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Beware the sound of the galloping hooves….

Narrative from the RD1st coaching accreditation programme 2017, course fees funded and attendance gratefully supported by a bursary from a-n, The Artists Information Company…

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Image by Emily Sparkes,
with drawings by Emily Sparkes and Greg Basterfield.
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In Venice with… Rachel Maclean

During the opening week of her Scotland + Venice film, ‘Spite Your Face’, artist Rachel Maclean spoke to Emily Sparkes about politics, inappropriate nose-touching and pasta pomodoro.

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Artist in Residence – The Canterbury Journey

The Canterbury Journey is Canterbury Cathedral’s 5 year conservation project. This blog records the experience, research and work of Dawn Cole during her year long term as Artist in Residence in the Cathedral Archives for the Canterbury Jouney

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Open Citizens

Spending time in Coventry to help develop Ludic Rooms latest project

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Canal (from Latin Canna meaning cane), 2017, cacao and coffee on cotton
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Exploits in exploitation

This blog will document my experiments with using colonial commodities to make new work (making inks from cacao, coffee, charcoal, mica, tea; paper from sugar cane, cotton and rice fibres)

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Romancing in Glasgow: a Female Perspective an a Sociology of Love

A blog that documents my artistic progress in producing an experimental animation that deals with the understanding, expectations and experience of Glaswegian women on the subject of romantic love. The project is funded by A-N as part of its professional development funding.

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Alex Evans leading walking tour
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AirBridge: Beauty and the Bridge

Reflecting on the beginning of my public programme as Artist in Residence at Tower Bridge, this entry shares the experience of leading a participatory art walk along the Thames…

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Victorian actress of melodrama at the Elephant and Castle Theatre.
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The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle

Arts Council England funded project about the melodramatic history of the Coronet Theatre in the Elephant and Castle, London. It is closing after 145 years of theatre, film, music and clubbing events.

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Mixed media ink drawing
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Portrait of a Parent

Portrait of a Parent is the title to my MA proposal and I aim to create a body of work that supports new understandings of parenthood and creates a platform for dialogue between parents both with and without children.

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Hot Bed Press | Reduction Screen Printing | April 2017
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Screen Printing & Ceramic Surface | Part 1

a-n Artist Information Company | Professional Development Bursary | 2017
A series of blogs documenting my research and experimentation of the screen printing process and ceramic surface decoration.

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Adventures in Coach Land

I got a place on the a-n/RD1st coaching course and a bursary to support it, thank you very much A-N…. This is where I take you on the journey with me and attempt to become an artist coach without trying to fix or break anyone….

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Swearing Less and Other Problems Worth Solving

NEW STUDIO/OLD IDEAS After a year of working out of my front room I have taken a new studio. It’s attached to a night club. Kind of an annex to the back room. It needs work; needs some walls building […]

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Kanti

This Blog charts the progress of a sound project developed by Lee Berwick and Veronica Calarco, generously supported by a 2017 Professional Development Bursary

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Flock

Following our first rural, interactive, community- and time-based public installation…exploring the process, history, community, surroundings, landscape…

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RÅFILM short documentary

In 2016 i was awarded travel bursary to network with like minded people in the same field as me. Even through it didn’t necessarily need to document my trip, I couldn’t help myself. So click on the vimeo link below to see what I got up to.

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Memory and 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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Do not disturb, artist at work.

Me muttering about creative processes, life and inspirations. My work rarely stands still, a bit like me. It evolves and meanders in subject and style, like a winding stream. I just go with the flow.

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