Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Paul White and Comte Jacques de la Rochefoucauld display the tapestry

University of Sheffield returns 300-year-old tapestry looted by Nazis

A 300-year old tapestry, which has hung in the University of Sheffield for half a century, has been returned to France after revelations it had been looted by the Nazis.

Sir Peter Bazalgette has called for state schools to add study of the arts to the so-called “Stem” subjects

Arts Council chief Peter Bazalgette calls for more drama lessons in state schools

The head of Arts Council England has claimed the dominance of privately educated actors in British film and TV has come as state schools focus too heavily on subjects including science and maths.

The pilot project originally launched in 2012, yet struggled with just 1.5 million views online

Online arts project 'The Space' relaunches on mission to find 'the Picasso of the digital age'

After a rocky start, The Space, an online digital arts project, has called in big names from the art world to help reboot, with a mission to find the “Picassos and Eisensteins” of the digital age.

National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne to step down

Sandy Nairne is to step down as head of the National Portrait Gallery in February after more than a decade at the helm.

Colombian drug thriller wins International Impac Dublin Literary Award

A thriller about the Colombian drug trade has won the €100,000 (£80,436) International Impac Dublin Literary Award, the first time a South American author has picked up the prize in its 19-year history.

Harriet Harman has expressed her “deep concern” following news that music had been banned at one of the schools

Trojan Horse schools: Harriet Harman calls on Government to protect music lessons

Harriet Harman has called on Culture Secretary Sajid Javid to intervene over schools at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” row dropping music from the curriculum, and called for a wider investigation into the issue.

Director of Tate Sir Nicholas Serota called it

Tate Modern receives £50m bequest of Cy Twombly works

The Tate has received a treasure trove of work by Cy Twombly, dubbed a “giant of American art”, which the director said will rank alongside the Rothko paintings that are among the gallery’s biggest draws.

British Artist Anthony Gormley in front of a new piece of work entitled 'Room'

Sculptor Antony Gormley unveils his latest work: A £2,500-a-night hotel room

Sir Antony Gormley’s work has put people on the fourth plinth, populated London’s skyline with mysterious figures and regenerated a whole area. Now he has created a sculpture that can be slept in.

The painting was dismissed as original over 45 years earlier as not being accomplished enough to be a Rembrandt

£30m Rembrandt dismissed as a copy declared 'definitively genuine'

When a painting dismissed by experts as a Rembrandt copy arrived at Buckland Abbey in Devon in 2010, the house and collections manager put it in storage as there was no space on the walls.

Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramovic,centre, announces her latest durational performance at the Serpentine Gallery in London

Marina Abramovic: What a performance for an artist taking on ‘cynical, drunken’ Brits

Serb Marina Abramovic says she’s ready for 64 days of interacting with the great British public

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