Thursday 23 May This morning all the artists gather in the gallery, each looking for the ideal spot to put their work. I am drawn to the airy extension space which has a loose pebbly floor, horizontal beams and glass […]
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This week’s selection includes exhibitions and publication launches in Cardiff, West Yorkshire, London and Newbury, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
More News In Brief: Italy performs u-turn and agrees to lend France its Leonardos for major exhibition, plus artist accuses Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art of selling off works without his permission.
A selection of the week’s best shows, including: three artists address concepts of borders at Void, Derry; Franz West’s abstract sculpture at Tate Modern; susan pui san lok’s exploration of the folklore of witchcraft at Firstsite, Colchester.
Inspired the writings of Italo Calvino, the ‘Six Memos’ exhibition in Liverpool brings together 20 artists from 12 European cities in the CreArt network. As Brexit draws nearer, Martin Hamblen reflects on its cruel asymmetry.
As I write, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues. Like many people, I am finding it hard to digest, to understand what means what and what I should believe. There is no stake in the ground as the political surface we […]
Organised by Keep It Complex, the recent Make It Work event in London brought artists and other cultural workers together to talk about how individuals and groups can empower themselves to get things done in Brexit Britain. Julie McCalden reports.
More News In Brief: National Portrait Gallery launches appeal to raise funds for major refurbishment and re-display; Art Fund expands young persons’ discount scheme after study shows under-30s use museums and galleries to ‘de-stress’.
It is been on my mind to re-engage with my blog for the last few weeks (months?) however I have simply been too busy, or too in need of time doing something relaxing (sitting in front of a computer, even […]
More News In Brief: UK government pledges £20m culture fund to boost arts and heritage sector following local authority cuts: museum group calls for release of detained Turkish arts patron and philanthropist Osman Kavala.
The four-day project at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, sees the artist joined by a team of ’employees’ to explore how online propaganda tools can sway public opinion.
Escape is on my mind. This week the UK government are trying to push through a disgusting Brexit deal, while the British music industry simultaneously wheels out The Spice Girls for a bit of Christmas ‘girl-power’ nostalgia. The perfect distraction. […]
While escapism has a bad-reputation (i.e “escape from the political”), I am interested in the need for practices of escape in order to both cope with the present (a respite!), and imagine something radically different.
Venue:Babylon Gallery Ely
From:December 08, 2018
To:December 09, 2018
Membership body representing the UK’s creative industries warns that more clarity is needed on the final relationship and how this will effect ease of movement and trade of services for the creative industries.
Increase in tax-free personal allowance to £12,500, plus boost to retirement savings, amongst positives for self-employed, although Chancellor Philip Hammond warns if Brexit talks collapse there will be an emergency budget in the spring.
The Swedish Immigration Service has amended information on its website regarding the timescale in which it ’must’ process applications for citizenship made by members of other EU states. Until recently it said that all applications would be dealt with within […]
The three-hour debate in the House of Lords, convened by Labour Peer Melvyn Bragg, explored the impact on the arts of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The Photoworks-organised biennial could have become bogged down in its almost limitless theme but instead its varied perspectives create an honest and moving festival of photographic works.
The programme, which has been welcomed by arts funder Creative Scotland, will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Liverpool, St Helens and London.
The campaign co-founded by a-n and the Incorporated Society of Musicians has published a new report based on a survey data from over 1,600 respondents.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Employees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, demonstrate over contract dispute; grants to individual artists down as National Portfolio Organisations receive three-quarters of Arts Council England’s Lottery grant expenditure; and Bristol-based film culture and digital media centre Watershed announces changes to leadership roles.