In 2009, the Contemporary Art Society (CAS) will celebrate 100 years of purchasing thousands of works of contemporary art for museums throughout the UK. As part of the celebrations, CAS will launch a major new award open to its nationwide […]
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Consideration for the environment along with building community engagement feature within some recent projects organised in Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales Northumberland and Derbyshire.
What happens to all the unwanted avatars? When we no longer want these ‘second lives’, do they just revert to inert data held on a server?
Mark Gubb asks public art commissioners and consultants their views on how they select artists for commissions and what they expect artists to prepare for interview.
Jane Watt delves into the process of commissioning and looks at the organisations and bodies offering opportunities to artists at all stages of their careers. Fully updated for 2008.
Public artist or visual artist? Open or closed? Fee-paid or speculative? Drawn from interviews, Mark Gubb brings points of view from public art commissioners and consultants into a debate started by artists in the April issue of a-n Magazine.
Publicly-funded arts organisations are exhorted to extend participation in the arts by getting more people actively engaged in off-site and public realm programmes. Alongside, those in the business world are increasingly aware of the advantages of bringing artists ideas into development and regeneration projects. Here we highlight selected projects happening over the summer within the wider public domain.
Penny Jones profiles Fred Baier exploring the development of his career since the 1970s and commissions for an impressive range of private and public clients.
Frances Lord profiles Ismini Samanidou who designs woven fabrics for interior spaces, ranging from one-off pieces to limited edition textiles.
An introduction by Charlotte Frost to the different projects Electra has instigated utilising its own brand of crosscontextualisation to co-opt audiences from existing genres.
We are self-employed sculptors with wide experience making artworks for the public realm.
Exploring the roles and reasons of selected organisations dedicated to widening access to the visual arts through commissioning temporary and permanent interventions in non-gallery spaces in the first of a two-part feature.
Susan Jones looks at the practice of Sabrina Cant, who works with glass, including her commission for Bookham United Reform Church.
Filmmaker Clio Barnard and sculptor Roger Hiorns are winners of the new Jerwood/Artangel Commissions worth £1million, promoted last year through a-n.
Why is dyslexic such a hard word?
Selected texts on the approaches and strategies some artists have taken to define the environment for their individual practices. Featuring Pope and Guthrie, David Cotterrell, Graham Fagen, Gavin Wade, John Newling, Dominic Thomas, Sarah Cole and Rod McIntosh. Download pdf […]
Eight major commissioning opportunities for designer-makers, each worth up to £12,000, are available through Museumaker, a high-profile programme that aims to develop new relationships and new audiences for contemporary craft and museums. The programme has received substantial funding from the […]
The East of England is the focus for two new major visual arts celebrations in July. At The Old Church in Rishangles, Suffolk, Laura Godfrey-Isaacs of Home presents the St Margaret Church Ale Performance Festival. Set in the inspiring historical […]
Eleven promising artists from the East of England will showcase work in London in July. Selected as part of Escalator Visual Arts initiative, the group represents a diversity of career stage, with two artists graduated within the last year, whilst […]
Two hundred years ago a tragedy was enacted in Scotland, the memory whereof has been in great measure lost or obscured by the deep tragedies which followed it.
Jane Watt speaks to Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie about their practice, the Bata-ville project and working with Commissions East.
Commissions East has launched a new professional development scheme. Funded by Arts Council England, East and the European Social Fund. It includes ten new mentoring relationships for artists in East England, with Jordan Baseman, Jane Wildgoose, Louise K Wilson, Eddie […]
Paul Glinkowski talks to Angela Weight, Keeper of Art at the Imperial War Museum, and to some of the artists she has commissioned to make art in response to war situations.
Paul Glinkowski talks to artist Jem Finer about his ongoing project Longplayer, and to his collaborator James Lingwood, Co-Director of Artangel.
A crafts commissions programme is underway at the Crafts Study Centre at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Seven makers in south east and west England were selected from a wider trawl. Their brief was to design and produce […]