Quality in community art (MCV7)

The McMaster Review Fashions sometimes change quickly in the arts, and in arts policy too. In July 2007, the then Secretary of State for Culture, James Purnell, commissioned Sir Brian McMaster to undertake a review of 'excellence in the arts'. The report was published in January 2008 and for a few months, the art world … Continue reading Quality in community art (MCV7)

Truth, lies and drawing ink

Documentary filmmakers have an obvious problem with everything that happened before the invention of photography. How do you make a film about the French Revolution without any footage of the events? There is only so much one can do with paintings, engravings and contemporary footage of historic places, because they are either static, which film … Continue reading Truth, lies and drawing ink