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Exterior Coppiced house for 'Drawing on the Domestic' project
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Drawing on the Domestic

Artists Amy Sterly and Frances Carlile have recieved an Arts Council England grant to create a site specific sculptural installation at the Sidney Nolan Trust’s historic property in Herefordshire; combining sculpture, green woodworking and printmaking in one work We will […]

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Shadow casting #2: detail
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Project Me

Project Me, est. 2007: charting the progress of my practice.

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Flyer for the "On Tap" exhibition
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Writing as learning

As I write this, I graduated from an MA two days ago – exciting but also scary as I face the ‘real’ art world outside academia. I now know the process of writing helps me evaluate my practice in a […]

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Townley and Bradby
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Artists As Parents As Artists

For the last few years our practice has focused on the domestic. We have been using film, drawing and hand-written observations to record how our children’s play continuously alters our home environment. This blog records a series of discussions with […]

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AlkeSchmidt_GhostsDetail
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Tangled Yarns

Sharing thoughts, research and processes involved in working towards “Tangled Yarns”, an Arts Council-supported solo exhibition at William Morris Gallery that explores the politics and morality of the global textile industry and cotton trade past and present.

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feet,yellow line and text
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post lunch dessert

my post big lunch extras camp experiences, makings and doings with harsh personal reflection along the way.

disclaimler: content of personal emotional and intellectual nature. read if only equiped for man asking and searching of himself.

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Stroma
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Art and archaeology: a New Collaborations Bursary project

A collaborative research project with Carolyn Lefley (artist) and Keir Strickland (archaeologist). We are making an art/archaeology survey of the abandoned island of Swona, off the Orkney Islands, in August 2014. This blog will record our preparations/research/findings.

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J Kay Aplin
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Denmark-Brighton Contemporary Ceramics Project

I am undertaking a residency at Guldagergaard Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark to make new work that will be exhibited at The Ceramic House in May 2014, setting the context for the exhibition Fantastic Tales: Danish Contemporary Ceramics with 15 […]

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Mirror, signal, manoeuvre

Early in 2013 I was awarded an a-n Re:view bursary to pay for mentoring for my art practice. This blog charts the significant stages in the process of undergoing a review of my work with the help of a mentor […]

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Takahuhti Research Residency

Tampere Artists´ Association rents living and working facilities at Takahuhti Artcenter for visiting artists, curators, critics and alike. The building is a former old people´s home and it is owned by the City of Tampere.

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Containment Image
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Art as Therapy

Having being offered a place on the MA Art Psychotherapy course at Roehampton University I decided that I wanted to document how my involvement on this study programme might inform new ways of thinking about myself and thus lead to […]

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Saladland (work in progress)
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Sky|Ground|Being

How am I meant to write a blog when I can’t even decide what to say for the intro? Do read this for an insight into me and my work. Don’t take it too seriously. Unless I am talking about […]

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My Graffiti Art

New to the site so, Im introducing myself by blogging some pictures of my graffiti art Murals

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Streams from his hollow heart a hope
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Sleep-drunk I dance

My art grows around me. My flat is filled with objects I have made over the last few years. There is always something going on, something new developing. But this creativity in the living-room, due to M.E. my only possibility, […]

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Another Walk with Cosmo
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Another Walk With Cosmo

If one year equals 7 dog years; Me and Cosmo embark on our middle age together, and I’m looking to him for inspiration for a new body of work!

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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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Louise Hesketh
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Visual Arts in Halton

As the visual arts officer in Halton, based at the Brindley Arts Centre in Runcorn, I manage a wide variety of projects, curate exhibitions and work with many interesting artists. There’s always so much going on that it’s difficult to […]

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Jade
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I’m surviving but how?

It’s so good to be reminded I am on the right track. I will write about how as an artist I’m able to survive, what I’m involved in, process and evaluation. So yes although I create works, exhibit nationally & […]

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Bringing the V&A to my studio
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V&A Museum Community Artist in Residence

I’ve finally signed my tenancy contract with RBKC and have kicked the studio flat into shape. It’s been a busy week. This has involved disposing of the former resident’s (mother and child) personal effects including abandoned toys. The poignant wall […]

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Steggie
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ChildsPlayShadows

I’ve joined forces with actor Jenn Lewin and dancer Abi Kessel Massei to devise a collaborative performative installation called ChildsPlayShadows. The piece looks at themes around childhood and identity. This blog is about this project, and my first attempt at […]

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Tea Break II
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Unentitled

I am collaborating with choreographer Darren Ellis to explore concepts of constraint, confinement, resistance and adaptation. A common interest in how circumstances restrict and determine behaviour has led us to develop scenarios for movement within a network of stretched elastic

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