Sonia Boyce first black woman to represent Britain at Venice Biennale
The artist Sonia Boyce has been chosen to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale – the first black woman to do so. Her work will fill the UK pavilion from May until November next year. Boyce is one of the leading artists of the British Black Arts Movement and studied at Stourbridge College in the 1980s – via the Guardian
Arts Council takes steps to tackle working class gaps in workforce
Next year arts organisations will have to provide data on the socio-economic background of employees as a step towards tackling working class gaps in their workforce – via The Guardian.
Judy Watson review – pain and persecution in a lush and stunning landscape
The artist’s great great grandmother escaped a massacre by hiding underwater and breathing through reeds. Such astonishing stories of Indigenous Australian experience feed into this beautiful show that packs a punch. Hannah Clugston reviews Judy Watson at Ikon – via The Guardian