North Devon: opening an artist-led gallery space

Opening an artist led contemporary gallery space during a global pandemic in rural Devon doesn’t sound like a good idea on paper, but one year in it feels like one of the best…

Bilbao Rocks

During my five months on an artist residency in the Northern Spanish City of Bilbao, I have noticed a lot of artists. Being based in an artist residency centre this is obviously a risk. Considering the size of…

Glasgow: how to find sanctuary in the dear green place

As artists many of us are introverted beasts who choose the right time to make the most of creativity. It’s about getting a balance that fits with a responsibility to…

How to Proceed

It could be argued that the UK is experiencing a very gradual cultural shift. A decades long and relatively definitive trajectory has been ebbed slowly by episodes of both economic and civic uncertainty and we, as often…

Bergen: Holding in the Gaps

EVA ROWSON (Bergen, Norway) is Curator of Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall – the live programme of music, clubnights, performance and more at Bergen’s largest gallery for contemporary art. Her work as an artist, producer and curator…

São Paulo: Searching the edges

Holly Willats is the Director of Art Licks: a not for profit organisation based in London that provides support for grassroots activity and artists through its magazine, commissioning programme, and annual festival. Willats has recently…

Lisbon: salt air

Holly Willats is the Director of Art Licks: a not for profit organisation based in London that provides support for grassroots activity and artists through its magazine, commissioning programme, and annual festival. Willats has recently been carrying…

Art Worlds Margate

It’s Monday morning and I’m walking along the seafront, waves crashing to my right and seagulls squealing overhead. I’m not on holiday; I’m on the way to my studio. I moved to the coastal town of Margate,…

California: driving around LA with Orlagh Woods

I arrived in Los Angeles in the sunshine and heat of August, and was struck immediately by the sheer size of the city, which sprawls in every direction along its network of freeways.…

California: an interview with Frankie Carino

Arizona born, Los Angeles based Frankie Carino has been carving out a name for himself as an artist tearing at the traditions of photography, disobeying its materials and testing its presentation techniques. Lively, young…

California: an interview with Bunnie Reiss

A recent addition to the Los Angeles art community after a move down state from her old stomping ground of Oakland, Bunnie Reiss has set up studio and home in the district of Echo…

Colombia: an interview with Juan Pablo Echeverri

Artist Juan Pablo Echeverri talks to Artquest about the art scene in Colombia and his own international practice.

Argentina: a tour around MALBA, the Museum of Latinamerican Art in Buenos Aires

London based artist Laura Malacart interviews artist/art historian Matilde Llambi Campbell at the Educational Department at Malba. Interviewed in 2012. Laura Malacart: Malba is an astounding museum…

Armenia: overview of the visual arts

The new reality proved difficult for many artists who had been until then supported by the Soviet state with free studio spaces, generous bursaries and subsidised art materials in return for political obedience (with…