a-n Magazine 2008 November - a-n The Artists Information Company

Thoresby Street Building, Nottingham
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Moving studio

Recent months have seen changes to the artistic landscape in Nottingham, reflective of a wider shift occurring in the surrounding cultural environment. These changes demonstrate that Nottingham is an increasingly attractive base for artistic activity, with a rising retention of graduates leaving higher education as well as enticing artists from the region and further afield.

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Ring of Fire
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Artists on boards

The McMaster Review published earlier this year reiterated the direct benefits of having practitioners at the centre of arts decision-making processes.

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Photograph of Neville Street
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Sonic interventions

New sonic works presented in October enabled five emerging artists to use personal narratives and found sound of urban spaces to create installations that resonated between the past, present and future of their sites.

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Railway Station
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New commissions

A major initiative to install brand new public art sculptures at three Prestatyn locations looks a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Repetition
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The specials project

Artist Neil Armstrong and pharmaceuticals company Specials Clinical Manufacturing talk about working towards a special commission in the latest of our collaborative relationships series.

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Upside-down Buoy
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a-n Magazine November 2008

Contents include: Live art focus; Neil Armstrong and Specials Clinical Manufacturing in Collaborative relationships; Big picture features Ally Wallace at Victoria Baths, Boundaries of perception in the Scottish Highlands and Islands PDF version [size 9.7 MB]. Requires PDF reader.

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Laminated Chair
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Class of 2008

Recent art and design graduates from across the UK are showing at the Hub this autumn.

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Debate – 2008 November

Janie Nicoll discusses the ‘What Do We-Think? engage in new approaches to interpreting art’ conference in Glasgow.

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When I'm Sea Queen surely I will need a Sea King
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Prizes and awards

Over 2,500 entries were submitted for the 2008 Jerwood Drawing Prize, advertised through a-n, with sixty-three works shortlisted.

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Craft businesses thrive

A new study has revealed that exports account for 30-40% of designer-makers’ business within Cockpit Arts, with France, Japan and US the main markets.

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SORA range for Habitat
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Collaborations between artists and the ceramics industry

Organised by University of Westminster research fellow Clare Twomey to coincide with London Design Week, September’s one-day symposium Collaboration: Artist and Industry held at The Building Centre, London offered international and UK perspectives on artists in residence within the ceramics industry.

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The Long and Winding Road.
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Disconcerting possibilities

With a-n amongst the first to record its phenomenal impact through publication way back in 1991 of Live art, performance as it was then known, exhibited the characteristics of all that was innovative and edgy. In its introduction, Robert Ayers and David Butler commented: “Live art’s continued value and relevance is mirrored by the extent to which other live artists continue to come up with surprising, disconcerting new possibilities”.

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Eden Court
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Boundaries of Perception

The cultural landscape of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland – encompassing history, memory, land and people – is a fertile ground for the imagination.

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