15 November 2017

César Dezfuli Wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

The Tenth Anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been won by César Dezfuli for his portrait of a migrant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the National Portrait Gallery has announced. The £15,000 award was presented to the Spanish photographer at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

13 November 2017

Rare Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon Exhibited At Tate

An important portrait by Francis Bacon of his friend/rival Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition

9 November 2017

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist Awards 2017 Present £60k No Strings Attached Prizes

The  2017 Hamlyn Awards for Artists have been announce by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with Jane Hamlyn, Chair and Jarvis Cocker presenting the prizes.

3 November 2017

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Hastings Pier Wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize – UK’s Best New Building

RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) has announced the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize winner. Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects was awarded the honour.

31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.

29 October 2017

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Sean Scully To Be Represented By Blain|Southern London

The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.

24 October 2017

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UK Holocaust Memorial Design Awarded To David Adjaye And Ron Arad

The British architect Sir David Adjaye and the Israeli architect Ron Arad have been awarded the commission to design the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament in London. Architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman were selected to design a Learning Centre, as part of the project.

24 October 2017

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Mona Hatoum Selected For Whitechapel’s Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018 award will be presented on Monday 29 January 2018.

24 October 2017

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Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters

I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London

20 October 2017

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Major Sean Scully Exhibition Set To Tour Russia

The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.

16 October 2017

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Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Announce Line-Up 2018

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new direction of Richard Parry,

12 October 2017

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Tate St Ives Reopens After Extensive Four-Year Building Project

Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.

12 September 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Wins Critics Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones is the winner of the annual Critics Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award which will be presented at the Thaddeus Ropac Gallery Dover Street on the evening of 12th September.

10 September 2017

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John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announced For 2018 Competition

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.

7 September 2017

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Grayson Perry Selected To Coordinate RA Summer Exhibition 2018

The sometime transvestite artist Grayson Perry RA has been chosen to select the 2018 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

5 September 2017

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Android Shortlisted For Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize jury has selected three photographers shortlisted for the 2017 competition.

20 July 2017

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Includes Juergen Teller’s New Studio

The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize an award honouring the UK’s best new building has been announced today (Thursday 20 July). The six shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Tuesday 31 October 2017. Now in its 22nd year, 2017. “This year’s shortlisted schemes […]

6 July 2017

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Hepworth Wakefield Wins Prestigious Museum Of The Year £100,000 Prize

The Hepworth Wakefield has won this year’s Museum of The Year Award. The gallery located in West Yorkshire has beaten Tate Modern, the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Suffolk. The Art Fund aims to reward an institution that has shown “exceptional imagination, innovation, and achievement across the preceding 12 months”.

Edward Albee Estate To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held this September in New York with proceeds of the sale benefiting The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.

20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first prize.

General Idea Estate To Be Represented By Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

19 May 2017

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Dutch Photographer Dana Lixenberg Wins The 20th Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Dana Lixenberg a Dutch photographer has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at London’s Photographers’ Gallery for her portraits of the residents and community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts, Los Angeles.

Martin Clark To Replace Jenni Lomax As New Camden Arts Centre Director

The Camden Arts Centre, which is one of London’s leading contemporary art venues, has a new director, the first in 27 years. Martin Clark previously at the Kunsthall in Norway, will take up the post in September, it has been announced. He replaces the highly regarded Jenni Lomax, who is stepping down. Jenni Lomax leaves […]

2 May 2017

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Amanda Levete To Unveil V&A’s Largest Architectural Intervention For 100 Years

V&A’s Exhibition Road Quarter designed by the Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A unveiled

1 May 2017

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Cornelia Parker Selected As Official Election Artist For Parliamentary Art Collection

Cornelia Parker has been named as the official artist for the 2017 general election.

28 April 2017

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the most prestigious prize for museums in the UK.

25 April 2017

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Arts Council Collection Unveils 2017 List Of Works Acquired For The Nation

The Arts Council Collection has unveiled the full list of 45 works by 29 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2016-2017.

24 April 2017

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Tate Announces Autumn Opening Date For Expanded St Ives Gallery

Tate has announced the 14 October 2017 as the opening date for the new expanded St Ives gallery.

19 April 2017

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BP Portrait Award Unveils Three Shortlisted Artists For 2017 Competition

The BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced the three short-listed artists for this year’s competition.

13 April 2017

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Tracey Emin Death Mask Purchased For £67k By National Portrait Gallery

Death Mask’ by artist Tracey Emin, has been purchased by The National Portrait Gallery in London, it was announced today,

7 April 2017

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Art Fund Announces Winners Of New Collecting Award programme

The £300,000 New Collecting Award programme winners have been announced by the Art Fund. The award invests in the development of promising curators. The successful projects include building a collection of cartographic material about forced migration to increasing the number of works by female artists.