Atom Gallery has invited over 40 artists to produce an original artwork on empty pizza boxes for an exhibition to raise much needed funds for Hackney Foodbank. A wide variety of artists from London's urban and street art scenes (and some from further afield...) will be spraying, painting, printing and drawing on pizza boxes supplied by local pizza companies.
Museums and galleries
The Science museum is collaborating with Tate, National Gallery, V&A, National Muiseums Scotland, the Estorick Collection and more to create a new exhibition examining the Art of Innovation.
On Saturday 7 September Waddesdon opened a new permanent gallery, 'A Rothschild Treasury'.
The gallery houses more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials, many on display for the first time.
From a 1st-century cameo of Augustus Caesar’s grandson, to a microscope used by entomologist and flea expert Charles Rothschild, via jewellery given as presents from Queen Victoria, to objects bearing Nazi inventory numbers, gold boxes, silver and jewellery – this new gallery displays items that celebrate the Rothschild family as collectors of extraordinary objects.
England's museums and galleries saw a 6% increase in visitor numbers in 2018 compared to the previous year.
VisitEngland's Annual Attractions Survey 2018, containing results from over 1,500 attractions, revealed a 2% increase in both visits and revenue for England's visitor attractions.
Tate Modern was top in museums and galleries for the first time in ten years with 5.87 million visitors.
British Museum, which has been top of the visitor numbers list in the past decade, had 5.83 million visitors.
A new DCMS National Museums Partnership Report reveals that an extra 33 million people saw objects from UK museums last year thanks to around 450,000 objects being loaned from 17 national museums.
750 museums across the UK benefitted from national museums loaning more than 60,000 objects, which were seen by more than 18.5 million visitiors, boasting local economies.
Showing the power of exporting culture worldwide, the 17 national museums toured 41 exhibitions to 79 international venues, which were attended by around 7 million people.
In so many of the buildings we visit in our everyday lives – from doctors’ surgeries to hotels and schools to offices, the walls are filled with art that someone has taken the time to select.
Great art can completely transform a space and help to create a unique atmosphere. We can all appreciate the impact that beautiful prints in our home can have on our mood – and the approach is no different for businesses.
Art for your business
Construction has begun on East Bank, a new cultural district located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will cost £1.1 billion.
The new district, planned for a 2022 opening, will contain a new dance theatre for Sadler's Wells, a venue for the V&A, a new home for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus plus the BBC Singers, and a new campus for University College London, and the London College of Fashion (part of the University of the Arts London).
Siobhan Davies Dance (London) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) are pleased to announce the expansion of their four-year partnership, CONTINUOUS, to form the CONTINUOUS Network which will incorporate institutions around the country. This major collaboration has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant for £341,144 and £90,000 in support from the John Ellerman Foundation.
Art Fund membership has grown by 8.5% in the past 12 months to 151,000 members, which has doubled in the last decade.
Art Fund has also launched a new funding scheme to help toward the conservation of museum and gallery collections in the UK with applications opening on 28 July 2019. This new fund joins several others opened in 2019:
For 2019 Shubbak has commissioned a number of mobile installations for different locations across London.
Bricklab, the designers of the first Saudi pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale create a new pop-up sculpture especially for Shubbak. 22 brightly coloured units equalling in number the 22 states of the Arab League are arranged in different constellations to offer new viewpoints of geographies, nations and the power to imagine other realities. No unit can stand on its own, but has to be grafted onto others.