Leading ‘contemporary miniaturist’ Imran Qureshi has completed the latest Art on the Underground commission, celebrating 150 years of London’s underground tube network.
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Artists Louisa Martin and Rachel Reupke have been announced winners of the Whitstable Biennale 2014 Open Submission Award.
The north east England-based biennial of contemporary art, film and music has announced programme details for its 2014 edition, which takes the idea of extraction as its curated theme.
The £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award has been won by Elizabeth Price, in conjuction with an Oxford-based partnership led by the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
Originally released on CD-ROM, Alan Currall’s Encyclopaedia could be seen as a forerunner of today’s information and social networking sites. Now available online as part of Film and Video Umbrella’s 25th anniversary programme, we speak to the artist about his encyclopaedia of “apparently ‘certain’ knowledge”, while FVU Director Steven Bode explains the thinking behind the organisation’s celebrations.
Exhibition dates and project details announced for second edition of major moving image awards, featuring new commissions by artists in the first five years of their practice.
Two major contemporary art events on the Kent coast have announced dates for their 2014 editions.
The Ways of Seeing Climate Change event in Manchester is looking to encourage new collaborations between artists and scientists, while highlighting the positive role artists can play in our understanding of environmental issues and scientific research. We hear from the organisers and some of the artists involved.
Following a public consultation, Conrad Shawcross has been selected to create a new commission for Dulwich Park in south London, to honour and replace a stolen work by Barbara Hepworth.
As part of the Great North Run Culture programme, Adam Chodzko has created a radio broadcast that imagines an eerie, watery future in which the famous North-East half-marathon is more of a swim than a run.
ArtSOUTH brings together 15 organisations and ten artists for a series of new art commissions across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Winchester and Bournemouth. Curator Judy Adam discusses the rationale and process behind the commissions, while artist Graham Gussin explains how he pulled off a tricky collaboration with a collective of choreographers and the British Army.
A new mini-festival of live and visual arts by the sea launches this weekend in Essex. We talk to lead artist and curator, Caroline Wright, and the event’s producers, Artsadmin.
The Institute of Physics unveils Covariance – a spectacular installation by artist Lyndall Phelps, developed through collaborative discussions with particle physicist Dr Ben Still. We talk to the pair about how art and science tackle the big questions of the universe.
Five projects have been selected for research and development phase of Jerwood Open Forest.
In the run-up to the Manchester International Festival, Bob Dickinson talks to Goa-based artist Nikhil Chopra about his durational festival performance Coal on Cotton that launches at Whitworth Art Gallery later this week.
Locus+ is celebrating 20 years of innovative visual arts projects and publications by launching its first ever fund-raising Print Portfolio at the Venice Biennale. We find out more from Director and Founder Jon Bewley.
While the measles outbreak has been getting all the headlines, Swansea’s Art Across The City has been brightening up the place with a series of works in the public realm. We sent Cardiff-based artist Kathryn Ashill back to her hometown for a guided tour.
Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England launch £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England’s Public Forest Estate.
With a month to go to the deadline of the Open submission programme, Artangel and the BBC offer up a series of five new audio broadcasts that respond to the Radio 4 morning schedule.
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Christina Mackie won the Contemporary Art Society’s annual Commission to Collect award in 2011, and an exhibition of the work has just opened. We talk to the artist about the process of making a piece for the museum’s permanent collection.
Burnley-based art commissioning agency Mid Pennine Arts launches two new projects following Arts Council England investment.
Artangel and BBC Radio 4 launch a £1 million initiative for new site-specific commissions across the UK, with a series of introductory events in January and February.
Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?
Beacon Art Projects Lincolnshire commissioned artists to create work for historic rural sites during October. We report from the launch.
Art Across the City is an exhibition of contemporary art across Swansea. Project manager Gordon Dalton and artist David Marchant discuss this celebration of publicly-sited work.