Ayling and Conroy, Ping pong asteroid, from ‘Fight for sore eyes’ at My House Gallery, as part of Sideshow, 2006.
a-n Magazine 2006 May - a-n The Artists Information Company
Contents include: Economic benefits of the arts not felt by artists – but ACE reports a thriving craft market. Record number of NAN ‘Go and See’ bursaries awarded and Visiting Arts funds international networking. Love in a public place and art in a high rise reviewed while Simon Le Ruez peeps behind the net curtains. PDF version [size: 1MB]. Requires pdf reader.
Re: news story Why are artists poor?, a-n Magazine March issue.
Despite the fact that more people than ever before are going to galleries, the upsurge of festivals and public and the willingness of foreign collectors to buy British art, its clear from talking to artists that their bank accounts are in as dire a state as theyve ever been.
The Meeting of Minds Brain Sciences Project1 put citizens from nine European countries in open dialogue with brain scientists and policymakers, to explore and make decisions on key future concerns.
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia re-opens to the public on 21 May, following a major refurbishment and building project, designed by Foster and Partners.
Arts Council England has announced plans to restructure and refocus the organisations national office.
Arts Council England and its partners are launching a new website, Faith and the Arts, which explores the relationship between religion and culture, a subject of much debate as reflected in recent high profile events.
The Metropolitan Works Show 06 presents furniture, lighting, homewares and gifts from some of the UKs most exciting designers at two venues this month.
Austrian artist, Claudia Pilsl is the inaugural artist-in-residence at the redundant church of St John the Divine, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
The Visiting Arts Artist to Artist International Scheme 2006 provides the opportunity for an artist from overseas to spend a week in the UK with a UK-based artist, enabling an exchange of ideas and information and the strengthening of relationships and networks.
The Crafts Council have announced the appointment of a new director, Rosy Greenlees, and chair, Joanna Foster CBE.
The first ever study of the craft market to be undertaken in England has identified a thriving craft market worth an estimated £883 million, with further potential to grow by sixty-three per cent.
The Shop at Bluebird, Kings Road, London
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Colchesters firstsite has announced plans for a new purpose-built town centre venue.
Artists in the City is a Reading Borough Council programme that creates opportunities for contemporary artists to make interventions in the public realm and influence the spirit of a place.
The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has agreed that from April 2007 it will change the way it offers support to the arts in Scotland in its role as a development and funding body, with organisations receiving either foundation or flexible funding.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
7 February 2 April
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead
Norwich Gallery, Norwich
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Haddon Tower, Birmingham
When asked the awkward question What is your work about? I have sometimes given the elusive answer, that it is an enquiry into what goes on behind the net curtains.
2006 is the sixtieth anniversary of the Arts Council Collection, the largest loan collection of post-war and contemporary British art in the world.
A collaboration between the national Government agencies responsible for sport, arts, heritage, the built environment, and museums, libraries and archives has been launched.