A new offsite project in Leigh from Castlefield Gallery and Cross Street Arts, comes at a time when the town’s Turnpike Gallery is facing an uncertain future as council budget cuts bite.
For its summer shows celebrating the building’s 10th anniversary, Liverpool’s FACT has invited artists to pick apart the very fabric of the venue. For the first in a short series of features focusing on summer exhibitions across the UK, we talk to Helen Evans of HeHe and architectural artist Katarzyna Krakowiak – and hear from FACT’s Director why allowing artists to drill a fracking well in your gallery is a good thing.
Now in its final year, Art Fund Collect sees curators competing for funds to purchase a piece from COLLECT – the international art fair for contemporary objects. Crafts Council Director Rosy Greenlees and Yvonne Hardman, one of last year’s winners, talk about the impact of the scheme.
Arts producing agency Forma is celebrating a decade of working with leading artists by reappraising previous projects and announcing a raft of new ones. We speak to founder David Metcalfe and artists Matt Stokes and Graham Dolphin about the past, the future and the role of the producer.
Commissioned by the Crafts Council, Weave Waves brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou, combining digital technologies and weaving skills. We talk to the pair as the work gets its first public airing at the FutureEverything summit in Manchester.
The ‘Things we can do in the North…’ panel discussion at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, saw opinions divided on what the pluses and priorities are for the visual arts in the north of England.
As The Manchester Contemporary art fair gets underway, we take a tour and talk to some of the galleries taking part this year.
Jeremy Bailey’s ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’ is an intriguing highlight of this year’s just launched Abandon Normal Devices festival. The artist guides us round his ideas.