21 May 2020


Arts Renewal Taskforce Announced By Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new task force aimed at helping Arts renewal by getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again. 

4 July 2019


Hastings Contemporary: An Optimistic New Chapter For A Popular Gallery

Hastings Contemporary, (the former Jerwood Gallery) launched as an independent gallery on Tuesday with three notable exhibitions, Roy Oxlade alongside works by his tutor David Bomberg, Contemporary Danish Artist Tal R, and new works by artist/illustrator Quentin Blake.

21 November 2018


Nicholas Serota Quits Ben Uri Advisory Panel Over Collection Deaccession

We reported 0n 30th October that the Ben Uri Gallery trustees had decided to de-access around 700 artworks, in order to fund wider plans to include immigrant and refugee artists from all global backgrounds.

13 January 2017


Maria Balshaw: What’s A Great Contemporary Art Museum Without A Living Shaman

When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she takes over an empire that seems to be in excellent health.

11 January 2017

Maria Balshaw To Replace Nicholas Serota As New Director Of Tate

Maria Balshaw the Director of the award-winning Whitworth Gallery and Manchester City Galleries is to be appointed Director of Tate. She will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota, for one of the most powerful jobs in the international museum world.

17 March 2016


Tate’s Nicholas Serota Fears High Cost London Will Force Artists Out

Nicholas Serota director of Tate has warned that ‘London’s increasingly high cost of living is making it impossible for young artists to live and work in the capital’. “Over the past 20 years London has been one of the great successes in the field of creativity. That success is very much threatened at present,” Serota stated in a […]

31 July 2015


Nicholas Serota Opens Ocean Studios Plymouth’s £4.2 Million Studio Development

Plymouth’s £4.2 million Ocean Studios, artistic development within 60,000 ft Grade I listed, former naval building, was officially launched yesterday (Thursday 30th July) by Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate, and Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council.   Serota highlighted the fact that, “In the modern world, the creative industries are an increasingly important part of our economy, […]

27 May 2015


In Conversation: Artist Peter Doig And Tate Director Nicholas Serota

During the Preview week of the Venice Biennale Artlyst was privileged to attend a conversation between Peter Doig, the Turner Prize nominated artist and Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate. The talk took place in front of Doig’s new paintings at the beautiful historic rooms of the Palazzetto Tito (until October 4th 2015). The exhibition curated by Milovan […]

7 September 2014


Turner Prize’s 30th Anniversary Looking back – Malcolm Morley

The Turner Prize will soon come around again on its annual pass of the London artworld; named after the painter J. M. W. Turner, the award is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50. Awarding the prize is organised by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain. […]

15 June 2013


Kapoor, Perry and Serota Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

Anish Kapoor, the 59 year old, Indian-born British sculptor has been Knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Kapoor said; “I am honoured and humbled to receive this honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me during my career. “I would like to thank them all […]

5 November 2012


Danny Boyle Joins Artists To Stop Henry Moore Sculpture Sale

We reported on 8 October that a Henry Moore sculpture titled Draped Seated Woman was to be sold by Tower Hamlets council to pay for frontline services. The work of art was originally sold by Moore, an active Socialist, at a fraction of its market value, on the understanding that it would be displayed in […]

23 April 2012


Tate Called To Justify Squandering Taxpayers Money On Damien Hirst Exhibition

One of Britain’s most prominent curators, Julian Spalding, has written to Tate Director Sir Nicholas Serota demanding him to justify squandering taxpayer’s money on the current Damien Hirst retrospective This call for a public debate comes in the wake of Spalding creating controversy last month with his call to all collectors to ‘sell your Damien […]

6 February 2012


Live Webcast Launches Future Generation Art Prize 2012

The Future Generation Art Prize 2012 has just been launched via an international online press conference that brought together the organisers, last year’s winner, and mentors Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Armstrong, Sir Nicholas Serota, from 4 different continents. The international prize worth £100,000 is open to any artist under the age of 35, and […]

14 November 2011


Tate Spearheads Global Warming Initiative

Nicholas Serota, Tate galleries director, implores art galleries to turn down heat to prevent climate change The Tate galleries director, Nicholas Serota, is leading the charge to make art galleries cut temperature and humidity levels. Current rules and regulations for gallery temperature and humidity are not only expensive, Serota argues;  they are also harming the […]

13 April 2011


Art Fund To Help Cash Strapped UK Museums

The Art Fund announced today plans to increase its funding for museums and galleries for exhibitions and purchases. The increase will be by over 50% by 2014. This is in response to the severe financial pressures facing most art institutions in the UK. The fund is committing £7 million a year to their funding programme […]

5 October 2010


Tate’s Serota Lambasts Osborne and Hunt

Tate Modern Director Sir Nicholas Serota announced in an interview today that Museums in the UK could not weather cuts of 25% – 30%  and that they would have to close for at least two days per week and drastically cut opening hours. In a rare out pouring, he also pointed out that it would […]