There’s been plenty for new BALTIC director to celebrate in 2015, from bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow while head of Tramway, to becoming the Gateshead venue’s first female director. Sarah Munro reflects on a “rollercoaster” of a year and a new job that makes her “tingle with excitement”.
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Since 15 October, artist Jo Chapman has marked her 10-week residency on Shetland with a post (almost) every day on her a-n blog. She recalls a shifting and exciting year of upheaval that saw her without a studio and ‘almost itinerant’.
The artist who represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale looks back over a year of lovely memories and hard work.
The Birmingham-based artist-run organisation has spent the year trying to be ‘useful, productive, supportive and critical’, while grappling with the ‘highs and horrors’ of the world. Gavin Wade explains.
London-based Scottish artist Ruth Ewan is one of five artists shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, with the winner to be announced in early in 2016. 2015? It’s been a bit of a blur, she says.
The highlight of 2015 for Belfast-based filmmaker Seamus Harahan was winning the Film London Jarman Award in November. He reflects on a difficult year that, in the end, has been “kind of amazing”.
In the second of our end-of-year questionnaires, artist Gordon Shrigley – who ran as a candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch in this year’s general election – reflects on a topsy-turvy 2015.
This year has seen the Bristol-based public art commissioning organisation, Situations, present one of its most ambitious and high-profile events yet with Theaster Gates’ Sanctum project. In the first of our end of year series, its director looks back on a ‘breakthrough’ year and looks forward to more support for public art that is ‘temporary and unfolding’.
It’s been a busy and fruitful year for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign, with plenty of activity across the UK and internatioanally. Paying Artists Project Manager Julie McCalden looks back over 2015.
Six a-n writers – based in Glasgow, Manchester and London – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions of the year.
Media Space associate curator and 1000 Words editor Tim Clark looks back over the year’s photo book releases and picks ten exceptional titles published in 2015.
There have been some fantastic artists’ books published this year and Sarah Bodman at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research has read most of them. Here she picks ten of her favourites.