Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has reopened after a £5.2 million refurbishment largely funded by Hull City Council. But while the local authority should be commended for its commitment to culture, Sheila McGregor argues that the blame for council cuts in towns and cities across the UK needs to be forcefully directed at Westminster politicians rather than hapless local representatives.
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Jenni Lomax announced late last year that she is stepping down from her role at Camden Arts Centre, a position she has held for 26 years. Fisun Güner talks to the much admired director about working with artists, the importance of education in the gallery’s programme, and what she will do next.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Winners of Wolf Prize announced, high-profile artists support strike on Trump’s inauguration day, and Bangor University fine arts courses under threat.
The £110million project is to be built on the former Granada Studios site, with Manchester International Festival announced as operator of the new ‘flagship’ cultural venue.
The Exeter-based organisation has announced a new programme of commissions, talks, events and projects supported by a major Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Richard Deacon wins sculpture prize, Berlin gallerist Barbara Weiss dies aged 56, petitioners demand Saint Louis Museum halts loan of painting for Trump inauguration.
For Cardiff-based, Iraqi-born artist Rabab Ghazoul it’s been a busy year of campaigning against local arts funding cuts and exhibiting internationally. She looks back on a “heartening” and “confusing” year.
2016 started well for The New Art Gallery Walsall, but as it draws to a close the venue is fighting for survival in the face of proposed local council funding cuts. The Black Country gallery’s director reflects on “a funny old year”.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Anish Kapoor banned from using world’s most glittery glitter, the second ACE diversity report, and Gdansk community mural cut up and put on sale by British art dealer.
The interactive map of artist-led organisations across the UK aims to capture the diversity of the arts ecology, while also aiding development of self-inititiatives. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The New Art Gallery Walsall remains under threat of closure but gallery director Stephen Snoddy has vowed to fight hard to keep it open. Chris Sharratt argues it’s a battle that can’t be lost.
Five visual artists and three composers each receive £50,000 ‘no strings attached’ awards to ‘develop their creative ideas’.
An open letter signed by artists including Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon and Ed Ruscha, as well as the actors Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor, has called on the board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to reopen the recently closed Inverleith House as a gallery for contemporary art.
Hot on the heels of the closure of Inverleith House gallery in Edinburgh comes the news that Glasgow Sculpture Studios is to end its exhibition programme. Chris Sharratt sees worrying signs for the resilience of the visual arts sector in Scotland.
A new 73-page Brexit Report from the Creative Industries Foundation draws on evidence provided by its members in order to present a series of recommendations to government as well as highlighting the challenges that lie ahead for the sector.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: artist Tania announces bid for Cuban presidency, Anicka Yi wins 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, and divided reception for Doris Salcedo’s memorial in Bogotá.
As the New Art Gallery Walsall, opened in 2000 and home to the Garman Ryan Collection of over 300 Jacob Epstein sculptures, is threatened with closure, the artist Bob and Roberta Smith expresses his dismay at its possible demise.
The arts community in Scotland and beyond has responded to the shock announcement that Edinburgh’s Inverleith House gallery is to close, with a petition calling for the decision to be reversed.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Last art history A-level axed, London’s free art school moves to Margate, and exhibition on slavery causes uproar in Paris.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Contemporary Art Society acquires artworks for Mima at Frieze, and Arts Council England announces budgets for 2018-22.
Darren Henley uses speech in Sunderland to discuss what the EU referendum result might mean for artists and arts organisations in the north of England and across the UK.
The artist-led organisation with a focus on sculpture and 3D making has two days left to hit its target and complete its crowd funding campaign to pay for a new community ceramics and foundry hub in south east London.
Artist Rachel Dobbs’ recently published ‘cheatsheet’ for Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts application has been widely applauded and shared by artists and arts organisers. Pippa Koszerek reports on the social media conversation.
As many of the city’s artists bemoan their exclusion from next year’s UK City of Culture celebrations, Hull-based painter Paul Collinson looks beyond the 2017 spectacle and asks what the legacy will be for those living and working there.
A new toolkit / ‘cheatsheet’, designed by artist Rachel Dobbs, reformats the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts application form to make it more accessible.