Contents include: #copyrightgreyareas and Pinterest; Ladders organisations to close plus Artists’ fund announced in News; Artists taking the lead project ~flow is this month’s Collaborative relationships; Do social media-led projects challenge traditional models of participation? in Debate; Big picture is […]
a-n Magazine 2012 May - a-n The Artists Information Company
Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions across the UK and beyond. Guest selected each month from the wealth of user-generated reviews uploaded to Interface. This month’s guest selector is Jeremy Millar. You can read all the reviews in full at www.a-n.co.uk/interface
Masa Kepic helped instigate a-n’s first live Twitter debate, here she gives an overview of the issues raised.
Jack Hutchinson gets to grips with the latest digital networking tool and asks: how and why should artists be using it?
Flow is a tidemill, a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal water wheel and houses a range of musical machinery that responds to the river. It is one of the twelve Artists taking the lead’ commissions to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ~Flow is the brainchild of the artist group Owl Project and producer Ed Carter: To bring their fantastical idea to life required the skills and expertise of a diverse range of professionals, including Nicky Kirk, a chartered architect; Amble Boat Company; and David Willcox, a waterwheel designer. Here David, Ed and Owl Project talk about their experience.
Annie Carpenter, Defying Entropy Attempt #1, sculpture, 2011.
Shisha, the Manchester-based agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts has closed.
An initiative by leading artists’ organisations aims to improve artists’ access to funding for their practice.
Comings and goings amongst arts professionals and curators, designed to aid networking and collaboration.
In July 2010 the Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) produced a report, Creative Rural Communities (CRC), that sets out why a Rural Cultural Strategy (RCS) is needed and the form it might take.
Twelve visual arts organisations in the South West have recently taken part in an audience benchmarking project delivered by Audiences South West in partnership with Turning Point South West.
Kirstie Bevan on Neil Armstrong
Angela Smith, Canine, gloss, enamel and oil on canvas, 38x38cm, 2011.
We’ve been pleased with the response to news of developments at a-n.
I was deeply saddened by the announcement from ArtSway that the organisation is to close this summer.
Katie Smith asks: are social media-led artists’ projects a challenge to the traditional model of participation in the arts?
Thirty-eight artists have been selected from more than 600 hundred applications for the 5th Oriel Davies Open exhibition (Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, until 27 June). “Works presented use diverse materials and visual techniques to push boundaries – such as challenging […]