a-n Magazine 2009 July - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Turning Point revisited

Arts Council England’s ten-year visual arts plan turned a corner in April when a-n became aware of a new pilot scheme designed to create ‘a national network for a stronger visual arts’.

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L'Empire d'Othello (The Empire of Othello)
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Diemar/Noble Photography

London’s photography scene just got a whole lot richer thanks to the arrival of Diemar/Noble, a new commercial gallery situated in the heart of the West End.

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Cultural jobs promised

Government plans to create between five and ten thousand new jobs for young people who will be paid the minimum wage were announced in May by the then Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell and outgoing Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.

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Art in Action

Art in Action (16-19 July) create a relaxed and friendly environment where artists and craftspeople can demonstrate and discuss their techniques with the public.

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I have a dream
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More access to art colleges

AA2A has secured a further two years’ funding from Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts lottery fund.

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La Marea - The Kiss
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Publicly sited

The most versatile of artforms, art in the public realm includes permanent works as well as temporary installations and architectural manifestations. The appetite for such work has been enhanced through the Big Art Project that enabled communities themselves to make the running for art projects and nurtured their ambitions and narratives over four years. A record one million viewers were attracted to the resulting Channel 4 programmes broadcast in May.

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Walk the line
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It’s unfair in Amsterdam

As a response to this year’s Amsterdam Art Fair, the Unfair Project was set up by the ParachutArtists Foundation to explore the phenomenon of the contemporary art fair and art economy.

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a-n Magazine July/August 2009
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a-n Magazine July/August 2009

Contents include: Support schemes for artists, art in the public realm, slack spaces. Big picture features Nina Murdoch. Nick Slater and Kathrin Böhm in Collaborative relationships. PDF version [size 6.2 MB]. Requires PDF reader.

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Arts Reverie façade
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Arts Reverie

A unique project for artists, creative thinkers and cultural practitioners, Arts Reverie is located in the heart of a traditional pol (neighbourhood) in the historic city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Hildergart
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The London Group

The London Group is a community of nearly 100 visual artists, with a shared commitment to studio practice and exhibiting their work.

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Artists and students

A new Artists Programme launched in June as part of the development of the Barking Creative Quarter within the Thames Gateway.

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Testing prototypes at STI.
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Group process

Nick Slater and Kathrin Böhm relate the project by public works and myvillages.org, commissioned as part of Radar’s ‘Group Process’ programme.

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Slack Space Colchester
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Art is not hardware

The Government has announced new money to help creatives keep the high street alive. Shouldn’t we be queuing up to get in there? No way, argues Fiona Flynn.

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