engage has announced the 2017 edition of Children’s Art Week, a campaign to encourage and support children’s creativity.
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For the first in a new roving, monthly series of art scene snapshots from across the UK, artist Damian Magee introduces his home city of Belfast and picks five current exhibitions that capture the social, political, and cultural interests of artists in Northern Ireland’s largest city.
Disabled artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer recently produced the self-initiated report, Autism Matters: Making Galleries and Museums ASD/SPD Friendly. She explains what prompted her research, why it is a problem that needs to be addressed, and what galleries can do to become genuinely accessible to all.
With work planned to commence in April, Sheffield’s Site Gallery is embarking on a £2.7m expansion programme that will see it extend into a neighbouring building.
The decision by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to close the gallery after over 30 years of exhibitions has prompted a storm of protest from artists and those working in the visual arts, with the latest ‘mass visit’ designed to keep the pressure on.
Saziso Phiri is celebrating one year of her pop-up gallery with a birthday party at Nottingham’s Rough Trade shop, followed by a series of free workshops in tandem with Nottingham Contemporary’s ‘The Place is Here’ show. Wayne Burrows talks to her about her mission to work with artists who operate beyond the usual art world structures.
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.
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.
This week’s selection includes the art of taxidermy in London, contemporary works inspired by Georgian painting in Bath, and Turner’s watercolours in Edinburgh.
Bryony Bond started 2016 with a move across the Pennines from The Whitworth in Manchester to The Tetley, Leeds. She looks back on a year of “new starts”.
This year saw Sam Thorne take up his new role at Nottingham Contemporary gallery, having previously been artistic director of Tate St Ives. He looks back on a challenging and “often disappointing” 2016.
A selection of the best exhibitions over the festive period, including shows in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Wakefield, Gateshead, Cardiff and Cornwall.
University of Kent graduate Daniel Owusu wins £2,500 bursary and programme of professional development.
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.
Woodrow Kernohan, director and CEO of Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, is to succeed Stephen Foster as director of the John Hansard Gallery as it relocates to a new £28.5m arts venue.
The gallery, which reopened in 2015 after a £8million redevelopment, is the only UK venue on a shortlist of 46.
Camden Arts Centre’s visionary director Jenni Lomax is to leave the organisation after 26 years as its head.
The New Art Gallery Walsall remains under threat of closure but gallery director Stephen Snoddy has vowed to fight hard to keep it open. Chris Sharratt argues it’s a battle that can’t be lost.
Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has intervened in the protests over the recent closure of Inverleith House gallery in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
The UK’s oldest arts centre announces 300th anniversary programme for 2017, with artists including John Akomfrah, Sonia Boyce and Larissa Sansour.
The Baltic Artists’ Award will provide a platform for the work of four emerging artists and celebrate the role of the artist-mentor.
An open letter signed by artists including Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon and Ed Ruscha, as well as the actors Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor, has called on the board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to reopen the recently closed Inverleith House as a gallery for contemporary art.
The director of Bristol’s Arnolfini gallery is to take up a new role at Chatsworth House.
The just-opened ‘Abstract Expressionism’ exhibition at the Royal Academy chronicles a key moment in 20th century art, presenting some of the period’s most iconic works. Fisun Güner reflects on the significance of this last great age of the artist as hero and tortured genius.