10 of the best contemporary art spaces in south-east Asia

Artists in Myanmar, Cambodia and across south-east Asia produce work in a climate of authoritarianism – and often in open defiance of it. Here are 10 spaces that promote their artistic freedom and independence

Street art adds gloss to Cape Town’s boho Woodstock area

This youthful and bohemian neighbourhood and foodie hotspot has become an open air gallery for giant, colourful murals

From salami to art: how migrants helped turn Rome factory into a gallery

Rome’s Maam gallery exhibits artists from all over the world, who often incorporate the site’s previous use as a slaughterhouse into their work, or are inspired by the lives of its residents

Controversy and cutting-edge art in Hong Kong’s artist village

In Kowloon’s former Cattle Depot, artists defy the Beijing crackdown with alternative artworks of all kinds: there’s something provocative to look at, for free, every day

History in the hills: on the trail of Scotland’s prehistoric rock carvings

George Currie knows Scotland’s rock art. The former pop star has found nearly a quarter of the 3,000 pieces. Sam Wollaston joins him for some rock and stroll

JMW Turner’s Stonehenge: ancient stones and bloodthirsty skies

An image steeped in Romanticism, this painting was a commercial failure – but it’s now considered a milestone in the great artist’s career

National Portrait Gallery acquires Wellington painting after £1.3m plea

NPG raises funds to buy Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished Duke of Wellington portrait to plug 161-year gap in its collection