My performances are not shown in public. I build objects that are not sculptures and I use photography for documentation without a second thought.
a-n Magazine 2001 May - a-n The Artists Information Company
The notion of a Scottish Artists’ Union may have seemed a distant prospect when debated in May last year, but now it is well on the way to achieving success. With the central concern to operate as a truly ‘national’ […]
At the end of 99 I was awarded the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Artist’s Bursary that enabled me to undertake a month-long research visit to Japan. Japanese art has always fascinated me, and it has influenced my painting […]
The time it can take to turn lively conference proceedings enjoyed by a limited number into a publication available to many more is exemplified by Out of the Bubble, recently launched. Based on an event of the same name held […]
As a textile artist working with felt, I have had invitations to give workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Norway and France, and my research of ethnographic felt has found me in extraordinary nomadic places, such as the Caucus […]
Good news for arts practitioners in England. On 19 March, the DCMC (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) launched its consultation document Culture and Creativity: the next ten years, outlining a raft of significant proposals affecting individual arts practitioners, arts […]
Cape Town is enjoying a resurgence of activity in contemporary visual culture. In artworld terms, Johannesburg was always South Africa’s little New York, but many institutions now face closure and/or radical restructuring. Cape Town’s reputation as an anachronistic colonial stronghold […]
My work explores representations of physicality and the relationship between physical and virtual space.
If you were at Battersea Power Station on 25 March you may have stumbled into Ann-Marie LeQuesne’s 4th Annual Group Photograph. Friends, strangers, and colleagues invited to the location were encouraged to pose for the camera. Tying in nicely, the […]
The second article on artists living and working in different cities across the world focuses on an enterprising development in Germany. With a base in Berlin, Kathrin Böhm and Stefan Saffer are developing projects that look at new collaborations between art and business. Working with leading companies such as Vodafone and Siemens, they are exploring the potential for building practical relationships based on common concerns.
ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire 17 March – 29 April
This month sees the launch of 20firstcenturyart.com, an artist-run fine art website, born out of the frustration of the commercial art world “where talent is often superseded by commercialism”. Its founder Caroline Jackman’s aim is to “take a proactive role […]
My current projects are very diverse, allowing me to operate within dramatically different scales, concepts, sites and media. My career has involved solo shows at home and abroad, and commissions from art foundations, museums and corporate bodies to create installations […]
The Old Seager Distillery, Deptford, London 30 March – 1 April
The fall-out from the Arts Council of England’s shock announcement in March to radically adjust the structure of the arts funding system is just now beginning to be felt. Regional arts boards and artists are amongst a gathering throng of […]
My interest in funerals began when I was asked to make a coffin for a newborn child who had died and was to be cremated. Prior to this, carrying a coffin, lowering it into the earth and the scattering of […]
Huntly, Aberdeenshire 29 March – 14 April
With a breadth of approaches to finding the perfect workspace, Brigid Howarth talks to artists about their different needs and experiences and explores a variety of studio set-ups.
Two years ago I applied for, and was offered, a public sculpture commission by the national environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork. The brief was to create one piece of art to be reproduced in twenty-one locations, as part of the organisation’s […]
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 24 February – 21 April
The rise of independent artist-run spaces across the UK, and a seemingly impenetrable gallery circuit in London, appear poles apart. Gordon Dalton in Edinburgh and Tim Birch in Manchester visit two young, ‘commercially-minded’ spaces that have picked up on this, and are encouraging an art market in exciting and challenging contemporary work outside London.
I love the rich ambiguity that arises in written language and this enjoyment extends into the visual language of my photographic artwork. My current touring exhibition, ‘Translucent Exposures’, consists entirely of photograms. The fascination of these images for me is […]
Artists’ open houses aren’t a new concept in Brighton. Originally started in the Fiveways district of the town some twenty years ago, during last year’s Brighton Festival there were over 100 open house exhibitions and studios to choose from. As […]
Advice for photographic and digital image-makers on promoting your work in an expanding environment.
A Year of the Artist residency gave me the opportunity to work in Gateshead Civic Centre for 1.5 days per week over a period of a year. During the last few months I have been involved in a range of […]