Uphill road to broadening art audiences

Uphill road to broadening art audiences

Research for Art UK shows that bringing young and black and multi-ethnic (BAME) people to art is a daunting task, against competition from social media.

TAITMAIL    Time for artists to stop speaking for themselves

TAITMAIL Time for artists to stop speaking for themselves

Next week is Tessa Jowell’s memorial service, and I hope there will be space in the tributes for mention of her greatest achievement, the most democratising event in Britain since the war: the 2012 Olympics.

Jubb stands down at Battersea Arts Centre

Jubb stands down at Battersea Arts Centre

David Jubb is to leave Battersea Arts Centre after 14 years as artistic director and CEO.

 Rights of Man and the White Hart, Lewes…

Rights of Man and the White Hart, Lewes…

Thomas Paine and his seminal work The Rights of Man are in the spotlight at Lewes in Sussex this weekend, and particularly at the White Hart Hotel.

V&A focuses on photo history with new centre

V&A focuses on photo history with new centre

The history of photography with some of the most iconic images ever taken as well as the earliest equipment are at heart of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photographic Centre.

Borland’s ghostly tribute to WWI

Borland’s ghostly tribute to WWI

A major, though-provoking sculpture by Turner nominee Christine Borland to mark the end of the First World War was unveiled at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow today.

Bradford museums success

Bradford museums success

Visitor numbers up but opening hours under threat

Bid to bring Titanic items to UK scrapped

Museum consortium outbid by hedge fund

 A life class for the arts

A life class for the arts

Research says that the arts do not represent the British people, but Create London, set up ten years ago by Hadrian Garrard, aims to change that. He gave Simon Tait a progress report

Richard Alston Dance to close

Richard Alston Dance to close

Richard Alston Dance, for decades one of the most influential contemporary companies, is to close.

Fears over future of print museum

Fears over future of print museum

Plans announced to demolish Norwich home of unique collection

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM   Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

London, 1949: Life in the Elephant, by Bert Hardy

Donmar appoints Henny Finch

Hofesh Schechter ceo to join Longhurst

TaitMail       Citizen culture

TaitMail Citizen culture

By Patrick Kelly.

In this Brexit buffeted age of austerity, it can be hard for the arts to see much cause for celebration. Money is tight and will get more so, if the noises coming out of the Treasury about further belt tightening to pay for extra support for the NHS are to be believed.

£200k to restore oldest hat factory

£200k to restore oldest hat factory

Historic England has granted £200,000 to bring Hat Works, Luton’s oldest hat factory, out of dereliction.

Art meets the future in York

Art meets the future in York

York’s historic streets play host to a new kind of arts festival. Patrick Kelly reports

The view of Europe from our Third World window

The view of Europe from our Third World window

AI PROFILE    Kate Arthurs, director arts, British Council

The Living Déda

The Living Déda

Derby’s powerhouse of dance is celebrating its 20th anniversary - and it's as lively as ever. Patrick Kelly reports

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Storefront’s innovative pop-up art in Luton features a new installation and a showing of paintings by one of the town’s most exciting artists, Asiya Clarke. Clarke’s life and work are inspired by Sufism, the mystical aspect of Islam. The installation Die before You Die (illustrated) is part of As You Change, So Do I, a three-year series of public art events funded by Arts Council England’s Luton Investment Programme, which produces up to nine projects each year in which artists are given a platform to make new public works in response to the town’s industrial and cultural history. The programme has been curated by Mark Titchner, Matthew Shaul and Andrew Hunt.

 

Tobacco Factory’s critically acclaimed version of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is
 on a UK tour after a successful run at the Bristol company’s own theatre. Directed by Mark Rosenblatt and designed by Janet Bird, it features Colin Connor as Estragon and David Fielder as Vladmiir. Waiting for Godot is at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from November 22-25.

 

In the Peaceful Dome concludes Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year and brings together historic and contemporary art, new commissions and archival material which connect the Liverpool arts centre's’past with the present. Among the artists featured are Roderick Bisson, Fanny Calder, Jacob Epstein, Fab Lab Liverpool, Janet Hodgson, Sumuyya Khader and William C. Penn, whose is pictured. In the Peaceful Dome runs until March 2018.

 

Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is hosting Songs for Winter, 
a joint exhibition exploring 
the work of Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen. The pair settled in the Borders turning a set of farm buildings an hour south east of Edinburgh, Allanbank Mill Steading, into their home and studios. It is an inspiring house, garden and working environment which they open up each year for a four-day event. Songs for Winter shows the diversity and unity of their work and runs until 4 March 2018.

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