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.

Prize partners

Photo of the Tramway arts centre
08 Dec 2014

Glasgow will be hosting the Turner Prize next year for the first time. Marie Christie believes that a partnership approach will make the event stronger and its reach wider.

A safe space

Image of opening of Radiant
10 Nov 2014

Eloise Malone tells how she has transformed a former bank in Plymouth into an art gallery and creative space for vulnerable young people.

National Gallery launches membership scheme

Photo of National Gallery
26 Sep 2014

Free unlimited entry to exhibitions is among the benefits being offered to those who join.

Job Ladder

Photo of Sheila McGregor
25 Sep 2014

Sheila McGregor takes us through the steps of her career in the visual arts, which led her to the new frontier that is Axisweb.

“Protests might intensify” over BP sponsorship

Photo of an art intervention at Tate - children play under large black cloth
19 Sep 2014

Tate has faced an Information Tribunal to defend its right to keep details of its financial relationship with the oil company a secret.

Access to the visual arts

Image of clay modelling activity
08 Sep 2014

Visual arts activities for young people are more important than ever, since the decline in the teaching of arts subjects in schools, says Jane Sillis.

An online presence

Image of Pat Mear's drawing
04 Sep 2014

Creating a level playing field for visual artists is the aim of online gallery Outside In. Kate Davey tells how its surgery days show artists how to display their work online.

Trusting the artists

Image of exhibition
08 Jul 2014

The Prison Arts Foundation employs artists-in-residence in prisons in Northern Ireland. Alison Smyth explains their approach and achievements.

Changing young lives

Image of young people with massive masks
08 Jul 2014

Finding out what young offenders are good at and drawing it out of them can change their lives. Jane Bryant discusses Artswork’s programmes based around the Arts Award.

A question of quality

Image of Spike Island exhibition
26 Jun 2014

What is quality of experience in the contemporary visual arts and how do we measure it? Grace Davies discusses the findings of a research project.

Job Ladder

Photo of Colin McKenzie
25 Jun 2014

As he takes the helm at the House of Illustration, Colin McKenzie reflects on his career, which started with him becoming the first ever male secretary at the Barbican Centre.

Campaign calls for fair pay for visual artists

An artist painting
20 May 2014

Crisis looms as publicly-funded galleries respond to financial squeeze by expecting professional artists to work for non-financial rewards. 


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