Sonya Dyer reports from ‘Structure and Space’ the final event in the Artists and curators talking series, held at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire.
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Is surface texture, pattern and ‘the natural’ an escape or a trap? Rosalind Davis talks to Andrew Bryant about this and other questions in her work written about in her Artists talking blog.
As John Harris approaches his degree show at Nottingham Trent, he takes some time out to talk to Degrees unedited about a developing art practice, text appropriation and the likening of sculpture to a modern day comedian on stage.
Sonya Dyer reports from ‘Hospitality’ the third event in the Artists and curators talking series, held at East Street Arts: Union 105 in Leeds, and asks ‘What is the relationship between hospitality and intimacy?’.
Richard Taylor catches up with artist Rebecca Strain as she uses her isolation from developed networks to confront a writing practice that complements the enduring nature of her visual production.
Despite setting up a successful jewellery business with her husband, blogger Jane always knew she was an artist and eventually found the time and space to develop her painting. Andrew Bryant talks to Jane about business, the relationship between art and craft, the obsession with interpretation and about feminism and painting.
Sonya Dyer reports from the second event of the series, which confronted the difficulties faced by artists from outside the EU coming to work in Britain. Artists Sinead O’Donnell (UK) and Poshya Kakl (Iraq) used Skype to perform an action with the Cardiff audience, bridging the gap between ‘here’ and ‘there’ – the liminal space.
Established in 2007 the annual Northern Art Prize offers four short-listed artists a prominent exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and opportunity to win a £16,500 award.
Antonia Dewhurst talks to Degrees unedited Online editor Richard Taylor during her final year at Coleg Menai, Bangor, North Wales.
Warren Andrews discusses winning the student prize, the importance of education and his future plans.
Virginia Verran discusses winning the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the importance of art education and the multifaceted nature of her practice.
Richard Taylor focuses on how James Clarkson’s migration to Artists talking from Degrees unedited simulates other moves in his practice, his studio and in his unique insight on objects re-placed into the contemporary art context.
Sonya Dyer reports from the first Artists and curators talking event – Neighbourhoods and Neighbourliness – which explored the landscape and conditions for artists and curators working directly with communities.
Jack Hutchinson profiles the Jerwood Drawing Prize in conversation with director and founder Anita Taylor, this year’s First Prize winner Virginia Verran, and Student Prize winner Warren Andrews.
Midwest was an artist’s development programme that ran from 2003 to 2008 in the West Midlands. Here we share pdf reports on Midwest’s activity that provide valuable insights into possibilities within artist-led culture.
Following a residency in Sweden, London-based artist and blogger Stuart Mayes relocated to Stockholm. Here, he talks to Andrew Bryant about this move, working intuitively and developing confidence in his practice.
Andrew Bryant interviews artist Rob Turner about the informality of writing in a blog form, two-way dialogue and how blogs can become works in their own right.
As Tom Duggan reviews his Degrees unedited blogging experience up to graduating in 2009, we catch up with his recent projects and artistic direction a year on.
There’s a fine line between art making for its conceptual purpose and for its commercial value. Janet Hollins’ MA seems to offer opportunities to pursue both, but how does her blog tell the story? Richard Taylor investigates.
The embellishment of international study resounds with the affect of writing and the scripture of applied materials to define a multidisciplinary art practice: but how do you pull yourself away from the developed peer structure of art school?
2010 Fine Art Photography graduate Joanna Waclawski talks about studying at Glasgow School of Art (GSA), and reflects on how re-sitting a year amplified her perspective on photography as a medium.
Every year the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) runs a scholarship to Florence for students graduating from Scottish art schools. Richard Taylor catches up with Rebecca Cusworth, a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art, as she prepares to leave for Italy.
Ryan Riddington reflects on doing an MFA at The Slade, eight years on from his first degree, his reasons for doing the course, the challenges of working in a communal studio space and where he is now.
As recent graduate Alfie Strong embarks on a journey of self-discovery, he shares highlights of his final year and passage as an artist to the other side.