Kate Tregaskis discusses recent seminars exploring education work involving artists and the effect this has on artists’ practice.
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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.
You’ve done the research, and have got three or four possible sources of funding for a new project. How do you put in an application that stands out from the pile: what gives your approach the edge?
Nick Lambrianou visited this bi-annual showcase to meet some of the emerging artists who have been awarded fellowships from the trust.
Directors and committee members of The Landscape and Art Network expand on the cross-disciplinary nature of the organisation and its remit to defend and improve our environment.
Fiona Rutherford reports on her experience of a Crafts Council research trip to Japan and the lasting contacts she made.
Graham Taylor gives a personal account of his experience of setting up an educational initiative during his time living in Africa.
This month Kate Fowle has been talking to Christopher Cozier about his experiences as an artist in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
In this exhibition we explored the relationship between people and their homes. By altering everyday objects, such as clothing, furniture and the decor of the home; we asked the viewer to look afresh at them. We explored our domestic history, […]
It was whilst studying on a ceramics and glass course at the University of Sunderland that I was seduced by the beauty of glass. Since then, my work has developed into simple geometric forms in slumped float glass made in […]
Since completing an MA, my career has included solo and group shows both in the UK and New York. My images are informed by cultural theory and I work on themes gleaned from graphic illustration, Manga, Pop Art, Postmodernism and […]
I collaborate with artist Cas Holmes under the name ‘Art for Alternative Spaces’ and have just finished a Year of the Artist residency in a caravan park on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. It is a remote area, bleak […]
There has always been a quirky side to my work. I love anything that is eccentric, especially costume that is ridiculous and impractical. Performance costume and fashion have always influenced my work. I aspire to the drama and glamour built […]
As part of the Year of the Artist I was the visual artist-in-residence in First Direct Bank’s call centre. A call centre is an invisible public space. As users of a call centre we make contact, transact and are off […]
In the February 2001 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE London-based charity Bag Books, which specialises in creating and producing tactile stories for people with profound disabilities, advertised for a full time Craft Worker. The post was given to Rebekah Thomas who talks about the company’s objectives in fullfilling the literary and creative needs of people with physical and learning abilities.
Physics and maths, as much as art, have always served as subjects that speak my own language.
Three artists report on their residency experiences in different countries.
The fourth article in this series pays a visit to Copenhagen in Denmark, where Henrik Plenge Jakobsen is immersed in some big issues. “When I think of Western culture I get a mental image of exclusion, particularly in relation to the individual versus society. The concept of ‘liberty’ is hard to transgress. Because of this it becomes easier to limit yourself and your attitudes toward life in general.”
I am an artist and designer at the start of a career specialising in contemporary architectural glass. I aim to create pieces in response to a given environment which allow people a variety of views on their surroundings and hopefully […]
Wax sculpture has traditionally been associated with the creation of doubles or stand-ins for the human body, whether for ritual or medical purposes. My work references these traditions, using wax bodies to explore fantasies of growth, decay and fragmentation. I […]
AdDressing Baby was a Year of the Artist residency at the Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum in Leamington Spa, involving young parents and myself. The project brief was for the group to produce a series of conceptual baby […]
This exhibition houses a total of eighteen small canvases containing a host of discarded objects. ‘Excavations’ is an exploration of the spirituality of signs and symbols. Each piece is enhanced with painting, stitching and text in an attempt to reconfigure […]
I am working as artist team-leader on Artlink’s FUSION project that has been taking place in hospitals throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. In my time on this programme, I have explored new ways of working through creative collaborations with patients, […]
“My deepest desire regarding contemporary music is to hear it all, not successively, but all at once at the same time. Everything together! But perhaps that’s a perverse wish”, John Cage. My wish is to make something contrary to what […]
I was commissioned to design a light sculpture for West Street in central Brighton as part of the ‘Per Cent for Art’ project. The project aims to improve the environment of the city’s urban spaces and is being run by […]