Being commissioned to provide two light installations for the Shine project in South Cambridgeshire gave me the excuse I needed to visit the Cambridge Observatory and speak to scientists working on the European Space Agency programmes. Their enthusiasm about interpretation […]
a-n Magazine 2001 March - a-n The Artists Information Company
Using sculpture and installation, much of my work deals with the reinterpretation and colonisation of space – both hidden and visible.
Artist Nathalie de Briey’s commission for the Year of the Artist in Scotland was to produce a book to mark the mid-point of the Year. Instead of describing the work done by residents, she decided to ask each of them […]
For a year I experimented with painting minimal stripes, focusing entirely on intense colour relationships. I learnt a great deal from this but after a while I needed to ‘break out’. So my recent paintings have come full circle characterised […]
Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys 13 January – 17 February
Ian Hunter discusses an arts and agricultural initiative being developed by Lancashire-based arts trust Littoral.
In the September 2000 issue of [a-n] MAGAZINE Tyne and Wear Museums Service advertised for an Assistant Art Exhibitions Officer at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne. The post, working on exhibition and outreach projects with community groups, artists and art groups, received ninety applications. The successful candidate was Dominic Smith – an artist based in Newcastle.
Camden Arts Centre, London 26 January – 18 March
Window Sills is neither public art nor community art. It uses collaborative strategies that draw on and sit between a number of artistic practices taking its lead from ‘New Genre Public Art’ – a term used by American artist Suzanne Lacy – which incorporates activist arts, site-specific art, performance art and happenings. The project is also aligned to ideas about art and context developed in universities in the UK.
My work centres on physical and cultural colonisation on a personal and political level.
Gasworks Gallery, London 12 January – 11 February
Whenever artists discuss London they tend to regurgitate the usual polemic of the ‘centre’ versus the ‘margins’. Former regionalist Nick Stewart has recanted his old ways and become seduced by the capital’s financial hub, producing a series of video observations that track a complex series of patterns within this urban environment. Careful editing of the recorded image can reveal the liminal, the unconscious, or indeed, the political, within the world of appearances. Time can be condensed or stretched as appropriate.
The Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art 16 January – 10 February
Brigid Howarth talks to recipients of the Clerkenwell Award showcased in the ‘Creative Collective’ exhibition. Run by Clerkenwell Green Association the scheme assists the start up of small creative businesses in a supportive environment.
The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon 15 January – 28 January
Phoenix Arts Association Ltd (Phoenix) is an artist-led organisation with charitable status which provides public access to the arts and arts education, and supplies affordable artists’ studios and programmes to aid development.
In January, awards of £25,000 went to fourteen of Scotland’s leading artists, whose work represents the visual, literary and performing arts. By far the largest of their kind in the UK and now in their second year, the Creative Scotland […]
My six-month residency started in September 2000 at the Wellcome Trust headquarters in London. I was immediately interested in this new programme which is open solely to postgraduate students, and offers time and space for research and the development of […]
Amongst other more prosaic activities, travelling on a tram provides time to dream and if you’re unlucky, to lose things. As part of the Year of the Artist, three northwest artists have created new works which explores the experience, for […]
Turning our heads to view something that has caught our attention is a subconscious reflex. When doing so, we tend not to get the full picture and leave it up to our imagination to fill in any missing elements. Our […]
Art Gene, a new initiative with artists and performers at its core, is set to make a significant intervention into the life of Barrow-in-Furness, a town perhaps presently better-known for its industrial scope than for its arts scene. Thanks to […]
Since completing my degree I have been involved in a series of workshops aimed at improving people’s self esteem and confidence through acquiring a new skill. The experience has allowed me invaluable time to contemplate myself and the relationships built […]
Two and a half years ago, Newcastle upon Tyne’s Side Gallery decided to reactivate its programme of documentary photography commissions. Side always flourished on the interaction between its exhibitions and the active documentation of northern lives and landscapes, but, since […]
Since July 1999 I have been on a North West Arts Board placement at Chester Zoological Gardens, producing monoprints from sketchbook studies of the zoo’s varied collections of plant and animal species. For the past few months, I have been […]
Twelve artists have been selected from a national open submission to get space at Acme’s Fire Station project in east London. John Askew, Sonia Baka, Stephen Conning, Stevie Deas, Elizabeth LeMoine, Gordon McKenna, Pat Naldi, Hayley Newman, Stuart Parkinson, Tim […]