South Essex’s only publicly-funded gallery for contemporary visual art has appointed Katharine Stout, deputy director at London’s ICA, as its new director.
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Proposals by Lincolnshire County Council to turn the Usher Gallery into an events and wedding venue are attracting widespread opposition, including from Lincoln City Council.
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The new gallery designed by 6a architects has more than doubled its exhibition space and includes a sequence of new public spaces in and around the new gallery, plus a large learning and community studio. Jack Hutchinson reports from Milton Keynes.
Tate Modern director Frances Morris said the New York-based artist, who is known for her work addressing issues of race, gender and violence, “fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today”.
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The group of 27 artists and lecturers who collectively worked for the National Gallery for over 500 years has won the case it brought to tribunal after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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