21 Years of Axis - Sheila McGregor
Sheila McGregor, Director of Axis since 2009, looks back over our history and considers how we've changed since our days as the national artists' slide index.
1991: Then and Now by Teresa Gleadowe
The founding director of the Royal College of Art's MA course in Curating Contemporary Art considers how curators made exhibitions before the arrival of the Internet and re-visits what was happening in the artworld in the early nineties.
1991: Then and Now by Zoe Pilger
Zoe Pilger examines the cultural and political landscape that shaped contemporary art in the 1990s and finds that history has a way of repeating itself.
Looking Back (and Forward) by Mark Robinson
Former Executive Director of Arts Council England, North East, (and chef) Mark Robinson worries about the demise of an ecosystem of funding opportunities that may now be shifting from a rich smörgåsbord of sources to one menu for all.
Being an Artist: Then and Now
Five artists on Axisweb discuss how they started out and what's important to them right now.
David Sherry, Bear Theory, 2012
Artist David Sherry celebrates Axisweb's 21st birthday with a specially commissioned comic strip.
Looking to remember: A literary exploration of the work of Sara Barker
Following 2012's programme Developing critical writing on the contemporary visual arts, we commissioned three emerging writers to write a piece about an artist of their choice. We start with Ciara Healy who examines the work of Sara Barker in relation to Modernist literature.
CAVE art fair - by Mark Doyle
Mark Doyle from the Contemporary Art Society gives his opinion on this 'alternative' art fair that ran during the Liverpool Biennial in 2012.
The Afterimage of Photography
This is the second commission from our programme Developing Critical Writing on the contemporary visual arts. We asked three emerging writers to each write a piece about an artist of their choice. Here, Rowan Lear attempts to get inside the paintings of Maaike Schoorel.
Augmenting the Experience of Art Through Digital Technology
In the third and final installment of our Developing critical writing on the contemporary visual arts programme commissions, Brychan Tudor reflects upon the ways that new technologies are being used to mediate, inform and even enhance the art experience.