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10 April 2020

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Creates  £20m emergency COVID-19 Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m emergency fund and will this year split its £1m visual artists and composers’ awards amongst EVERY eligible entrant.

9 April 2020

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Liverpool Biennial Postponed Until 2021

The Liverpool Biennial is the latest casualty in the 2020 cultural calendar. The highly regarded international event has been postponed due to the COVID-19...

8 April 2020

National Gallery Explores Easter Story Paintings Online

London's National Gallery is cleverly telling the Easter story through paintings in their collection. The story of the events leading up to and following...

2 April 2020

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Royal Academy Postpones Summer Exhibition Until Autumn

The 252nd Summer Exhibition, at the Royal Academy which was due to open in June, has been rescheduled for autumn 2020 due to the...

2 April 2020

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Sotheby’s Announce Significant Redundancies Due To Coronavirus

Sotheby's has announced significant redundancies, staff hiatuses, and pay cuts as a result of the Coronavirus.

1 April 2020

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All Edinburgh Festivals Cancelled For 2020

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not...

1 April 2020

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Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage Saved For The Nation

The appeal to save artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage for the nation has successfully reached its £3.5-million target in just ten weeks,...

31 March 2020

Early Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Dutch Museum

Police have launched a criminal investigation and are reviewing security footage after a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen during the early hours...

29 March 2020

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Art Goes Viral – Edward Lucie-Smith

The coronavirus has been responsible for a major crisis in the art world. Museums and galleries have slammed their doors shut. Increasingly the only...

26 March 2020

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And Last But Not Least Art Basel Gets Postponed

Well well, we all knew this was coming. TEFAF Maastricht is currently under fire for infecting the upper echelons of the art world with...

25 March 2020

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Manifesta 13 Marseille Postponed Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Manifesta 13, the European Nomadic Biennial which originated in the early 1990s in response to the political, economic, and social change following the end...

25 March 2020

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Rebecca Salter PRA Wins £25,000 Genesis Prize

The Genesis Foundation today announced Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, as the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize.

Paul Kasmin Formative Contemporary Art Dealer Dies Age 60 

The London-born dealer PAUL KASMIN (1960–2020) has died in New York after a protracted illness. The gallery released the following statement.

23 March 2020

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Italy I Love You My Heart Is With You – Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović made a statement to the people of Italy in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH. The international artist...

23 March 2020

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Cass Art Shuts All UK Shops

Cass Art has shut all of their stores leaving artists to scramble for supplies. All professionals and students looking to stock up on materials...

22 March 2020

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Art And Corona What happens Afterwards – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries - official spaces and commercial ones - slam shut their doors, one inevitably starts...

20 March 2020

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Fourth Plinth Commission Postponed Because Of You Know What

The unveiling of the Fourth Plinth commission, a  giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by...

18 March 2020

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Frieze New York 2020 Cancelled 

Frieze has announced the cancellation of the ninth edition of the Frieze New York art fair. It falls in line with health and safety...

18 March 2020

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Art In The Time Of COVID19 – Sue Hubbard

First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out...

17 March 2020

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Tate Closes Galleries Due To Coronavirus Epidemic

The Tate has just released a press statement informing that it will be closing up shop until May due to COVID19 virus. The Serpentine...

16 March 2020

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London Art Gallery Closures Latest COVID19 Updates

The National Gallery has unprecedentedly cancelled their highly anticipated Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition, scheduled to open on 4th April. The ICA, Wellcome Collection, South London...

15 March 2020

Old Master Paintings Stolen From University Of Oxford Gallery

If you think UK galleries are safe while everyone is panicking from the COVID19 virus think again. Three valuable paintings have been stolen from...

15 March 2020

Arts Council England Promises Arts Support But Warns Of Closures

Arts Council England has released a statement outlining support for the arts during the COVID 19 crisis. In a statement released today (Sunday 15...

15 March 2020

South London Gallery First To Announce Lengthy Closure

The South London Gallery, a popular, public, cultural oasis has decided to close until further notice. This is the first, with many to follow...

14 March 2020

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Gagosian Gallery Closes Due To COVID-19 

Gagosian, the largest chain of commercial galleries in the world, has shuttered until further notice. The following message was released this morning.

13 March 2020

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Anicka Yi To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

Tate Modern has announced that Anicka Yi will create the next annual Hyundai Commission, an annual event at the gallery. Her new site-specific work...

13 March 2020

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Metropolitan Museum Leads Global Cultural Shut-Down

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has announced, it is  to Close Temporarily Starting today, March 13. It will close all three locations—The Met Fifth...

10 March 2020

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Emma Talbot Wins Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2020

The Max Mara prize 2020 has been awarded to Emma Talbot. The award supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major...

7 March 2020

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Late Francis Bacon Triptych Set To Soar At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon's late large-format Triptych Inspired by the Greek tragedy Oresteia of Aeschylus, will go under the hammer at Sotheby's. This will be the...

4 March 2020

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Venice Architecture Biennale Postponed Due To Coronavirus Fears

The 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and will now be held from Saturday, August 29th...

3 March 2020

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Art Dubai Postpones 2020 Fair Due To Coronavirus

The Art Dubai organisers have postponed the 2020 fair indefinitely. This is the second major to be canceled this Winter along side Art Basel...

2 March 2020

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Ulay: Marina Abramović Creative Collaborator Dies

Frank Uwe Laysiepen, AKA Ulay, Conceptual artist and long-term creative partner of Marina Abramović, has died age 76. Born in Germany and based in...