Art in Print

Tate and the art of being a neighbour



This week the Cornish gallery unveiled its new extension, with an extra 500 sq m of exhibition space allowing it for the first time to stay open while changing displays. Previously, it had to shut for about six weeks.


Executive director of the gallery, Mark Osterfield, stated that the people of St Ives had feared that the gallery would “overpower” the town, but now were strongly supportive. According to him the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth museum attracted 250,000 annual visitors, bringing £11 million to the local economy.


Via: The Times


Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017: the best of an impossibly eclectic bunch





That has been one of the challenges facing the judges of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 as they prepare to announce the shortlist tomorrow. Last year's winner, Victoria and Albert Museum, was revealed during an official ceremony in the Natural History Museum.


Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 finalists will be announced today, April 27, and the winner on July 5. 


Via: Financial Times


Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria review


Detail of Ashley Bickerton's Red Scooter (2009)


Mark Hudson gave 3 * in his most recent review of the show currently exhibited in the Newport Street Gallery.


Ornamental Hysteria’ spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is the artist's first UK show since 2009 and runs throughout all six spaces at Newport Street Gallery.


According to the author: 'Hirst, who curated the show, alongside Bickerton, from works largely in his own collection, has put together an entertaining spectacle with a definite sense of a story.'


Via: The Telegraph