a-n Magazine 2001 August - a-n The Artists Information Company

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New research awards

A new scheme, with awards of up to £50,000 to fund innovative research, was launched by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) in June. The Innovation Awards Scheme will support research on developing significant breakthroughs in knowledge and understanding, […]

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Karaoke Taxi
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First Gothenburg International Biennale

Gothenburg is a sophisticated city – with a population roughly the same as Glasgow, and reminded me of Amsterdam with its bike paths, cafés and friendly atmosphere. There are fabulous parks, and the islands (where cars are banned and the […]

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Alphabet Soup
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Support for diversity

In June, Black, Asian and Chinese arts were given a significant boost from lottery funds as the Arts Council of England (ACE) announced that £29 million of the £90 million allocated to the Arts Capital Programme will go to Black, […]

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Manchester Pavilion
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49th Venice Biennale

Venice is historically a meeting point of east and west. It was from here that Marco Polo journeyed to China. Its wealth and power – and hence its accumulation of art treasures – is built on the control of trade […]

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Rya Shoes (detail)
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Coming of age

Artspace Portsmouth has mounted an exhibition that celebrates twenty-one years as an arts organisation. ‘Key Works’, showing at the City Museum and Records Office in Portsmouth, until 2 September, investigates perceptions of museum artefacts. Exhibiting artists had access to the […]

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Blue Soap
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Continuous currents

This month Kate Fowle has been talking to Christopher Cozier about his experiences as an artist in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Talking shop

‘Imagination in the public realm: art people and place’, a conference organised by Art Transpennine and University of Manchester exploring the “contextualisation of art outside the gallery” takes place in Manchester 7-9 September. Speakers including Richard Wentworth, James Lingwood, Barbara […]

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Oven ready
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A fixed abode

In this exhibition we explored the relationship between people and their homes. By altering everyday objects, such as clothing, furniture and the decor of the home; we asked the viewer to look afresh at them. We explored our domestic history, […]

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Arts are Ours
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Front line

Kate Tregaskis discusses recent seminars exploring education work involving artists and the effect this has on artists’ practice.

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Diatom (17/26)
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Diatoms

It was whilst studying on a ceramics and glass course at the University of Sunderland that I was seduced by the beauty of glass. Since then, my work has developed into simple geometric forms in slumped float glass made in […]

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The Interrogators' Garden
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Paula Rego

In the first of a series of articles focusing on the career development of well-established artists, Emma Safe meets Paula Rego to discover how she has steered her career to such celebrity.

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Les Carbiniers
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New Wave

Since completing an MA, my career has included solo and group shows both in the UK and New York. My images are informed by cultural theory and I work on themes gleaned from graphic illustration, Manga, Pop Art, Postmodernism and […]

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Slotty Fever
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Funding mole 2

You’ve done the research, and have got three or four possible sources of funding for a new project. How do you put in an application that stands out from the pile: what gives your approach the edge?

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Skinny beach hut
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Skinny beach huts

I collaborate with artist Cas Holmes under the name ‘Art for Alternative Spaces’ and have just finished a Year of the Artist residency in a caravan park on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. It is a remote area, bleak […]

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Marble Quarry, Carerra
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Emma Stibbon

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth 19 May – 22 July

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Helen Beard
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Clay couture

There has always been a quirky side to my work. I love anything that is eccentric, especially costume that is ridiculous and impractical. Performance costume and fashion have always influenced my work. I aspire to the drama and glamour built […]

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Labyrinth in a Barn
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Crossing boundaries

Directors and committee members of The Landscape and Art Network expand on the cross-disciplinary nature of the organisation and its remit to defend and improve our environment.

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wax plus call centre equals
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The artist and the call centre

As part of the Year of the Artist I was the visual artist-in-residence in First Direct Bank’s call centre. A call centre is an invisible public space. As users of a call centre we make contact, transact and are off […]

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Renaissance
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Art benefits business

Recent research carried out in the UK shows that eighty per cent of major corporate collections began in the last twenty years, with collections ranging from less than fifty to over 5,000 works. Significantly, half of the works collected were […]

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