In its thirty-five year contemporary history, the residency has become a complex affair, according to research by the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management in Newcastle upon Tyne. A study conducted by Kevin Stephens as part of the Year of […]
a-n Magazine 2001 December - a-n The Artists Information Company
Art.tm’s Director Gordon Rogers explains the organisation’s role in facilitating and promoting the work of visual artists in the heart of the most dispersed population in Europe.
Until 5 January the Myles Meehan Gallery at Darlington Arts Centre plays host to incredible paper sculptures that contain projected images from Japan and England and conjure up the nature and characteristics of river movement. The installation, Light on Water […]
In the summer Edinburgh-based artist Julie Read attended IMPACT, the Second International Printmaking Conference in Helsinki. She also took the chance to check out the local artscene.
An added bonus for the seventy-seven first-time exhibitors at the Chelsea Crafts Fair in October was the opportunity to win the Crafts Council newcomers awards. Worth £250 for each of the two week’s programmes, these went to jeweller Susan Pietzsch […]
“Artists work in the interface between the real and the imagined. They coax us out of the numbness of the everyday and into a heightened space where we can inhabit other lives and find ourselves in other circumstances. The mind […]
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.
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 […]
John Plowman profiles KÜnstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, one of about a dozen such institutions in Germany offering residencies to international artists.
I like to make extraordinary things derived from the ordinary.
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 […]
Roxy Walsh, recipient of the Abbey Award in Painting, gives an overview of her time at the British School at Rome (BSR).
Various venues, Sheffield 13 October – 24 November
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 […]
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) […]
Millais Gallery, Southampton 19 October – 1 December
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 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 […]
Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal
15 October – 21 December
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.
‘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 […]
Spike Island, Bristol 21 October – 9 November
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.
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 […]
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
29 September – 25 November