Photography & Film

From Fox Talbot and Martin Parr to film festivals and photo biennales, this is the place to find the best exhibitions and gallery events from the stars of screen and lens at hundreds of UK museums, photography galleries and contemporary art venues. Shoot away...

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow drives camper van to pitch-black Scottish forest for "really cool adventure"

The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was turned into a music festival over the weekend, including an appearance from the Portishead founder and a paranormal investigator.

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"Memory holds the truth": Olga Sviblova on Burning News: Recent Art from Russia at the Hayward Gallery

The Director of Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum says the new exhibition of six young Russian artists, at the Hayward Gallery's Project Space, rewards "a bit of time".

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A Needle Walks into a Haystack: Liverpool offers sharp and precise 2014 Biennial

Merseyside's sixth major festival of visual art offers just enough to fill a busy weekend, with artists past and present equally represented. Mark Sheerin explores.

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Beyond the Border: Four Scottish photographers on art and Scotland's independence

Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Stephen McLaren, whose photography exhibition is at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, talk all things Scotland.

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Nick Cave film stars Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone as Tyneside Cinema gallery opens

An award-winner for Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, 20,000 Days on Earth will form part of the opening programme for new film-art space The Gallery in Newcastle.

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Arches Political Party to throw artist-led bash on night of Scottish independence vote

Insisting that their night is non-partisan, Glasgow's Arches will unite VJs, artists, actors, performers and Irn Bru after the polling booths close.

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Artist's Statement: Neville Gabie on AFLOAT, his film about a Scottish Highlands community

Sculptor Neville Gabie gained the trust of a remote Scottish community as they built a skiff rowing boat and competed at the inaugural world championships.

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Photographers' Gallery traces development of Russian colour photography

Pictures and our review from the exhibition tracing the advancement of colour photography in Russia over more than a century.

Burning boats, glass plates and mass observation as Brighton Photo Biennial returns

Under the slogan Communities, Collectives and Collaboration, the sixth edition of UK’s largest photo festival will showcase the work of 45 photographers and artists.

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Cara Spencer on her dad, the Beatles, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Victoria Beckham

Curated by his daughter and named after the war hero and photographer's favourite phrase, Living Dangerously is about to showcase Terence Spencer's remarkable career.

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Photo show explores Japanese private investigators and extra marital affairs at National Eisteddfod of Wales

The crisis of intimate relationships in Japan is the subject of an exhibition by young Welsh photographer Becca Voelcker.

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Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit conveys sense of dissident excitement

They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.

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Jeremy Deller gives away 10,000 pieces of Roman Abramovich-themed work for Own Art

In honour of the 10th anniversary of a scheme which has allowed thousands to buy art, the former Turner Prize winner is giving away a work premiered at the Venice Biennale.

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Ten art exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

From Ming paintings and large-scale projections to computer fans around a Police Box and explicit avant-garde images, here are a few of the shows to look out for this year.

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Artists to create works live from Constable's Romantic landscapes in Field Broadcast

Screened to the public through a downloadable app, eight artists are about to begin seven days of live digital broadcasts from the landscapes which once inspired Constable.

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