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The Nature of the Beast 
by Richard Hylton

The Nature of the Beast sets out to explore the impact that cultural diversity policies and initiatives, within the publicly funded arts sector, have had on Black visual arts activity in England over the past four decades. Richard Hylton offers the reader a fascinating insight into the roles played by the protagonists, including the Greater London Council, Arts Council, publicly funded galleries and arts organisations. Charting cultural diversities various incarnations, from ethnic arts in the late 1970s, black arts in the 1980s, new internationalism in the 1990s and culturally diverse arts in the 21st Century; Hylton’s study considers how today’s overly benevolent and prescriptive attempts at inculcating cultural diversity within the visual arts reprise much of the outmoded thinking dating back to the 1970s.

Through in-depth research and analysis, this study assesses the extent to which certain policies and initiatives might have assisted or hindered the progress of Black artists within the English gallery system. This study meets a long overdue need for a public analysis of cultural diversity policies in the visual arts and will be invaluable to readers interested in cultural policy, arts administration, curatorial practice and the contemporary visual arts in general.

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Alan Cotton
Contours in Colour

Alan Cotton is one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape painters, whose work is held in public and private collections worldwide. His distinctive paintings are laid onto canvas with painting knives using rich impasto pigments.

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Here’s to Another 10
Low Profile

Here’s to another 10 includes contributions by a range of artists and creative producers who have been involved in supporting the development of LOW PROFILE’s practice during 2012, including; Action Hero, Hunt & Darton, Lindsay Hughes, Barry Sykes, Rebecca Weeks and Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley & Lee Miller. Here’s to another 10 is commissioned by ICIA (The former name of the arts team that run The Edge) and produced with the support of CAZ (Cornwall Autonomous Zone) with thanks to Residence (Bristol), Hunt & Darton and CAVE art fair (Liverpool).

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Collected Shadows: The Archive of Modern Conflict

Curated by Timothy Prus from the Archive of Modern Conflict, Collected Shadows presents photography from the 1850s to the present day, both professional and amateur, which juxtapose time periods, geographies and photographic techniques. Cross-cultural and transhistorical, the book combines images of earth, air, fire, water, divinity, astrology, flight and portraiture, creating associations between the elements, the cosmos and humanity.

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