September saw realisation of two public art commissions involving artist Peter Fink. In Edinburgh, the second phase of his artwork for the Fruitmarket Gallery was officially switched on. A light pavement running the length of the gallery façade, it completes […]
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Cyprus College of Art – whose courses and opportunities for UK artists have been promoted through [a-n] MAGAZINE for many years – are drawing up plans to abandon the British model of art education. This constitutes a major break for […]
It’s ‘welcome back’ then to Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). After a substantial refurbishment, the centre reopened on 25 October, as a multimedia, international venue. To achieve this, architect David Page yoked together seven buildings to establish a cohesive […]
A new artist-initiated event took place across Hull during September. Here, David Briers explores how the event fits into the city’s existing arts infrastructure and discusses some of the national and European links it generated.
Abigail Branagan discusses the development of this innovative platform for contemporary design and explores its value to exhibitors.
Roxane Permar considers a selection of the projects discussed at a recent conference, exploring what they tell us about current trends in public art commissioning.
Government enthusiasm for involving young people in arts activities has focused the attention of many galleries. Kate Tregaskis reports from Scotland on recent debates around programmes abroad and raises some questions about good practice.
Clive Gillman, currently the lead artist for FACT explains how the organisation works to support and promote artists using new and emerging media tools.
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 […]
My practice is concerned with social and political issues; the visual language I use resides within a traditional aesthetic of truth and beauty.
There is a long history of placing contemporary art in remote and rural locations as a method of encouraging tourism. The sculpture trail is now an established form of presentation. Here, Victoria Bernie – an artist based in Edinburgh – describes her participation in a small-scale project in Sweden and Public Art Officer Piers Masterson gives his view on the history and public reception of a much larger project spread across northern Norway.
A regular visitor to Italy since 1981, when Alan Rogers moved there on a more permanent basis his “youthful, romantic love affair” with its warm Mediterranean light was soon replaced by the realisation that day-to-day conditions for contemporary artists were far from ideal.
Julia Dogra-Brazell reports how showing in Israel gave her a new perspective on her own work.
As a jeweller, I started to become more interested in the final image of a particular person wearing my work rather than the actual jewellery-making process. The images I make are very subtly manipulated by computer: the viewer initially perceives […]
This year has been a good one for me. In January I was awarded the Centre of Attention Painting Prize 2001, my work was selected for the BP Portrait Award 2001, and was commended in the Royal West of England […]
‘Adorn, Equip’ is an exhibition at the City Gallery, Leicester, that examines issues around the design of equipment and accessories for disabled people. As a knitted textile artist, I was commissioned to produce garments and gloves for, and in consultation […]
Inspired by both family and the bonds we feel towards certain personal possessions, my work is delicate, ghost-like and ephemeral and alludes to the fragile and transient nature of memory. My first collection of one-off jewellery and body pieces is […]
I approached the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire to see if they would host me as their artist-in-residence as part of Year of the Artist. I knew that their collection of aircraft would give new stimulus for my work […]
I graduated from Liverpool Hope University College with a degree in Design and I am now a self-employed designer/silversmith, specialising in silver tableware. Currently I job share as jewellery instructor at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. […]