New Year’s Honours list 2019: artists including Barbara Walker and Sonia Boyce receive honours
Birmingham-based Barbara Walker receives an MBE for services to British art while Sonia Boyce is made an OBE. Plus honours for artists Tacita Dean, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing and Alison Wilding, and Kettle’s Yard gallery director Andrew Nairne – via a-n.
Venice Biennale: Britain’s New Voices
This BBC documentary follows three artists as they prepared to show their work in the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice earlier this year. The programme includes our very own Birmingham-based Barbara Walker, as well as a fitting and moving tribute to Khadija Saye.
The Contemporary Art Society acquires 106 works by 16 artists for museums and communities across the UK through its Rapid Response Fund
The Contemporary Art Society’s Rapid Response Fund has bought 106 works of art for 16 museums across the UK, financially supporting artists and helping museums reach out to new audiences as they beginning their re-opening programmes as coronavirus-based restrictions ease. This includes acquisitions for The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and The New Art Gallery Walsall.