In the final instalment of our ten-part end-of-year series, a-n’s new director – who took over in September following a three-month handover period – looks back over the last 12 months and looks forward to doing more for artists in 2015.
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The director of Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, Scotland – which will be curating the Scottish pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, alongside its ongoing programme of artists’ residencies – reflects on a busy year of new partnerships and future possibilities.
As our end-of-year series continues, the Birmingham-based artist and active a-n blogger describes a time that has seen her quit a longstanding job, grow in confidence as an artist and secure funding for her year-long project, Nine Women.
The CEO of Creative Scotland looks back at the work of the organisation over the last year, which saw the arts funding body launch its ten-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.
Artist Craig Barnes – who in 2014 completed his project to restore a 1960s Futuro house, exhibiting it on the roof of Matt’s Gallery, London – looks back on a year of small miracles and big emotions.
The new director of mima in Middlebrough, previously deputy director at Grizedale Arts, reflects on a year that he likens to an art world fairground ride with Ryan Gander and Jeremy Deller at the helm…
The director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, which opened to the public in July, reflects on a busy time that saw two years of planning and development come to fruition.
“So many of our friends are now having to leave London, who can afford to stay?” Artes Mundi-shortlisted artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler on a year of “being squeezed”.
The international curator and former director of Liverpool Biennial looks back on a year that, amongst many other things, saw him curate the third Folkestone Triennial.
In the first of our end-of-year series, Rose Wylie – winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 – reflects on 12 months that have seen the joy of her achievements tempered by personal loss.