The government’s plans for the English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, remains an ominous presence for art departments across England, with many describing it as hugely detrimental to the teaching of creative subjects in schools. With a Department for Education consultation on its implementation looming, Lydia Ashman talks about its impact to campaigners and those on the frontline of art education.
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Jerwood Visual Arts commences its 10th anniversary year with an exhibition that explores how copyright legislation impacts on the work artists make. Pippa Koszerek speaks to Common Property curator Hannah Pierce and two of the commissioned artists, Owen G. Parry and Antonio Roberts.
As part of the Saatchi Gallery’s 30th anniversary show, Champagne Life, Cambridge-based, Iranian-born Soheila Sokhanvari is one of 14 artists in the gallery’s first ever all-female show. Dany Louise discovers more about the artist and her work.
The Museums Association Cuts Survey 2015 suggests that funding cuts are putting museums under increased pressure, with more pain to come as local authorities attempt to balance their decreasing budgets.
The death of David Bowie is a loss to both music and visual culture.
Artist Ellie Harrison’s year-long Glasgow Effect project has attracted widespread outrage on social media and in the national press, with many accusing her of ‘poverty tourism’. Julie McCalden makes a case for a more nuanced response to the project and argues the case for more, not less, public funding for the arts.
A 2012 podcast with the American abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly, who died on 27 December 2015 aged 92, is a fitting tribute to this 20th century giant.