The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN) is published by Visual Artists Ireland.
The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is the primary all-Ireland information resource for visual artists presenting case study articles on all aspects of the lives of professional artists, alongside features offering critical reflection and analysis of relevant aspects of the art world in Ireland and internationally. The Visual Artists’ News Sheet reports and reflects upon the broadest possible range of issues relevant to Irish visual artists across Ireland. The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is also committed to giving coverage to the diversity of contemporary Irish visual arts practice in terms of media, generation and geography. The Visual Artists’ News Sheet’s inclusive remit encompasses artists working in traditional and contemporary modes; established and emerging artists; artists who are based throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Visual Artists’ News Sheet maintains a commitment to focusing on the experience and voice of the individual artist; with a view to supporting peer-to-peer information exchange and dialogue amongst artists. The majority of the content of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet is written by artists and is from and about their direct experience of exhibitions/project initiatives, studio groups or other forms of artist collectives.
The News Sheet is available to pick up free of charge in galleries and arts centres. However, the most effective way to ensure that you receive the Visual Artists’ News Sheet both regularly and promptly is to become a member of Visual Artists Ireland. Membership is open to all artists and entitles you to an annual subscription to the Visual Artists’ News Sheet as well as a host of other benefits.