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If you had six months to live

To read this post visit: https://www.dominiquedelight.co.uk/if-you-had-six-months-to-live My monthly blog is now based on my website – come and check it out and sign up for free tips on ways to improve your life! Happy creating! Dominique www.dominiquedelight.co.uk Linked In: dominique-de-light […]

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Being Statue Still

To support my artistic practice I work part-time as an Audience Interviewer in the cultural sector, which has informed my work & I regularly receive neurodiverse audience feedback of the lack of access to interpretation in museums & galleries, which is […]

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Access 2 – Unknown Statue Performance

I will develop making my work accessible to children using an extract from my performance Unknown Statue integrating Makaton language to communicate signs & symbols within the work. Supported by a-n bursary 2019 programme supporting self-determined professional development.

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How peer coaching can help your artistic practice

To read this post visit: https://www.dominiquedelight.co.uk/how-peer-coaching-can-help-your-artistic-practice My monthly blog is now based on my website – come and check it out and sign up for free tips on ways to improve your life! Happy creating! Dominique www.dominiquedelight.co.uk Linked In: dominique-de-light […]

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Possible Utopias. Totally, sometimes.

Steve Dutton discusses the outcomes of a-n’s Artist-led Bursaries, awarded to six artist-led groups in 2017 to explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.

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Artist-led: AltMFA

Founded in 2010 by a group of London-based artists, AltMFA is a free, nomadic, alternative art school whose fluid content and structure morphs around the needs of its members. Lydia Ashman speaks to co-founder Louise Ashcroft about the project and why radical inclusivity and a little bit of anarchism are essential to its existence.

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Possible Utopias. Totally, sometimes.

Steve Dutton discusses the outcomes of a-n’s Artist-led Bursaries, awarded to six artist-led groups in 2017 to explore how artists and artists’ groups adapt to navigate turbulent cultural and political landscapes.

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Artist-led: Hack & Host

Hack & Host in Hull was established in 2015 by three local arts workers as a public forum for structured conversations about contemporary art. Lydia Ashman reflects on how the project has been impacted by Hull City of Culture 2017 and speaks to associated artist, Clare Holdstock, about Hack & Host’s ongoing appetite for debates about art and politics.

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Artist-led: Keep It Complex

Formed in 2016 in the run up to the EU referendum, Keep It Complex: Make it Clear is a loose collective of London-based artists and cultural workers. Its members aim to challenge apathy and fear by providing people with ‘tools and ideas to get involved with everyday politics’. Lydia Ashman reflects on the ways in which the group use their skills and networks as artists to facilitate conversation in a divided world.

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Artist-led: Market Gallery

Market Gallery has been part of Glasgow’s artist-led ecology since 2000. The gallery is led by a volunteer committee and operates from a shop unit in the working-class neighbourhood of Dennistoun, where it presents a varied programme of exhibitions, events and residencies. Lydia Ashman talks to artist and committee member Catalina Barroso-Luque about how the gallery is responding to a reduction of resources through its programme and structure.

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Artist-led: Rhubaba

Rhubaba is a studio provider and a project space in Edinburgh. Led by a volunteer committee, it presents an interdisciplinary programme of exhibitions, workshops and events. Lydia Ashman speaks to committee member Ben Callaghan about Learnin’ Broke my 💔, Rhubaba’s research project on radical pedagogy and self-organisation, and the challenges and rewards of operating in an artist-led context.

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Artist-led: Treeline

Treeline is a Birmingham-based artist-led investigation into how artists can influence our relationship with nature. In 2017, members of Vivid Projects’ Black Hole Club visited Norway and Spain to research and develop an international network of artists, sustainability practitioners and academics for Treeline. Lydia Ashman speaks to Jaime Jackson, one of Treeline’s founders, about why artists are best placed to facilitate positive change.

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A New Year, a new you?

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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Setting up as a Limited Company

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 […]

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New York, New York!

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 […]

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The Maiden Voyage

This blog documented my 2018 A-n Bursary – a research visit to New York & Miami to explore the expansion of modernist architecture from Europe to the USA via Oceanliners. I am now extending this research in the UK for a site specific artwork at Georges Dock, Liverpool, Sept 2019.

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Paper, Ink, Stone: A journey across the UK in pigment

  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 […]

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THE ART OF RAY ROBINSON: THE THIRD DOOR

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 […]

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