Trade Gallery, Nottingham, 30 September – 2 October
a-n Magazine 2011 November - a-n The Artists Information Company
Contents include: Pointing North highlights the festivals, events and exhibitions taking place across the North of England this season; Katriona Beales reports from the Apha-ville festival symposium in London; in Debate Emma Geliot asks are disabled artists more in the […]
Artists and designers embracing digital learning, production and distribution.
The Light, Leeds
15 September – 1 October
Down Stairs Gallery, Herefordshire
10 September – 30 December
Published by Eastside Projects with Aid & Abet, Extra Special People, Spike Associates, WARP
Poppy Sebire, London
2 September – 1 October
Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London
14 September – 28 October
Through a letter published in the Sunday Telegraph, 2 October, a consortium of arts bodies including a-n called for inclusion of arts and culture in National Planning Policy Framework.
Highlighting just some of the festivals, events and exhibitions taking place across the North of England this season.
It’s sixteen years since the Disability Discrimination Act came into force; so are disabled artists more in the mainstream now, or have the goal posts just moved sideways asks Emma Geliot.
This month sees the culmination of a two-year project at Siobhan Davies Dance, one of the country’s most distinctive dance companies. Choreographer Davies has paired dance artists with visual and applied artists to bring their creative practices together and create new works ranging from performance to film and installation. The commissioned dance artists are Henry Montes, Sarah Warsop, Gill Clarke and Deborah Saxon who are partnered respectively with Marcus Coates, Tracey Rowledge and Lucy Skaer. Henry Montes and Deborah Saxon have also made a piece together with Bruce Sharp. Here, three of the visual artists relate their experiences.
The continued squeeze on arts funding is throwing up some interesting solutions to supporting artists, whilst raising some serious debates about the future of the profession.
Andrew Bryant discusses a new series of events that take Artists talking ‘out of the virtual and into the actual’.
In October, Eden District Council announced a cut of 70% to Eden Arts by 2014.
Jo Fairfax, 180° of Light, 2011
Arts Council England and NESTA announced first grants in a major digital initiative, and Katriona Beales went to Apha-ville to glimpse the digital future.
Manchester-based artist Jacqueline Wylie is researching ways in which artists use social media.
Rasmus Nilausen, The Florentine, oil on linen, 65x54cm, 2011.
October saw the opening of the John Moores Painting Prize 2012. Judges this year are artists Fiona Banner, Angela de la Cruz and George Shaw with Whitechapel Art Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Creative director of the BBC, Alan Yentob.
Digital capabilities have revolutionised artists’ working practices, from transforming the kind of works they make to how they interact with each other and audiences.
Emily Speed – already well known for her Artists talking blog ‘Getting paid’ and her regular reports for a-n Magazine – added curatorship of an artists’ books project to her portfolio of skills last month, through a commission from a-n.
On reading Mitra Memarzia’s report on diminishing resources in undergraduate courses (‘The future of art education’, a-n Magazine September 2011) I was moved to both endorse the findings and speculate further on the continuing erosion of specialist teacher training in art education.
Textile designers Wallace Sewell’s ‘Barman’ seating fabric was launched this summer as part of the TfL Investment Programme to refurbish Central Line trains in London. The first phase of the new seating is in situ and over time all Central […]
I have been reading some interesting comments recently in your magazine about the issue of artists when they leave education and enter employment. I feel I would like to comment on this issue. As an arts graduate I am now […]