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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
A much-loved and admired member of the a-n team, digital manager Eleonora Schinella died on 5 August after suffering from a rare bone tumour. She will be greatly missed.
Yesterday’s workshop was attended by 300+ people. 226 people view the workshop on Facebook and 90 people view on Instagram! Thank you all, I hope it encouraged you to try this organic photographic process!
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. […]
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 […]
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.
This video is a step by step guide to the bleaching technique, it includes how to fix images so they don’t fade over time! On future blog post I’ll explain how I came across this fixer and what has meant […]
Intro to the chlorophyll printing process
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 […]
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.
Reflections on participating in the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest: Dialogue, discussion, debate, and discourse. dialogue Noun 1 A conversation between two or more people as a feature in a book, play or film. 1.1 A discussion between two or […]
From the outset I am going to state that a lot of this post is based on assumptions or limited information. However, this writing is being used as an opportunity to lay out some thoughts prior to setting off to […]
I am so excited to say that I will be taking a train across Europe and heading for Budapest as part of an a-n / Castlefield artist delegation. I intend to blog during and after the trip as a way […]
Refelections on a trip to Budapest as part of the a-n / Castlefield Artists’ International Delegation 2018
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, […]
For his review of Edmund Clark’s ‘In Place of Hate’, Martin Hamblen is struck by an absence on the inside. A walk-in, waist-high light box, constructed in the shape of a right angled capital C. On the exposed Perspex surface […]
After four years in the role, a-n’s director Jeanie Scott is to step down later this year.
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 […]
Various adventures in Letterpress with an aim to inform and improve my practice and explore the possibility of future collaborations.