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The Multiple Store at London Art Fair, 2015.
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A Q&A with… Nicholas Sharp, director and co-founder of The Multiple Store

‘The Last Editions’ is the final chance to celebrate the work of The Multiple Store and to buy one of the high-quality editions it has been commissioning since 1998 by artists including Turner Prize nominees and winners. Co-founder Nicholas Sharp talks about his reasons for starting the project, and why it’s now time to wrap things up.

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The Artists Fund: open for applications

Led by a-n, Artquest and DACS, The Artists Fund is a new community interest company providing small grants to visual artists based in the UK. The pilot programme, which offers five £1,000 grants and three commissions of £2,000, is now open for applications.

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Tonico Lemos Auad
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A Q&A with… Tonico Lemos Auad, artist

London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad has his first solo exhibition for a UK public gallery at the De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, featuring existing works and a new commission. Dany Louise finds out more.

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The Beginning of that Freedome, Westminster Hall, London. Photo: UK Parliament/Roger Harris
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Pictures of… artist-designed banners reflecting UK constitutional history

Featuring banners by commissioned artists including Alinah Azadeh, Ruth Ewan, Rachel Gadsden and Ross Sinclair, The Beginning of that Freedome exhibition formed part of the Houses of Parliament’s 2015 programme marking anniversaries of both the forming of the first elected parliament and the sealing of Magna Carta. Now the banners have been gifted to organisations across the UK.

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New public light work commissioned for Spinningfields, Manchester

Castlefield Gallery is excited to be working in partnership with Allied London in commissioning artist Liz West to create a brand new installation for Spinningfields, Manchester. Through No. 3 will be a six-metre long triangular corridor of light and colour installed […]

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Commission agreements

This checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp covers many issues relevant to small-scale private and public art commissions, with questions to consider and further explanation of issues arising in the notes.

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An Additive Mix by Liz West, 2015, photograph by Stephen Iles © National Media Museum
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A Q&A with… Liz West, artist

Manchester-based Liz West has opened her highest value commission to date at Bradford’s National Media Museum – the immersive light-based installation, An Additive Mix. She speaks to Pippa Koszerek about the making process, starting out and making the jump to full-time artist.

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Watch How I created Sunflowers Commission (in red)

A Short film on how I created the Sunflowers Commission (in red) for a client. The Sunflowers Commission (in red) is inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflower Series. The abstract drawing has been produced with ink, bubbles, watercolour, pencil and coloured […]

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Liz West Awarded Major Commission at National Media Museum

Light Fantastic season celebrates the UNESCO International Year of Light.     Liz West’s new light installation will take centre stage in a season of free events at the National Media Museum, celebrating the UNESCO International Year of Light. Manchester-based artist Liz […]

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Subjective Mixtures #1 for Bloc Projects Billboard, Sheffield

2 – 30 March 2015 Liz West’s new work Subjective Mixtures #1 created in situ for the Bloc Billboard on Jessop Street, Sheffield. West explores drawing as something not confined to two dimensions. During the creation of her work, whether making […]

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2014: My Year in Review

As we all try and combat the January blues (again), I find it a useful pick-me-up to reflect on the previous year hoping that it will serve up some interesting revelation. 2014 was a productive year for me; I entered […]

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