Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
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Kettle’s Yard gallery is reopening after two years with an £11 million extension by Jamie Fobert Architects which has created two large galleries, an education and research wing and a café, while leaving Jim Ede’s former home unaltered. Fisun Güner reports from Cambridge.
Taking its inspiration from the 1940s’ School Prints project featuring works by artists such as Picasso and Henry Moore, prints by Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie will be sold to fund learning programme that will help children engage with art.
A selection of the best exhibitions over the festive period, including shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Gateshead and Edinburgh.
Research designed to offer an authoritative overview of the state of curatorship and foundation for planning future role support within UK the museum and gallery sector.
Recent graduates from 16 higher education institutions in the South East region will be exhibiting in five partner galleries with the winner of the 2017 award to be announced later in the year.
The current director of Bergen Kunsthall in Norway will replace Jenni Lomax who has been at the helm of the organisation for 27 years.
The new £750,000 funding and training programme from the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund will help regional and smaller local authority museums to exhibit works from the UK’s national museums and galleries.
Artists Alex Hartley and Tom James have created a geodesic dome constructed from reclaimed materials and situated it in the Capability Brown-designed gardens of Compton Verney, a Georgian mansion and gallery in rural Warwickshire. Anneka French finds out about their plans for the future.
engage has announced the 2017 edition of Children’s Art Week, a campaign to encourage and support children’s creativity.
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.