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Val Jones BA Hons

Well it’s all over. Got my degree so what next???

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The Artistic Urge from Prehistory to the Present.

My Fine Art degree project is based predominantly on cave paintings and carvings. I am painting on large canvases, using oil and acrylic paint as well as oil sticks and pastels. The work is spontaneous and bodily movements are important. […]

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For when all that was read... so as not to be unknown
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Practice as research

This blog documents my progression through academia as a visual artist. I am currently undertaking a Practice-led PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. The focus of my research […]

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My Style My Way

My Artistic journey, getting to know myself, why i make art, who influences my art and what makes my style.

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Nine Women

The Arts Council England have generously funded my Research and Development to enable me to realise this project. There will be bras, there will be women… but what the funding allows me to do is bring you some really good songs. Thank you Arts Council!

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Dead and dying flowers

My original blog was a step into the unknown. It has meandered around in my head whilst I have been working and has given me a reference point around which to think. My work has changed since I started. The […]

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LandSkype

In my eyes China has always been such an exciting influence in my whole life and My art started from talking to Chinese people over the internet on QQ chat site. Ever since then i have had the desire to compare China and England together, using the connection into my art.

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My grandmother's handbag.
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Barcelona in a Bag

An exploration of the second generation post memory experience of exile following the Spanish Civil War through object art, performance and installations. I blog about my research, the process and the finished pieces as they emerge.

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From the wilderness into the wasteland

Returning to work full time as an artist after 17 years out of the ‘scene’… this mid fifties man’s weekly thoughts and experiences of how tough it is to get ‘back in’

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Something I saw on a research reccie along Bermonsdey Beach for altMFA's peripatetic performance tour for ArtLicks Weekend coming up in October 2014.
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Well what’s going on here then?

Not been on here in a while, so in an attempt to stay current with the new a-n website, I thought I’d start a new blog, rather than topping up one of the old ones I started a couple of years ago (unless an update specifically relates to a project from back then). Hello again :)

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Stitched time opening night
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Artist’s notes

Notes on work, working, making work, and all the stuff that goes into being an artist

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Off-Press/Print Restraint

‘Off-press’ gigantic scale relief printmaking- against all odds.
A challenging investigation into new contemporary ways of working with analogue print media, involving the large-scale construction of gigantic hand-made woodcut prints in vivid colour.

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Saladland (work in progress)
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Sky|Ground|Being

Currently undergoing a three month residency with the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen.  This blog is about the things I’ve been doing and things I have to say. Dull self obsessed art speak filter turned on.  I’m doing exciting […]

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Blogs as a way of organising thoughts

I recently completed a distance MA fine art through the Open College of the Arts, which was a long FOUR years, during which much of it was recorded through an electronic blog – the assignments plus all the reflective thinking […]

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Henri 100 years ago

Henri 100 years ago – is the pre-project project made for Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran South Wales – it will lead on to an Arts Council of Wales funded research project at National Museum of Wales Cardiff in 2015

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Natural Causes
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MA BLOG

My MA revolves around what it is to be human and in particular, my very personal relationship to illness, disability and invisibility.

We were asked to detail our thoughts and ideas about our work in a blog to be validated by our tutors….so I did

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