Jerwood Drawing Prize: Pippa Gatty
In the first of a series of interviews with art prize nominees, Chris Sharratt talks to Pippa Gatty about the importance of being selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Pippa talks about how doing an MA helped to kickstart her studio practice and reveals where she'd like to be in five years' time.
John Moores Painting Prize: Narbi Price
In the second of our art prize specials Chris Sharratt heads north to talk to John Moores prizewinner, Narbi Price, about his painterly journey into the mundane and the macabre.
Artes Mundi Prize: Apolonija Šušteršic
For our third Art Prize special, Chris Sharratt met Artes Mundi Prize nominee Apolonija Šušteršic. In this interview she shares her thoughts on success, nationality and her public art practice.
Northern Art Prize: Emily Speed
In the final instalment of Chris Sharratt's art-prize interviews he speaks to Emily Speed. She reflects upon the exciting developments that have occurred in her practice over the last few years, and the projects that have led to her nomination for the Northern Art Prize.
Thunderstorms Sweep In: Setting up an artist run space in Cambridge
Aid & Abet is an artist-led contemporary art space based in Cambridge. It was co-founded in 2009 by artists Sarah Evans, David Kefford and CJ Mahony. Content Curator Lesley Guy questioned David Kefford about setting up and running an artist-led space.
The Sound of Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern
Lesley Guy reports on Manifesta 9 in Belgium's coal-mining heartlands and finds in the event's sound-based work a powerful evocation of the area's industrial past.
Reflections on Documenta 13. Or should that be Dogumenta?
Last month Sheila McGregor went to Kassel for the opening of Documenta(13). She picked us a few apples from the vast array of work on show but wonders how such a huge event can retain critical integrity.
Refocus on The Photographers' Gallery
We invited Max Houghton to visit the newly renovated Photographers' Gallery and review its inaugural exhibitions. Presenting an informed, critical response to the work on show, she asks the obvious question: has the £9 million refurbishment been worth it?
Landing Place: the local in the international
Axisweb was media partner for the engage conference in 2012. We kept you up-to-date with discussion, debate and provided space to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the conference.
Why are the arts important?
Here is a selection of answers from our education comments box.