Artist/writer Emma Safe examines the role of community arts in urban regeneration and in creating social cohesion.
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A selection of UK organisations working in community arts to assist urban regeneration and social cohesion.
The Art House is a membership organisation for all artists, that addresses the issues faced by disabled people who wish to work in the visual arts and crafts. It aims to be a truly inclusive organisation giving artists the support they need, as individuals, to benefit from its activities. Director Liz Whitehouse describes how the organisation functions and what it has to offer.
I’d had the idea for 25 Pyramids in 1998. I’ve always been fascinated by the spaciousness, at low water, of Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, and wanted to try and come up with something that, if possible, could describe, or add […]
I have recently completed a series of site-specific artworks at the new North Wales Cancer Centre in Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl. The £200,000 arts project was the initiative of Steve Brake, County Arts Officer for Denbighshire County Council and the project […]
The River Lune Millennium Park occupies five miles or so upstream from Lancaster. It is a lovely salmon river, flowing through beautiful countryside. The project has involved improving footpaths and cycleways, installing lighting (very controversial with some locals), and commissioning […]
My work responds to specific sites and situations. The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is located on the top floor of a five-storey building that also houses the city library and local history studies section, a careers centre, an adult […]
The manipulation of everyday materials is a fundamental aspect of my approach to creating and thinking about my practice. I use materials that are familiar yet after a series of transformations appear unfamiliar. I am particularly interested in substances that […]
In the September 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Cockpit Arts advertised a post for their Education and Training Officer. Ten interviewees were chosen from thirty applicants, the successful candidate was artist and illustrator Kate Osborn.
The gradual loss of a sense of place (because we live for the most part nowadays in ‘in between’ or ‘virtual’ places), and the disorientation which arises as a consequence, are among the factors which have created an obsession within my work with topography, urban plans, and the printed word.
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 […]
The Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts Newport, Isle of Wight
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 […]
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 […]
Various venues, Liverpool
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I specialise in printed textiles, and over the duration of my degree I have taken an interest in three-dimensional fabric manipulation, which is mainly used in fashion design. Before I came to England, I studied and worked as a weaving […]
A short residency on a landfill site near Bentley in Suffolk gave local artist Ruth Richmond and myself an opportunity to make some work in response to our experiences there. Ruth chose to work with the skips that collect and […]
In the July 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Lewisham College advertised a post for the Visiting Artist Scheme, and received 143 applications in response.
The successful applicant was Eric Martin – an artist who specialises in printmaking. In this new feature looking at the success stories, Martin describes how his job compliments his artistic practice.
I wanted to create a painting that resonated the sense of an echo, a rolling rhythm, a song without words, a version of creation.