“Imagine an ecological city, where communities are based on voluntary cooperation not competition, mutual aid not private profit, cultural diversity not globalised monoculture, permaculture not consumer culture”.1
Site-specificity and community involvement might be buzzwords for attracting funding bodies, but they are no guarantee of project success. Emma Safe visited Swansea for this year’s Locws2 to find out how they tackled some of the issues.
With two large-scale group exhibitions and numerous recent solo shows taking the UK’s shoreline as their subject, Emma Safe takes a look at artists’ responses to the contemporary coast.
Richard Billingham took time out from preparations for the Turner Prize to discuss how he moved from an aspiring cash-strapped artist living in the heart of the Black Country to a celebrated artist of international acclaim.
In the first of a series of articles focusing on the career development of well-established artists, Emma Safe meets Paula Rego to discover how she has steered her career to such celebrity.
Artist/writer Emma Safe examines the role of community arts in urban regeneration and in creating social cohesion.
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 […]