Studio organisation Acme is behind a major project to investigate the socio-historical impact of the artist community in East London. A feasibility study now underway by design historian Sue Wilson aims to map the research process and establish the working […]
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Performances from Jah Wobble and the Deep Space Band, Genesis P Orridge, Sakoba and Philip Zarrili and the Beckett Project will feature at an international conference running April 25-29. ‘Relocating the Sacred in Contemporary Performance Practice’ has been designed to […]
Of the many awards presented at this year’s Chelsea Craft Fair, The Adrian Sassoon Award for the Arts of the Kiln is a new award set up to promote awareness of the crafts in British Museums. The award, made to […]
The thrust of the first national cultural strategy for Scotland, published earlier this year, is an affirmation of the importance of culture and the major contribution it plays to the delivery of social justice and economic development. Put together by […]
Not for the first time in the history of student activism, Kingston upon Hull became a centre for dialogue and debate about education. October saw the Independent Art School Conference, a two-day event organised by Pippa Koszerek, a third-year student […]
John Newling discusses the collaboration, negotiation and patience involved in realising a major public art work for Birmingham’s Royal Mail building.
Ceramicist Taslim Martin describes his experiences of working with industry to realise two projects.
Gareth Mason reports on a two-day event organised by Taslim Martin within his residency at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell that explored how the skills of studio practice can be applied to public-sited work.
A recurring issue for artists is the constant search for a suitable space in which to work and exhibit. Artists have increasingly addressed this through improvisation and adaptability, to the point where spaces run by artist collectives have become almost synonymous with formerly disused (or unwanted) spaces. As Malcolm Dickson noted in his comment on artist-run spaces (October issue) – “The motivation now is more pragmatic by necessity, in that you just have to do it in order to get work shown (whether your own or other artists)”.
After a year of on-line communication and collaboration, in September six Manchester artists arrived in Bulgaria to work with four Bulgarian artists on ‘Urban Cycles’. Initiated by Interspace Media Centre in Sofia, the project will also be presented at IDEA in Manchester next April. Here, project curator Galia Dimitrova and participating artist Jen Southern discuss this cultural exchange.
I was commissioned by the London Print Studio last August to design and print imagery onto sixteen glass panels, as part of the glass window facade of their new gallery space. The former London Print Workshop was successful in 1998 […]
Situated one hour west of Glasgow, Outside The Box is a new residential centre for artists of all disciplines. The curious name refers to the fact that resident artists should feel free of their everyday obligations, and be able to […]
Duologue was a collaboration between myself (sculptor-in-residence at the Farnham Maltings) and Leonie Flowerday (disabled dancer from StopGAP Dance Company). It was a project funded by South East Arts Disability Pairing Scheme which brought together an able-bodied and non-able bodied […]
Whilst artist-in-residence at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria last summer I produced a multiple called Magic Car. A cardboard cutout car packaged in plastic with a fold-over label (bearing an uncanny resemblance to the cardboard trees hanging off the mirrors of a […]
I specialise in printed textiles, and over the duration of my degree I have taken an interest in three-dimensional fabric manipulation, which is mainly used in fashion design. Before I came to England, I studied and worked as a weaving […]
A short residency on a landfill site near Bentley in Suffolk gave local artist Ruth Richmond and myself an opportunity to make some work in response to our experiences there. Ruth chose to work with the skips that collect and […]
In the July 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Lewisham College advertised a post for the Visiting Artist Scheme, and received 143 applications in response.
The successful applicant was Eric Martin – an artist who specialises in printmaking. In this new feature looking at the success stories, Martin describes how his job compliments his artistic practice.
I wanted to create a painting that resonated the sense of an echo, a rolling rhythm, a song without words, a version of creation.
My drawings are based on the observations, or are extrapolations from objects such as ice pop wrappers, empty boxes of bangers, and pledges of love scrawled on bus seats.
Anya Gallaccio was at the forefront of the 90s generation of contemporary visual artists – exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world.
‘Art Textiles 2’ is a sequel to ‘Art Textiles 1’, initiated by Barbara Taylor at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery in 1996. One of the exhibitors in 1996, Polly Binns, was this time one of four selectors, with Yinka Shonibare, […]
Selected from open submission by Lynne Cooke, senior curator at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, twenty-nine artists took part in the third annual ‘Perspective’ exhibition at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. This year’s £6000 prize was split between two […]
Camberwell College of Arts, London
In today’s climate of political apathy, it sometimes appears that people have become wary of expressing an opinion without irony. Not so the artists showing in ‘Protest and Survive’. I can’t remember having walked around whole roomfuls of contemporary art […]
We have sustained relationships with the objects in our homes, but seldom consider their effects on our emotional or intellectual lives. Domestic objects have always carried less intellectual weight than their counterparts in galleries, with whom we spend significantly less […]