Between October and December last year, Shape ran a unique training programme for eight disabled artists entitled In the Picture. The course aimed to raise awareness about professional development, enabling artists to learn practical skills, develop opportunities to sell and […]
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Sofie Sweger reports on ‘Space/Traffic’ an international symposium of artist-run spaces and organisations that took place in Hong Kong last December.
I have been working on an ongoing video series – Interludes – since 1997.
Seven visual arts spaces collaborate for the first time across Glasgow in a bid to build new audiences for the visual arts. Taking place 10-14 April and coinciding with the Glasgow Art Fair, RAW: Real Art Weekend aims to enhance […]
Paid and voluntary jobs are often a vital part of any artist’s portfolio. Paid work, such as workshop leading, can not only benefit you financially but can also be enormously rewarding. Voluntary work can be a way of learning new skills, developing contacts and gaining insight into art world workings. So the new ‘jobs’ section launched this month includes both kinds of work, from unpaid gallery placements to educational work. To introduce this new topic, Julia Foster writes about her experience of working with the public on a craft project in the Midlands.
How it was – Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston 26 January – 23 March
Retraces – Matt’s Gallery, London 23 January – 17 March
Polly Gould gives an overview of the process and outcomes of a collaborative residency with Anne Eggebert at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, and Hastings College of Art and Technology.
The Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed hosts three visual arts fellowships annually, funded by English Heritage, Northern Arts and the Scottish Arts Council. Each residency runs for four months through the winter and culminates with an exhibition at the gallery in […]
Site Gallery, Sheffield 16 February – 6 April
Neil Zakiewicz investigates the internet’s renowned promotional capabilities looking at the way a variety of artists are using their websites. For those who haven’t yet ventured into the virtual realm a twenty-minute strategy on where to start is offered.
The Annual East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction, organised by Contemporary Independent Artists (CIA) is now in its eighth year. Each year, over fifty artists are selected by open submission to represent the quality and diversity of art being produced in […]
Clark Dawson meets Chad McCail and Eliza Gilchrist to discuss the furniture recycling workshops they run for young ex-homeless people.
In my most recent exhibition, ‘Semi Gloss’ at the Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea, I exhibited part of my Crash Site series.
The Lowry, Salford Quays and Static, Liverpool 26 January – 28 April
Current committee member and studio resident, Katie Exley explains the organisation’s role in supporting and exhibiting artists from Glasgow and further afield.
105-111 Westminster Road, Handsworth, Birmingham 1 – 22 February
With two large-scale group exhibitions and numerous recent solo shows taking the UK’s shoreline as their subject, Emma Safe takes a look at artists’ responses to the contemporary coast.
Ian Breakwell’s audiovisual installation for De La Warr Pavilion was commissioned by the gallery as part of last year’s Year of the Artist. Using video projection with stereo music and sound, The Other Side focuses on the building’s semi-circular balcony […]
Back in February, Richard Wilson took time out from installing ‘Irons in the Fire’, his first national touring exhibition, to discuss the development of his career.
Some £9 million has been spent on the new state-of-the-art gallery in Oldham that opened in February. The building’s design and exhibition programming aim to challenge traditional views of what an art gallery is about and who uses it, offering […]
Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France is promoted as a high-profile international centre of artistic training, research and production. Although ultimately a worthwhile experience for artist and filmmaker Tina Gharavi, the reality of her residency there was not without problems.
Greater efforts to focus on the training needs of artists and creative workers in Cumbria are expected to emerge from a recent planning event held by Northern Cultural Skills Partnership (NCSP). More than sixty arts practitioners, administrators, agencies, venue managers […]
Hull-based artist Lorna Moore profiles the artscene in the Canadian city of Halifax.
A major interdisciplinary exhibition, ‘Polaria’ draws a parallel between the historical and contemporary processes of energy generation and distribution. Created by Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, the exhibition draws on the artists’ visit to remote north east Greenland last year. […]