To mark the opening of Greenfield Community and Arts Centre in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, I was commissioned to produce a permanent artwork. As part of this commission, I spent a residency period running design workshops in schools and colleges […]
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‘Naturalized’ is a re-mapping of one location and a perspective on nature, artifice and convention. The three installations were the culmination of a residency at Ambleside Youth Hostel, Windermere, during August 2000. The first used dirt and dry pigment to […]
Claylines was an installation of predominantly unfired clay structures, sited within the landscape of Errol Brickworks, the oldest surviving industrial site in Scotland. The installation took the form of a circular sculpture trail constructed around a disused claypit. This is […]
I was appointed as artist-in-residence to carve ten brickwork sculptures for the newly established Buckley Heritage Trail at Etna in Flintshire. Buckley has a rich heritage as a centre for the manufacture of bricks and rustic pots which dates back […]
Can eight artists, working under threat of severe gales and the worst floods for forty years produce any substantial work? Last November provided just such a challenge for Phase two of ‘Genius Loci’, a Year of the Artist project at […]
In the May 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE Norfolk Museums Services advertised for a project artist and five associate artists to work on a public art project for Norwich Castle Museum. Over 100 applications were received and Sue Ridge was one of the successful candidates.
I am in Liverpool for six months. At the moment my studio in the Tate Liverpool contains some large items of gym equipment, a working lion’s-head fountain, a tea urn, several televisions and hundreds of lightbulbs.
Second DCMS document adding regional detail to the first 1998 document, and reinforcing its policy in this area.
I use constructed textiles to create sculpture built onto the carcasses of old chairs.
Ffotogallery, Cardiff 11 November – 23 December
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham 31 October – 14 January
Modern Art, London 27 October – 17 December
Bankley Studio Gallery, Greater Manchester 27 January – 11 February
Micro businesses and self-employed people in the arts might benefit from micro-credit and LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes), according to the Banking on Culture project. This action-research project was set up to look at and encourage new sources of financial […]
The involvement of artists was confirmed as crucial to the improvements recognised in this year’s town centre improvement awards organised by the property and retail sectors in the British Council of Shopping Centres. The design award was shared by South […]
In this time of enormous and far-reaching change in terms of climate, culture and communications, the recent Land Art and Land Use in the 21st Century conference jump-started a discussion across all levels of experience and activity. Organised by the […]
Britain’s largest art fair – the thirteenth in the series – opens with a charity preview on 16 January and runs to 21 January. At Art 2001 at the Business Design Centre in London you’ll find over 100 leading contemporary […]
London-based Acme is furthering its aim to provide low-cost studio space in Hackney through the purchase of former industrial premises at Orsman Road. This is the third building to be acquired; others are in Copperfield Road and the Fire Station […]
Unlike many other open exhibitions, the work submitted for the Mostyn Open is viewed blind, with selectors having neither names nor backgrounds of artists to guide them in their decisions. Furthermore, there are no age or geographical limitations on entry, […]
Artists Simon Grennan and Louise K Wilson discuss their commissions and working collaboratively with the staff of Hastings and Rother NHS Trust, whilst project manager Penny Jones outlines the aim of the arts programme and some of the project’s benefits.
A cross-venue festival of work by artists based in France, ‘Vivre sa vie’ took place at various locations across Glasgow and Edinburgh. It comprised exhibitions, screenings and events, evidence of a resurgence in French creative activity, brought together by independent curator Tanya Leighton. Here, Jenny Crowe samples some of the highlights.
At the end of August, curator Sophie Hope was offered a place on the Oreste 3 residency programme in Italy. An opportunity to meet and work with artists from all over Europe seemed too good an opportunity to miss.
Artist/writer Emma Safe examines the role of community arts in urban regeneration and in creating social cohesion.
A selection of UK organisations working in community arts to assist urban regeneration and social cohesion.
The Art House is a membership organisation for all artists, that addresses the issues faced by disabled people who wish to work in the visual arts and crafts. It aims to be a truly inclusive organisation giving artists the support they need, as individuals, to benefit from its activities. Director Liz Whitehouse describes how the organisation functions and what it has to offer.