Journalist, writer & critic: previously worked for The Guardian Media Group Plc as visual arts editor/general feature writer (1996-2007); freelanced for newspapers, magazines, websites and broadcasters.
Tim Birch explores the ideas of making and taking time to write in online environments.
Tim Birch profiles John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in the build up to the twenty-fifth exhibition.
Tim Birch samples some of the websites selling art online.
Tim Birch joins Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale mid-way through their three years on the road taking art to places that other galleries can’t reach.
The rise of independent artist-run spaces across the UK, and a seemingly impenetrable gallery circuit in London, appear poles apart. Gordon Dalton in Edinburgh and Tim Birch in Manchester visit two young, ‘commercially-minded’ spaces that have picked up on this, and are encouraging an art market in exciting and challenging contemporary work outside London.
Shockwave is a fantasy term promising technological wizardry to all who download. Notwithstanding the limits of PCs, the tools available to artists, or of the pressure of time spent online, there could be a pot of gold at the end […]