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New era for Turnpike Gallery, Leigh: “Art and culture are a catalyst for the town”

Built in 1971 and all but abandoned by the cash-strapped local council in 2013, Turnpike Gallery in the former mining town of Leigh near Wigan, is entering a new stage in its history with the creation of a community interest company to run its programme. Natalie Bradbury speaks to arts manager Helen Stalker as the gallery relaunches with the Jerwood Drawing Prize touring exhibition.

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Fair Cities: exploring the ecology of art market centres

What makes a city an art market centre? Hosted by The Manchester Contemporary in September 2016, the Fair Cities symposium brought together a number of speakers to discuss the ecologies and infrastructure of developed art markets in the key cities of Basel, Brussels and London. As a partner in the event, a-n captured the insights of these international art world professionals to produce a new set of video resources.

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A Q&A with… Maurice Carlin, Clore Visual Artist Fellow

The Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin hopes to use his time as the first-ever Clore Visual Artist Fellow to, among other things, “change perceptions… of what it means to be an artist”. He shares his thoughts on the fellowship, its personal and wider significance, and why artists – and the artist-led sector in particular – need to recognise the importance of good leadership.

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Goodbye Takahuhti Hello Suomenlinna

  On our way back home we stayed one more night in Helsinki that gave me a chance to catch up with my artist mother friend Anna Puhakka and a research visit to HIAP Helsinki International Arts Programme located on […]

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Welcome to Manchester part 2

Sorry for slow uplod of blogs which my guest are here but our agenda for the 2 weeks in Manchester was intense and productive. Once word had got around most of my media friends wanted to meet Råfilm Collective members, […]

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A Q&A with… Nico Vascellari, artist and punk musician

The Italian artist and hardcore punk singer Nico Vascellari presents his large-scale, haunting audio-visual installation, Bus de la Lum, at Manchester’s Whitworth. Dany Louise asks him about the work’s meaning and his wider practice.

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Evaluation #2 10 Minute Residency

Point 4 – Interview Booth The final point was an opportunity to interview artists/artist parents/creatives to see if there were any commonalities in there response to the previous questions and ask them specifically about their professional development needs. This is […]

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Evaluation #1 10 Minute Residency

43 participants including adults and children 33 General Public   10 Artists/Creatives Point 1 – Suitcase People where asked if they wanted an International or Domestic residency and noted their responses on luggage labels. The scores for this where International […]

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