Bristol-based live artist Liz Clarke has created a performance with her nine-month-old daughter and collaborated with her nine-year-old son to produce a work based on an idea he proposed. She speaks to Julie McCalden about being part of an art making family.
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Sonya Dyer reports from the first Artists and curators talking event – Neighbourhoods and Neighbourliness – which explored the landscape and conditions for artists and curators working directly with communities.
Gavin Wade talks about his role as a ‘professional curator’ working outside of an institution.
Kate Brundrett talks to Paul Rooney about his work, residencies and winning this year’s Northern Art Prize.
Jane Watt speaks to Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie about their practice, the Bata-ville project and working with Commissions East.
Jeremy Akerman meets Chad McCail to discuss his work and recent residency at Baltic that culminated in a futuristic world of zombies, robots and wealthy parasites.
Lee Corner interviews Graham Fagen about his commission in Kosovo for the Imperial War Museum.
Richard Cox profiles the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, USA, and discusses his involvement as both resident artist and selector.
Five Years is a collaborative artist-run project in London. Its activities include exhibitions, a reading group, publications and workshops in local libraries. This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Thamesmead, with Five Years member Phill Wilson-Perkin, who outlines the project’s aims and explains why its co-operative and collaborative nature has contributed to its longevity.
Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman’s collaborative and multi-disciplinary practice questions our relationships with environment and landscape. Sally Davies talks to the Dumfries and Galloway-based artists about working in, and interpreting, rural contexts.
Artist Morag Colquhoun, whose practice includes sculpture, photography, installation, performance, video, textiles and curatorial practice, discusses the benefits and pitfalls of working in a rural context.
Since the early 1970s, Bobby Baker has been producing art that documents and subverts her experiences of everyday life, drawing on motherhood, domestic labour, and mental illness and recovery. Speaking to Lydia Ashman, Baker reflects on the challenges she faced as a woman and an artist, her successes and why she’s ‘proudest of keeping going’.
The Bethlem Gallery in Bromley provides a professional platform for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties. Alistair Gentry speaks to the gallery’s director Beth Elliot about the organisation and how it fosters a supportive artist-focussed environment.
In 2017, Wysing Arts Centre restructured its residency programme to be more responsive to artists’ situations and to support a more diverse pool of practices. Drawing on a conversation that took place between Wysing’s director Donna Lynas and resident artist Tessa Norton at the ‘Pivotal Moments’ conference, Lydia Ashman explores how and why the programme has changed.
Founded in 2010, Grand Union is a studio provider and project space that supports artistic and curatorial development in Digbeth, Birmingham. This profile includes a video, recorded at Assembly Birmingham, in which director Cheryl Jones introduces the organisation and shares its current strategy for securing a permanent home.
Artists and parents Katy Connor and Stephen Cornford discuss their experiences of raising a child whilst maintaining their art practices, offering advice on how to manage time, travel and childcare.
Originally from Germany, Glasgow-based painter Cornelius Quabeck first spent time in the city during a two-month artist residency in 2011. He talks to Dan Thompson about living and working in Düsseldorf, London and San Francisco, and the reasons that brought him back to Scotland in 2016.
In 2015, Scottish artist Paul McDevitt set up Farbvision, a project space in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that presents solo exhibitions and is also home to the INFINITE GREYSCALE record label. He talks to Dan Thompson about his reasons for relocating from the UK, and the artistic freedom and financial reality of life in his adopted home.
Based in Birmingham’s growing cultural quarter Digbeth, Recent Activity seeks to contribute to the area’s artist-led scene without replicating the activity of its more established spaces. Art researchers Doggerland speak to one of the organisation’s founders Andrew Gillespie about working within manageable parameters to offer “something a bit different” to the area.
Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.
Artist Paul Evans discusses how his work became aligned to the research undertaken within universities and how his socially engaged practice has enabled academics and the public to better understand the nature of university research. Based on an interview by artist Steve Pool.
Kate Pahl, Professor of Literacies in Education at University of Sheffield, discusses what artists bring to academic research projects, and identifies some of the challenges artists and academics face when working together. Based on an interview by artist Steve Pool.
After keeping his video blog on Degrees unedited since November 2012, Joshua Tyson tells us of ‘The soap factory’ and its culture, in time for degree shows at University Campus Suffolk.
Lauren Healey talks to Northern Art Prize 2011 winner Leo Fitzmaurice about objectness, appropriation and his time-intensive research process.
From found photography to a research-based practice, Richard Taylor talks to 2012 University of Wales Cardiff Fine Art graduate Laura Reeves.