An unequal art world

Photo of protest outside National Gallery
20 Apr 2017

The gender divide amongst artists exhibited and sold is not inevitable, and new research into Artfinder’s online community proves it, says Jonas Almgren.

Trial and error

Photo of visitors to an exhibition
13 Apr 2017

Inspired by theatres, Bristol’s museums and galleries decided to try out a ‘pay what you think’ model for exhibitions. Philip Walker tells the story.

How to… open a non-elitist gallery

Interior shot of gallery
10 Apr 2017

Eleni Duke found galleries intimidating, silent and unwelcoming, so she decided to open her own where everyone was welcome. She shares what she’s learned.

If I were 22: Lynette Gray

Photo of Lynette Gray in her studio
31 Mar 2017

“Be brave and go for it”, artist and gallery founder Lynette Gray advises those starting their careers.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

Photo of Franck Bordese
23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

Art without outsiders

Photo of people standing behind a table full of objects
09 Mar 2017

What are the dynamics when a group of artists with and without learning disabilities work together? Emma Bosworth discusses the positive outcomes of the OutsiderXchanges project. 

Participation in portrait painting

Photo of people in gallery with big screen
09 Mar 2017

A series of portrait-painting events exploring and celebrating diversity engaged both live and online audiences. Mandy Fowler explains how people from all around the world got involved. 

Respect for the artist

Couple viewing a painting and sculpture by Anselm Kiefer
23 Feb 2017

What rights do artists have when their work is exhibited without their permission? Eleni Polycarpou considers the controversy surrounding the Anselm Kiefer exhibition in China.

If I were 22: Olivier Jamin

Olivier Jamin with his artworks
09 Feb 2017

Don’t worry about rejection, and stay in touch with people who have successfully applied for funding, advises contemporary artist Olivier Jamin.

Going live

Gabriele Finaldi talking in front of a painting
26 Jan 2017

Facebook Live has helped The National Gallery get closer to a worldwide audience. Tamara El Assawi shares what they’ve learned conducting online tours.

Museum visitor numbers drop for the first time in a decade

Photo of people in gallery foyer
26 Jan 2017

Although visits by UK nationals have held steady, visitor numbers from overseas have fallen despite an overall increase in tourism.

Private art in public places

Photo of exhibit
26 Jan 2017

Many great public art collections were founded upon the bequests of private collectors, but how can galleries engage the collectors and philanthropists of the future? Kirstie Hamilton reports on Museums Sheffield investigations.

A community of equals

Photo of two people painting at an easel
19 Jan 2017

Firmly held core values and an awareness of potentially excluding behaviour have been key to the success of Pallant House Gallery’s community work, says Sandra Peaty.

The railway artists

Photo of old house with overgrown garden
19 Jan 2017

Revitalising derelict railway buildings could provide a solution to the shortage of studio and creative workspace in the East of England, explains Natalie Pace.

A day at an exhibition

Photo of three girls in gallery standing over a box
12 Jan 2017

On Takeover Day a group of sixth-form students took responsibility for running an exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery. Katherine Pearce describes the day.

Wider access planned for Northern Ireland’s art collection

Painting of St George's market, Belfast
16 Dec 2016

A digital gallery, loan schemes and public tours in schools and libraries are among the proposals for opening the Civil Service Art Collection to all.

Opportunities for open-ended learning

Photo of blue water tanks and white machine
15 Dec 2016

Known for its alternative learning programmes, this year Wysing Arts explored the term ‘polytechnic’ by re-visiting the experimental art practices of the 1970s. Donna Lynas reports on the results.

My Journey: Rachael Baskeyfield

Gallery work
05 Dec 2016

After landing the job of Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery, Rachael Baskeyfield reflects on her journey from University graduate to employee.

History of Art A-Level saved by exam board

Photo of people looking at Mona Lisa
01 Dec 2016

Exam board Pearson’s decision to offer the qualification from September 2017 has been welcomed by arts leaders.

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