With the recent announcement by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland that both QSS and Paragon Studios in Belfast have lost all their annual funding, Damian Magee addresses the impact of the decision on the city’s artist community and argues that it is indicative of a general lack of support for artists living and working in Northern Ireland.
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As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.
A new study, Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries, shows the sector to be lacking in diversity with much more needing to be done to address endemic issues around social mobility.
Bruce Asbestos is no stranger to social media, blurring the lines between documentation, comment and artwork. For the second in our ongoing series, Richard Taylor takes a look at the artist’s use of Instagram as Asbestos gets his shoes together for a new clothing project inspired by Hansel and Gretel.
The London-based artist is the seventh winner of the award, a collaboration between Whitechapel Gallery and the Max Mara Fashion Group.
The artist has died aged 88, Alan Cristea Gallery has announced.
Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.
Announcing the recipients of this year’s a-n Biennial Bursaries which will enable 10 a-n members to attend the opening days of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in June, while a further 10 will travel to Palermo in Sicily for the preview of Manifesta 12.
The British Council has announced that the Glasgow-based, Belfast-born artist has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 58th International Art Exhibition, while Tate’s Curator of International Art Dr Zoe Whitley has been appointed to curate the exhibition.
Set up in 2007 by artists’ studio providers to establish links between studios, the membership body had been operated on a voluntary basis since 2012 when it lost its Arts Council England funding.
The We Are Not Surprised network is hosting an open meeting in London to collectively establish a code of conduct following numerous reports of sexual harassment within the visual arts.
a-n is partnering on a new four-year programme led by East Street Arts that aims to put artists in control of how and where they work.
The recent Brexit Conference organised by the Creative Industries Federation gathered together Leavers and Remainers, political journalists and politicians, and a wide range of delegates working in the arts and culture, in an attempt to make sense of what Brexit will mean to the sector. Dany Louise reports.
The £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal supports the development of creative clusters and the roll out of a creative careers programme but prioritises digital businesses over culture. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.