A Q&A with…Chantal Powell, sculpture and installation artist

The West Midlands-born artist and founder of the contemporary arts programme Hogchester Arts discusses her involvement with Isolation Art School, selling and buying work through Artist Support Pledge, working on project ‘Night Shaking’ with West Midlands-based artist Dean Melbourne, plus the impact of her recent a-n Artist Bursary – via a-n.

Artists Make Change: “Artists need to be more involved in policy decisions”

a-n Artists Council has initiated a 12-month research and development project that will explore the role of the artist in society and advocate for how artists and art organisers can effectively work for change. Glen Stoker, a visual artist and Director of Stoke-on-Trent-based artist-led project AirSpace Gallery, and Rachel Dobbs, an artist and educator based in Plymouth speak to Jack Hutchinson about the project and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their plans – via a-n.


Ryan Hughes reports for a-n news on visual arts activity in Coventry, the 2021 UK City of Culture.

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Grand Union programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder speak to a-n news about their 2017.