My documented journey of my work through my final year of my Fine Art degree!
Blogs - a-n The Artists Information Company
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.
A participatory project which explores individual experiences of sonic environments through mark making.
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
Shared Visual Experiences and Thinking Through Art is abbreviation for SVETTA Art Club for NHS staff working at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust
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 […]
The increasingly intense exploration of drawing, and the threads between words, sounds, music, lines…
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.
Project Me: charting the progress of my practice since 2007
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.
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 […]
Experiences of the dismissal regarding female reproductive health issues
You’ve made it to my art blog.
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.
In his hand, he holds a memory
Artists Marcus Clarke and Puppet Ron discuss their Artistic collaboration Titled:Six Cherry Blossoms
Artist Marcus Clarke and Puppet Ron discuss their latest Artistic collaboration. Titled: The Daffodils
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)
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.
‘Reading the Room’ is a movement-research workshop running from February – June 2021 and forms part of my 2020 a-n Development Bursary activity.
Exploring an artistic process and a connection with nature.
An on-line course for artists which explores the anatomy and structure of the horse’s head as a prerequisite for expressive and knowledgeable artwork.
Tales of the pretty much expected….and sometimes not
BA (Hons) Fine Art.
A-N have supported my professional development to explore self publishing and print in Tokyo, Japan over 5 days.
Derelict Fulham Town Hall to be given new lease of life starting with major Post-Lockdown art celebration.
David Hill Gallery, London
30 April – 30 July 2021
The Working Horse Sculpture
Jealous Gallery curates a mini Art on a Postcard Auction ‘Spring Has Sprung!’
Carbon Synthesis is an international project to reveal the possibilities of linking art and science to transform perceptions of liminal wetland landscapes; revealing the effects of climate change across the globe by visualising the (in)visible.
My process, a combination of processing materials and walking in the landscape.
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 […]
Marcus’s Arts Practice develops back into Puppetry for this latest work. https://youtu.be/KLRz7SOYEnE
Changes to my 2020 bursary plans.
Our intention is to take our immersive music/light/art show KlangHaus to Glasgow to perform at UN Climate Conference CoP26 Nov 2020.
studio practice, writing, art, medicine, medical humanities, chronic illness, poetry, painting, performance, body,
My work conflates the real and the imaginary within a multidisciplinary practice, including digital installation, comics, animation and sound art. #payingartists
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.
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, […]
Finally putting my a-n Artists Bursary to good use and climbing the learning curve of coding.
Has Covid altered the way I work? My journey through my final (!) year studying BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Suffolk.
Visual Blog, Seven Lochs Wetland Park commission, Glasgow
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.
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.
a year long blog following how i hold my nerve in light of the waning pandemic.
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.
Sketches, ideas, work in progress.
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.
I’ve LOST my new studio but am still painting.
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 […]
The Grid … discarded in the summer of 1995 upon Snaefell Mountain.
Claiming the streets
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.
A peer learning group exploring co-production in socially engaged practice, centred around practice of place. Written by Lead Artist Niki Colclough with contributions from collaborators.
Short bursts of thinking about / talking about / doing stuff around: making as a form of “commoning”
Fine Art and Society/Art Practice and Theory
Arts Council England have awarded me a project grant to research how to create interactive art without touch over the next year
Mixed media paintings using collage and palette-knife-applied acrylics
My Time Space Money project will look at the rise in domestic abuse and violence against women during lockdown in the UK.
Documenting my phd journey at the University of Derby.
Practice Led Research into Femicide, Domestic Violence, Relationships and Domesticity.
To view the interview: https://vimeo.com/508473769 Looking forward to hear your thoughts and opinions and to connect with you Luca
Blog for the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, June 2018.
Postcard auction in aid of Hepatitis C Trust 25 February – 11 March 2021
Multi- Award-Winning Laura I. Art Gallery is excited to invite you to their first solo exhibition of this year.
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.
I’ve been asked to paint 2 dogs as a 60th birthday present
Equilibrium in chaos.
Professional practice journal.
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.
Timeline of a new challenge: Online Art Workshops
McLeavy will manage the next phase of Humber Street Gallery’s evolution to become a vibrant creative centre in Hull.
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.
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.
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 […]
Lady Kitt and Dan Russell’s Artists Make Change Peer Learning Group for the North East of England.
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 […]
Miyuki Kasahara: 5 x 5 sq ft & Liam Scully: 100 days/ 100 drawings
BA-LF: How to apply the Doughnut Economics Thinking & Teal Paradigm to an Artists Network and Beyond.
This is a blog about RE-Create my clothing renovation app I created through lockdown and an Archive blog since 2012 on Art+ Fashion.
An alternative view of the landscape
A lifetime with many highs and setbacks, with a gap programming computers for a large food manufacturer to earn some money and a pension!
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 […]
The true story of an artist’s recent experience of falling victim to a phishing campaign, how to avoid falling into a similar trap and what to do if and when it happens.
We are going ahead with our program just as art fairs and exhibitions are being cancelled or postponed
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 […]
We gained Arts Council Funding.
An Arts Council England supported project seeking to engage a broad national and international audience in discussions around heritage, migration and interconnectedness
An incentivisation vehicle documenting the attempted rebirth (or reawakening) of the craft enterprise business ‘GAO Industries’. Will it succeed? I don’t know.
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.
A great feature in Book Arts newsletter from UWE Bristol
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.
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.
Working with new skills and a new collaborative partner for the new year, exploring questions that has arisen so far.
Inaugural monthly blog on portrait and musician art.
Laying a screenprint, one colour separation after another
Silver Jewellery Making is a practical beginners’ guide to making silver jewellery. Seven step-by-step projects guide you through the core skills and techniques that will enable you to progress to making your own beautiful jewellery.
When Covid strikes and that you’re already in lockdown, you’ve got no choice but to come out….
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.
This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading the insights I have brought back on my ship.
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.
Larkhall Art Club with Alsama Project, Beirut, 27th January 2021. 18:00 GMT
Blog following my residency at the Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts London, which runs from 21 January – 1 February 2013
Interior design trends for 2021, plus guest interview with Scott Diament, CEO of Palm Beach Show Group.
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.
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 […]
A study of mental illness.
Professional Practice Two: How Outsider Artists Get Heard.
Professional Practice Two: Wish I’d read this before!
Professional Practice Two: How the Kettle’s Yard impacts on Instagram.
Professional Practice Two: Clare Hunter – Threads of Life.
Valery Legasov painting, plenty to do on this yet
Professional Practice Two: A resource for textile artists.
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.
After being bullied on Facebook I need a break.
A place to write about my inclusive praxis
My journey to getting a degree in Fine Arts- 2nd year project 1
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.
These are mental health diaries with a difference…the set includes documentation of a read & burn performance in 2017 and the book of catharsis includes a match…
How would the covid pandemic of been managed 30 years ago, without the tech we have today.
Unusual gallery space staffed by small plastic cats.
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 […]
Professional Practice Two.
Professional Practice Two.
Isolation Art School and Keith Tyson.
Professional Practice Two: Outsider Art and Spongleheim Gallery
keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.
sharing processes from an earth-based practice
Painting with Light – A project about mental health in the midst of the pandemic.
A gallery hop around Mayfair, London UK. December 2020.
I’ve called this blog ‘I draw’ because my art-work is centred on Drawing. I am an artist from Margate.
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.
New exhibition from Artist Ben Turnbull at Saatchi Gallery
“the exhibition that lockdown unleashed” -Marirose Pritchard
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.
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 […]
Local Artist helps bring colour to Thamesmead’s Canals
Conversations with artists about their work and the creative process
I will be open for visitors and buyers at my little studio in the beautiful Purbeck Hill of Dorset
Finally got my new website up and running. https://fran-duggan-art.business.site/?m=true
As artists and freelancers, we need to adapt to survive these challenging times.
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.
Botanical illustration in the modern world – exhibiting in the midst of a global pandemic!
An enquiry in to understanding systems of representation.
New piece I have been working on.
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 […]
A global celebration of Bruce Lee,
marking what would have been his 80th birthday
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 […]
Read my article to see how I successfully job searched during a pandemic, with hints and tips for your own job search.
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 […]
This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading the insights I brought back on my ship.
process and planning of collaborative illustrative and audio art exhibition, between myself and Ulrika-Igraine Muñoz-alarcón.
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 […]
Research and development exploring reconsiderations of landscape through my fine art practice as part of the A-N Travel Bursary 2016
Research and development exploring reconsiderations of landscape through my fine art practice as part of the A-N Travel Bursary 2016
Somewhere to talk about being an ND person, a professional artist and project lead.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A blog about exploring the psyche, ego, soul and spirit within art research and practice.
A place to be. Sharing responses to COVID-19
The trials and tribulations of setting up an exhibition in Hastings in the Covid-19 landscape.
This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading the insights I brought back on my ship.
New paintings emerge every week from the studio of David Frank Harding. It’s Pat today! Who will arrive tomorrow?
The post heart attack meanderings of an ordinary man in an extraordinary world.
Postcard auction in aid of Hepatitis C Trust 5-19 November
This is the story of my journeys to the mystical land of Virtual Reality, offloading here the insights I brought back on my ship.
Analogue and digital collaboration exploring ideas around Co-operation, Moderation and Equality
Reasons to join the Fine Art Trade Guild
A nostalgia for a time that never really existed in the first place.
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.
How to make a fencing manual in a pandemic.
Developing the use of everyday choreographies, movement, gestures, performative texts, and encounter as process for translating into peripheral and public spaces.
New work from Artist Tim Fishlock at London’s Hang-Up Gallery
The difficulty in focusing, selecting and evaluating appropriate research for the visual artist.
the vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers that come off my allotment this year plus attendant thoughts
With her work and indeed this book, Misselbrook is asking questions of her audience, and herself. We journey with her, and that is how I arrive here, having responded to a question.
“Can you hear me?”
A documentation of the final year of my Fine Art degree.
‘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.
Inspiration, reason and development of my 1 week self-initiated residency in Glasgow
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.
Embarking on a trans-Atlantic collaboration. Research and development trip supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company.
Casting with the Asantehene’s Goldsmith in Kumasi – Ghana.
Filling my house with necessary products..
October 2020 brings a new colour scheme inspired by a friends washing line in the Gambia. I’ve translated this into underglaze colours but then started to see the colours everywhere! These colours will be used on a series of pots […]
Fantasies of Exhibition Road ‘Artists and scientists re-imagine Albertopolis’
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.
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.
An outstanding classical siyah qalam drawing (soot and brush) on paper by 16th Century artist Muhammad Herati.
This work attempts to expose and retell ‘her-story’ over-ruling the past and present cultural guidelines of what was important and upheld.
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.
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.
My final year of study at The Bristol School of Art!
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 […]
How on earth to continue a practice with no income??? Dealing with financial abuse and neglect.
Every modern-day artist now needs a wide array of skills beyond the traditionally recognised skills
An understanding of Omnology
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 […]
Compass Live Art Artist Development Blog logging daily learning, thoughts and exchanges
This blog has been retired…
Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum (SVAF) have submitted a successful bid to run the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery as an artist-led space. This blog will chart the progress of its first year.
About being a disabled artist late in life
I’m reopening my darkroom in Herne Bay, KENT!
Documenting my practice as an artist, while also juggling a full time job and my personal life. Account Executive by day, Artist by night.
Research into the power of play and how I can bring this into my practise
I am discovering, meeting, and interviewing artists and write about it about four times a year.
Public Art throughout the Royal Borough of Kensington + Chelsea. Free and open to all.
comments and images relating to my artistic practice
Check out these YouTube introductory videos on some essential Creative Technology tools for artists, students and young people that I made at BOM
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.
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
How Covid and Lockdown has affected my Art
Getting something good out of something bad & helping teach kids to read along the way!
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
digital research made possible by a grant from the arts council’s covid-19 emergency fund for individuals.
Approaching perfumery from a fine art context, this blog describes how scent is a viable means of communication.
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.
Virtual Art Residency with Louisa Chambers, Victoria Lucas, Danica Maier, Olivia Penrose Punnett, Lucy Renton, Sue Withers
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 […]
In the middle of a pandemic, amidst the pain and anger that erupted as a result of the George Floyd murder, it is hard to make art that captures this point in time. Yet, The symbolism of the Four Horsemen seems perfectly suited to these imperfect times.
News, updates and the written ramblings of a cat-fluff covered visual artist with a penchant for cheesecake.
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 […]
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.
5 months of marriage, changing my name, changing my identity (or is it an identity crisis caused by covid)
ok so let’s start by explaining that myth is a metalanguage, right? it’s basically a language to describe another language. myths are stories with truths and untruths about our prevalent human themes and essentially contain everything that makes us who […]
Delighted to have emerged from lockdown with two new online art shops – one for my original art, and the other for my art on products. My original art – portraiture from performers to bathers and flora and fauna from […]
The blog records the progress of bursary supported action research with artist Ruth Jones, connected to “The Agency of Visible Women” project.
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.
A bit more detail that could not be included in the live interview, due to time restrictions.
Disengaging from The Attention Economy to plug into something/anything else, and then… blogging about it.
Share tips on resilience with fellow emerging artists
# Flaunt It is an exhibition and social event in Southampton conceived by Tony Spencer and Peter McGinnis.
Create an income from doing what you love.Learn how to set SMART Goals to achieve success as an artist.Free Webinar for Artists Funded by the Arts Council
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.
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
Reflections on my changing art practices in a temporary working space
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 […]
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.
Tracing the parallels between Ash Die Back disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) and Covid 19
The art of biodiversity
A blog on filming on your smartphone
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”?
A new blog charting my continuing practice
Artists are bringing their £10.8 billion per year industry in to play to help lead this country out of darkness.
An exploration of forensic identity and what it means to be unable to identify human remains.
A lockdown project exchanging artwork with other artists, displaying it and discussing the process.
Intro to the chlorophyll printing process
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 […]
Let’s not grasp this lifeline lightly. We need to rebuild an infrastructure that puts people first
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 […]
This squished, slumped ceramic trophy has been on my shelf since September. It may or may not contain gold bullion. The artist made hundreds and put gold in some (and pewter in others). If I pick up my trophy and […]
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
“How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?”
A blog documenting my experiences studying an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Musings from my attic studio during COVID Lockdown.
Artist response to the online presentation of the Young Rembrandt exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum Oxford June 2020
Expressive • Contemporary • Modern Art
Reflection 2nd and 3rd Mentoring (I’m confused it might only be 2nd!)
A Topsy Turvy Start and an Artist Statement
Curated by artist Colette Lilley, participants were selected who work with drawing and who are active on instagram
2020 first quarter was shaping up to be very busy in my small studio, where I have been teaching one-to-one workshops in contemporary encaustic wax for a few years.
Drawings created while walking repetitively around the outside of the house
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’.
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
Art and environment – where art is used to connect people with nature
Strategies for creativity when the world is in chaos
Walk through the process of creating a mural from start to finish
Celebrating synchronicity and queer community, with reference to Alan Turing, AL & AL, Allan Horsfall and Islington Mill.
Commissioned as artist of the north to work with environmental organizations to help protect some of the most endangered species in England.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Working in homemade lye soap and its relevance surrounding the genocide of witches.
Updates and writing from the 2019-20 a-n Writer Development Programme featuring eight a-n members.
Impressions in buildings and impressions in sculpture
An exploration into the desexualised accumulation of female forms
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 […]
Casting my own body as a ritualistic form of unerstanding
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?
Stratum is a research and development project investigating the intersection of traditional Fine art practice and immersive digital technologies.
a reframing residency began in march 2020
Artist in Residence in the West Highlands with Room 13 International
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.
My first solo totally on line art exhibition with Aleph Contemporary
Why Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture ‘Quarantania, I’ has new-found relevance in our lockdown life.
Watch my progress at https://www.instagram.com/louise_rea/
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.
It’s been 1 year since my #MagicCarpet was launched at the Art Workers Guild, when we unpacked the term ‘neurodiverse art’. Since then, there’s been a mini-explosion of activities tagged ‘neurodiversity’ in UK arts & academia, but, or hence, the term remains contested.
A practice research residency in Grenoble exploring street trees and how humans relate to them
Artist Naomi Incledon stages her Land Art exhibition in digital format to combat lockdown
My endeavours to reduce my carbon footprint
The greatest polemic that no-one knows about
An un-apologetically messy journey between life and the development of a new podcast series exploring sociopolitical issues.
2 week R&D residency at the international Centre for Choreography, Dance4, Nottingham 1-14 July. Supported by A-N-Bursaries.
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
Leading International Artist Fair to Spotlight Artists Across the Globe. The Other Art Fair partners with global online art gallery, Saatchi Art, to bring its postponed Spring fairs to life online.
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’
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)
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 […]
This blog will serve as a record of the steps I take to realise a bronze sculpture for the lawn of Sandham Memorial Chapel
Painters Today, hosted by Lucy Cox, is a visual arts podcast dedicated to painting, promoting and archiving the voices of contemporary British artists.