The eighth edition of the international Artes Mundi Prize exhibition at National Museum Cardiff features five shortlisted artists from five different countries. Fisun Güner reports from the Welsh capital.
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The Plymouth-based organisation has made the ‘unavoidable decision’ to cut its visual arts programme as part of a major rethink which involves relocating its cinema programme to a new site at Plymouth College of Art.
Redevelopment will result in 42% more studio space, plus a new gallery, dedicated learning space, public garden, and café at south London site.
The news that the Anglo-Dutch fossil fuel firm has not renewed its corporate membership of the National Gallery was discovered through a Freedom of Information request by the campaign group Culture Unstained.
London-based artist Alice Mann has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 for her series Drummies which portrays all-female teams of drum majorettes from South Africa’s Western Province.
The touring project will involve events at 25 coastal art venues, with participants invited to sculpt beaches into thousands of mounds of sand based on five of the world’s mountain ranges.
The latest in a-n’s series of artist-organised events explored the challenges and advantages of physical outposts for a sustained artist-led practice. Robyn Woolston, herself based in the rural outpost of the Cairngorms National Park, reports.
Arts professionals and organisations have criticised Bath Council’s decision to close its Arts Development service in order to save £78,000, part of a programme of cuts designed to save £16m by 2020. A silent protest is planned for 31 October.
The three-hour debate in the House of Lords, convened by Labour Peer Melvyn Bragg, explored the impact on the arts of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The concrete structure located in Dalby Forest in Yorkshire is based on the steel structures used to house labourers who were working to replenish the country’s timber reserves following the first world war.
Olu Oguibe’s 16m-high obelisk, which was originally installed in June 2017 for Documenta 14, had become a target for right-wing local politicians who have been enraged by its message of hospitality and warmth towards refugees.
Although this year’s Frieze London art fair, which continues to Sunday 7 October, feels a little more restrained than usual, there’s still room for wildly odd and raucously sardonic works. Chris Sharratt reports from the Regent’s Park tent.
WAGENCY allows artists to make calculations in 15 different categories of artistic labour, ranging from exhibitions to lectures.
At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.