Rebecca Huggan takes on her new role during a period of change, with the Newcastle-based arts organisation seeking to secure a new permanent base for its artists’ studios and exhibition programme.
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In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: British Museum returns looted artifacts to Iraq, Palestinian cultural centre destroyed in airstrikes, Egyptian curators denied UK visas to attend conference entitled ‘Breaking Barriers’, and women in the arts in Argentina protest rejection of Senate bill to legalise abortion.
A much-loved and admired member of the a-n team, digital manager Eleonora Schinella died on 5 August after suffering from a rare bone tumour. She will be greatly missed.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, which was formerly known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, has announced a shortlist of 69 works by 67 artists for its 2018 edition.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: last week of Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini at South London Gallery; movement explored through the gymnastic body with Jo Longhurst in Perth; Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists at Baltic 39; and Evan Ifekoya’s ‘queer black algorithm’ at Gasworks, London.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Cardiff, Lincoln, London, Margate and Warrington.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Montreal Museum of Fine Art ad featuring nude Picasso painting censored by Facebook; NN Contemporary appoints new interim director; Glasgow School of Art stabilisation work reaches half way; and visas refused for a dozen authors invited to Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The collaboration between Arts and Humanities Research Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England will explore the difference made by the arts and culture, encouraging organisations to use its evidence in their work.
27 educators and artists claiming unfair dismissal have raised over half of their target, and as a thank you to supporters will run a free drawing event this Friday in London.
The campaign co-founded by a-n and the Incorporated Society of Musicians has published a new report based on a survey data from over 1,600 respondents.
Between October 2017 and April 2018 Sally Stenton spent time at Anglia Ruskin University, using its facilities and developing a conceptual work that connected the university’s art and science departments. With applications now open for the 20th year of AA2A placements, Pippa Koszerek catches up with the artist to discuss her residency and its impact on her ongoing practice.
The national programme, which this year is delivered in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, and Studio Voltaire, provides learning for artists over a ten-month period.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Employees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, demonstrate over contract dispute; grants to individual artists down as National Portfolio Organisations receive three-quarters of Arts Council England’s Lottery grant expenditure; and Bristol-based film culture and digital media centre Watershed announces changes to leadership roles.
When artist and writer Alistair Gentry first shared his experiences of depression earlier this year it resulted in a flood of private feedback and led a-n to commission a series on artists and mental health for our Resources section. Drawing on the conversations he’s had with artists and arts workers, he argues for more openness about mental illness and wellness in the arts.
To mark the end of her time as the 2017-18 Clore Visual Artist Fellow, an initiative supported by a-n, Nicola Naismith presents an A-Z of what the year-long experience has taught her about leadership and being an independent artist.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: ‘Herstory’ at Touchstones, Rochdale featuring a selection of work by women artists from Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s extensive collection; an exploration of the art of the Weimar Republic at Tate Modern; and the culmination of Tai Shani’ s four-year ‘Dark Continent’ project at The Tetley, Leeds.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.
Five projects featuring a-n members selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in California, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle.
Artists remove work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18’ exhibition in protest at the museum hosting a private event organised by Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.
The Bradford-born artist’s current exhibition ‘The Sun Never Sets’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery draws on his childhood memories of living in Bangladesh while also exploring the impact and legacy of colonialism. Fellow painter Narbi Price asks the questions.
Work to stabilise the fire-ravaged building is continuing on schedule as the impact on businesses, residents and arts organisations within the security cordon continues to be felt.
Cultural spend has been reallocated or cut to zero at four more councils this year, and some local authorities are turning a profit through culture and heritage.
Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: high court rules that £10m Giotto painting was removed from Italy unlawfully; OMA wins approval for revised plans for £111.6 million flexible art space on site of the former Granada TV studios; plus Scottish Government announces £5m fund to help businesses affected by Glasgow School of Art fire.
As Scotland’s capital city embraces the revelry of the annual festivals season, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Commissions Programme asks visitors to take some time out to reflect on urgent political issues. Jessica Ramm reports.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the first UK show by Mexican artist Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary, Jo Lathwood’s sculptural installation at Fabrica, Brighton, and the artist-led project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ at Workplace in Gateshead.