Blogs - a-n The Artists Information Company

Ella Lockwood, US: Reflection, 2020.
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The Female Form

My documented journey of my work through my final year of my Fine Art degree!

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Professional Practice 2

This blog is for my Professional Practice module where I’ll be analysing artists websites, blogs and social media presence in response to help grow my professional engagement in the art world as well as my professional presence on social media.

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Sonic Landscapes

A participatory project which explores individual experiences of sonic environments through mark making.

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Art et al.

New international digital platform Art et al., showcasing curated work by neurodiverse artists from across the UK and Australia, launched on April 14
The website features new commissions and conversations between artists from supported studios, peers and arts professionals

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SVETTA Art Club

Shared Visual Experiences and Thinking Through Art is abbreviation for SVETTA Art Club for NHS staff working at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust

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Starting a blog for MA Fine Art

I’m going to be studying MA Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, BCU from September 2020 – September 2021. This blog is going to be documenting the ideas and artworks I make, as well as the thoughts of the […]

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Threads

  The increasingly intense exploration of drawing, and the threads between words, sounds, music, lines…

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Walking aloud

Walking between viewing points.
Sneaking under surfaces.
Pausing where paths cross.

When I have activities growing in parallel, it is at their intersections that the most interesting shifts occur. This blog is an opportunity to consider the interplay between projects.

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Dancing Giant Teddy
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STATIC

STATIC – Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin – is a research project exploring immersive technologies, access and experiences of domestic violence. This blog will share some of our experiments and learning whilst in residence at FuseBox, Wired Sussex.

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Art/Activism: The Peer-led Research Group

We are a group of artists, curators and arts educators, where the majority are members of  Young Blood Initiative, an international community of artists that aims to explore other ways to create and collaborate. We have set up this study […]

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Medical Womanhood

Experiences of the dismissal regarding female reproductive health issues

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Hello

You’ve made it to my art blog.

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Professional Practice 2 – Blog Review

This blog is for my Professional Practice 2 module, in which I will be reviewing and analysing the social media accounts/blogs of various artists and galleries.

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Swallows: A Virtual Residency

Virtual Artist Residency with Louisa Chambers (UK), Edy Fung (IE/SE), Tracy Mackenna (SCO/IT) & Edwin Janssen (NL), Danica Maier (USA/UK), Michelle McKeown (IE/UK), Stefanos Pavlakis (GR/DE)

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Iron and Fertility

When I run a furnace I feel as though I can simulate the closest experience to birth as I may ever get. I can internalise a sense of motherhood. These works stem from my own connection to iron casting and aiding the furnace as a vessel.

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Reading the Room

‘Reading the Room’ is a movement-research workshop running from February – June 2021 and forms part of my 2020 a-n Development Bursary activity.

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ART IN THE AGE OF NOW

Derelict Fulham Town Hall to be given new lease of life starting with major Post-Lockdown art celebration.

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Waiting ….

The Working Horse Sculpture

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Spring Has Sprung!

Jealous Gallery curates a mini Art on a Postcard Auction ‘Spring Has Sprung!’

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NFTs ± Art

With all the hype lately it is difficult to avoid NFTs (ya know, the blockchain art such as Beeple or even the burning of Banksy)… and it is great for collectibles, but I am also interested in artists who are […]

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KlangHaus journey to CoP26 Glasgow

Our intention is to take our immersive music/light/art show KlangHaus to Glasgow to perform at UN Climate Conference CoP26 Nov 2020.

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Underland

studio practice, writing, art, medicine, medical humanities, chronic illness, poetry, painting, performance, body,

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Simulacra And Simulations

My work conflates the real and the imaginary within a multidisciplinary practice, including digital installation, comics, animation and sound art. #payingartists

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Two Frightening Things
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Two Frightening Things 2021

This work was instigated by the thought of two of the most frightening things anyone has ever said to me. I’ve put one above another on Canvas, painted in Acrylic.

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There’s No Place like Home

My subject matter is almost always the female figure. The colour choices for my work can be dictated by my own feelings and also reveal the emotional context of the painting. My artwork invites the viewer to explore the psychological, […]

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My Final Year

Has Covid altered the way I work? My journey through my final (!) year studying BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Suffolk.

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Restart

My reflections on persistence, learning, earning, being an artist, on being male, the ‘Artists Insight’ project, the theory of ‘The Creative Cycle’. I aim to reveal some of the questions and contradictions involved in living with an art practice in the contemporary world.

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Small House Gallery
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A quick introduction to Small House Gallery

A-N member artists are invited to submit proposals for their own Solo Show in one of our contemporary art galleries within a series of dolls houses in South London.

Curated by Eldi Dundee who sees this micro curation project as an extension of her collaborative art practice.

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461 – t3

blog of on going non linear artwork/film/documentary commission, part of the arts and heritage pilot programme of the museum of making at derby silk mill. the finished work is to be installed into the museum of making.

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Artist LUAP brings good vibrations to Notting Hill

The latest in the series of vibrant public art installations overtaking Kensington + Chelsea’s empty retail spaces has been unveiled today. The next of the High Street Windows is presented by London-based artist LUAP, who takes over the All Saints storefront in Notting Hill.

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Notebook 1: Certainty in Uncertainty
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Notebook 1: Certainty in Uncertainty

During lockdown Invert/Extent began putting together a book of artist writings and conversations considering what artists were doing, ideas that were percolating, or where their heads were at in the current situation. Many of these were featured online at Transmissions and […]

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The Grid

The Grid … discarded in the summer of 1995 upon Snaefell Mountain.

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I walk over the ashes

Excerpt from my website blog post this week after a philosophical day of writing prose poetry and thinking about my piece in the current DUST Rising exhibition in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Mess Making As Social Glue 1

Short bursts of thinking about / talking about / doing stuff around: making as a form of “commoning”

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Practice Led Research

Documenting my phd journey at the University of Derby.
Practice Led Research into Femicide, Domestic Violence, Relationships and Domesticity.

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Man in Isolation

only 5% of the planet has not been influenced in some way by humans and that is only because we can not reach it yet.

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Latest commission,

I’ve been asked to paint 2 dogs as a 60th birthday present

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Boundaries

Equilibrium in chaos.
Professional practice journal.

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Because goddess is never enough

Developing a new body of work in 2021 with an ACE Develop Your Creative Practice Grant – achieved with the help of the a-n Mentoring Bursary 2019/20.

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Professional Practice 2

Professional practice 2 module blog. This blog will be reviewing other artists’ blogs, social media, websites and other platforms. This will help me develop my own practice and gain an understanding of what works for me as a practitioner.

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fairy stories for lost child hoods art exhibition
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Fairy Stories for Lost Child Hoods Art Exhibition

A visual art exhibition of over a dozen mixed media and acrylic paint based wall hung collage style Canvas based artworks accompanied by a digital guide, a making of video and associated sounds.

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Cerebration

We are a peer group of artists that haven’t met together for nearly a decade. We have all worked individually on our practices and felt the pressures of production, coping with a range of barriers.   These challenges might have […]

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Socially Awkward

Lady Kitt and Dan Russell’s Artists Make Change Peer Learning Group for the North East of England.

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Stair/Slide/Space

We are a group called Stair/Slide Space who will be asking the question “What does it mean to drop out?” through our peer learning group session. The topic of dropping out is very timely, with many of us falling out […]

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Three Points Press

Rabbits Road Press (London) Granby Press (Liverpool) and Tender Hands Press (Glasgow) are delighted to be working together as an Artist Make Change Peer Learning Group. Through creating a working group, we are keen to share best practice about how […]

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Best & Lee at Martino Gamper show, 2014
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Keeping It Going

My first blog ‘Keeping It Together’ came to a natural end when I moved in to my studio. ‘Keeping It Going’ picks up where that left off. Will I be able to maintain a blog at the same time as […]

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The Weather Report

An Arts Council England supported project seeking to engage a broad national and international audience in discussions around heritage, migration and interconnectedness

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GAO awakens!

An incentivisation vehicle documenting the attempted rebirth (or reawakening) of the craft enterprise business ‘GAO Industries’. Will it succeed? I don’t know.

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Restriction open call – our story

open call on the theme of restriction and what that means to you.Some insight into how the Correspondence Collective was formed and how we envisage building an online community of artists.

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What I did for my a-n Artist Bursaries 2020 year

Here at last is my blog for the a-n Artist Bursaries 2020.The bursary was for me develop my soundart skills and practice. It is such a boost to get this kind of award enabling you to pay for courses, equipmen & mentoring and gives you a bit of ‘street cred’ with commissioners.

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What is mail art?

what is mail art? a brief look at how I found mail art and what it means to me to be using mail art as an art practice.

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New Year New Collaboration

Working with new skills and a new collaborative partner for the new year, exploring questions that has arisen so far.

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Coming out!

When Covid strikes and that you’re already in lockdown, you’ve got no choice but to come out….

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Textile Echoes

Textile Echoes: Annette Mills, Delia Salter, Jennifer Jones and Tara Kennedy are textile artists who have been accepted for a month’s residency at The Textile Centre, Blonduos, Iceland.

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JOURNEYS INTO VIRTUAL REALITY

This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading the insights I have brought back on my ship.

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Dwell Time

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

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Larkhall Art Club

Larkhall Art Club with Alsama Project, Beirut, 27th January 2021. 18:00 GMT

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How To Be Trendy in 2021

Interior design trends for 2021, plus guest interview with Scott Diament, CEO of Palm Beach Show Group.

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Fran Duggan Art

This is a personal journey through my years at The University of Bolton studying Fine Art…The if’s, what’s, and the Attempts… The Homework and the Studio processes, my tiny biosphere of stuff n’ that.

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1:23:58 A.M. Oils on Canvas.

  Add a blog post BLOGS  STUDENT  1:23:58 A.M. OILS ON CANVAS. ARCHIVES  19 January 21 1:23:58 A.M. Oils on Canvas. A study of mental illness. Fine Art student At 1: 23: 58 A.M. this mans life was over, he […]

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a-n bursary: Audio-visual aspects of site performance

Through the a-n bursary earlier this year, I got the necessary skills and confidence to work on my long-term performance-research project on ecology, gender and ritual transformations.

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The crisis

My journey to getting a degree in Fine Arts- 2nd year project 1

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Lockdown Watercolour Stories

Lockdown watercolour stories are created from stories that people send me. You are invited to share your current lockdown experiences and stories and know that you are not alone.

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The Constructive Podcast
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Podcast guest opportunity. What can we learn?

The Constructive Podcast is looking for guests, individuals or small panels, who have a solutions-focused message to share. The essence of the conversation is what can we learn? If you’re an artist that’s been exploring a social issue, or environmental […]

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twelve in twenty

keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.

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Painting with Light

Painting with Light – A project about mental health in the midst of the pandemic.

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‘I DRAW’

I’ve called this blog ‘I draw’ because my art-work is centred on Drawing. I am an artist from Margate.

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Europarc Project

I have a long-established interest in non–places & transitional zones which include motorway services, airports & business parks. My local research point is Europarc & its surrounding environs. The site is a short drive from my rural village home in Northern Lincolnshire.

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Prison R&D in lockdown

My a-n bursary was for building contacts in the prison service to develop a new idea for working collaboratively on an exhibition commission with prisoners. What a year it turned out to be for learning about the arts in a difficult to access sector.

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Update: a-n professional development bursary

It’s been a few months since I completed my creative coding training, which was part of my a-n bursary. Since that time, along with many many other artists, my projects plans have changed. Lots of projects were cancelled, but also […]

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New Website

Finally got my new website up and running. https://fran-duggan-art.business.site/?m=true

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My 3rd year work

As I go back to University for my final year it’s nice to reflect on my previous two years artwork to see how my practice has changed, developed and grown through my previous and current work.

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Processing and Java

This blog records my professional development connected to a recent a-n bursary for training in creative coding (8 one-to-one sessions) with creative coder Chris Ball. I began with some online exercises to understand the basic principles (am complete beginner) and […]

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a-n Mentoring 2019-2020

AN MENTOURING BLOG-BEX MASSEY  2019-2020  I was lucky enough to receive a-n Mentoring 2019-2020.  This comprised of four hour long (which happily usually ran over) sessions via Skype with the fabulous Lucy Day.  Lucy is an independent curator, artists mentor and […]

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How I Found A Job in a Pandemic

Read my article to see how I successfully job searched during a pandemic, with hints and tips for your own job search.

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Professional Development Bursary blog – work so far..

        https://vimeo.com/245014501 “(Forests are)..sensorially far too various and immense for anything but surfaces or glimpses to be captured. They defeat view-finder, drawing paper, canvas, they cannot be framed;..” (John Fowles, The Tree, 1979) My current project, Digital […]

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From the Darkest North
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Collaboration

process and planning of collaborative illustrative and audio art exhibition, between myself and Ulrika-Igraine Muñoz-alarcón.

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Press release

For immediate release 18 Nov 2020 Local artist to be presented South Oxford Community Centre New Hinksey Arts Visual Exhibition Veronica Cordova de la Rosa artist presented New Hinksey Christmas exhibition virtually from 16th November and by appointment from Sunday […]

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matrix of Movement.

Research and development exploring reconsiderations of landscape through my fine art practice as part of the A-N Travel Bursary 2016

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Matrix of Movement.

Research and development exploring reconsiderations of landscape through my fine art practice as part of the A-N Travel Bursary 2016

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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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JOURNEYS INTO VIRTUAL REALITY_RELOAD

I have been hitting walls with VR for so long. Finally this year I have found a door! I am exhilarated! Beginning this year I was awarded an artist bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company and Arts Council England […]

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Dens and Documentation

What is a den?  According to the Collins ENGLISH DICTIONARY (2016). den: n 1: home of a wild animal 2: small secluded room in a house 3: place where people indulge in a criminal  or immoral activities Den a naming […]

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COVID-19

A place to be. Sharing responses to COVID-19

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Shapes and Colours

New paintings emerge every week from the studio of David Frank Harding. It’s Pat today! Who will arrive tomorrow?

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Sliding Moments

The post heart attack meanderings of an ordinary man in an extraordinary world.

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JOURNEYS INTO VIRTUAL REALITY

This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading here the insights I brought back on my ship.

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Connectives

Analogue and digital collaboration exploring ideas around Co-operation, Moderation and Equality

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NOTHING ‘IS’ IMMEDIATE

Blog about a series of new work I am creating exploring the five Platonic solids through sculpture and associated therapeutic sounds, creating sound installations designed for welbeing and holistic engagement.

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Stills for a game

Developing the use of everyday choreographies, movement, gestures, performative texts, and encounter as process for translating into peripheral and public spaces.

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Ideas Overload

The difficulty in focusing, selecting and evaluating appropriate research for the visual artist.

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HARVEST

the vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers that come off my allotment this year plus attendant thoughts

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Fine Art Blog

A documentation of the final year of my Fine Art degree.

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Calling Star Trek Enthusiasts!

‘Lost in Space’. This week on display in the studio is an oil painting from one of David’s collections. The group of paintings are a combination of abstract shapes, colour and faces with figurative depictions of iconic figures including James Dean and Rudolph Valentino.

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BECOMING META SCREENSHOTTING A PICTURE OF IMAGE WITH ALT TAGS
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alt text as haiku

This is an idea generated in a brilliant workshop by Shannon Finnegan for Control Shift Network who have been running a series of stimulating and fascinating events throughout November 2020.

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Hard Stop

Embarking on a trans-Atlantic collaboration. Research and development trip supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company.

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Positive Results from Negative Painting

Over the past few years I have focussed on negative painting as I find that this approach really allows the vibrancy of transparent layers of paint to shine out of the painting.

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I Stole a Book From Agnès Varda

Why do we want to keep mementos of the dead? Shortly after filmmaker Agnès Varda died, I went to Paris to learn from her life — and take a piece of it home with me.

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Demons by Herati
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Demons by Herati

An outstanding classical siyah qalam drawing (soot and brush) on paper by 16th Century artist Muhammad Herati.

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Iron On The Dress

This work attempts to expose and retell ‘her-story’ over-ruling the past and present cultural guidelines of what was important and upheld.

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Cardiff Arcade AIR

The friction of truth, personal experience, culture, gender and binary boundaries. Material and form within a narrative and subject of gender, binary, object and body.

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Sticky domestic weight

I have no clear understanding where I stop and my children begin, this is mirrored Through object in that I am the house, the kitchen, the bath, the dogs, the bitty Lego carpet and my un made bed.

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2020 Maritime Show

Initially ideas and planning this show came from books and from a box of local history that I keep in the attic. Having left my hometown of Newbiggin-by-the-sea back in 2007 my approach is to an extent looking back. Memories […]

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Artist as unpaid carer

How on earth to continue a practice with no income??? Dealing with financial abuse and neglect.

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‘The Fun in Figures’

The small paintings are a new collection in the study of “The Way We Are” that has examined the creation of painting and the human state. They are a kaleidoscope of colour and movement. The funny characters, rich backgrounds and […]

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Dialogue

Compass Live Art Artist Development Blog logging daily learning, thoughts and exchanges

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Geometries - abstract collage with prepared papers
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It’s late

About being a disabled artist late in life

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What Do Artists Do All Day?

Documenting my practice as an artist, while also juggling a full time job and my personal life. Account Executive by day, Artist by night.

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GLINT

The moment the work happens. The circumstance of inspiration. As told by an invited series of artists. This blog document the multiple dialogues which contributed to the planning and implementation of this project and the journey towards bringing the exhibition to life.

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Online silent art auction

Delighted to be taking part in BEAT – Borough of Ealing Art Trail’s – first online silent art auction from 5-13 Sept. My lots will be two drawn portraits of Ingrid Bergman & Robert Hokum, founder Ealing Blues Festival. Browse & bid: https://jumblebee.co.uk/BEAT2020onlineauction

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walking through…

working with an online community i orchestrated an interactive documentary (idoc) about walking through the pandemic.

the project has been gratefully supported by a grant from arts council england emergency response fund

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prism

digital research made possible by a grant from the arts council’s covid-19 emergency fund for individuals.

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Perfume as Practice

Approaching perfumery from a fine art context, this blog describes how scent is a viable means of communication.

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H.F. – The Visual Diary

I started this visual diary at the end of February, as part of the creative process for a new Solo performance piece. The aim of this visual diary was to reflect on that short but intense period and to share some aspects of the process as it has flourished.

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Archaeology of Self

This is my first blog post on a-n :) In the Archaeology of Self series that I have been working since 2019, I explore the intersection of figuration, abstraction and indexicality of subjecthood in the context of the Anthropocene. The […]

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How are you feeling in your bunker?

I am a UK-based photographer and artist. My multi-media art project ‘Bunker Diaries’ is about the Cold War bunkers, memories and, since the COVID-19 pandemic, confinement. Have you had days when you felt stuck inside a bunker? What was it […]

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‘The Climate Project’

I recently found out that I have been accepted as one of the 10 finalists for the ‘SCAF Emerging Artist Award’! The exhibition is in October, and I have the next few months to produce an artwork based on the theme of ‘Climate’ and my submitted proposal.

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Married life and new identity…

5 months of marriage, changing my name, changing my identity (or is it an identity crisis caused by covid)

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theredfred

We walk in the woods together: Fred is an inquisitive Irish Terrier who is maturing and mellowing since being a puppy. Rob is an artist realising that these woodland walks are integral to a subliminal creative internal processing. We enjoy walking in local woodlands every day.

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# Flaunt It

# Flaunt It is an exhibition and social event in Southampton conceived by Tony Spencer and Peter McGinnis.

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Questing for Forest Cove

This project is in tandem with the blog: “Locked down into Paying/Denying Attention”.
I intend to access a beach that has no official access.

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only traces remain

I am still exploring what I can do on this site. for the meantime please have a look at my website to discover what I have been doing during this unusual time to be graduating!   https://jasminesheckleford.wixsite.com/onlytraces

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‘REFUSED’ Student Fine Art Showcase

https://www.refused.space/ This online showcase offers a glimpse of a diverse range of work of exceptional quality from University of Suffolk’s BA (Hons) Fine Art 2020 graduating students. Outcomes that are the result of the students’ hard work and willingness to challenge […]

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Portal – ceramic installation project

Portal is a new collaborative installation project initiated by Ceramic Artist Emma Summers. It is inspired by traditional folk and fairy tales and the the historical medieval market town of Ludlow and the community of South Shropshire.

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Tree of Knowledge SK 04926 72506

Tracing the parallels between Ash Die Back disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) and Covid 19
The art of biodiversity

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DEAD OR ALIVE

In the coronavirus age when, we learn, a virus is neither dead nor alive; when scientists can create and manipulate biological life, technology creates artificial life, and inanimate objects often appear to take on a life of their own, the question is, “What is Life”?

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Soil Chromatography Process residue
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Forensic Identity

An exploration of forensic identity and what it means to be unable to identify human remains.

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Street 2 scale, Plymouth & Street Art

Once again I’ve been successful in getting a S2S pack to make moves putting an idea into action here in Plymouth! Here’s the Idea.. Amongst me and my fellow creative’s we have been chattering about ways that we can explode […]

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Chemical Reactions

I’ve been lucky enough to be given access to a garden over lockdown – I live in a small-ish two bedroom flat on the second floor, nice views of London but no garden space. Going out onto the streets to […]

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Sculpting Time in Water

I have undertaken professional development and mentoring with experts that supported me advance my arts practice. I have explored and developed my professional practice as an aquatic performer by researching business strategies with Joel Cahen, audio/visual practitioner.

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I’m back!

Just renewed my membership after a break of 4 years!
I’ve come a long way and hope to share my work with you all and pick up some needed tips. Thank you…

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Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2020

Art on a Postcard returns on 25 June with a strong line-up of beautiful mini masterpieces for its annual Summer Auction. 120 artists have produced unique original works for the auction which will raise funds for the Hepatitis C Trust.

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Performer art - 2-tone band The Selecter in oils by Stella Tooth
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Togetherness with 2-tone ska band – The Selecter

After months of isolation we crave togetherness, yet seasonal music festivals are a no no. The Selecter, whose 2-Tone music sought to defuse racial tensions in Thatcher’s Britain, remind us of our humanity. Relevant then as now. Different media, different sides of live music.

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Return to Ritherdon

An artist placement at manufacturer Ritherdon & Co Ltd, taking place between Feb 2019 – Feb 2020. A development from an Art in Manufacturing 2 residency for the National Festival of Making 2018. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Learning and Printing

A blog documenting my experiences studying an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE ITS SPOTS?

Since so many of us globally are confined to our homes and gardens because of Covid-19 pandemic. I thought it would be an opportune time for self-reflection, hence the title, ‘Confessions of a Garden Hermit’.

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#Lockdown

Having been a nurse for the last 3 months as My partner became Ill and went in to hospital I have had to …………………….reassess my self

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Mural in a crisis

Walk through the process of creating a mural from start to finish

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73 FAQs (Memorabilia A Moi!

About to start a couple of projects revolving Memorabilia and memories. With each, the idea is to revisit the past from a personal perspective to either celebrate it, recreate it or reposition it.

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Bird and Wind Drawings

This summer I’m experimenting with non human drawings. Paper is taped to a hanging tray and a pen placed above that in free movement. The tray is loaded with enticing bird treats. The wind and the birds make the drawings.

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Painting In The Time Of Lockdown

This week on the blog, I calm down and get reflective after a month or two of slightly frenzied painting output.
And actually get around to writing on my blog.
I know. It’s been a while.

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Art etc. no 27

Art etc. no. 27 The situation demands an alternative response, to life and art. We are all doing it differently. I am trying to look at it as an opportunity, a space that can be filled but doesn’t have to […]

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Visions in Mass

An exploration into the desexualised accumulation of female forms

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Trial: A performance

I have spent months addressing the perception of the female. That a woman with intelligence is powerful. That a woman with power is dangerous. That a woman must be stopped from thinking about power. That a woman must be stopped […]

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Flying and a World Heating towards Diaster

Convid-19 has stopped flights. Will cheap flights start again after lockdown? – Should they?     I think not. For 10 years I have worked with a theme of flying. Can I go on?

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Slow Travel – A Privilege Not A Sacrifice

This was published just before the crisis, about artists using trains and sea routes to reach artists residencies. Now people are either stuck in their residencies or can’t reach them. Here are some pointers for when we can all travel again. Photo by me of Copenhagen Station.

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ARTFUL LEADERSHIP: novel visions needed in novel virus pandemic

Here are my notes (09/2019-05/2020) of the framework of ‘artful leadership’: artful+novel ways forward led by (neurodivergent) thinkers/makers embedded within socio-political structures to catalyse social/cultural change amid COVID-19+ future novel challenges.

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Trees in the city

A practice research residency in Grenoble exploring street trees and how humans relate to them

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Otherwise Silent

An un-apologetically messy journey between life and the development of a new podcast series exploring sociopolitical issues.

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Home is now

A space for the research and progress of creating purely language based video, for my existing text ‘Home is now’ – part of my placement on the London Creative Network (LCN) via SPACE. I will also record my development during the LCN programme

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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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Memory of Clothes

Looking into connections between autobiographical memory and clothing, linking art and science through research and material investigation.
Image: Untitled (STB), 2011, plaster, 30 x 12.5 x 9.5 cm (cast of inside of clothing)

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Starting again

I’ve started the year in a fortunate position with opportunities to develop my practice. This includes a residency with a local arts venue, a place on the a-n Mentoring programme, and the opportunity to develop my skills with an organisation […]

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Painters Today Podcast

Painters Today, hosted by Lucy Cox, is a visual arts podcast dedicated to painting, promoting and archiving the voices of contemporary British artists.

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