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  • DACS joins the Gallery Climate Coalition

    DACS is proud to become a member of the GCC community and more broadly to work with our artists and artist estate members, and the wider visual arts sector towards collaborative solutions for greater climate security and equality. 

    25 May 2022

  • Art + Environment: True North – The story behind the image

    In 2006, photographer Gautier Deblonde joined a collective of artists and writers on a trip to Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The trip was organised by Cape Farewell, and aimed to bring creative voices together to highlight the growing climate emergency. 

    The images created on this trip launched a new body of work True North, an ongoing series that Deblonde has developed with multiple return trips to the island since, in which he is exploring the changing landscape, the melting glaciers and collaborating with climate scientists who live and work in the area.

    DACS selected one of these striking images to lead our Art + Environment series. Here Gautier shares the story behind the project.  

    24 May 2022

  • DACS celebrates launch of the inaugural Ousmane Sow Resale Right Award.

    DACS joins with collecting societies around the world to celebrate the inaugural Ousmane Sow Resale Right Award from CISAC which has this year been presented in partnership with the Government of Senegal at the Dakar Biennal.

    23 May 2022

  • Book now: Creating a Sustainable Future: Reconditioning Art and Institutional Practice

    Bringing together artists, curators and entrepreneurs, this event will explore how the sector can create new, more sustainable methodologies, rethink existing systems to move closer to a decarbonised arts sector, and what roles and responsibilities contemporary art practice and the arts sector at large can take in mitigating the climate crisis.  

    23 May 2022

  • DACS contributes to new report on ‘The impact of digital technology on arts and culture in the UK’

    DACS was pleased to contribute to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) report on ‘The impact of digital technology on arts and culture in the UK’ that provides an overview of the impact of digital technology on the arts and culture sector in the UK. 

    19 May 2022

  • DACS’ Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros announced as new Director of Whitechapel Gallery

    DACS’ Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros will be stepping down from the organisation which she has led for 13 years to take up a new role as Director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London. 

    16 May 2022