a-n Magazine 2000 December - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Times table

Ten years ago: The TWSA project which intended to create a new perception of possibilities for public art in four cities included work by Mona Hatoum. Vong Phaophanit, Richard Deacon, and Donald Rodney; The Spectator Painting Competition offered a £2,000 […]

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Waterscapes
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Waterscapes

I was commissioned by ‘Connected’, Oldham, to create a collaborative installation with art-based mental health groups for Oldham Art Gallery, using any medium and subject matter. I approached this very organically, not wanting to impose a concept, but let the […]

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Painted Chips
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Media attention for artists

Visual arts is well featured amongst the Year of the Artist programme of residencies in the national press and media recently announced. At The Guardian will be digital artist Michael Atavar, who’s working processes will have an impact for six […]

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Sub, steel, lights
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Space sub

The starting point of my work begins with a place/site, both in practical and technical terms. The next step would be to make something which explores/exploits that place. This has meant, within the gallery context creating a new place co-existing […]

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International dimensions

“Art is increasingly international” states the NAA in the preface to its Art Exchange debate on 2 December at Tate Modern. Without doubt, improved transport and communications technology has led to an increase in inter-country dialogue and the wider circulation […]

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London Print Studio Window (detail)
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LPS Commission

I was commissioned by the London Print Studio last August to design and print imagery onto sixteen glass panels, as part of the glass window facade of their new gallery space. The former London Print Workshop was successful in 1998 […]

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Scenes from the passion: The Goal Mouth
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Out of Place: Memory, Imagination and the City

What better symbol for a dysfunctional city than the lonely green of George Shaw’s deserted urban playing field? ‘Scenes from The Passion: The Goal Mouth’ is conversely so irreligious and dispassionate, painted in flat characterless enamel that the title can […]

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Baby Congrats
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Chelsea Award winners

Of the many awards presented at this year’s Chelsea Craft Fair, The Adrian Sassoon Award for the Arts of the Kiln is a new award set up to promote awareness of the crafts in British Museums. The award, made to […]

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Life boat
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Inside The Box, Outside the Box

Situated one hour west of Glasgow, Outside The Box is a new residential centre for artists of all disciplines. The curious name refers to the fact that resident artists should feel free of their everyday obligations, and be able to […]

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Scotland endorses culture

The thrust of the first national cultural strategy for Scotland, published earlier this year, is an affirmation of the importance of culture and the major contribution it plays to the delivery of social justice and economic development. Put together by […]

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Duologue
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Duologue

Duologue was a collaboration between myself (sculptor-in-residence at the Farnham Maltings) and Leonie Flowerday (disabled dancer from StopGAP Dance Company). It was a project funded by South East Arts Disability Pairing Scheme which brought together an able-bodied and non-able bodied […]

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www.soundtoys.net

Shockwave is a fantasy term promising technological wizardry to all who download. Notwithstanding the limits of PCs, the tools available to artists, or of the pressure of time spent online, there could be a pot of gold at the end […]

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Independent art school conference

Not for the first time in the history of student activism, Kingston upon Hull became a centre for dialogue and debate about education. October saw the Independent Art School Conference, a two-day event organised by Pippa Koszerek, a third-year student […]

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Product Recall
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Public service announcement – Product recall

Whilst artist-in-residence at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria last summer I produced a multiple called Magic Car. A cardboard cutout car packaged in plastic with a fold-over label (bearing an uncanny resemblance to the cardboard trees hanging off the mirrors of a […]

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Nature Centre
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Nature Centre: Jenny Brownrigg

Nature Centre is the culmination of artist and writer Brownrigg’s residency at Grizedale last year. As well as her own writings in response to this particular Lakeland forest location, it includes the work of different visual artists-in-residence from the last […]

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Aperture
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Public Posting

John Newling discusses the collaboration, negotiation and patience involved in realising a major public art work for Birmingham’s Royal Mail building.

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Grey fringe shawl
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Sculptural shawl

I specialise in printed textiles, and over the duration of my degree I have taken an interest in three-dimensional fabric manipulation, which is mainly used in fashion design. Before I came to England, I studied and worked as a weaving […]

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Cold Comfort
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Industrious liaisons

Ceramicist Taslim Martin describes his experiences of working with industry to realise two projects.

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painted skip
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Landfill

A short residency on a landfill site near Bentley in Suffolk gave local artist Ruth Richmond and myself an opportunity to make some work in response to our experiences there. Ruth chose to work with the skips that collect and […]

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Bike map - London
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Distance yearning

It could be said that people who live in cities have a unique sense of distance in relation to space, tending to measure distance not only in terms of how far away something is, but also by how long it […]

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Ceiling light
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Clay 2000: Ceramic Architectural Detail

Gareth Mason reports on a two-day event organised by Taslim Martin within his residency at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell that explored how the skills of studio practice can be applied to public-sited work.

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Happy as Mick and Larry
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Advertorial

In the July 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Lewisham College advertised a post for the Visiting Artist Scheme, and received 143 applications in response.
The successful applicant was Eric Martin – an artist who specialises in printmaking. In this new feature looking at the success stories, Martin describes how his job compliments his artistic practice.

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ultramarine cube
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East London artists examined

Studio organisation Acme is behind a major project to investigate the socio-historical impact of the artist community in East London. A feasibility study now underway by design historian Sue Wilson aims to map the research process and establish the working […]

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