As part of the Year of the Artist programme, Michael Pinsky was in residence in the Town Planning Department of Chelmsford Borough Council earlier this year. Unusually perhaps for a local authority residency, his brief was to offer radical and […]
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The Arts Council of England, in collaboration with the regional arts boards, has set out plans for a Year of Diversity. The aim of ‘The Big Idea’, is to “celebrate, profile and enhance diversity across the arts”. Due to run […]
A CD-Rom documenting Artsway’s three-year project ‘The World of Our Landscape’ aims to further knowledge and debate on the impact of landscape on contemporary practice. The project involved established and emerging artists who through exhibitions, residencies and commissions responded to […]
Axis – the national digital register of artists – has appointed Kay Pallister to the new post of content curator and Reuben Knutson as the Schools’ Resource project leader. Pallister, who relocates from New York’s Gagosian Gallery, brings with her […]
The creation of small-scale saleable works is a strategy that many artists may have considered. Here, Brigid Howarth talks to two artists with successful product lines that sit alongside their main practice.
Moira Jeffrey attended ‘At the City’s Edge’ in Glasgow, a conference that amongst other things addressed ‘what artists are questioning and why’. Here, she feeds back on the projects discussed and the main debates that arose.
Richard Billingham took time out from preparations for the Turner Prize to discuss how he moved from an aspiring cash-strapped artist living in the heart of the Black Country to a celebrated artist of international acclaim.
This ambitious artist-led project has involved seventy-five artists and resulted in over 100 artworks. Cassie Thompson visits the exhibition and talks to the project organisers.
Once again the Istanbul Biennial opened at a time of extraordinary difficulty. In 1999 the event only just survived the city’s devastating earthquake, whilst the recent backdrop was an explosive economic crisis and the imminent war in the (uncomfortably) Near East. But, as Kevin Dent reports, from this unpromising background the biennial emerged as a triumph offering the city something to celebrate and enjoy.
John Plowman profiles KÜnstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, one of about a dozen such institutions in Germany offering residencies to international artists.
Roxy Walsh, recipient of the Abbey Award in Painting, gives an overview of her time at the British School at Rome (BSR).
In 1993, at the British School at Rome, I began to explore new themes that explored metaphor and transformation. Using castings from metre-long acanthus leaves, I alluded to the analogy of leaf and human anatomy (in spine, rib and vein) […]
The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition venue and research project initiated by Chris Teasdale and myself. We are drawn to subjects familiar to us all but often overlooked – the ordinary and extraordinary details of everyday life. The focus […]
‘Mappa Manna’ forms part of the ongoing commissioning programme for solo shows of site-specific work at the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. The title of the exhibition is from the Latin mappa, meaning map, or literally ‘napkin of the world’ and […]
In my work, I search for repeated patterns of behaviour and phenomena and record those that have rich aesthetics to exploit. Through The Centre, Glasgow, I was awarded a four-month residency in Royston, a housing scheme that overlooks Glasgow city […]
In the April issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE Equal Arts advertised for artists interested in working with older people. Emma Pritchard was one of those selected to work on the ‘Celebrating Age’ project.
I usually make a distinction between working collaboratively, as one third of Brass Art, and the work I make alone.
Combining new computer drawings with composed soundtracks, my recent installation at domoBaal in London reflected my interest in the cinematic use of music. ‘Cabins and Other Difficulties’ took us into a landscape where isolated dwellings evoked Thoreaus Walden, and made […]
Continuing our series on the career development of well-established artists, writer Roy Exley meets Sonia Boyce to discuss how she has steered her career from British Home Stores shop assistant to celebrated artist.
Rick Faulkner, artist and director of Chrysalis Arts, outlines the international ‘Artists in Transition’ project and how it adapted to the change in circumstances imposed by the outbreak of Foot and Mouth.
Brigid Howarth takes a look at artists’ communities in the USA.
‘Suspended Sentences’ is the culmination of a year-long collaborative residency between Shirley Diamond, the vendors and the staff at the Big Issue of the North Trust in Manchester. During the residency, hundreds of hitherto unheard and sometimes untold stories were […]
Over the summer, I have been working on a series of paintings, installed on the walls of a semi-derelict mill in Salford. The mill has been converted into a work and exhibition space for artists and designers in the Manchester […]
Photographing landscapes was displaced for me some years ago by having children. Instead I started to make photographic work about my familiar surroundings – from the laundry and toys, to favourite picnic venues. As a family, we’ve been visiting the […]
I have been creating shadows with dyed rice since leaving Goldsmiths two years ago. Last year I was commissioned by the Chinese Arts Centre (Manchester) and the Bull Theatre (London) to create interactive installations with real and imaginary shadows. I […]