This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Manchester, Norwich, Bristol and Northampton, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Ageism - a-n The Artists Information Company
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched that seeks to support women artists over the age of 55 to continue their art practice during periods of personal, life and career change.
A new report by François Matarasso has been published on the impact of a week-long pilot lab that offered six early career artists, aged 50 and over, time to explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.
Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.
Glasgow-based artist Ally Wallace asks: Why is ageism seen as an acceptable form of discrimination by so many in the art world?