A-n’s Collaborative relationships series exposes the working relationships between artists and the wide range of professionals they choose to collaborate with. In this article, artist David Cotterrell and Projects Director Carolyn Black reflect on the realisation of a unique and demanding work for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.
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A selection of projects that focus on the development of artists’ practice and their engagement with local communities.
Local authority cuts as seen from the frontline of visual arts providers.
Doug Jones, Men at work.
Nicola Williams, Cement Garden, 2009.
A-n’s Collaborative relationships series exposes the working relationships between artists and the wide range of professionals they choose to collaborate with. In 2009-10 a series of permanent artworks were negotiated for a major redevelopment of Bethnal Green’s former Town Hall into an exclusive hotel. Artsadmin’s Manick Govinda and Clare Qualmann of walkwalkwalk give their account of these negotiations and the work resulting from one of the commissions.
Ben Washington, We’re Being Kept Informed As The Situation Unfolds.
News of current public realm and gallery commissioning projects.
A selection of forthcoming open exhibition competitions, bursaries and prizes for artists.
Savage, I’m a Fraud, 2010.
In June 2010, Darlington-based photography collective Wideyed was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Belgrade for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Lucy Carolan of Wideyed about the bursary and its impact on the group.
In March 2010, Leeds based artists collective Black Dogs was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to establish a network with artists from Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Yvonne Carmichael of Black Dogs about the bursary and its impact on the group.
Alex Ball, The Obstacle, oil on linen, 31×23.5cm, 2010.
In these times of austerity, a-n Magazine has compiled a catalogue of money-saving ideas for freelancers that have been tried and tested by our readers.
This month we profile a selection of open exhibition and public art commissioning projects, from applied arts opportunities to innovative site-specific works.
Director of Situations Claire Doherty and artist Stephen Hodge (of Wrights & Sites) give their account of how they developed a contemporary public artwork to reanimate visitors’ experiences of Weston-super-Mare.
Polly Morgan, Morning, taxidermied robin, plate glass, 2007.
Report from PARADOX – The Fine Art European Forum, Accademia di Belle Arti, Palermo, 21-22 September 2009.
Giulia Ricci, Untitled, hand made drawing, pen on paper, 25x20cm, 2010.
Su Blackwell, Gondol (detail).
Commentary arising from research into local authority arts organisers’ needs, aspirations and modus operandi, revealing how they value and engage with artists and the approaches they take to their own professional development and to supporting the environment for contemporary visual arts.
Profiling studio and workshop facilities around the country, plus ambitious exhibition projects that are engaging with local communities.
Artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson and curator Emma Underhill discuss their collaboration on a project to create a sculptural ‘habitat’ that will contribute to the life cycle of birds in two urban garden locations.
In September 2009, Grey Area was granted a NAN Go and See bursary to travel to Estonia for research and development. Emilia Telese talks to Daniel Pryde-Jarman of Grey Area about the bursary and its impact on the group.
In March 2010, Artichoke Studios was awarded a NAN Go and See bursary in order to visit Dynamic Community Arts in Birmingham and Green Close Studios in Melling. Emilia Telese talks to group member Keith Parkinson about the bursary and its impact on the group.