Contents include: Healing words and Open doors features; artist, curator and writer Rachel Marsden considers the importance placed on the written word in conveying artworks to visitors in Debate; Big Picture is Mobile Picnic Pavilion by Francis Thorburn; Victoria Clare […]
a-n Magazine 2010 May - a-n The Artists Information Company
This month’s blog selection.
Workspace developments, studio residency projects and open studio events happening around the UK.
At the beginning of March this year, the Arts Council of Wales hosted ‘Arts in Health and Well-being’, a conference about prevention, intervention and creative action in healthcare.
Startling architectural interventions, large-scale touring exhibitions and ambitious commissions will transform the city of Norwich 7-22 May through Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF10) as it presents its first ever visual arts programme.
During 2009, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), based at the Scottish Marine Institute in Oban, western Scotland hosted an artist in residence.
Rules designed to prevent illegal immigration have denied entry to the UK by international artists and performers, a Manifesto Club report says.
An announcement from Islington Mill, a studio and gallery space (amongst other things) in Salford caught my eye recently.
In Time, a collection of case studies recently published by Live Art UK represents some of the innovative and pioneering ways in which live art has both posed and responded to exciting cultural challenges of our times.
Mobile Picnic Pavilion
The core of the Stiwdio Safle programme is the ongoing professional development and practise of the artist and the public realm context they inhabit and respond to.
In a new Research paper commissioned for www.a-n.co.uk, Emily Speed looks at the complex nature of making a living as an artist.
Launched in 2006,Turning Point is a national ten-year strategy for the visual arts. A network of regional Turning Point groups has since been emerging, each charged with “strengthening the visual arts infrastructure”.
New research from innovative think-tank Mission Models Money (MMM), developed through a partnership with the Cultural Leadership Programme, is exploring and developing a body of theory and practice about the competencies, qualities and attributes that will equip people working in the cultural sector to thrive in the fast changing, complex, uncertain and unpredictable operating environment.
Manchester-based Cornerhouse in collaboration with FutureEverything, is hosting an artist in residence on 12-15 May.
This month, a-n’s Newcastle offices have seen the hanging of our first purchase of artists’ work.
New Display Strategies: ‘What’s in it for me?’ 17 February 27 March Seventeen, London 5 February – 28 March Gasworks, London
20 February 2 April Gallery No 1 and New Court Gallery, Repton
11 February 9 April
Belfast Exposed, Belfast
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames
9 February 27 March
Managed by Art Projects and Solutions, Forming Ideas is a curatorial development programme that aims to broaden and stimulate debate around contemporary craft practice for curators working across England in art galleries, museums and independently.
Simon Morse, Little Bastards, dial, LED, switch, vinyl, acrylic and transfers on aluminium unit, 26x16x9cm, 2009.
In a recent editorial I recalled a-n’s Code of Practice for artists and how its list of key principles can be used to inform decision making and negotiations in all aspects of an artist’s professional work. The first of the four principles Contribute Confidently seems particularly apt to this issue, in which the theme of Risk is identified as an underlying condition to several stories and features.
A response to the recent Debate piece: Why are artists poor?
A response to the recent Debate pieces: Weakening the Foundations and Why are Artists Poor?