Giving more to the regions does pay dividends. A decade back, Ace provided the Baltic gallery in Gateshead with £1.5m a year. Now it is £3m. Last year, the Baltic welcomed 500,000 visitors – and one third of those were under 26. You might have thought the pro-Brexit north-east would be more traditional in its cultural preferences. Not judging by the Baltic’s cutting-edge global contemporary art programme. Currently showing a retrospective of the feminist American Judy Chicago, coming up later in 2020 are exhibitions from the Anglo-Bangladeshi Imran Peretta; the Colombian Abel Rodríguez; Pakistani-American Huma Bhabha; and the duo known as Pakui Hardware from Lithuania – a real Baltic link. … [Read more...] about Can we rescue the arts – and arts funding – from perennial elitism?
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Bursaries and scholarships There are a mix of awards on offer, including funding for care leavers and for students from under-represented groups who have a household income below £25,000. Visit aub.ac.uk/funding for full details. … [Read more...] about University guide 2020: Arts University Bournemouth
“Each member of the team now has to seek his or her outsource in acting to pay for the living expense. Buffalo does have new projects, yet there is not enough money to carry out. Despite the warm welcome of the audience, the team still faced loss. One of the reasons for such financial shortage is because the team is rather picky as to sponsorship in order to avoid too much interference into the play content or insensitive advertisement during each performance”, said Hoang Quan, Buffalo’s Head. … [Read more...] about Operas attract much interest in Vietnam
Turner was a secretive man, and we know little about his private life or those of his lovers, so Mr Turner must speculate about these relationships. Some researchers have even suggested that Turner’s daughters were born to Hannah rather than to Sarah. The film has gone with the more traditional view. … [Read more...] about Mr Turner: the fine art of historical biography
• If the Vatican had not removed the shadows which Michelangelo had painted on to and around his depicted figures (after he had studied the shadows cast by the small clay or wax models he made of his figures) during the so-called restoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the 1980s, it would not have been necessary to install over 7,000 LEDs in an attempt to recover those very three-dimensional effects today (Sistine Chapel goes digital to cap tourist surge, 30 October). It was claimed during the restoration that removing the ceiling’s glue-painted shading was necessary to liberate the brilliant colours originally used to cut through the gloom of a large candlelit space. If that rationale had been correct (and not, as is demonstrable, misguided), why should it now be necessary, only two decades later, to flood the chapel with permanent artificial light? Why does it look, from all photographs of the chapel today, as if the garish “liberated” 1980s colours that … [Read more...] about Eyes glaze over at Mr Turner’s painting