Serena Korda has for the last two years been based in Newcastle as the Norma Lipman/Baltic Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University, culminating in a show at Baltic, Gateshead. Laura Robertson talks to her about this and her current exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield, exploring how she draws on local myths and rites for her ceramic and sound pieces.
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The Barbadian artist, researcher and educator will receive £10,000 in prize money to create a specially commissioned film for next year’s Glasgow Film Festival.
With reference to Edmund Clark’s current Ikon Gallery exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’ – the result of three years as artist in residence at the therapeutic prison HMP Grendon – a recent symposium in Birmingham explored the role of art and its use as a rehabilitative tool. After a day of talks and presentations, Carrie Foulkes finds her belief in socially-engaged practice reaffirmed.
Arts Council Chair Sir Nicholas Serota will lead a team of 17 creative industry leaders to research the role that ‘creative thinking’ should play within education policy. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
a-n and Castlefield Gallery announce the eight artists and one writer who will be participating in their partnership project the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
The assets of the art book publisher Black Dog Publishing and sister company Artifice Books, which went into voluntary liquidation last month, have been sold to the London-based publishers St James’s House Media who say they will be looking to take on projects started by the previous owners.
The CVAN network for the West Midlands hosts its annual open entry exhibition for recent graduates from six art schools in the region with a number of prizes and awards announced in partnership with Trust New Art and Cass Art.
The volunteer-run gallery, which opened in its current space in Glasgow’s east end two years ago, is to close in May following its Glasgow International exhibition.
Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
Bournemouth-based artist Stuart Semple is aiming to raise awareness of ‘hostile designs’ after he succeeded in getting his local council to remove retrofitted bars from town-centre benches that prevented homeless people from sleeping on them.
The Brighton-based gallery is aiming to raise £20,000 by 8 March to make up for a shortfall created by the loss of its grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
Kettle’s Yard gallery is reopening after two years with an £11 million extension by Jamie Fobert Architects which has created two large galleries, an education and research wing and a café, while leaving Jim Ede’s former home unaltered. Fisun Güner reports from Cambridge.