A round-up of recent news and comment from the Muse Room
Arts Council Funding: winners and losers
Earlier this week, Arts Council England announced its funding plans for the next three years, sharing out over £340 million among 670 of the country’s arts organisations.
Celebrating Scotland’s cultural independence…
A nationwide celebration of Scottish contemporary art launched recently, with a major exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery and many more across the country as part of the GENERATION series.
Youth and Experience: supporting art scholarship
Abstract Feminism: recognising the women behind abstract art
As the position of women in art history is brought back into the public eye, Catherine Spencer takes a look at the nuanced ways in which contemporary female artists have developed and redefined abstraction.
John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist
Five artists have been shortlisted for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, a key fixture in the Liverpool Biennial. The eventual winner will be awarded £25,000.
Andrew Lord’s art in the Tate collection
Wherever he works, Andrew Lord’s organic-looking ceramic work remains rooted in British soil. Lisa Zeiger discusses the significance of Tate’s recent decision to purchase five items for their collection.