The Royal Academy has elected its first ever woman president. She is the 64-year-old painter and printmaker Rebecca Salter. Does it matter?
Marine Tanguy, a young French-born entrepreneur who dropped out of university twice, is quietly and energetically switching the balance of the market in favour of artists.
Christopher Le Brun, president of the Royal Academy
Big Foot, Small Chick, Sherwood Zoo, April 4, 1974, by Ian Tyas
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
We were wondering, weren’t we, what the next 14-18 NOW might be, the next national celebration of an historical event that could have a variety of interpretations to clarify a significant moment in our collective past but at the same time have an international resonance. Is it Mayflower 400?
The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing for America with 102 passengers is the springboard for Plymouth’s resurgence. But the city’s inclusion in the story is an accident.
Alan Sparrow on the trials of election photojournalism
By Patrick Kelly
It may surprise you to know that the TaxPayers’ Alliance, that secretive lobby group that promotes low taxes and free market fetishism, has long had a fixation about art, particularly that art owned by the public.
This is a self-portrait of the surrealist artist Patrick Hughes. It looks like a conventional convex life mask, but it isn’t: it’s concave, a paradigm of Hughes’s “reverspective” world.
What Kings Place’s 2020 season Nature Unwrapped – Sounds of Life is emphatically not about is climate change. It is so much more.
A year ago the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) was set up by the Clore Leadership Programme, with partners such as UK Theatre, Cause 4 and Association of Independent Museums, writes Simon Tait.