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British Art Show 8 review: common threads, bleak narratives, alternative meanings

The British Art Show happens every five years, bringing together a selection of work by UK-based artists who in the view of the exhibition’s curators have made a ‘significant contribution’ to the country’s art scene in that time. Now on its eighth edition and this year featuring 42 artists, it begins its four-city tour at Leeds City Art Gallery. Amelia Crouch reports from Yorkshire.

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British Art Show 8: how Leeds’ independent and artist-led scene is responding

British Art Show 8 opens in Leeds on Friday 9 October and the city – currently bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023 – is responding with a raft of additional activity. Leeds-based writers and artists Amelia Crouch and Lara Eggleton report on what the city’s homegrown and artist-led organisations are up to as Leeds City Council throws its support behind a showcase of the city’s buoyant visual arts scene.

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Graduate interview: James Clarkson

Richard Taylor focuses on how James Clarkson’s migration to Artists talking from Degrees unedited simulates other moves in his practice, his studio and in his unique insight on objects re-placed into the contemporary art context.

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Nottingham Sideshow

Sideshow will take place between October and December for the second time around whilst the quinquennial British Art Show visits Nottingham.

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Nottingham’s big show

For the first time Nottingham is to host the ‘British Art Show’. Taking place every five years, the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition aims to showcase the best in contemporary art. With over one hundred and twenty works by fifty UK-based […]

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Festival of visual arts

Running until 8 January 2006, ‘British Art Show 6’ opened in September at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Organised by Hayward Gallery Touring, the exhibition is presented in different cities across Britain every five years. Curated by Alex […]

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