New Labour Arts Policies

This issue will be the last before the forthcoming General Election and so, as we have done over the past 20 years, we will try to explore the likely policies of the party that looks most likely to su… Continue Reading New Labour Arts Policies

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Public Exhibition Payments

Recently there has been increasing interest in the question of payments to artists whose work is exhibited in public. Any scheme devised would necessarily have legal implications; for this reason, and… Continue Reading Public Exhibition Payments

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Percentage for Art

Come gather round people Wherever you roam* From Ancient China, Classical Greece and Rome, the Renaissance through to the Bauhaus, the collaboration between art and architecture has been a vital, sign… Continue Reading Percentage for Art

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The Next Moves Forward, part 1

For the third time in eight years, I set myself the task of examining the newly-elected Government’s past achievements and future policies in relation to the visual arts. In my reviews of 1979 and 198… Continue Reading The Next Moves Forward, part 1

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Shopping Lists

On May 14th 1979, the newly elected Government will begin to plan its legislative programme for the next five years. Should the Arts Community require the introduction of legislation during this perio… Continue Reading Shopping Lists

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Welfare in the State of Art

Debates in the House of Lords are renowned for their quality but not necessarily for packing a punch sufficient to hit the Government into action. However, with the new Minister for the Arts operating… Continue Reading Welfare in the State of Art

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Who owns Elizabeth Frink?

Elisabeth Frink’s Desert Quartet, 1990, comprises four bronze sculptures commissioned in 1985 by property developers The Avon Group as an integrated external feature of their then new Montague Centre… Continue Reading Who owns Elizabeth Frink?

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New Administration: Reforms and Innovations

On June 10, the newly-elected Government will begin to plan its legislative programme for the next five years. In 1979 this column reported the current state of play in relation to the possible legisl… Continue Reading New Administration: Reforms and Innovations

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The Next Moves Forward, part 2

This month’s Artlaw continues and concludes the exploration of the newly-elected Government’s past achievements and future policies in relation to the visual arts, and, in the context of joint Europea… Continue Reading The Next Moves Forward, part 2

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Strategies for the Arts

The UK’s general election on May 5 smartly follows the ‘electorate-friendly’ annual budget statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2005. What will the election manifestos of the UK’… Continue Reading Strategies for the Arts

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