Contents include: Artists and curators talking, professional development and rural initiatives features: In Debate: Helen Sloan argues that we need to define the visual arts and stand up for its meaning before taking on philanthropic funding. Kate Genever and poets […]
a-n Magazine 2010 October - a-n The Artists Information Company
Featuring a selection of the UK’s arts organisations that are providing vivid cultural life to rural areas.
The annual Craft Curators Forum, a networking and discussion event from the Crafts Council, was held in London 23-24 September.
Alongside AIR’s campaigns and work looking at the issues affecting artists, a group of AIR activists (myself included) have volunteered to play a more active role; raising awareness of the value of artists. These are early days in what will hopefully prove to be long-term and ever-widening effort, but conversation has begun and some activists already have events planned.
A-n and Axis are launching a new programme of dynamic, practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, researched and directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer. Here, she sets out her thinking for the programme.
Dolly Thompsett, Night Landing (Blue)
In the twenty-five years since its foundation, Castlefield Gallery has evolved, adapted and outlived many of the buzz words first used about it, but one thing has remained absolutely constant – its aim to support artists.
Artist Kate Genever and poets Jo Bell and Ann Atkinson discuss their collaboration on a public sculpture project in the Peak District, creating contemporary sculptures in response to early eighteenth-century guidestoops that stand across the Derbyshire moorlands.
On 2 September, the BBC posted a news story on its website claiming that “Two-thirds of people agree with the government’s stance on cutting arts funding and increasing reliance on private cash, a survey has suggested.”
A guide to career development and training opportunities as well as related services and resources that are designed to help artists and makers take their practice to the next level.
Frieze Art Fair 2010 is fast approaching, and with over 170 galleries exhibiting in Regent’s Park this year, London’s most influential art fair is bigger than ever.
This month’s selection of shortlists and winners.
Trade Gallery, Nottingham
4 – 19 August
Eds. Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson
Open Editions: Occasional Table Critical Series, De Appel 2010
For twenty-five years Manchester’s Chinese Arts Centre has focused on exchange of creative practice from one culture to another.
It has been eight years since Australian economist, David Throsby last reported on the financial status of artists for the Australia Council and found a third of them living below the poverty line.
John Stark, Rose Garden, oil on wood panel, 50cm diameter, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist and CHARLIE SMITH london.
Man & Eve, London
1 July – 14 August
29 July – 21 August
Waterside Project Space, London
2 July – 15 August
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
19 June – 4 December
I feel there is an undercurrent connecting the debate initiated by Jon Bowen’s letter ‘Intellectual Bankruptcy’ (a-n Magazine, May 2010) and Sarah Rowles’ ‘Art for All? Radical pedagogy vs. a desire for education’ (a-n Magazine, July/August 2010).
Glad to see that a-n is giving space to debate the activism of Liberate Tate and the relationship between oil, art and sponsorship (a-n Magazine,September 2010).
As a professional gambit, the independent artist and the freelance arts professional has always benefited from a degree of flexibility, responsiveness and even spontaneity and reinvention when negotiating their engagement within the visual arts sector.
In response to Stephen Black’s letter (a-n Magazine, September 2010).