Digitisation to preserve contemporary art

Artist Workshop
08 Oct 2015

A publicly accessible website will be home to digitised contemporary art in a major research and archiving project that will explore how cultural heritage in the visual arts can be safeguarded for future generations.

Tentative steps forwards

Photo of women inbetween strips of fabric
08 Oct 2015

How many older people do you expect to see in a contemporary art gallery? Clare Hankinson tells how Fabrica’s older audience programmes welcomed over 1,000 people last year.

Snapshot - Clare Lilley

Photo of Clare Lilley
02 Oct 2015

Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley, gives an insight into her work with sculptures, Ai Weiwei and beautiful scenery.

Appealing to local residents

Photo of children in aprons
15 Sep 2015

Lorna Lee reveals how William Morris Gallery boosted its visitor numbers from 17,000 to 110,000 by engaging local people.

Galleries boost local culture and economy

Photo of a man in a gallery in Birmingham
06 Aug 2015

New research finds that galleries play an important part in their own communities, as well as playing a significant role in the local economy.

MPs weigh in on dispute between National Gallery and PCS

National Gallery night
01 Jul 2015

The debate about privatisation of staff at the National Gallery spilled into the House of Commons, but Culture Minister Ed Vaizey refused to commit to clear intervention.

Working with nature

Photo of forest chair
11 Jun 2015

What happens to sculptures and other artworks in a forest trail over time as they surrender to the elements – or to the native bats, asks Cathy Mager.

Book review: Artwash

04 Jun 2015

Anna B. Sexton reads Mel Evans’ Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, and says it’s time to change the way we think.

Study reports tensions over paying exhibiting artists

Weather installation Tate Modern
29 May 2015

A new report finds that artists and gallery representatives agree artists should be paid for exhibiting their work in a publicly funded gallery, but they fail to agree on the specifics of how this should be implemented.

Book Review: The Interpretation Matters Handbook

27 May 2015

Should textual information in galleries be made easier to understand? Jennifer Locke reviews Dany Louise’s contribution to the debate around ‘artspeak’.

The need to be noticed

Photo of fingers on a keyboard
27 May 2015

Online sales of art may have grown significantly in the past year, but artists and galleries must work hard to attract a digital audience, warns Eric Sparre.

Exploring surprising corners

Photo of exhibition in church
14 May 2015

An annual visual arts event in Brighton seeks to take visitors away from the usual tourist hotspots in the centre of the city, says Judy Stevens.

Respect and reward

Photo of volunteer in collections section
16 Apr 2015

Community members and arts and heritage organisations can all benefit from volunteering if some basic principles are followed. Abigail Kay explains what good practice looks like.

Creative learning opportunities

Image of young people in meeting
09 Apr 2015

Through Tate's Circuit programme, galleries across the country are illuminating the voices of young people and delivering significant cognitive, social and emotional benefits, says Mark Miller.

Highly desirable or undesirable?

Photo of an artwork - a lift bursting through a pavement
09 Apr 2015

Dany Louise looks into the reasons why many cities welcome biennials of art events while others are less receptive.

A model partnership

Image of students and child
05 Mar 2015

Academics and one of the country’s major art galleries have joined forces in a model of collaboration which, say Sue Hayton and Natalie Walton, challenges each other’s practice and thinking.

Job Ladder

Photo of Zoe Dunbar
26 Feb 2015

Zoe Dunbar, the new Director of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, takes us through the steps of her career path.

Job Ladder

Photo of Maria Balshaw
11 Feb 2015

Maria Balshaw describes the career in visual arts and academia that led her to become Director of the Whitworth and Manchester City Galleries.

My Gurus

08 Jan 2015

Now she has left a-n, Susan Jones reflects on those who have helped her over the course of her career.

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