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Artist commissions outside of the gallery

Contemporary Arts Programme Manager at the National Trust Grace Davies explores the benefits to non-arts organisations of commissioning artists outside of traditional gallery spaces, and offers some top tips for artists to consider when making an application.

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Blogger Q&A: Nicola Ellis, streamlining sculptural problems

With a practice that conducts ‘non-expert’ skilling-up to streamline execution, Nicola Ellis is able to engage with the problems and solutions of sculpture in relation to material choice and the subversion of industrial processes. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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Now Showing #255: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the first UK show by Mexican artist Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary, Jo Lathwood’s sculptural installation at Fabrica, Brighton, and the artist-led project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ at Workplace in Gateshead.

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Artists work in 2016

The latest in a series of papers commissioned by a-n, providing detailed data on the amount, context and nature of employment for visual artists.

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York Art Gallery: “a rich and unique collection”

After an £8million redevelopment project designed to open up new dialogues between its collections of decorative and fine art, York Art Gallery is preparing to reopen. Amelia Crouch speaks to the curator of the gallery’s core collection of ceramic art Helen Walsh, and to fine art curator Laura Turner, about how this dialogue is continuing with a series of new commissions by contemporary artists.

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