Art Quarterly

Published four times a year, Art Quarterly is the magazine of Art Fund and one of the highly valued, exclusive benefits of becoming an Art Fund member. It provides readers with insightful, accessible content and comment on art and artists, and current and upcoming exhibitions in UK museums, galleries and historic houses, highlighting the discounted entry and other benefits available to Art Fund members with their National Art Pass, as well as the wider work of Art Fund’s charitable programme.

In the Summer 2021 issue:

Carving a career

Three centuries after the death of Grinling Gibbons, Hannah Phillip explores the life and work of the master carver, ahead of a new exhibition, and Skye Sherwin profiles four contemporary carvers carrying on his legacy.

Reclaiming Essex

More than 30 years after the cultural stereotypes of ‘Essex Man’ and ’Essex Girl’ were coined, artists Michael Landy and Elsa James, who are both making work on the subject, meet in Southend to discuss what the terms mean to them.

Magical worlds rooted in reality

For more than five decades author-illustrator Raymond Briggs has been drawing enduring characters whose experiences, thoughts and feelings seem as complex, contradictory and every bit as real as our own. David Trigg profiles his life and work.

Museums going wild

Anna McNay explores how two museum projects creating new garden spaces, at Hepworth Wakefield and the Natural History Museum, are examples of how integrating nature and culture benefits every species, especially humans.

Meet the collectors: Sir Walter Scott

The objects and books acquired by Sir Walter Scott not only inspired his writing but led him to create a home, Abbotsford, in the Scottish Borders, that brought his historical literature to life. In Scott’s 250th-anniversary year, Kirsty Archer-Thompson tells his story.

Across past and present lands

Artist Willie Doherty talks to David Trigg ahead of a new retrospective of his 40-year career, with a focus on borders, and co-curator Anne Stewart introduces the main themes within the show.

Jason Wilsher-Mills

As he prepares for his AR-enhanced sculpture to be installed at this year’s Creative Folkestone Triennial, artist Jason Wilsher-Mills describes how his experience of living with disability has informed his creativity and use of technology.

Plus: Other exhibitions opening in summer, book reviews, news on how Art Fund’s grant-giving programme is helping museums across the UK, and details of the latest works of art that Art Fund has helped museums and galleries to acquire.

Edited by Helen Sumpter, past and present contributors to Art Quarterly include Mary Beard, Martin Coomer, Gabriel Coxhead, Charles Darwent, Nancy Durrant, Marcus Field, Elizabeth Fullerton, Fisun Güner, Sam Jacob, Hettie Judah, Maev Kennedy, Sarah Kent, Anna McNay, Hilary Mantel, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Griselda Murray Brown, Matt Price, Chris Sharratt, Skye Sherwin, Rachel Spence, Ben Street and Marina Vaizey.

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