“AN will be an open line communication shared by all interested parties. It has not the resources nor the wish to be a one-way information service. It will be a clearing house for practical information and a means of raising issues significant to visual artists. The format is not fixed and will adapt and change according to the response and opinions of artists.” So wrote founder Richard Padwick in the first ever issue, published in September 1980, price 35p.
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Although very many individuals now and in the past have given their best to or contributed hugely to a-n Magazine, with this the very last issue, I’d like to extend some special thanks: firstly to Gillian Nicol who started with […]
Woolgather are Leeds-based artists John Slemensek Annie Nelson and Chris Woodward. They founded the Woolgather Art Prize in 2011 ‘from a need to explore the artist’s role in society and to celebrate the creative lifestyle’.
Newtown-based gallery have announced the winners of its Open 2012 competition.
A selection of artists’ projects taking place through the summer.
With potential to replace the need for specialised and time-consuming grant applications or other more formal and traditional fundraising techniques, the phenomenon of crowd-funding has been quickly embraced by an increasing number of artists as a way to generate and distribute funds.
Unravelling the National Trust, devised by artist-run organisation Unravelled, is a three-year project taking place in Nymans House and Gardens; Uppark House and Garden in West Sussex; and The Vyne in Hampshire between 2012-14. It forms part of the Trust New Art programme taking place at selected National Trust properties across England.
First ever issue of a-n Magazine (September 1980) in downloadable PDF version [size 10 MB]. Requires PDF reader. Issue also available in flip-page format (requires Flash) – including non-Flash version for mobile devices.
A-n Magazine May 1998: Increasingly, interdisciplinary or collaborative working processes are being used by artists, both as a means of extending their knowledge and personal experience and to create partnerships in which artists move beyond the close confines of the art world and can more readily address social, political and environmental concerns, we asked six artists, for whom collaborative working is a driving force, to describe their approaches and concerns and to provide some analysis of the issues an questions which have arisen.
Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions across the UK and beyond. Guest selected each month from the wealth of user-generated reviews uploaded to Interface. This month’s guest selector is Jeremy Millar. You can read all the reviews in full at www.a-n.co.uk/interface
Contents include: #copyrightgreyareas and Pinterest; Ladders organisations to close plus Artists’ fund announced in News; Artists taking the lead project ~flow is this month’s Collaborative relationships; Do social media-led projects challenge traditional models of participation? in Debate; Big picture is […]
2012 Degrees publications highlighting the best graduate art and design shows around the UK. Downloadable PDF version [size 5.4 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
Kirstie Bevan on Neil Armstrong
Masa Kepic helped instigate a-n’s first live Twitter debate, here she gives an overview of the issues raised.
Jack Hutchinson gets to grips with the latest digital networking tool and asks: how and why should artists be using it?
Flow is a tidemill, a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal water wheel and houses a range of musical machinery that responds to the river. It is one of the twelve Artists taking the lead’ commissions to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ~Flow is the brainchild of the artist group Owl Project and producer Ed Carter: To bring their fantastical idea to life required the skills and expertise of a diverse range of professionals, including Nicky Kirk, a chartered architect; Amble Boat Company; and David Willcox, a waterwheel designer. Here David, Ed and Owl Project talk about their experience.
Annie Carpenter, Defying Entropy Attempt #1, sculpture, 2011.
Shisha, the Manchester-based agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts has closed.
An initiative by leading artists’ organisations aims to improve artists’ access to funding for their practice.
Comings and goings amongst arts professionals and curators, designed to aid networking and collaboration.
In July 2010 the Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) produced a report, Creative Rural Communities (CRC), that sets out why a Rural Cultural Strategy (RCS) is needed and the form it might take.
Twelve visual arts organisations in the South West have recently taken part in an audience benchmarking project delivered by Audiences South West in partnership with Turning Point South West.
Angela Smith, Canine, gloss, enamel and oil on canvas, 38x38cm, 2011.
We’ve been pleased with the response to news of developments at a-n.
I was deeply saddened by the announcement from ArtSway that the organisation is to close this summer.