Recent months have seen changes to the artistic landscape in Nottingham, reflective of a wider shift occurring in the surrounding cultural environment. These changes demonstrate that Nottingham is an increasingly attractive base for artistic activity, with a rising retention of graduates leaving higher education as well as enticing artists from the region and further afield.
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The McMaster Review published earlier this year reiterated the direct benefits of having practitioners at the centre of arts decision-making processes.
New sonic works presented in October enabled five emerging artists to use personal narratives and found sound of urban spaces to create installations that resonated between the past, present and future of their sites.
A major initiative to install brand new public art sculptures at three Prestatyn locations looks a step closer to becoming a reality.
This month’s movers in the artworld.
Artist Neil Armstrong and pharmaceuticals company Specials Clinical Manufacturing talk about working towards a special commission in the latest of our collaborative relationships series.
Contents include: Live art focus; Neil Armstrong and Specials Clinical Manufacturing in Collaborative relationships; Big picture features Ally Wallace at Victoria Baths, Boundaries of perception in the Scottish Highlands and Islands PDF version [size 9.7 MB]. Requires PDF reader.
In the aftermath of the current credit crisis, how might we expect artists to be operating?
Recent art and design graduates from across the UK are showing at the Hub this autumn.
Ally Wallace on his residency at Victoria Baths, Manchester.
Janie Nicoll discusses the ‘What Do We-Think? engage in new approaches to interpreting art’ conference in Glasgow.
Over 2,500 entries were submitted for the 2008 Jerwood Drawing Prize, advertised through a-n, with sixty-three works shortlisted.
A new study has revealed that exports account for 30-40% of designer-makers’ business within Cockpit Arts, with France, Japan and US the main markets.
Organised by University of Westminster research fellow Clare Twomey to coincide with London Design Week, September’s one-day symposium Collaboration: Artist and Industry held at The Building Centre, London offered international and UK perspectives on artists in residence within the ceramics industry.
Or moors: BOSart ’08 refreshes contemporary practise.
Amongst all the hyperbole, buzzwords, philosophical stances, and fission and fusion of arts disciplines, there is a tendency to forget that the primary philosophical question that the visual arts sets out to address is What is beauty?
With a-n amongst the first to record its phenomenal impact through publication way back in 1991 of Live art, performance as it was then known, exhibited the characteristics of all that was innovative and edgy. In its introduction, Robert Ayers and David Butler commented: Live arts continued value and relevance is mirrored by the extent to which other live artists continue to come up with surprising, disconcerting new possibilities.
Thisisnotashop, Dublin, 8-21 September
Working Rooms, London, 12-21 September
City Gallery Offsite Projects, Leicester, 1 September 28 October
The cultural landscape of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland encompassing history, memory, land and people is a fertile ground for the imagination.