a-n Magazine 2003 December - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Tramway

I read with shock about the threatened closure of the gallery at Glasgow’s Tramway (News, November a-n Magazine). As an artist based in the north west of England, I have regularly visited Glasgow specifically to see exhibitions at Tramway and […]

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Untitled #15
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Trust in us

Libby Anson talks to Juan delGado and the Wellcome Trust about his residency.

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Monitoring of visual changes in landscape
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The view from here

Henna Asikainen reports from the Fifth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics.

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Confession Box
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Arting Jerusalem

Scott Sherry reports from an artist-initiated festival of publicly-sited artworks.

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The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts - Artists
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Code presented

Our ongoing programme of presentations and seminars to promote application of our new Code of Practice for the Visual Arts was launched at Fruitmarket Gallery’s ‘Scotland Now’ event, aimed at new graduates and professional artists, on 1 November. This was […]

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Christmas art pub quiz

As part of the Networking Artists Networks pilot in the north east of England, we’ve invited artist Louise Short to bring her famous art pub quiz to the region. It’s the perfect opportunity to take part in a fun, informal […]

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Explore Expand Exchange

Commissioning editor Brigid Howarth is co-director (with Ben Coode-Adams) of Artefact Projects. In collaboration with The Manchester Museum they have been developing a project that experiments with low cost, temporary and innovative solutions to the problems of gallery and museum […]

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Day in Day out IX
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Artist in residence

a-n’s Newcastle offices were the venue in November for an installation and projection by Amsterdam-based artist Hermelinde Hergenhahn, as part of ‘Space Between Us’, a Vane exhibition curated by Una Henry and Thomas Peutz of SMART Project Space, Amsterdam. Also […]

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Staff development

Welcome to Philip Marsden, appointed in November. An BA fine art graduate from University of Newcastle, he joins the Communications and Sales team. Congratulations to Louise Wirz, Director of Development, who gave birth in October to baby Nina. a-n Magazine […]

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Celebrating collaboration

It was refreshing to read Jane Watt’s account of the two successful collaborations between architects and artists in November’s a-n Magazine (Back to school). All too often it seems that artists have been roped in at the last minute to […]

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ACA Microresidency artrists
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Rural retreat

Eight emerging artists gathered at Allenheads Contemporary Arts (ACA) in Tynedale in October, for a weeklong residency, brainstorming and researching with peers and other contemporary art practitioners. The intensive and varied schedule of the Microresidencies allowed artists to engage with […]

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Disability initiatives

With new elements of the Disability Discrimination Act due to become law in October 2004, artists and arts organisations need to be considering in earnest the changes they will need to effect in their practices and communications. The act sets […]

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New English Calligraphy
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Centre opens

Chinese Arts Centre opened in Manchester last month, as a new national British flagship exhibition centre for Chinese contemporary art. The new centre is a result of a £2.2 million award from the lottery through Arts Council England. Located in […]

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Land mark

Tom Woolford’s Landmark is now in situ on the cliffs below Tynemouth Priory, North East England. Four illuminated individual letters, which stand 4m tall and have an overall width of around 18m, spell out ‘LAND’. Tom Woolford has lived and […]

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River work

Commissions in the Environment (CITE) in collaboration with Lancashire County Council and Rossendale Borough Council have commissioned Katayoun Pashban Dowlatshahi to create a permanent artwork that celebrates and reveals the River Irwell. In a truly collaborative process, she is working […]

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Photo biennale

The Brighton Photo Biennale 2003, the new major event in the photography calendar, kicked off in October. Combining exhibitions, commissions and events, the biennale permeates across traditional gallery spaces as well as appropriating Brighton Parish Church as a site for […]

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Installation detail
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Making visible

Deborah Smith unpicks the notion of collaborative practice in the work of the artist, writer and curator David A Bailey, the third article in the ‘Crossing over’ series.

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Low Scenic
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Auditing Scotland

The Scottish Arts Council has recently published an audit of visual artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.

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Exchange
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Skipton transformed

Yorkshire-based Chrysalis Arts was commissioned earlier this year to create temporary art installations in Skipton High Street as part of a Renaissance-planning weekend. This street has remained unchanged for over a 100 years and, as well as being a traffic […]

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Editorial – 2003 December

The success of the recent Frieze Art Fair, the ongoing interest in all things ‘lifestyle’, and rumours that a new art purchase plan is soon to be launched, all point towards a rising interest in the buying of art. Habitat’s […]

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Fair success

Frieze Art Fair, London’s first international contemporary art fair held in October has announced the 2004 dates as 15-18 October. With over 27,700 national and international visitors – including collectors, gallerists and curators, students, artists and celebrities – this new […]

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The Hub
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Crafts debate

The Hub in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was launched in October as Britain’s largest crafts display centre. The inaugural exhibition ‘What is Craft? was designed to open a debate amongst a wide spectrum of people on what the word ‘crafts’ constitutes. In […]

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