3 January 2016

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Dedicated Gallery To House Government Art Collection Proposed

Original works of art created by some of the best known artists in the UK are hidden away and not on public display, says Michael Dugher MP for Barnsley East, Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Culture Secretary. He points out that over 22,000 paintings, prints and sculptures have been catalogued by the Government Art Collection and only a ‘Privileged Few’ ever […]

7 August 2013

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British Council Announces The Appointment Of Three New Trustees

The British Council has announced three new members to their Board of Trustees, and have confirmed the appointment of one further trustee effective from September 2014. Rohan Gunatillake, Martin Roth, and Tom Thomson OBE have been appointed as Trustees, to replace Claire Ighodaro CBE, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, and Professor Steve Jones who have completed their […]

29 May 2013

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British Council And Koestler Trust Take Ex-Offenders To Venice Biennale

A new partnership between the British Council and the Koestler Trust will see eight ex-offenders travel to the 55th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, as part of an education initiative. Accompanied by support staff from the Koestler Trust, a charity that has been promoting arts in the British criminal justice system for over 50 […]

24 January 2013

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Jeremy Deller Awarded British Council’s Commission At Venice Biennale

Jeremy Deller will present a much-anticipated solo exhibition in the British Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice from 1st June to 24th November 2013. Jeremy Deller’s way of working as artist, orchestrator, filmmaker, curator and cultural archivist is both highly influential and often collaborative. People often take centre stage in Deller’s practice […]