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Division of Labour at Art Brussels

i-, Jeremy Hutchison. Pictured at Rurart, France One of Europe's leading contemporary art fairs, Art Brussels takes place this weekend from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April.

Worcestershire's Division of Labour will be there presenting Celine Condorelli, Jeremy Hutchison and Gavin Wade. VIP tickets are available for artists, collectors and curators based in the West Midlands. Please contact gallery Director Nathaniel Pitt for more information: nat@divisionoflabour.co.uk 

Monument, 2011 (c) Andrew Lacon. Currently exhibited in Homage to January, Worcester City Gallery & Museum

Nathaniel  has also been invited to talk about his new commercial gallery situated inside Worcester City Gallery & Museum as part of a panel at the fair - The Role of the Gallery, Beyond Commerce: Towards a New Paradigm of Appreciation.



Richard Long at the New Art Gallery Walsall

NO FOOTPRINTS, 2013, Offset Lithograph, 63 x 45.6cm (c) Richard Long

Today a retrospective of Richard Long's prints from 1970 to 2013 opens at the New Art Gallery Walsall. The exhibition brings together, for the first time, all of the artist’s prints, made over a 40-year period. These provide great insight into the relationship between Long’s sculpture and graphic work.

To accompany the exhibition, Long has created a special wall-drawing on the Gallery’s 26 metre-long wall, together with an on location floor sculpture in response to the Gallery’s architecture. The exhibition runs until 22 June 2014.

A limited edition print Richard Long print, 'NO FOOTPRINTS', has also been created especially for the exhibition and is available to be purchased here.



Latest Artists' News & Opportunities Bulletin published

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be read here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 24 April 2014.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk



Vacancy: Head of Art Market Development - West Midlands

The School of Art, Birmingham City University is pleased to announce new funding from Arts Council England for art market activity in the region and now seeks a Head of Art Market Development.

The job description and application form for Head of Art Market can be downloaded here.

Deadline: Wednesday 16 April 2014



Upcoming Visual Arts Opportunities...

A joint three-year programme between the British Council and Arts Council England which will support individual artists based in England to work internationally. The Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 for artists to travel, explore and collaborate internationally while carrying out professional projects. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 9 May 2014. 

The Trust award Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities. Applications reopen in May 2014.

The open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to contribute to the dialogue and understanding about drawing for current and future generations. Applications reopen late April 2014.

For further opportunities from Jerwood Visual Arts, see their Artist Opportunities page or sign up for the Jerwood Visual Arts E-Newsletter.



National Trust: Croome Redefined micro-residencies

Image © National Trust

Croome are offering the opportunity for 30 creative practitioners from all disciplines to draw on archive material from the National Trust property. They wish artists to create a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory approach to Croome’s fascinating history through the transformation and reinterpretation of a pair of shoes and the shoe rack in which it will be presented.

Further details can be downloaded here.

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 28 April 2014.



ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: Waving not Drowning audio now available

On Saturday 8 March 2014, the New Art West Midlands 2014 study day, Waving not Drowning…Surviving as an Artist in the West Midlands took place at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Through a series of presentations and case studies, a selection of West Midlands-based artists at various stages of their careers discussed the opportunities and challenges that they met in the early stages of their career and provided practical information on surviving as an artist.

Audio files are now available for the majority of the speakers and are available to listen here.



Bespoke Mentoring Offer for Four West Midlands Disabled Visual Artists

DASH and the Herbert are offering four one hour bespoke mentoring sessions for disabled visual artists based in the West Midlands, who are at any stage of their career.

The sessions can cover:

  • Career development
  • Portfolio development
  • Artist statement
  • Networks and websites
  • General advice and information

The deadline to apply is Monday 24 March 2014. Full information can be found here.