Steve McQueen hopes Year 3 work will inspire art’s next generation

McQueen with one of the school classes featured in the project. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock Year 3, Steve McQueen’s “portrait of citizenship” at Tate Britain, could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of artists, according to the Turner prize and Oscar winner, who said British children deserved access to world-class art education. McQueen, whose ground-breaking work features portraits of more than 76,000 London schoolchildren and took a year to complete, said Year 3 would help to promote art education in school and the need for diverse work to be included in…

The Inverness grandmother making art from household waste

Edna Clyne-Rekhy is a grandmother and artist who wants to help save the planet. Almost every week the 79-year-old can be found giving demonstrations of what new uses household rubbish can be put to. The invitations come from clubs, youth groups and schools in and around Inverness, where she lives. “Young people do recycle waste, but things don’t always have to go into a recycle bin. They can be used to make other things,” she says. “That’s the message I want to get out there. I want to try to…

Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures

Berlin-based paper artist Katrin Rodegast has always been interested in human biology, and in collecting old, illustrated science books. So, when science and tech university ETH Zurich asked her to create body parts made out of maps of Zurich, she jumped at the chance. Showcasing the university’s initiative to develop an artificial heart, her project Anatomical Paper Organs aims to convey “how detailed and fragile our organs, body parts and bones are – and how special. I think their fragility is very well displayed by the use of paper: we need to…