Artists and galleries have been prominent in expressing concern at proposals for restructuring the Arts Council of Wales (ACW). Following withering criticism of ACW’s lack of vision and poor performance, consultant Anthony Everitt was appointed to recommend a new structure […]
a-n Magazine 2001 October - a-n The Artists Information Company
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 […]
As an artist-photographer my work is broad and covers many genres of photographic imagery.
From over sixty proposals, eight artists have been shortlisted for the prestigious £20,000 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Ekkehard Altenburger, Benedict Carpenter, Katy Dexter, Ana Genoves, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Marion Kalmus, Richard Trupp and Tom Woolford have now been commissioned to produce small-scale […]
‘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 […]
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 8 July – 21 October
The UK’s seen a noticeable increase in professional development schemes for artists, encompassing training, mentoring, networking and information services. There is an obvious cross-reference to the government’s endorsement of ‘lifelong learning’ as a principle, encouraged through the offer of individual learning accounts for all. These moves increase opportunities for the kinds of artistic development that incorporates developing and honing skills, accessing facilities and ultimately furthering career strategies. The results are more than just CV embellishment. By providing points of crossover between artists, such schemes contribute to peer support systems and help to address the potential isolation of artists. Here, three individuals involved in artists’ professional development matters describe some of the resources around, and discuss how artists are making the most of them.
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 […]
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 27 July – 1 September
In the second of a series of articles focusing on the career development of well-established artists, Lucy Wilson meets Yinka Shonibare.
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 […]
Lantern House, Ulverston, Cumbria 2 August – 1 September
Clark Dawson met the Glasgow-based creators of this artists’ book to find out the intentions behind it.
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. […]
Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool 2 August – 15 September
The trust’s coordinator Leila Dawney explains the organisation’s artist-led ethos and its work to support the arts in Birmingham.
My art practice is focused on the process of making, and with my involvement in that process.
The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea 29 July – 16 September
Louise Coysh visited ‘Fresh Art’ at the Business Design Centre, London to find out how the fair met with the exhibiting artists’ expectations.
Elvis has finally left the building. This time though there will be no shiny white stretch limo, but a battered old Hackney cab driven by artist Stephen Skrynka. This bizarre sight was seen in and around Glasgow as part of […]
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.
Cyfuniad, which took place from 26 August to 9 September, brought together twenty-three artists from all over the world to live, work and talk, providing them with the freedom to take risks, explore new avenues and discuss arts matters. Based […]
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.
The argument about how to restructure the arts funding system in England has turned into a power struggle between the Arts Council of England (ACE) and English regional arts boards (RABs): the centre and the regions. Undermining the process is […]
Julia Dogra-Brazell reports how showing in Israel gave her a new perspective on her own work.