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

John Russell Kills Fabienne Aud
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The Trade Apartment

Neil Zakiewicz plots the progress of The Trade Apartment’s ‘alternative’ activities.

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Cabaret
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Painter wins Beck’s prize

The £20,000 Beck’s Futures prize, that claims to represent the cutting edge of British art, has been won by painter Tim Stoner. His works are created through time-consuming process of colour-layering, building up oil and glaze onto linen to acheive […]

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Model studios

Two key factors come up in all surveys of artists’ studios – the need for security of tenure and for affordable rents. You don’t have to own your studio building to achieve these but it’s one way of securing them. […]

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Iceberg 2001
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Beyond borders

Working internationally, and how this informs an individual artist’s practice, need not only be about physical travel. Gavin Wade and Aleksandra Mir give personal assessments of their involvement in two different projects. Both projects are ongoing, constantly evolving, and involve a process of research and collaboration with individuals and organisations from different countries. The results of this methodology – the surrendering of a degree of individual authorship – influences the physical manifestation of each artist’s final work.

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Less is More Armchair =Table
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Festival fever

The Japan 2001 Festival was launched nationally in May and runs through to March next year. Visual arts features highly, incorporating exhibitions, residencies and international exchanges. Shows include ‘Contemporary Japanese Ceramics’ at the V&A Museum until 27 August, the Mona-Ha […]

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The Forbidden Zone
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Everyday people

On the West Coast of America, Harrell Fletcher is making history – not in the grandiose sense, but through an approach to art-making that brings out individual voices and stories.

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Guest, PS
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Pinhole wizard

Chris Bucklow’s new series of work Tetrarchs, along with his spectral Guest series from the early 90s convey his concern with the metaphysical possibilities of the photographic medium. His multiple approach to his subject matter, utilising photography, drawing and video, […]

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Hakkim (Post)
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Saving faces

The paintings from my year-long residency at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at the Royal London Hospital are a visual record of the faces unveiled during surgery, and the resulting changes in the appearance of the sitters. They are […]

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Light Labs
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Research context

Zarina Bhimji and Nicola Percy were artists in residence at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) for thirty days, between September 2000 and January 2001. The NIMR, the largest institute of the Medical Research Council, is dedicated to biomedical research on a cellular level. The residency was research-based and each artist followed a different path.

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Web sales encouraged

A recent survey of the crafts sector by Craft Forum Wales found that 63% of makers had access to the internet and 16% were already using it to sell their work. This survey which was undertaken in order to measure […]

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Beermats
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Art mats

Beermats designed by five Derby artists were launched in May with a special Year of the Artist Ale. The limited-edition mats now available in bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants and in arts venues around the East Midlands region have been […]

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Whisky Wife
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A wee nip

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1992, I have pursued a parallel career as a practising artist producing work for exhibition and as a tutor. I am currently a part-time tutor at the Visual Arts Studio @ Tramway, […]

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Four ultra-violet reflective bangles
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Fantastic plastic

Since I can remember I have been fascinated by optical illusions. During my degree in three-dimensional design at the University of Central Lancashire, I researched into the work of Op artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasserley. Using the […]

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Untitled
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Vaulting the gap

Susannah Thompson discusses ‘Vault 2001’ and considers the implications of visual arts programming within a multi-disciplinary venue.

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Crusade
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Crusade

Throughout my work, I have used a range of materials, whilst trying to maintain their unique peculiarities and characteristics. In the last few years I have become increasingly interested in casting, and have experimented by pouring concrete into moulds, excavated […]

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Sycamore dish
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Art of survival

Victoria Callen describes the pressures faced by rural crafts businesses and suggests key strategies for survival.

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Plate movement
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Plate movement

My Interest in movement in relation to natural change has led me on a personal quest into the exploration of changed states of matter: decay, disintegration, movement, relocation and reformation. My enquiry has enabled me to make links between the […]

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Bird Lake Museum project
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The Arts Catalyst

Nicola Triscott expands upon The Arts Catalyst’s mission to extend, promote and activate a fundamental shift in the dialogue between art and science and its perception by the public.

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Celebrating Children's Ideas in the Year 2000
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Celebrating children’s ideas

In January 2000, all West Sussex schools were invited to participate in an art and design project in celebration of children’s ideas about their environment. The aim was to encourage four to sixteen-year-olds to contribute pen drawings, which showed their […]

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