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Plans submitted to Bexley council for partnership between Peabody housing association and Bow Arts will see renovation of the Lakeside Centre to create an artists’ hub, including workspaces, a new day nursery, a gallery and project space.
With £700,000 still to raise, work has begun to convert the former Peckham Road Fire Station into a mixed-use cultural centre incorporating exhibition, learning and meeting spaces, plus an artist’s studio.
A new report from the London Assembly is calling for the Mayor of London to manage gentrification and protect the city’s cultural ecosystem from the effects of regeneration.
The London gallery that represented artists including Bedwyr Williams, Sean Edwards and Holly Hendry has closed.
Award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, becomes first African to be commissioned to design pavilion at site in Kensington Gardens.
For her current show at The Showroom, London-based artist Laura Oldfield Ford has constructed a disorientating visual, textual and sonic journey that draws on her experiences of navigating the gallery’s surrounding area, weaving together multiple voices and alternative histories and futures. Lydia Ashman finds out more.
For her Art on the Underground commission, you don’t know what nights are like?, Mitra Tabrizian has produced two large-scale billboard photographs outside Southwark station that explore the isolation and marginality of London’s night workers. Chris Sharratt finds out more.
London Underground has completed its restoration of Eduardo Paolozzi’s Tottenham Court Road station mosaics as part of an extensive modernisation and expansion of the station.
Biennial exhibition features more than 200 new and recent works on paper by international artists, with prices starting at £250.
A survey of exhibitors at this week’s London Art Fair shows galleries believe ensuring free movement of people and goods within the EU is the most important thing the UK government can do to ensure London remains a global art hub post-Brexit.
Current Director of the Whitworth, Manchester and Manchester City Galleries will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota who is stepping down after almost 30 years in the role.
Jenni Lomax announced late last year that she is stepping down from her role at Camden Arts Centre, a position she has held for 26 years. Fisun Güner talks to the much admired director about working with artists, the importance of education in the gallery’s programme, and what she will do next.
Sarah McCrory has been appointed director of Goldsmiths’ new gallery of contemporary art, designed by Assemble and set to open to the public in spring 2018.
The current director of Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Galleries is expected to take the top job at Tate.
‘This Is An Art School’ project, offering the public free studio workshops, launches the Tate Exchange Associates programme of over 100 events.
In February 2016, London-based artist Emma Hart won the biennial Max Mara Art Prize for Women, the prize for which includes a six-month residency in Italy and a solo show at Whitechapel Gallery in 2017. She looks back on a year in which she “almost cheered up”.
This year saw Frances Morris become director of Tate Modern and in June the gallery’s £260m extension, The Switch House, opened to positive reviews. She reflects on what has personally been an “amazing year” while lamenting a period in which “respect for difference and individuality” has been vigorously attacked.
Scott leaves her current role at Holburne Museum in Bath to become the first female director of the world’s oldest purpose-built public art gallery.
Five a-n News writers – based in London, Birmingham and Glasgow – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions of the year.
The Shropshire-born artist grew up on a farm, with his childhood experiences influencing everything from the content to the materials of his paintings. Here he discusses the continuing importance of painting and his latest body of work, currently on show at the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Painters’ Painters’ exhibition.
A team led by the American light artist Leo Villareal with British architects and urban planners Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, has won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.
Prior to its relocation to a new space, Peckham Platform gallery is celebrating its work since launching in 2010 with a retrospective show featuring its 20 artist commissions to date, all co-created with local people in the south-east London neighbourhood. Lydia Ashman reports.
Serbian artist wins fifth edition of award for emerging artists and receives three-month studio residency at Griffin Gallery next year.
Camden Arts Centre’s visionary director Jenni Lomax is to leave the organisation after 26 years as its head.