In the September 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Cockpit Arts advertised a post for their Education and Training Officer. Ten interviewees were chosen from thirty applicants, the successful candidate was artist and illustrator Kate Osborn.
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The gradual loss of a sense of place (because we live for the most part nowadays in ‘in between’ or ‘virtual’ places), and the disorientation which arises as a consequence, are among the factors which have created an obsession within my work with topography, urban plans, and the printed word.
What better symbol for a dysfunctional city than the lonely green of George Shaw’s deserted urban playing field? ‘Scenes from The Passion: The Goal Mouth’ is conversely so irreligious and dispassionate, painted in flat characterless enamel that the title can […]
The Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts Newport, Isle of Wight
Shockwave is a fantasy term promising technological wizardry to all who download. Notwithstanding the limits of PCs, the tools available to artists, or of the pressure of time spent online, there could be a pot of gold at the end […]
Nature Centre is the culmination of artist and writer Brownrigg’s residency at Grizedale last year. As well as her own writings in response to this particular Lakeland forest location, it includes the work of different visual artists-in-residence from the last […]
Various venues, Liverpool
It could be said that people who live in cities have a unique sense of distance in relation to space, tending to measure distance not only in terms of how far away something is, but also by how long it […]
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 […]
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.