Designed by David Chipperfield Architects and costing £56m, the Royal Academy’s newly renovated Burlington Gardens site opens to the public today. Fisun Güner finds that even the toilets are elegant and sculptural.
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In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Jupiter Artland marks 10th anniversary with first permanent commission by Phyllida Barlow; UK museums suffer as Heritage Lottery grants plummet; Arts Council of Ireland issues impartiality warning over abortion referendum.
London’s Griffin Gallery is to close after six years to make way for a new White City based interdisciplinary project space, Elephant West, which is due to open autumn 2018.
The We Are Not Surprised network is hosting an open meeting in London to collectively establish a code of conduct following numerous reports of sexual harassment within the visual arts.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: new works by Karen Cunningham in Dumfriesshire, Damien Meade’s paintings based on clay maquettes in London, William Copley’s mail art project in Sheffield, and Jenny Saville’s portraits in Edinburgh.
US artist Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull sculpture, which is made from recycled food packaging, is part of a project to recreate objects destroyed at archaeological sites across Iraq by ISIS.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in Eastbourne, Glasgow and London.
Eleven London boroughs will share £500,000 to develop proposals to become one of three Creative Enterprise Zones, which it is hoped will help address the high cost of spaces for artists and those in the creative industries in the capital.
Four years on from the Mayor of London-commissioned Artists’ Workspace Study, which predicted the possible loss of up to 3,500 artists’ workspaces in the capital within five years, Jack Hutchinson explores how three of London’s studio providers are navigating a challenging environment and the impact this is having on artists.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of folklore and the occult at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Faith Ringgold’s painting and quilts at Pippy Houldsworth, London, and a group show exploring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives at g39, Cardiff.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in Dundee, Portsmouth and London.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: light installation at the Hepworth, Wakefield; sound, video and installation at Chapter, Cardiff; and moving image and photographic works at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.
After a number of short-term pilot schemes, Mother House has partnered with Create London to launch a new studio space for women with children in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham which, if the three-month pilot is successful, will become a permanent fixture. Lydia Ashman reports.
Rose Wylie has found critical and commercial success late in life, winning the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize at 80 and her first major exhibition taking place when she was 77. As her show, ‘Quack Quack’, continues at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the Kent-based artist talks to Fisun Güner about show titles, inspiration and more.
With support from a-n, the London-based artist has launched an online store offering high quality, affordable, limited edition works and publications by artists dedicated to exploring place. Jack Hutchinson talks to her about online sales and research beyond the art world.
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.
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.