The dispute about privatisation of jobs at the National Gallery continues with PCS union members planning further demonstrations and strike action over the next two weeks following the sacking of union representative Candy Udwin.
Artist Steve Messam’s latest public commission – a large-scale temporary bridge made entirely from bright red paper – has just been unveiled as part of the Lakes Ignite arts programme in the Lake District.
Whilst the three main parties were keen to stress a need to redistribute arts funding more evenly around the UK, there was little in the way of concrete pledges at Wednesday evening’s Artists’ Union England Hustings debate in London, addressing issues that directly concern artists in the lead up to the general election. Stephen Palmer reports.
Artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have been nominated in the Best Documentary category of the 2015 BAFTA Awards for their film highlighting a fictitious day-in-the-life of musician Nick Cave.
Former Tate Modern and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Nicholas Cullinan is to take over from Sandy Nairne as director of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Co-creators of the Tower of London ‘poppy’ installation, artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, have been recognised in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, alongside outgoing Arts Council England CEO Alan Davey and Metal founder Jude Kelly.
Inspired by its location on a busy junction along Essex Road, north London, Tintype gallery is hosting eight newly commissioned film works in its window space over the holiday season. Gallery director Teresa Grimes and artists Suki Chan and George Eksts explain.