Elisabeth Murdoch’s foundation has granted £375k each to the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, G39 in Cardiff, Site Gallery in Sheffield, and PS2 in Belfast. Each gallery will support 20 emerging artists over the course of the five-year programme.
Around £7,000 of equipment has been stolen from Pop-Up Opera’s tour van. This follows a £50k van theft from the Central School of Ballet’s premises, and the theft of theatre company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’s tour van.
Months after being dropped from Creative Scotland’s regularly funded portfolio, public art organisation NVA has announced it will close in September. It has abandoned £11m plans to restore the derelict St Peter’s Seminary as a cultural and performance space, despite having already spent £2.3m on the site since 2013.
Formerly known as Olympicopolis, the revamped ‘East Bank’ project has been backed with £385m from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and £151m from the Government. It will house a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, a mid-scale venue for Sadler’s Wells and a campus for University of the Arts London.
Speaking in an interview with Greek newspaper Ta Nea, the Labour leader said the marbles, currently located in the British Museum, “belong” in Greece and discussions should begin between the respective governments to ensure their return.
The Advertising Standards Authority has referred the secondary ticketing website to Trading Standards because it is failing to make delivery and booking charges clear from the outset of the purchasing process.
Artist Phyllida Barlow is among 1,300 people to have signed a petition calling for the University of Chichester to abandon plans to replace the Otter Gallery with a “distributed gallery” spread across the university’s two campuses.