Behind the Scenes: The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses’ recent homecoming gig in Manchester has been hailed as a triumph. For those of you who still want more, Dennis Morris’ photo essay on the rise of the band’s career should suffice.

Prix Pictet Shortlist Announced at Les Rencontres d’Arles

The Prix Pictet uses the power of photography to raise public awareness to the environmental and social challenges of the new millennium. This year’s theme is Power: an idea with enormous breadth.

Interview: Georgia Fendley, Mulberry AW12

This month Mulberry released its AW12 campaign, shot by British photographer Tim Walker. The series is beautiful and evocative, playing on the romance and darkness of children’s fairytales.

Latitude Contemporary Art Award

Now in its third year, LCA Award and Exhibition boasts one of the largest contemporary art prize funds in the country. This year’s shortlisted artists will compete for the £10,000 prize.

Preview of The 18th Biennale Of Sydney: Opens Tomorrow

The Biennale of Sydney plays a central role in the visual arts in Australia and connecting artists from around the world. It’s 18th edition opens tomorrow, unveiling the work of 100 artists.

David Bailey’s East End at Compressor House, Newham

It is a little known fact that David Bailey has photographed east London streets and their inhabitants from the early 1960s to the present day, returning time and time again to Newham.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Photographic & Digital Art Showcase

As a celebration of excellence in art from across the world, the Aesthetica Art Prize welcomes entries from artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years: A Slideshow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) is a self-taught photographer and installation artist. This exhibition at Bruce Silverstein gallery marks the culmination of Strauss’ I-95 project, a 10-year long endeavour.

Stéphane Coutelle: Shoebox Studio

There’s no doubt that Stéphane Coutelle’s Shoebox Studio is a striking collection of images. Published by Damiani, Shoebox Studio features portraits of young women, all new to modelling.

Graham Gussin: In and Out, Back and Forth at New Art Centre, Salisbury

Graham Gussin (b. 1960) is renowned for using diverse media, including text, photography, drawing, film and installation, to explore perceptions of time and space. We spoke to the artist recently.

Alessandro Imbriaco: The Garden

Photographer Alessandro Imbriaco is the 19th winner of the European Publishers Award for Photography, and will see his project – The Garden – published in a book in five European countries.

Interview with Nigel Walker, Curator of Creation Fine Arts, Beverley

Creation Fine Arts is a brand new art gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire, showcasing the work of talented artists from the local area and around the globe. Aesthetica spoke to Curator, Nigel Walker.

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Collaborations between fashion houses and the art world are nothing new. Unlike some of the commercial tie-ins we witness today, everyone is a winner when these spheres work creatively together.

Yto Barrada: RIFFS at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Yto Barrada’s RIFFS is a highly anticipated and significant exhibition for Ikon. The show focuses on the realities around her, in particular the process of the “new” into a society where the “old” prevails.

The Dead of Night: William Eckersley: Dark City at VEGAS Gallery, London

In our Dec/Jan 2011 issue, we previewed photographer William Eckersley’s book Dark City. Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments.

Caroline Achaintre, Sara Barker, Alice Channer at Eastside Projects, Birmingham

In the expansive industrial wastelands just beyond Birmingham city centre is Digbeth, the social hub and heart of the Birmingham art scene. Located here is a significant gallery, Eastside Projects.

The Happy Couple: Laura Stevens: Us Alone in Paris

Laura Stevens looks at the dark and melancholy aspects of relationships. Us Alone explores the moment when the romance of cohabitation is betrayed by the banal aspects of day-to-day living.

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward is a season of art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, as part of London 2012 Festival.

Curator Liz Wells, Sense of Place, BOZAR, Brussels

The focus of the 4th edition of the Summer of Photography, an international biennale that focuses on photography and related media, is on landscape. Central to the festival is Sense of Place.

Near and Far: Landscape Photographs by Per Bak Jensen at 12 Star Gallery

It is hard to overestimate the importance of attitudes to nature and ideas around the representation of landscape in Nordic culture and thinking.