There’s been plenty for new BALTIC director to celebrate in 2015, from bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow while head of Tramway, to becoming the Gateshead venue’s first female director. Sarah Munro reflects on a “rollercoaster” of a year and a new job that makes her “tingle with excitement”.
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Since 15 October, artist Jo Chapman has marked her 10-week residency on Shetland with a post (almost) every day on her a-n blog. She recalls a shifting and exciting year of upheaval that saw her without a studio and ‘almost itinerant’.
The artist who represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale looks back over a year of lovely memories and hard work.
The Birmingham-based artist-run organisation has spent the year trying to be ‘useful, productive, supportive and critical’, while grappling with the ‘highs and horrors’ of the world. Gavin Wade explains.
London-based Scottish artist Ruth Ewan is one of five artists shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, with the winner to be announced in early in 2016. 2015? It’s been a bit of a blur, she says.
The highlight of 2015 for Belfast-based filmmaker Seamus Harahan was winning the Film London Jarman Award in November. He reflects on a difficult year that, in the end, has been “kind of amazing”.
In the second of our end-of-year questionnaires, artist Gordon Shrigley – who ran as a candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch in this year’s general election – reflects on a topsy-turvy 2015.
This year has seen the Bristol-based public art commissioning organisation, Situations, present one of its most ambitious and high-profile events yet with Theaster Gates’ Sanctum project. In the first of our end of year series, its director looks back on a ‘breakthrough’ year and looks forward to more support for public art that is ‘temporary and unfolding’.