In July 2000 I completed a three-month ceramic residency at Cleveland Craft Centre, funded by Northern Arts. I decided to spend the first month of the residency away from the studio, driving around the North York Moors and up and […]
a-n Magazine 2001 July - a-n The Artists Information Company
Susannah Silver considers the impact of the Year of the Artist and it’s legacy.
This exhibition houses a total of eighteen small canvases containing a host of discarded objects. ‘Excavations’ is an exploration of the spirituality of signs and symbols. Each piece is enhanced with painting, stitching and text in an attempt to reconfigure […]
My creative output ranges from figurative sculpture to furniture design, and I enjoy being more than just one kind of artist.
Akinbowale Sankofa of East Midlands African-Caribbean Arts (EMACA) discusses the aims and objectives of this East Midlands-based organisation.
I am working as artist team-leader on Artlink’s FUSION project that has been taking place in hospitals throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. In my time on this programme, I have explored new ways of working through creative collaborations with patients, […]
The Saatchi Gallery, London 3 May – 19 August
Brigid Howarth investigates the world of arts funding and reveals a network of funding routes available to emerging artists.
“My deepest desire regarding contemporary music is to hear it all, not successively, but all at once at the same time. Everything together! But perhaps that’s a perverse wish”, John Cage. My wish is to make something contrary to what […]
Tramway, Glasgow 4 May – 10 June
Laurence Ward, artist-in-residence for the Community Arts Project (CAP), Darlington shares his experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and how this has enhanced his own practice.
I was commissioned to design a light sculpture for West Street in central Brighton as part of the ‘Per Cent for Art’ project. The project aims to improve the environment of the city’s urban spaces and is being run by […]
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 1 April – 1 July
Richard Noyce gives an overview of the thriving artscene in one of the Baltic states, and looks at some of the obstacles faced by artists there as they move towards integration within the European Union.
I have been painting for over fifteen years, and I always feel there is something new around the corner, waiting to be discovered.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee 28 April – 24 June
Three artists report on their residency experiences in different countries.
This three-day conference explored the benefits and challenges of cultural development in remote areas. Twenty-four speakers described case studies from across Europe (Austria, Finland, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, as well as Scotland and England) and 129 delegates contributed to a […]
The fourth article in this series pays a visit to Copenhagen in Denmark, where Henrik Plenge Jakobsen is immersed in some big issues. “When I think of Western culture I get a mental image of exclusion, particularly in relation to the individual versus society. The concept of ‘liberty’ is hard to transgress. Because of this it becomes easier to limit yourself and your attitudes toward life in general.”
In June, US artist George Beasley and Scotland-based artist Helen Denerley created a spectacular live art event, combining technologies from the industrial revolution with those of today, on the Deskry Water at Clashnettie, Strathdon in Aberdeenshire. Entitled ‘Boundaries’, the event […]
I am an artist and designer at the start of a career specialising in contemporary architectural glass. I aim to create pieces in response to a given environment which allow people a variety of views on their surroundings and hopefully […]
Some 150 emerging artists will feature in ‘Fresh Art’, the Business Design Centre’s promotion of new and recent art graduates running 27-29 July in London. Bringing together independent artists, fine art studios and colleges showing the best of this year’s […]
Wax sculpture has traditionally been associated with the creation of doubles or stand-ins for the human body, whether for ritual or medical purposes. My work references these traditions, using wax bodies to explore fantasies of growth, decay and fragmentation. I […]
In a May speech celebrating the end of the Year of the Artist, Arts Council of England chair Gerry Robinson called for strategic aid to upcoming artists. Looking to examples in mainland Europe, he said he was keen to see […]
AdDressing Baby was a Year of the Artist residency at the Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum in Leamington Spa, involving young parents and myself. The project brief was for the group to produce a series of conceptual baby […]