The two-year redevelopment project at Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery will see new gallery spaces created and improved accessibility from East Princes Street Gardens.
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This year saw Laura Sillars move from Sheffield’s Site Gallery to Middlesbrough’s MIMA. She reflects on a ‘wild’ 2018 that has been made all the better by the many artists she has worked with.
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Due to accessibility issues, The Common Guild has decided to close its exhibition programme at its gallery space of 10 years in the city’s west end.
The redeveloped City Observatory site on top of Calton Hill will feature a new exhibition space for emerging artists and producers in Scotland, plus a new shop selling unique artist editions and specially commissioned products.
Chicago-based artist Michelle Hartney’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York calls for museums to do more to educate the public about the darker side of the artists they celebrate.
Sally Tallant, who joined Liverpool Biennial from London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2011, is to move to the New York venue next spring.
The new V&A East, due to open at east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023, will feature a brand-new museum, plus a collection and research centre.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Steven Parissien to step down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery; Scientists explain clouds in Edvard Munch’s The Scream as unusual meteorological condition; Cleveland College of Art and Design becomes The Northern School of Art; The Brooklyn Historical Society remembers 9/11 with an artist’s live-stream of the attack.
in Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: 200-year-old Rio museum The Museu Nacional gutted by fire, Tes analysis shows arts subjects are being slashed in favour of English, maths and science, plus more than 10,000 publicly-owned artworks remain hidden from public view across London.
The new director of Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry will join the gallery from Northampton’s NN Contemporary.
The fourth round of the Art Fund’s New Collecting Award sees £300,000 distributed in order to enable each selected curator to develop a new collection for a museum.
In Brief: national and international news including: Freelands Association announces shortlisted art organisations for 2018 award; European museum directors warn of ‘increasing interference’ by nationalist governments; Mark Wallinger’s permanent artwork inspired by Magna Carta opens to the public.
Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Tom Holley appointed as new chief executive officer of studio provider ACAVA; two US museums face sanctions for selling artworks to fund operating budgets and expansions; the collapse in GCSE arts subjects gathers pace.
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.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Museums Liverpool announce new director; plans to increase German arts funding by 23%; The Munch Museum makes 7,600 drawings freely available online.
One of Scotland’s key commercial galleries for contemporary art marks its 20th year with a new home in a former Glasite Meeting House in the city. Jessica Ramm reports.
Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery has a new home in a brand new building in the city’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ and its first major show is a Gerhard Richter retrospective that draws extensively from the Artist Rooms collection. Fisun Güner is impressed by the art, ambition, and some of the architecture.
In Brief: News briefing with national and international stories, including petition calls for Anna Coliva to be reinstated as director of Italian museum; new court of arbitration for art to launch; National Portrait Gallery receives £5m for new public wing; Paris mayor offers refuge for heritage at risk.
Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
The new director of MIMA will join the gallery from Sheffield’s Site Gallery where she is currently artistic director.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: archive of Black Panther Party photographer Stephen Shames enters Briscoe Center Collection; artists take legal action against Artist Pension Trust; Edinburgh Art Festival announces partner programme; Arts Council of Wales to deepen links between NHS and arts.
Save Hertfordshire’s Public Art Collection states that it has until the end of March to stop Hertfordshire Council selling or disposing of 91% of the county’s public art collection – more than 1650 artworks.