During the third year of my degree in Fine Art Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, my year group of twenty decided to put on our first collective exhibition. We utilised a redundant shop building in the city and staged […]
a-n Magazine 2001 January - a-n The Artists Information Company
A gallery run by children is amongst recent recipients of a Scottish Arts Council lottery grant. Room 13, a group of primary school children who run an art studio and gallery at Caol Primary School near Fort William, was awarded […]
The River Lune Millennium Park occupies five miles or so upstream from Lancaster. It is a lovely salmon river, flowing through beautiful countryside. The project has involved improving footpaths and cycleways, installing lighting (very controversial with some locals), and commissioning […]
I use constructed textiles to create sculpture built onto the carcasses of old chairs.
Unlike many other open exhibitions, the work submitted for the Mostyn Open is viewed blind, with selectors having neither names nor backgrounds of artists to guide them in their decisions. Furthermore, there are no age or geographical limitations on entry, […]
My work responds to specific sites and situations. The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is located on the top floor of a five-storey building that also houses the city library and local history studies section, a careers centre, an adult […]
Ffotogallery, Cardiff 11 November – 23 December
Artists Simon Grennan and Louise K Wilson discuss their commissions and working collaboratively with the staff of Hastings and Rother NHS Trust, whilst project manager Penny Jones outlines the aim of the arts programme and some of the project’s benefits.
The manipulation of everyday materials is a fundamental aspect of my approach to creating and thinking about my practice. I use materials that are familiar yet after a series of transformations appear unfamiliar. I am particularly interested in substances that […]
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham 31 October – 14 January
A cross-venue festival of work by artists based in France, ‘Vivre sa vie’ took place at various locations across Glasgow and Edinburgh. It comprised exhibitions, screenings and events, evidence of a resurgence in French creative activity, brought together by independent curator Tanya Leighton. Here, Jenny Crowe samples some of the highlights.
In the September 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE, Cockpit Arts advertised a post for their Education and Training Officer. Ten interviewees were chosen from thirty applicants, the successful candidate was artist and illustrator Kate Osborn.
Modern Art, London 27 October – 17 December
At the end of August, curator Sophie Hope was offered a place on the Oreste 3 residency programme in Italy. An opportunity to meet and work with artists from all over Europe seemed too good an opportunity to miss.
The gradual loss of a sense of place (because we live for the most part nowadays in ‘in between’ or ‘virtual’ places), and the disorientation which arises as a consequence, are among the factors which have created an obsession within my work with topography, urban plans, and the printed word.
Bankley Studio Gallery, Greater Manchester 27 January – 11 February
Artist/writer Emma Safe examines the role of community arts in urban regeneration and in creating social cohesion.
Micro businesses and self-employed people in the arts might benefit from micro-credit and LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes), according to the Banking on Culture project. This action-research project was set up to look at and encourage new sources of financial […]
A selection of UK organisations working in community arts to assist urban regeneration and social cohesion.
The involvement of artists was confirmed as crucial to the improvements recognised in this year’s town centre improvement awards organised by the property and retail sectors in the British Council of Shopping Centres. The design award was shared by South […]
The Art House is a membership organisation for all artists, that addresses the issues faced by disabled people who wish to work in the visual arts and crafts. It aims to be a truly inclusive organisation giving artists the support they need, as individuals, to benefit from its activities. Director Liz Whitehouse describes how the organisation functions and what it has to offer.
In this time of enormous and far-reaching change in terms of climate, culture and communications, the recent Land Art and Land Use in the 21st Century conference jump-started a discussion across all levels of experience and activity. Organised by the […]
I’d had the idea for 25 Pyramids in 1998. I’ve always been fascinated by the spaciousness, at low water, of Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, and wanted to try and come up with something that, if possible, could describe, or add […]
Britain’s largest art fair – the thirteenth in the series – opens with a charity preview on 16 January and runs to 21 January. At Art 2001 at the Business Design Centre in London you’ll find over 100 leading contemporary […]
I have recently completed a series of site-specific artworks at the new North Wales Cancer Centre in Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl. The £200,000 arts project was the initiative of Steve Brake, County Arts Officer for Denbighshire County Council and the project […]