A new roving festival, Acts of Making, invites audiences in the West Midlands and Tyne & Wear to perceive craft differently through the less expected media of performance and installation. Pippa Koszerek talks to Catherine Bertola, one of six artist-makers taking part.
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As the debate rages about paying to enter open competitions and dwindling exhibition fees, Steve Messam argues that while the art should always come first, it’s time for artists to get more business-like and professional.
Margaret Harrison, winner of the 2013 Northern Art Prize, is the latest high-profile artist to announce their support of a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
After a £15m redevelopment, Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery reopens with a stunning redesign that has doubled its size and opened it up to the public park it backs on to. All the better for displaying new shows by artists including Cornelia Parker, Sarah Lucas and Thomas Schütte, reports Bob Dickinson.