Laurence Ward, artist-in-residence for the Community Arts Project (CAP), Darlington shares his experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and how this has enhanced his own practice.
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Richard Noyce gives an overview of the thriving artscene in one of the Baltic states, and looks at some of the obstacles faced by artists there as they move towards integration within the European Union.
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 […]
I have been painting for over fifteen years, and I always feel there is something new around the corner, waiting to be discovered.
The paintings from my year-long residency at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at the Royal London Hospital are a visual record of the faces unveiled during surgery, and the resulting changes in the appearance of the sitters. They are […]
Beermats designed by five Derby artists were launched in May with a special Year of the Artist Ale. The limited-edition mats now available in bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants and in arts venues around the East Midlands region have been […]
Susannah Thompson discusses ‘Vault 2001’ and considers the implications of visual arts programming within a multi-disciplinary venue.
Victoria Callen describes the pressures faced by rural crafts businesses and suggests key strategies for survival.
Nicola Triscott expands upon The Arts Catalyst’s mission to extend, promote and activate a fundamental shift in the dialogue between art and science and its perception by the public.
Julie Read reports on her residency in Basel and gives an overview of the artscene in Switzerland.
Zarina Bhimji and Nicola Percy were artists in residence at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) for thirty days, between September 2000 and January 2001. The NIMR, the largest institute of the Medical Research Council, is dedicated to biomedical research on a cellular level. The residency was research-based and each artist followed a different path.
Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1992, I have pursued a parallel career as a practising artist producing work for exhibition and as a tutor. I am currently a part-time tutor at the Visual Arts Studio @ Tramway, […]
Since I can remember I have been fascinated by optical illusions. During my degree in three-dimensional design at the University of Central Lancashire, I researched into the work of Op artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasserley. Using the […]
Throughout my work, I have used a range of materials, whilst trying to maintain their unique peculiarities and characteristics. In the last few years I have become increasingly interested in casting, and have experimented by pouring concrete into moulds, excavated […]
My Interest in movement in relation to natural change has led me on a personal quest into the exploration of changed states of matter: decay, disintegration, movement, relocation and reformation. My enquiry has enabled me to make links between the […]
In January 2000, all West Sussex schools were invited to participate in an art and design project in celebration of children’s ideas about their environment. The aim was to encourage four to sixteen-year-olds to contribute pen drawings, which showed their […]
In the November 1998 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Corridor Arts advertised for a multi-media artist to work on a three-year project with a range of people to produce their own digital images and video art. The post was given to artist Helen Ward, who talks about this opportunity to combine both her participatory and commissioned work.