Thursday, December 13, 2007

Artists' Newsletter Publications

Artists' Newsletter based in Newcastle publishes a self-titled magazine (taken in print form by the Library) along with many other research based publications. Publications concentrate on professional issues and practice, such as how to establish charging rates, dealing with commissions, issues surrounding different types of work and exhibition space, and collaborative practice.
The Library has just added A-N Resource to its online resources collection, providing online access to all this content, including back issues of Artists' Newsletter.
Now we've made it even easier for you to access these online publications by linking directly to them from the Library Catalogue. Now when you call up the record for any of the print publications, a link and access information to the online version is displayed.
Access: Free on-campus. Athens off-campus.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Colour: Design and Creativity

'Colour: design and creativity' is a new online journal produced by the Society of Dyers and Colourists. It is aimed at the professional and academic design community.
The journal seeks to encourage a better understanding of colour and its application to design theory and practice, and aims to provide a forum for workers in disparate disciplines to communicate the results of their work. Journal articles can be viewed in HTML or PDF format.
Access: Free

Lee Miller

This website accompanies an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum from September 2007 until January 2008, focusing on the work of American photographer Lee Miller. The exhibition traces her life from her origins in New York, through to her modelling career in the late 1920s and 1930s, through to her ground-breaking work as a photographer. The accompanying website highlights different areas of her life and work. The photographs displayed are taken from the Lee Miller Archives at Chiddingly in East Sussex.
Access: Free

Monday, December 03, 2007

Active Resistance

Active Resistance is the new manifesto from fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. A call to arms, a political critique and a justification for art for art's sake, it is Westwood at her most characteristically bombastic. The website provides downloadable PDFs of the manifesto, along with graphics, and Westwood's blog.
Access: Free

Visionary Anatomies

'Visionary Anatomies' is the free online PDF catalogue of a exhibition that examined "the work of contemporary artists who use anatomical imagery and concepts to express aesthetic, social, and cultural ideas". The exhibition was staged in 2005 at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. The exhibition website contains the exhibitions elegant 48-page PDF catalogue, containing images of works in the exhibition, a bibliography and credits, and the essay by Michael Sappol (Curator-Historian, National Library of Medicine) 'Visionary Anatomies and the Great Divide: art, science, and the changing conventions of anatomical representations, 1500-2003'.
Access: Free

American Choreographers

This website is an online exhibition entitled Movement masters: portraits of America's great choreographers showcasing photographs taken by dance photographer Rose Eichenbaum. It is hosted by the Dance Art Museum of the Americas. One can view black and white photographs of choreographers and read quotes said by them. There is also a section about the artist outlining Eichenbaum's professional career.
Access: Free

Posters of the Russian Civil War

'Posters of the Russian Civil War, 1918-1922' is an online exhibition presented by the New York Public Library. It contains 213 posters, placards, and broadsides, constituting one of the largest assemblages of such posters outside of Russia. There is a short introductory text and suggestions for further reading.
Access: Free

Art Fairs, Bienniels and Prizes

We've just rationalised access to our catalogues of UK and international art prizes, fairs and biennials.
Previously catalogues from events such as Documenta, Bloombergs New Contemporaries, British Art Show and Whitney Biennial have been scattered throughout the collection, making them more difficult to find. They've now been brought together, and you can now even search for the exhibition name in the Author box of the Library Catalogue.
Useful shelfmarks:

Beck’s Futures
709.410904 BEC

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
709.410905 NEW

Brighton Photo Biennial
770.9 BRI

British Art Show
709.410904 BRI

709.049 DOC

Frieze Art Fair
709.05 FRI

Hugo Boss Prize
709.05 HUG

International Photo-Triennial Esslingen
770.9 INT

Jerwood Drawing Prize
741.9242 JER

John Moores Exhibition
759.2 MOO

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
709.05 LIV

Photographic Portrait Prize (formerly Schweppes)
778.942 NAT

Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art
709.410905 TAT

Turner Prize
709.410904 TAT

Videonale Festival fur Zeitgenossische Videokunst
778.59 INT

Whitney Biennial
709.730904 WHI