The second event in a-n’s Assembly series was hosted by Eastside Projects in Birmingham and aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city region and the opportunities this might offer for artists. Confirmed conference sceptic and Birmingham-based artist Pete Ashton reports.
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Threads have teamed up with six partners across East Kent to increase recognition of artist-led activity in the region. Threads have curated a nine month programme of residencies, salons and crits, involving forty eight selected Artists.
While its spread-out nature presents plenty of challenges for artists and galleries in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and parts of Ceredigion, west Wales nevertheless has a lively and varied visual arts scene. For the latest in our ongoing series, Bob Gelsthorpe provides a snapshot of current activity.
g39 in Cardiff, PS2 (Paragon Studios / Project Space) in Belfast, Sheffield’s Site Gallery and University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery are the recipients of a new award that encourages emerging artists to stay in local areas after graduating.
A new contemporary art space in Liverpool run by The White Pube co-founder Gabrielle de la Puente is bucking the art world trend for internationalism by only exhibiting work from artists and other creatives living in or from the Merseyside region. Laura Robertson reports.
a-n launched its current series of UK-wide one-day Assembly events at Paradise Works, Salford with a packed day of discussion that included presentations exploring how to create and sustain a building-based artist-led organisation. Writer and curator Tom Emery reports.
Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.
In 2015, Scottish artist Paul McDevitt set up Farbvision, a project space in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that presents solo exhibitions and is also home to the INFINITE GREYSCALE record label. He talks to Dan Thompson about his reasons for relocating from the UK, and the artistic freedom and financial reality of life in his adopted home.
Designed by David Chipperfield Architects and costing £56m, the Royal Academy’s newly renovated Burlington Gardens site opens to the public today. Fisun Güner finds that even the toilets are elegant and sculptural.
Image credit: Model For The Disney Matterhorn Model Experience, Jamboree participant Bridgette Ashton Artist duo LOW PROFILE are pleased to announce the participant-led programme for Jamboree 2018. Jamboree 2018 will take place from the 28th June – 1st July at […]
With the recent announcement by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland that both QSS and Paragon Studios in Belfast have lost all their annual funding, Damian Magee addresses the impact of the decision on the city’s artist community and argues that it is indicative of a general lack of support for artists living and working in Northern Ireland.
a-n’s Assembly programme of workshops, talks and networking returns with a new series of one-day events taking place in four cities around the UK. With events in Salford and Birmingham already confirmed, we take a closer look at the Assembly Salford programme which will explore how artists can maintain their presence within a city region undergoing rapid development.
a-n is partnering on a new four-year programme led by East Street Arts that aims to put artists in control of how and where they work.
Build Your Own Art World was a one-day seminar at OSR Projects in Somerset that considered what it means to be artist-led and if there is an alternative to a global gallery system. For Julie McCalden, it highlighted the need for artists to resist the behaviours the art world encourages them to adopt.
Taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, the artist-run Next Term Festival in Manchester brings together local communities, artists, educators and policy makers to celebrate creativity and debate the future of art in schools.
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This Might Be The Future, funded by an a-n artist-led bursary, stems from AltMFA’s year-long ‘The Future’ programme and features a pleasingly chaotic collection of contributions that AltMFA co-founder Louise Ashcroft describes as a “clear reflection of our values in an object”. Laura Davidson reports.
Following an artist-led community engagement intervention on the Trees Estate, Preston
Nine artists share their stories and advice on how to make the most of moving your home and practice to a new location. In this follow up to Dan Thompson’s guide to relocating, artists working across a range of practice areas discuss how they found new networks, refuelled their practice and sought out support mechanisms following a move.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
Thanks to Plymouth College of Art, PAC Home at Plymouth Arts Centre, Extra Special People at Eastside Projects, CG Associates at Castlefield Gallery, WARP at g39, Spike Associates at Spike Island, Visual Art South West, Somerset Art Works, and CVAN […]
The committee of the artist-run Glasgow gallery, which last week was dropped from Creative Scotland’s portfolio of regularly funded organisations, has issued a strongly-worded statement lambasting the decision.
Artists and visual art professionals have been expressing their shock and concern over Creative Scotland’s decision to cease its regular funding of Transmission, the artist-run Glasgow gallery that has had key role in the city’s contemporary art scene since 1983.
A year on from its Unite Against Dividers weekend, Keep It Complex’s recent Organise With Others event was designed to build on the initial weekend’s aim to equip and activate the arts community after the UK’s EU Referendum. Julie McCalden reports on a productive and informative day.
Artist duo LOW PROFILE discuss the impetus for and ideas behind Jamboree As artists with quite a few years of experience behind us, who have chosen to base our lives and arts practice outside of an established visual art “hub”, […]