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Coronavirus Postcards

I don’t know if this was a good use of time/paint. The plan is to send hand-painted postcards to everyone I can’t see but would have done, or would have intended to, if it wasn’t for coronavirus. I’ve made sure […]

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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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ANIMISM AND TROVANTS

“Animism is the belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a spirit or soul. Believers in animism potentially perceive all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork and perhaps even words—as animated and alive.” It is said to […]

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Self portrait

I run a fortnightly Zoom drawing club which is proving to be quite popular. It isn’t a workshop – rather a space for drawing in company and sharing ideas and encouragement. We don’t usually have themes but inspired by Grayson […]

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Job Commissions

Is There Anybody Out There? Micro-commissions, Lancaster Arts

We are inviting proposals to support four artistic development projects, in any art form. Our aim is to facilitate some time and space, to reflect on creative practice and audiences under these new conditions.

Job Collaborative projects

Lockdown and Light

Lockdown and Light is asking artists across the world to make temporary light installations in their homes over the weekend of Friday 29 – Sunday 31 May 2020.

Job Professional Development

Thriving and Surviving Online Summer School

An online summer school with Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs that is designed to help you with your creative career and map out how YOU can Thrive and Survive as an artist.

Conversation

PO Boxes Alternatives to use for Mailchimp newsletter address

Hi I’ve recently added a mailchimp newsletter function to my website and have  since found out that am legally required to include a home or business address on all my email newsletters. I’ve used mailchimp before when working for organisations […]

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Lost Dreams

I was seeking ways to either exhibit or perform Lost Dreams, either in a gallery or at a festival. However, Coronavirus has changed that.  I have made some temporary videos to upload the tracks to Youtube. The reason for this […]

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Reinhabiting the studio (slowly)

The past week has been a bit rough – glad to be back on treatment but the drugs are strong. I must have slept for 12 hours on Friday. Before starting the new (old) chemo drugs I did manage a […]

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getting started.

hello, unusual times hey ! during the pandemic i’ve found that spending time walking has helped me to get some perspective of things.  very early on i got a new insight into my dsylexia while on a walk. before the […]

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little and often #2

today i’m beginning the documentation for the arts council covid-19 emergency fund supported project walking through the pandemic. in getting to this point i’ve tied myself into some huge knots through over thinking it a bit.     it’s ok […]

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Artists Make Change: “Artists need to be more involved in policy decisions”

a-n Artists Council has initiated a 12-month research and development project that will explore the role of the artist in society and advocate for how artists and art organisers can effectively work for change. Lead artists Rachel Dobbs and Glen Stoker speak to Jack Hutchinson about the project and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their plans.

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Research Cultural value

The Wide Revolution: reflections on the history of political art

Dave Beech explores how art, artists and arts practice participate in a wider revolution, and the inter-relationships between art’s political, activist and socially engaged practices and the institutional and infrastructural politics of art itself. Commissioned by a-n Artists Council as part of its one-year research project Artists Make Change.

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Artist as Active Citizen

Ellie Harrison discusses how arts skills and strategies, built over the course of a career, can be applied to ways of making change. Commissioned by a-n Artists Council as part of its one-year research project Artists Make Change.

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Mental Health awareness: weak

It’s Sunday evening and Mental Health Awareness week starts tomorrow. Watch out for the bunting, the posters, the merch, events, interviews and tanned celebs repeating a one liner platitude. I won’t be joining in the ‘celebrations’ as I am not […]

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walking through…

planing for the future by researching how i might work with another community to create a non linear film based on walking through the pandemic.

the project is supported by the arts council’s covid-19 emergency fund.

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Distant mourning – sending a prayer out to sea

Like a good autistic I’ve been in hyper-focus. Lockdown has brought a surprising clarity to my work. It’s as though my practice was made for this moment. It sounds like a strange thing to say, and it is. Other autistics […]

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Job Art vacancies

Becontree Centenary Project Manager

Create London is looking for an experienced and dedicated Project Manager
to oversee an ambitious new arts and heritage programme to mark and
celebrate the centenary of Dagenham’s Becontree Estate in 2021.