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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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)”.
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.
Ceramicist Taslim Martin describes his experiences of working with industry to realise two projects.
John Newling discusses the collaboration, negotiation and patience involved in realising a major public art work for Birmingham’s Royal Mail building.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Various venues, Liverpool
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 […]
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 […]
The Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts Newport, Isle of Wight
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 […]
My current installation work challenges what I believe to be one of the most mysoginistic and succesfull ad campaigns of the 90s – the Wonderbra advert.
I created Loom House (pictured) while I was working as artist-in-residence at Oriel 31 in Newtown, Powys during June. The ty-gwydd (loom house) was historically an outhouse in which a couple of looms were kept when weaving was still a […]
I recently completed a mosaic commission on the island of Skyros in Greece, for Skyros Holistic holidays. I was able to choose any site that appealed to me within the holiday complex (within reason). I chose a pear-shaped seating area […]
St Chad’s Church a red-brick Victorian building in Hackney recently hosted ‘Aldgate and other Astrocities’ a solo exhibition of my photographs and objects. The Church is a meeting place for FLOM (First London Outsider Movement) a collective of international musicians, […]
I was recently commissioned by Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre (TCAC) in North Uist, Western Isles, to undertake a community sculpture project in Locheport. The commission was part of TCAC’s ongoing ‘Roadend Projects’ to celebrate the unique identities and environments of […]