a-n bursary - a-n The Artists Information Company

Blog Post

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 […]

0 0
914560_1
Blog Artist

The Maiden Voyage

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.

Started:
Updated:
0 0
IMG_2056
Blog Artist

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 […]

Started:
Updated:
2 2
Blog Post

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Stockholm here I Come

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Goodbye Malmö…Hello Stockholm

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Råfilm video editing workshop

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

The Colaboration Begins

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 […]

0 0
Blog Artist

Back in Sweden

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.

Started:
Updated:
0 0
Blog Post

Professional Development Bursary 2016 – Session 3 and 4

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

The final week

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, […]

0 0
Blog Post

My mother or me?

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Making it work

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Relinquishing ownership

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Drawing, Carving, Inking, Printing then deconstructing

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 […]

0 0
Blog Post

Into the studio flow

With each week into the residency at Kala art Institute, we became a part of the community of local and international printmakers working there. I have taken part in various artists’ residencies in the past ten years, and find the […]

0 0
Blog Post

The collaborative process

The process of collaborating on this printmaking residency made me a little nervous. I have collaborated in the past with other artists on specific projects, but often I had already established a good working relationship with that person and our […]

0 0
Blog Post

Establishing a printmaking routine

Early days in the print studio at KALA were all about familiarising myself with the lovely staff members, observing  how the studio works and getting to know some of the fellow artists in residence and printmakers that use KALA regularly […]

0 0