Contents include: Features: investigation of the relationship between art and language, the issues affecting artists in Afghanistan and lasting collaborations for jeweller Mah Rana. Summary of trends in artists jobs and opportunities over 14 years. Group shows reviewed at the […]
a-n Magazine 2004 December - a-n The Artists Information Company
Wed like to bring your attention to a new web project were working on that is growing by the day. Travelling from Italy to China along the ancient Silk Roads -we are collecting images and sounds that are added to […]
Feedback from last month’s North East England new graduates professional development and networking events. The events gave me a better understanding of what is required when submitting proposals. It was useful to hear others talk about their experiences. I realised […]
News in October that twenty-three leading artists are to donate artworks to the Tate collection prompted a flurry of debate across the visual arts world. It raised the issue of whether it is a good thing for artists, at any […]
Projects and collaborations rarely spring into existence fully formed. Hilary Williams examines a short project that developed into a major programme, led to the setting up of a new arts business, and to jeweller Mah Rana uncovering new tracts of material and experience.
A-n Director of Programmes Susan Jones reviews artists jobs and opportunities over the years.
In November, we swelled the number of artists and arts professionals working with a-n through appointments to two project teams. A special Communications Projects Team has been created, to spend the next six months talking and listening to customers, helping […]
North East new graduates benefited from new-style Fast forward events running October to December. Led by artist Paul Moss, whose solo exhibition was held at Baltic earlier this year, with ideas from a new graduate panel, the event took the […]
Robin Bootes and Phillip Marsden of a-ns Communication and Sales team contributed to a cross-disciplinary event at Newcastle Central Library in November. Organised by Northern Fringe (www.thenorthernfringe.org), Four Colour Legends was an evening of performance dedicated to the cultural phenomenon […]
Beyond the valley is a new design/art collective that has recently opened a non-profit retail/gallery space just off Carnaby Street, London. Set up by three newly graduated Central St Martins students, the venture is intended to counter-balance high retail mark-ups […]
Over one hindred sculptures from Australia and around the world transformed Sydneys Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk into a spectacular and free to the public outdoor gallery this autumn. The largest exhibition of its kind in the world, […]
Leading studio potter Julian Stair, whose work appears in museums and galleries around the world, has won a £7,400 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship. This will enable him to develop and consolidate his research into collaborating with industry to produce thrown pots […]
Over fifty artists and creative workers from Bristols inner city took part in Bristols first ever, two-day, Creative Expo in October. Held at the L-Shed, next to the Industrial Museum on Princes Wharf, it showcased the work of exhibitors and […]
The Scottish Executive plans to increase expenditure on arts and culture by eighty-five percent over the next two financial years, in a move to create long-term improvement in the nations arts future. By 2007/08, the Executives direct spend will be […]
Scottish visual artist Rosalind Nashashibi has been awarded the Scottish Arts Councils New York residency. This provides the artist with an apartment in the financial district of Manhattan as well as a bursary to support living costs. A Becks Futures […]
Extensive research last year by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre revealed an extensive but as yet untapped market for art sales in England. However, by exploring notions of who and what legitimises contemporary visual arts, Taste buds: how to cultivate the art […]
Arts Council of Wales proposals for distribution of project funding from the National Lottery and Welsh Assembly have been put out for consultation. The new proposals arise from a priority within the councils corporate plan for 2004-2007 to streamline and […]
The annual Kettles Yard open (until 2 January) showcases some of the liveliest art from across Eastern England, with eleven artists selected from over 200 applicants. Chosen by filmmaker Mark Lewis and sculptor Claire Barclay, the exhibition is weighted toward […]
A recent spate of public utterances by influential policy makers and educators suggests that the visual arts may need to develop a more favourable relationship with language. Some argue that it should be better harnessed to support artists; others think language should just back off and let the visual reclaim its rightful place. Paul Glinkowski interprets.
I thought I was the audience and then I looked at you began by accident.
The Showroom, London
6 October 14 November
Edoardo Malagigi visited Afghanistan to research the working conditions of artists there. Here, he reports on some of the issues affecting artists living there, and on the planned Centre for Contemporary Art in Afghanistan, Kabul.
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
1 October 27 November
Saltburn Artists Projects, Saltburn
The Art Exchange, Nottingham
8 October 8 November