Collections - a-n The Artists Information Company
Exploring the beauty of Nature and its imperfections through contour line art
For many years I have been interested in ancient stone carvings, and at times I have produced simply carved abstractions of a Celtic kind and heads that reflected this interest. About 18 months ago, I came across a set of […]
Hey just figured out how to make my posts public! I have built and maintained 2 websites on WordPress for many years but confess I have found the AN site difficult to negotiate – you get used to it I […]
I consider painting a continuation of my performance and interdisciplinary practice that I have pursued since the late 1990s. They continue to explore physicality and movement, gesture and personal stories in order to explore the common condition of women and […]
Painting Statement 2021 ‘I paint chaotic and bizarre domestic scenes of every day life. Surreal and dystopian figures gesture as if from a medieval illuminated manuscript, or an Old Master like Bosch or Michelangelo, but twisted somehow. Richly textured compositions […]
Abandoned fishing gear makes up most of the plastic pollution in some parts of the world’s oceans and seas, killing and injuring more than 100,000 whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles a year.
Theatre of the Self : Performance, writing and mental health project Books are for sale @£19.95 with a website about the project: www.theatreoftheself.co.uk ‘I would recommend The Theatre of the Self to anyone who has or wants to take […]
I’m collecting content about Neurodiversity for my research.
In responding a Madge Gill commission proposal I became a little obsessed with making drawings of Madge.The more I did the more I enjoyed it and experimented.I have found that using ink and wash with soft oil pastel really lets […]
Art nouveau mirror frame, forged from mild steel. Sinuous filaments impressions of ribbons and vapour. 煙や落下するリボンのような鋼 Sold £200
In the Archaeology of Self series that Jose Westerman has been working since 2019, he explores the intersection of figuration, abstraction and indexicality of subjecthood in the context of the anthropocene. The interplay of the abstract artefacts and the figurative […]
Extraction series, the clues in the title & the visual similarity with the Fissures may give away what images were subjected to the extraction process – everything was complex colour, I wanted something simpler & within regards to our Multiverse […]
The Fissure series has been my continuation of visually representing our Multiversal reality, firstly through the slowing down of time that allows photons to be digitally captured in a way that shows layering. Then that image is repeated, reflected & […]
This small painting is part of a body of work from Yorkshire’s premier painter of crowds. Neil McBride has a well deserved place among the contemporary artists living and working in god’s own country of Yorkshire. The painting is very small but […]
Part of my Handhold Series, this work is an outcome of my observations of what symbolises human nature, everyday life and connection. This piece is hand embroidered on french linen and is a symbol of life and togetherness which feels […]
Part of my Handhold Series, this work is an outcome of my observations of what symbolises human nature, every life and connection. This piece is hand embroidered on French linen and is a contemporary symbol of life and togetherness which […]
Bits and Bobs
‘Leach’ | 30 x 30cm| Resin and coloured tape on linen | 2020 | £180
‘Nail your colours to the mast’ | 30.5 x 30.5cm | Resin and coloured tape on board | 2020 | £200 (this piece has now been sold)
‘Onions Wrapped in Rubber’ | 30.5 x 30.5cm | Bio-resin and coloured tape on board | 2020 | £180
‘Stigma’ | 30 x 30cm| Resin and coloured tape on linen | 2020 | £180
Documents for professional development
Artists whose work I love…
Hand woven tapestry
An exercise of self-isolation and appropriation, Lowry reimagined in 2020.
In the studio today experimenting with angles and off-cuts. I’m exploring how my rhombus drawings (that in this case have been turned into stickers) react to, and are changed by, their interaction with an object. Here’s today’s effort… ‘Exploded Contract’ […]
My musicians and singers fine art… Gallery Available Originals Prints Resin Prints Ltd Edition Prints My Testimonials page and Facebook Page contains a selection of feedback on my artwork.
This collection bring together a number of resources relevant to artists who are seeking coaching or mentoring support at any stage in their career. These guides and profiles offer valuable information, insights and strategies on art practice from a range of […]
I just wanted to announce myself as a newbe on this site. I am a sculpture based in suffolk. I create birds and animals from recycled silverplate cutlery combining them with hardwoods and burrs as plinths. my work can be […]
My writings on ‘I’m Westward Ho!’
Classes supplied by TmJ printglass Visit us at http://www.tmj-printglass.co.uk For further details
My work is inspired by personal experience and grows from relationships and collaboration with others. After studying for my first Degree at St Martins School of Art (London), I have continued with my creative practice alongside working professionally in the […]
Discover Who You Truly Are Through Creative Arts. Discover what makes you unique through your skills, your strengths & weaknesses to avoid the threats and act on opportunities to live a fulfiling and resilient lifestyle. Our Taster Sessions aim to […]
This is one of my paintings form a Human Condition with all tha is going on in the world we need to make some scenes a place were we can feel safe and engage
foraging for food starts now st George’s mushrooms on road verges on high moors hawthorn leaves and new nettles for soup
Always good to keep up with info like this.
So, it’s the above day. Firstly, I need to get some money coming in. To do list: Message home sch Ed… Those who have been forced into it re anxieties, bullying, low self esteem. Collect images quotes for presentation mini […]
This is a collection of free development opportunities I have found whilst surfing the net. Enjoy Gimara
This collection bring together a number of resources relevant to artists who are seeking mentoring support at any stage in their career. These guides and profiles offer valuable information, insights and strategies on art practice from a range of expert voices […]
Scribble is spontaneous…mark making without ‘over thinking’
Don’t give up the day job was an event hosted by Castlefield Gallery in partnership with Manchester Craft and Design Centre and Redeye, the Photography Network, in January 2018. It aimed to encourage people to keep sight of their artistic […]
Collecting together some materials to help keep on the right track.
Adding events and opportunities to attend or visit, focusing on craft in Scotland. Trying to group together things that are either similar to the work I do or what I aspire to. Dark, macabre, Gothic, rebellious, large body adornment/jewellery/accessories/clothing. https://daughterofmercury.wixsite.com/metal […]
Our Folkestone crits are open for all visual artists who want to discuss their work with other artists. These crits are put in place for artists to take their practice further. Threads crit sessions are for visual artists to discuss […]
Collected blogs and resources on the a-n site on artists’ residencies. See also my commissioned essay Residencies: practices and paradoxes
Various bits on just good painting!
This year we have had three members blog about their practice during an MFA at Cardiff School of Art & Design. In depth analysis and self-reflection, along with inspiring material exploration and exciting performance work are discussed in blogs by […]
A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Hereford College of Art, York St. John University and North Wales School of Art […]
Texts on the a-n site which discuss the ethos and activities of socially-engaged practices and projects.
This is a collection of articles talking about possible alternatives to the traditional Art College route in to being a professional artist. Collected from the A.N site. Also about Artist lead initiatives and Education ideas generally.
Saltaire Arts Trail, fabulous idea, walk in and out of villager’s lounges, see art and craft by artists who are local or exhibiting in Saltaire via a local host. Events in Victoria Hall and elsewhere in this Unesco World Heritage […]
Resources on the a-n site that aid artists to negotiate better and achieve good conditions and terms as they pursue their practices and projects. See also my selection from a range of other sites in 20 Great sources on artists […]
All my articles and reviews in one place!
Selected resources and blogs from the a-n website that collectively suggest good practices and provide practical insight to artists seeking to work through residencies, and organisers and hosts offering residencies.
Exhibition space in NShields
Collected texts and interviews on a-n that address notions of artist as leader/leading through their practice. Includes audio interviews conducted by Joshua Sofaer whilst a Clore Leadership Programme Artist Fellow.
Tips for . Opens
A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University), Staffordshire University, University of the West of […]
Reports and commentary from the a-n resources, Research papers and editorial features that provide evidence about or discuss issues around artists’ employment and livelihoods. See also my separate bibliography of evidence on artists’ pay 1986-2016.
A selection of useful resources for students at all levels to begin placing their practice within a wider context. To think about networks, audience, funding, promotion and a professional approach to making artwork.
Collection of legal guides and toolkits to support the a-n professional development event: Contracts – uses and abuses with solicitor Nicholas Sharp and artist Joseph Young, enabling participants to gain skills to produce and negotiate contracts, 3 February 2015, Pump […]
I had in mind the same subject with a few year late. Everything is everything.
This is the place for Dex Hannon of the Broken Toy Company.
This is my collection of blogs and blog posts I enjoy reading. N.B. Non-exhaustive list
Selected active or archived blogs I refer to and learn from.
Selected articles, guides and other writing on professional development deliveries and matters.
Collection of my texts, research and other writing on the a-n website.
The a-n Collections series originally produced as printed publications with guest editors and themes including from open call for themes and contexts.
Selected texts, discussions, guides and profiles that address issues around or profile arts taking place in rural contexts.
Profiles, blogs and commentary on artists working beyond the UK or bringing their perspectives to UK working.
Discussions and information on age discrimination issues.
Selected resources on artists, the art market and the arts ecology.
Texts and profiles of artists who’ve made a difference to the life and times of the visual arts and stand out as role models.
Features and resources that discuss the scope, value and role of the artist-led within cultural and arts development. Image from Impact of Networking publication included in this collection.
Selected texts, news reports, arts funding features and commentary since 2001.
This collection of articles shows my interests which reflect my personal practice. My work can be viewed on saatchi art.
My selection of resources on a-n for artists and other tutors developing and running professional practice modules and events for art and design students.
Legally-sound guidance on contracts, copyright and the law. Includes links to The Artists Contracts Toolkit – an interactive resource to build your own contract and gain understanding of clauses and terms.
Collected resources that aid good practice and terms of reference for valuing artists’ contributions to the arts within society.
I am currently on the second year of a MA in Fine Art with OCA and have transferred from Goldsmiths where I was on the MA for art teachers. I am now focusing on my own practice after teaching in […]
Collection of self employment guides.
A collection bringing together relevant content for a-n’s art students, from student and other artists’ blogs, to interesting and timely resources published throughout the a-n site. Another great section of the site to keep tabs on is a-n Blogs, a […]
a collection of articles, blogs and things which I want to read