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Private sector picks up the pieces as UK government cuts art education funding

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The art world, long thought to be immune, is now having to acknowledge urgent realities of pandemics, the climate crisis, wars, energy and food shortages, mass migration, inflation and crime. This month, guest writer Riah Pryor reports on how the legal system struggles to find a consistent way to punish art crimes, with sentences varying dramatically worldwide

Arts education in the UK is under attack yet again. Two years after the former Conservative education secretary Gavin Williamson announced he was cutting higher education funding for arts courses by 50%, the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has launched an offensive against “low value” degree courses.

Read More: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/09/19/private-sector-uk-government-cuts-art-education-funding

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‘Death notice’ and tributes for Dublin-NY portal

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The well known ‘Dublin humour’ has taken centre stage at the on-off interactive Portal in the city centre.

Only this time, it’s black humour – “RIP THE PORTAL”

The installation, which provided a continuous realtime link between the city and New York, was launched in a blaze of publicity a week ago but within days it was turned off because of “inappropriate behaviour” by a few people.

Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cl404yjz1ljo

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Woman charged after overnight break-in at Norwich Art Shop

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Norwich Art Shop, in Upper St Giles Street, is a collective art space shared between more than 20 artists.

Each artist pays rent proportional to the size of their showcasing space and they take turns volunteering to open the galleries and shop to the public.

Just after 2am yesterday, neighbours were alerted to a banging noise as somebody tried to break into the venue and police were made aware.

Read More: https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/24324524.woman-charged-overnight-break-in-norwich-art-shop/

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Redbridge: Artists defend Palestine mural amid controversy

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An art collective has defended a tribute mural to Palestinian journalists amid calls for its removal.

Three artists from Creative Debuts painted the mural in Ilford, east London, in March.

It depicts four reporters and photographers standing before a pile of rubble in Gaza, based on a photograph taken by photographer Suhail Nassar.

An Israeli legal support group has argued it could worsen tensions in London’s multi-ethnic communities.

Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-68968169

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