The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just released a report stating that the sector’s contribution to the economy is up by 3.6 percent year-on-year to almost £250bn, accounting for 14.2 percent of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA)
The Leicester Codex by Leonardo da Vinci will be loaned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence for the first time in 20 years.
Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.
The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.
A new report out today shows that UK emerging and mid-career artists are getting poorer: 82% now earn less than £10,000 a year. Artfinder who produced the study, shows an increase in the percentage of artists earning less than £10,000 a year, up from 72% in 2013 to 82%. It’s also worse for women – with 83.6% earning under £10,000 (from 98% of respondents who stated gender).
28 November 2017
The new Design Museum now located at Kensington High Street has reason to celebrate since it opened its doors on 24 November 2016 More than 780,000 people have visited.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.
15 November 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
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
The 2017 Hamlyn Awards for Artists have been announce by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with Jane Hamlyn, Chair and Jarvis Cocker presenting the prizes.
RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) has announced the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize winner. Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects was awarded the honour.
Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.
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.
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.
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.
I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London
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.
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,
Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.
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.
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.
The sometime transvestite artist Grayson Perry RA has been chosen to select the 2018 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize jury has selected three photographers shortlisted for the 2017 competition.
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 […]
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”.
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.
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.
The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.
The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.
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.
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 […]