Textile Art: some prickly facts
Textile art can convey stories that are both intimate and universal, affecting both maker and viewer. Professor Jessica Hemmings leads us through some of these stories and the 'accidental' textile artists who make them.
Craft and Social Change: conference report
Billie Tilley reports from The Craft and Social Change conference, which drew together prominent thinkers and activists from a range of disciplines to examine the capacity of craftspeople and makers to re-imagine society and to provoke change on an individual, local and global level.
Edinburgh Art Festival 2013
Stacy Boldrick, Curator of Research and Interpretation at The Fruitmarket Gallery, presents a guide to help you find the best exhibitions and commissions that this year's Edinburgh Art Festival has to offer.
Our Art Professionals' Guide to the 55th Venice Biennale
We've been busy, out and about in Venice, seeing as much as we can to build an art professionals' guide on what to see at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Axisweb's Content Curator Liz Cookson writes a personal account from the preview days of the 55th Venice Biennale. Take a look at her highlights and find out what you should make a beeline to see this year.
Axis' survival guide to Venice
During our visit to the 55th Venice Biennale, we gathered tips from art professionals and artists on how to make the most of your visit to the most famous contemporary art Biennale. Take a look at our practical guide.
Welcome to our Venice Confession Box where visitors to the Venice Biennale 2013 were able to share their art tips, practical suggestions and confess their bad preview week behaviour. Of course we have kept our contributors identities' a secret, but you know who you are!
The Artists' Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale
Artquest, Axisweb and engage collaborated on The Artists' Pavilion - a social space for visual artists during the Venice Biennale preview days.
For The Love Of It
Last month we sent artist Samantha Donnelly to the day-long event, For The Love Of It, organised by Artquest. The aims of the conference were to look at how artists control and shape the context they work within, and to ask whether it is still relevant to say that they do it ‘for the love of it’.
The Gwangju Biennale 2012
After being impressed by the simple theme and coherent approach adopted by curator Massimiliano Gioni in 2010, Steve Dutton returned to South Korea in 2012 to see how six co-curators would jointly tackle the Gwangju Biennale. He reflects that sometimes less really might mean more.