“Imagine an ecological city, where communities are based on voluntary cooperation not competition, mutual aid not private profit, cultural diversity not globalised monoculture, permaculture not consumer culture”.1
a-n Magazine 2001 April - a-n The Artists Information Company
Showing abroad is not necessarily just another chance for an artist to exhibit their work, it can also be the start of future opportunities for collaboration. For myself, this couldn’t be more true than my participation in ‘VANE Export’, an […]
My work spans many different media – from sculpture to performance.
A five-week photographic expedition to the USA in 1982 gave me the opportunity to travel to Miami, New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco.
In the June 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design advertised the Wheatley Bequest Fine Art Fellowship in Painting. From 40 applications received, artist John Russell was appointed. Head of School Mike Holland talks about the two fellowship schemes currently being run by the university.
In Spring 2000 I responded to an advert in [a-n] MAGAZINE for a solo exhibition at The Pearoom, Heckington. To my delight, I was selected and began to develop a new body of work. I love walking and decided to […]
‘Home (Between 8 and 10pm)’ was an exhibition curated by MASS, that began by looking at aspects of taste and home-ownership. However, this was not about unfathomable DIY assembly packs from Sweden, nor Sir Terrance Conran’s call for cool austerity […]
In July 2000, on the generously wooded estate of the Thomson’s in Blackridge, Scotland, the matchstick hearth-rug (pictured on the cover of the December issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE) was ignited via a fifty-metre fuse-line constructed of left-over matches, with both […]
In July 2000 I had the opportunity to work with artist Huw Davies, on a bronze sculpture and series of bronze panels for the Abertridwr village square regeneration scheme near Caerphilli, South Wales. The project was commissioned by Groundwork Trust […]
‘Perceiving the Invisible’ is a series of interactive works that result from my six-month Year of the Artist residency in the physics department of University of Cambridge. The Cavendish Laboratory has been host to cutting-edge discoveries since 1874, including the […]
This is the first of a series of articles that focus on artists living and working in different cities across the world. Each gives insight into the artist’s practice, the influence of the city and their thoughts on the relationships between the two. The artist’s have also been asked to identify places they recommend for visitors, as well as key arts organisations to contact for further information.
Returning from a research trip to Antwerp, ICE report on the activities of NICC, Belgium’s leading artists’ organisation.
Academy Schloss Solitude is located at the edge of a forest in the grounds of a baroque castle on the outskirts of Stuttgart. It is completely isolated with no shops, bars, etc within the near vicinity, and with access to […]
FIX is a biennial live performance and video festival organised by Catalyst Arts, Belfast. FIX has been in existence since 1994 but it was felt that FIX98 should have its profile raised and become a more prestigious event through the […]
The Applied Arts Agency, London 8 February – 5 May
Neil Purcell explains the background to this artists’ group and its first project.
Kira O’Reilly is the latest in a long line of female practitioners to investigate issues surrounding representation of the body and gender via that most direct tool of the artist’s palette: performance art. Below she writes about the principle concerns of her practice, whilst also assessing suitable contexts for the mediation of such work.
Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) is a curatorial agency based in London.
The organisation was established in 1989 to promote and develop artists’ single-screen works in film and video, and is now one of the principal touring agencies for artists’ film, video and digital media in the UK.
A major new glass and water feature has recently been unveiled at Cardiff’s Bute Square. The work by David Pearl and Amber Hiscott uses the most advanced of the new generation of glass enamels and a highly engineered lightweight stainless […]
Hoxton Distillery, an independent non-for-profit contemporary art space, located above the Macbeth pub in Hoxton Distillery opened its programme of exhibitions and events in March with Valerie Tevere’s ‘When I say’ This was one site for a three-location collaboration with […]
The 96 proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on resale right (or droite de suite) will allow artists to receive royalties for their work and aims to harmonise disparity in the European art market. Artists will have the […]
Ukraine artist Boris Mikhailov is this year’s winner of the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize. Worth £15,000 and organised by The Photographers’ Gallery, the prize aims to annually acknowledge a photographer who is judged to have made the most significant […]
The Roundhouse, London 26 February – 25 March
Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds 16 February – 31 March
Brighton ongoing from 1 January