After the indulgence of Christmas comes the annual round of self-recriminations and desire to do better. Resolutions are set, gym memberships bought and diet books are dusted down. Enquiries to therapists, personal trainers and coaches spike this month as people […]
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I am a light and text artist working to create installations and sculptures mainly for the public realm. For around 5 years I have been working as a sole trader in terms of my business structure. It has worked well […]
Tis the season to be jolly, stressed and overwhelmed. With presents to buy, festive food to prepare, late night socialising and increased food and alcohol intake, by the time we get to Boxing Day, we can feel frazzled, exhausted and […]
How do I, as coach, get to the heart of the matter? How do we, as humans, work out our true purpose? Big questions that deserve big thinking, for my own life as well as for every client I work […]
I visited New York and Miami over the last two weeks, and made the very most of every moment whilst I was there, so I am writing these blog posts on reflection. This is also helping me process everything I […]
One of my favourite sounds as a coach is the sound of silence – the heavy pregnant silence of a person thinking. A silence so loud one hears the cogs whirring of a person deep in thought. Silence in coaching […]
Changing my life, and others, one step at a time.
This 2018 A-n Bursary Blog will document my research visit to New York and Miami to explore the expansion of modernist architecture from Europe to the USA via Oceanliners, which often mimicked the form and design of ocean liners themselves.
14 a-n members have been awarded fully-funded places on the a-n Visual Arts Coaching Course with RD1st 2018.
a-n and Castlefield Gallery announce the eight artists and one writer who will be participating in their partnership project the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest.
Castlefield Gallery and a-n are offering eight bursaries for artists based in the North West of England to participate in an eight-day delegation to Hungary, with four of the places reserved for a-n members.
What does it mean to have all the colours available to you as an artist? We just can click and order, browse wondrous shops full of pigments or go onto our devices and swipe, touch and tap our way […]
One of the interviews that was part of my New York Art Adventure… ‘NO ONE CAN MAKE A JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY BOWL..THEY GROW FROM THE HANDS OF THE MASTER AND THE NEEDS OF THE CLAY…THE MASTER ALLOWS’ Ray Robinson History […]
After the first week in Malmö, next stop was Stockholm where Talat myself and Roushan Illahi where going to attend and perform at a Kashmiri conference. Now I know we have issues with UK trains and i was reminded how […]
Yesterday was last day of video workshop and the group from Western Sahara will now take their work to Goteburg with Råfilm. I will connect with Råfilm when they return back before i head back to UK. The previous day […]
Monday 22nd at Råfilm offices we where in the company of one their video editors Sascha Füischer who worked on the feature film documentary about Zlatan Ibrahimovic who recently sign to that other so called in Manchester. Anyway as i […]
So after a few days with Råfilm Sahwari voices and Eqquie Media the group decide to make a documentary about Mariem Hassan a Sahrawi singer and lyricist from Western Sahara. She usually sang in Hassaniyya, an Arabic dialect and sometimes […]
Thanks again to Artist Information Network, I’m back in Sweden for my final visit and this time my objectives have happened. During my 2 wreek stay I’ll be working with Råfilm on a workshop based project with refugees from Western Sahara. More to follow during my stay.
Our third session looking at creating responses to the site involved taking Bo to visit the Brindley Village location and to critique ideas discussed so far. As mentioned in a previous blog post, it has been interesting to consider making […]
The final days of the collaborative print residency at Kala art institute in Berkeley, California were full of productivity and decision making. We decided on a title for the series of prints, while also editing the selection from 20 to […]
With the final week of our residency in front of us, we both individually and methodically responded to the final prints in the collaboration. Each of us left our most challenging contributions to the last few days in the studio, […]
One of my goals from the a-n bursary was to feel more professional as a practicing artist and to ensure my visibility reflected this. My mentoring session with Jennie Syson was incredibly useful in helping me achieve this, but it […]
As the collaboration progressed, we both conferred about the development of our responses. On several occasions we felt stuck, or frustrated that the idea we had wasn’t working in print. At these times we talked it through, eager to glean […]
As soon as we exchanged our prints I felt comfortable about responding to Guillaume’s work. The prints were open and left space enough for me to have a dialogue within them. There were a few prints that I initially found […]
In creating prints, I often have the finished image in mind before setting out creating it. I don’t naturally work in this way, but many printmaking methods require this kind of planning and preparation, especially woodblock printmaking. With this collaboration […]