Michael Stanley, 1975 - 2012

Image: British Council RussiaThe Contemporary Visual Arts Network is deeply saddened at the sudden death of Michael Stanley, Director of Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and Chair of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (formerly Turning Point South East).

Michael has worked tirelessly to support both his colleagues in the South East and those across the national network. His enthusiasm and passion for contemporary art, his talented approach to producing critically acclaimed exhibitions and his commitment to securing a future for the sector in these difficult times means his presence will be sorely missed by the National Chairs group and the network as a whole.

We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time.

Modern Art Oxford has opened a Book of Condolences, where tributes can be left by friends and colleagues. Please click here for more information.

Measuring Quality of Experience in the Visual Arts

Visual Arts South West (part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network) have commissioned a pioneering study from Annabel Jackson that examines the Quality of Experience in the contemporary visual arts, in partnership with Arnolfini, Spike Island, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Plymouth Art Centre.

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