of ‘alternative’ activity.
Illustrating the approach she brings to her new role at [a-n], Gillian Nicol highlights some of the challenges and opportunities for artists and their practice today, looking broadly at education and employment, status and lifestyle and the impact of widening access to technology.
Baltic, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
26 October – 26 January
This three-day conference explored the benefits and challenges of cultural development in remote areas. Twenty-four speakers described case studies from across Europe (Austria, Finland, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, as well as Scotland and England) and 129 delegates contributed to a […]