A Cumbrian tattoo artist swaps his inks for oil paints to help him make a living during lockdown.
By Alex Pope
BBC News Online
Leslie Posnett has been keeping himself occupied during the pandemic by painting scenes from his old sketchbooks.
A sculpture of a dog by artist Dame Elizabeth Frink that has sat outside a hospital for almost 30 years is being loaned to two museums in Europe.Copyright: Dorset County Hospital
The Dog sculpture has been described by staff at Dorchester County Hospital as one of its "most treasured possessions".
It is being loaned first to the Gerhard Marcks Museum in Bremen, Germany, and then to the Museum Beelden aan Zee at The Hague in Holland until it's return to the hospital in June next year.
Dame Elizabeth, who lived in Blandford, donated the bronze artwork to the hospital, where she was a patron, before her death in 1993.
Suzy Rushbrook, manager of the charity Arts in Hospital at Dorset County Hospital, said: “Collaborations like this help signify that Dorset and Dorchester continue to play a significant part in Frink’s artistic legacy and highlight the importance of our hospital’s outstanding art collection on an international level.”
While the sculpture is on loan, a new piece called Pony Rider by Gerhard Marcks, has been installed outside the hospital.Copyright: Dorset County Hospital
The government is proposing a return of items to their country of origin.
Disability Arts in Shropshire (DASH) has been granted £70,000 as part of the government's £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund.
The charity - which works with disabled artists - said it was "fantastic news" and the money would be used to employ more freelance mentors to better support its artists.
"Our team at DASH have barely stopped this year, responding to the challenges brought about by the pandemic and supporting disabled people who have been disproportionately affected," the charity's chair, Craig Ashley, said.
"This funding will enable us to reach more disabled artists.... [and] give us much needed breathing space to ensure our future."
Cold War Steve's latest work can now be seen at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery after its launch was cancelled due to coronavirus.
By Rebecca Jones
Arts correspondent, BBC News
The director's new film is based on the story of the Mangrove Nine, with echoes of Black Lives Matter.
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An exhibition of Banksy works is to go on display both online and at a London gallery.
Catch Me If You Can, featuring pieces by the elusive artist, is to go on display at the House of Fine Art (HOFA) Gallery in Mayfair from Thursday.
It will also be available for free online to allow people to access the exhibition, which is a partnership between HOFA Gallery and digital art investment platform Artcels, remotely.
Pieces included in the exhibition include Banksy's Monkey Queen, created in 2003, and a signed and dated screenprint of a pink Jack and Jill painting.
Banksy's piece Stop and Search, created in 2007, shows Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and her dog Toto with a police officer checking her wicker basket.
Elio D'Anna, founder of Artcels and co-founder of HOFA Gallery, said: "When we set out to create Artcels, we wanted to make blue-chip contemporary art more accessible to a wider audience of young, tech-savvy people eager to experience art across boundaries.
"We are very honoured to be hosting this exhibition and hope people from around the world will tune in to experience Banksy as never before."
The exhibition will run from 8 to 15 October.Copyright: EPA
By Alex Pope
BBC News Online
Cerys Brown turned to art when her A-levels were cancelled and wanted to honour health workers.
In Memoriam has been created by artist Luke Jerram and was installed on the beach at Sandbanks.