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Nan Goldin – The Devil’s Playground

After researching various artists, I came across Nan Goldin. She has been mentioned several times in connection to my artworks (mostly photography) with the feeling that can be felt from the photos which influenced me to go take a look […]

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Booster, Zero, Woolly Hats & Christmas Songs

I’d had my booster jab the day before and I still felt a little crap but I went drawing anyway. I need to. The coffee shop has begun interspersing Christmas songs into their usual muzak. I don’t mind. It was […]

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Engagement Lead – Maternity Cover

This is an opportunity for someone who wants to play a significant part in supporting the organisation, through maternity cover, to ensure our public-facing programme continues to work with artists and audiences to deliver meaningful art commissions within our neighbourhoods.

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An outline of our walks together

My Walks My walks have an element of Forest Bathing it is true, I have grown to need the whole woodland experience. The feeling of walking through the forest is very important. Not walking around it, looking at it from […]

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Open Studio…

There are times when the weather cannot deter me from travelling to and being in the studio. I am a woman on a mission and things need to get done and I need to be there to do them.  And […]

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Knowing my status

I have long admired, and been more than a little envious of, artists who are able to gather their practice around a single word, phrase, or concept. Not only does this concise summary of a practice ease communication but in […]

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Inlet and outlet

How the river flows in and out, how we use this in our industry and how it feels when we swim.

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Copyright Issues

Hi. I have a situation I am seeking a bit of advice on. My mother Amelia Hastings (now deceased) was a professional artist and many years ago was commissioned by Rohald Dahl to do a portrait of his daughter who […]

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Catacol Whitebeam (Sorbus Pseudomeinichii)

(The above images are my illustration of the Catacol Whitebeam alongside the Herbarium Specimen from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh) The Catacol Whitebeam the most endangered plant species in Britain, with only one or two living specimens known, and although it […]

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Level 5 and 6 Crit: 25/11/21:

The above image shows the notes that I made in the Crit that we had yesterday – which was extremely helpful, productive and affirming for me. Crits are an area that I felt that I have really grown in this […]

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Experimenting with Layouts

In time for the Level 5 and 6 crit yesterday, I was experimenting with different exhibition layouts – baring the works of Susan Hiller very much in mind whilst working on this. Hiller’s layouts were very inspired by the objects […]

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Sorbus Pseudomeinichii Completed Drawing

Two days ago, I finished my pen and ink drawing of the Catacol Whitebeam (Sorbus pseudomeinichii). This was the first drawing from my final list of Endangered Plants, and (as I said previously) therefore I felt a certain amount of […]

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Dananncrafts, William Street, Co. Armagh

This is the front of Dananncrafts William St, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland. This piece was commissioned by the owner. It is one of several that I have done in the area. Dananncrafts is a shop for handmade items from crafters […]

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Colour

It was another cold morning in the coffee shop yesterday, with the door open to the elements. People didn’t stay, or if they did (mostly the stalwart regulars) it wasn’t for long. I struggled to motivate myself. I never work […]

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Funding for Artists?

There’s much talk about at the moment about funding artists to just be artists. There was an article in the Irish Times  saying that Ireland were going to pay a select number of “creatives” around €300 a week https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/it-s-a-game-changer-for-us-artists-welcome-guaranteed-basic-income-plan-1.4699820 And […]

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International travel grant

Hello,   I am new to a-n and generally to applying grants.  I am looking for funds to travel abroad for an internship in ceramics. It’s not a residency. Any lead will be hugely appreciated. Thank you. Regards Archana  

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Something To Do With Art Podcast – Matthew Chesney

Matt Chesney is an artist whose own work is based around performance, video and sculpture. He is also the founder and director of Backlit Nottingham, a gallery and studio complex based in a large industrial building with a fascinating history […]

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Open Call Curators – ARAC Art Residency

The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) is offering a residency opportunity for a curator to explore the art-scene in Bucharest and Romania at large.