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a-n appoints eight new Board Members

a-n The Artists Information Company has announced eight significant new appointments to its Board. With four practising visual artists among this new cohort, the organisation continues to ensure that artists are central to the governance of the organisation.

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a-n Board

a-n Board determines policy and sets the strategic direction of the organisation. Board members play an active role representing a-n externally as well as monitoring the organisation against its agreed objectives and targets. Board members typically serve a three-year term and meet a minimum of four times a year. Making an invaluable contribution to a-n, they ensure effective governance for the company and its business.

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Turner Prize Preview

I made a flying visit to Margate to attend the Turner Prize Preview for A-N on Friday, a not insubstantial journey from Oxford! Arriving early to preview ‘Quartet’, an exhibition at the Lombard Gallery featuring two A-N artist members (and […]

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Top Tips

This is a list of small changes I did while I was researching this process and that had a big impact on my research. 0. Select the right plant Not all plants work, it depends on their structure. Some plants can easily cope […]

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Materials list and best plants for printing

MATERIALS – Contact Printing frame. Clip frames will work too or any piece of glass + pegs to flatten transparencies against the leaf. – Sunlight. You can’t use a UV lamp – Plant leaf – Copper sulphate – Distilled water – […]

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What didn’t work

This blog post is about 2 things that didn’t work. Realising that I could cook the leaf instead of forcing a pigment change had a very strong impact on my research. I hope you enjoy my archive of failures and […]

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Free online chlorophyll printing workshop

On Thursday 2nd of August from 11:00am to 12:30,  I’ll be running a free online chlorophyll printing workshop, with the support from the Professional Development bursary from a-n. This event is free an open to all artist, but registration is mandatory. […]

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Researching the chlorophyll printing process

As part of my solo show at Photofusion I organised a panel discussion with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Brandei Estes, Head of the Department of Photographs at Sotheby’s. During this panel discussion […]

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Seven things that Jamboree 2018 taught us, including the difference between ‘Mince’ and ‘Sausage’ artists

Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.

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‘Diverse and Productive Indefinitely’

The Wiki definition of sustainability talks of a biological entities ability to ‘remain diverse and productive indefinitely.’  Having just completed my 2017 – 2018 tax return (& subsequently reviewed the previous ten years of accounting records) this notion of ‘indefinite […]

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a-n Assembly 2018: new series of “artist-led peer learning and sharing” events announced

a-n’s Assembly programme of workshops, talks and networking returns with a new series of one-day events taking place in four cities around the UK. With events in Salford and Birmingham already confirmed, we take a closer look at the Assembly Salford programme which will explore how artists can maintain their presence within a city region undergoing rapid development.

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Trevor H Smith

In the last of eight reviews stemming from the writer development workshop at Ikon Gallery in December, Trevor H Smith finds many questions left hanging in Edmund Clark’s exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. I am led down a strip-lit corridor, […]

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Jessica Ramm

For her 600-word review following the writer development workshop at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jessica Ramm chose to write about Edmund Clark’s exhibition. For the exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’, Edmund Clark offers up the culmination of his three-year residency at […]

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a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18

The second a-n Writer Development Programme is underway. Over the next five months or so, this blog will include a bit of commentary and plenty of writing by the eight participants.

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