This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an enigmatic nighttime mise-en-scene in London, an installation exploring mental health inequalities across sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and large-scale sculptures in Hull.
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The art gallery located on a train station platform has struck a new deal with leaseholders TfL and the new operators of Hackney Downs station, Arriva Rail.
The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.
This week, London’s Conway Hall is host to the Small Publishers Fair, an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers. Sarah Bodman previews the event, which runs from 10-11 November, and highlights the work of the artists involved.
The site of the not-for-profit arts organisation had been highlighted in the council’s New Southwark Plan as an area to be redeveloped for a new mixed use development.
An exhibition of banners by artists including Turner Prize winners Jeremy Deller and Elizabeth Price is protesting against the building of a new luxury apartment complex close to local homes, a school, church and park.
Croydon-based Turf Projects showing artist Saelia Aparicio Torino has won this year’s prize for its exhibition during Art Licks Weekend 2017.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including the Zabludowicz Collection’s 2017 Annual Commission and Christian Nyampeta’s film work at Camden Arts Centre.
A new art fair in Peckham is bringing together international and local initiatives at a former industrial site during this year’s Frieze week. Lydia Ashman talks to co-founder Katherine Viteri about what the event hopes to achieve.
Artist-led spaces and pop-up shows take place throughout London this weekend as part of the fifth edition of Art Licks’ popular festival.
Limited edition newspaper launches a five-year programme of 50 artworks that will trace the 25km route of the new ‘super sewer’ that will help tackle sewage overflows into the River Thames.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Miami arts institutions prepare for Hurricane Irma and rare Monet artefacts to be sold at auction.
The new Initiative will support 6,000sqft of new studios and workspaces for artists, designers and the creative sector, responding to the need for affordable spaces for creative production across London.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: New York’s Greenwich Village residents speak out against Ai Weiwei public art project.
Narbi Price has been announced as winner of the £2,000 purchase prize for his work Untitled Yard Painting (Albert) and also receives a solo exhibition at London’s Herrick Gallery in 2018.
Crowds during Notting Hill Carnival paused to observe a minute’s silence in memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, as memorial fund set up in memory of artist Khadija Saye exceeds target.
London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Baltimore removes all its Confederate monuments; London garden bridge project abandoned; new gallery and events space opens in Aberdeen.
Shonagh Manson, director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, is stepping down after more than eight years in the role to take up a new position with the Mayor of London.
Taking place over the next three years, the new project will include series of public art commissions and an education programme as artists create artworks with and for South London Gallery’s neighbours on the Elmington, Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates.
The second edition of the annual Art Night festival takes place on Saturday 1 July 2017 throughout London’s East End.
A new exhibition and free pop-up summer school from Create London and the William Morris Gallery celebrates the cultural and educational legacy of Walthamstow School of Art, which from 1957 to 1967 became a hotbed of artistic ideas and talent. Lydia Ashman talks to two of the people behind the ‘Be Magnificent’ project.
The 24-year-old artist, whose work is featured in the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, lived on the 20th floor of the block.
19 artists from across London-based charity Bow Arts’ 13 studio sites have been chosen for the annual exhibition which this year is curated by East End-based sculptor Alex Chinneck.
The Turner prize-winning artist revealed on Monday that he is responsible for posters that riff on prime minister Theresa May’s often-used phrase.