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This a-n Collection puts a spotlight on artistic activity in rural locations. Rosemary Shirley's opening essay explores her frustration with the dominance of urban culture and assumptions often made about artistic practice that takes place outside of it. She highlights practices that embrace the many and varied experiences of the 'rural', with examples of artists' projects engaging with the everyday to represent and uncover ways of living largely invisible to mainstream culture.
According to the billboard-sized text panel at the entrance to Global Cities, shown at Tate Modern this summer: More than fifty per cent of us now live in cities and according to the United Nations this number is set to rise to seventy-five… Read on…
Publication in html, a-n Collections November 2007
For artist Emma Baird Murray, Coed Hills Rural Artspace in South Wales has become a place of inspiration, a space where making art, sustainable living and community involvement go hand in hand. She describes how the organisation works with artists in a rural setting. Read on…
Feature, a-n Magazine July 2002
The membership of this UK-wide artist-led organisation is united by a drive to change the public perception of art in rural areas. It emphasises that "rural does not mean rustic by default" and that "cutting-edge art is not the sole preserve of… Read on…
Networks, a-n Magazine March 2004