With the Aspects of Interdisciplinarityconference coming up at the University of Wolverhampton (October 8th), I have been thinking about how artists use ideas. It is not simply a borrowing, it is more a deep excavation – in all directions. Generally, […]
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Meanderings through art and philosophy, practice and research interwoven
Studio-Intensive 11 A time of consolidation and deep thinking whilst simultaneously planning Tenuto, a collaborative performance event with Ed McKeon who presents Tacet at Birmingham School of Art. I don’t normally ask people to participate in my work and I feel […]
recently my posting here has been around myself and my life – a sign of how i’ve been distracted away from my artistic concerns. there has been thinking about it going on and experience shows that thinking alone leaves me with nothing to […]
Still blogging as it’s become a habit after my MA. Now I feel it’s just up to me to push my practice into the unknown using the learning experience as a catalyst.
This last week at Stiwdio Maelor will from a basis of collecting further surface castings in Corris; these will form a series of development and research for a new body of work. Since beginning this residency my work has developed […]
Sketching and drawing has always been a bit of a challenge for me, I’ve never quite felt liberated enough to just draw for the sake of drawing, and like other creatives I know I’ve never really used drawing to flesh […]
I don’t know if it’s just the time of year but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the direction of my practice and how my concerns have both evolved and clarified into some conceptual ideas that will impact on my ways of working.
Have decided to abandon this. It was meant to be part of my final MA project but somehow didn’t fit into my Learning Agreement. Have been really struggling with writing this document but having discovered a very useful book – […]
Artists in the Field: Ephemeral Landscapes and Experimental Geographies A personal response to the symposium within the context of my own art practice ‘If in doubt return to the field’ was Dr Harriet Hawkins’ opening to the symposium, Artists in […]
Experiments with mixed media and collage. Black and white texture Colour on brown board Collage offcuts on white card
Everyday artist concerns
Last summer I took up running. Similarly to an art practice, running is also a type of practice that takes a certain degree of commitment and sacrifice. It is an action undertaken often silently and alone. It can be exhilarating, […]
Detailed academic report demonstrating empirical research and methodology used to research the notion of the artist as leader. Provides the evidential background to the “Leading through Practice” papers.
Part of an AHRC-funded ‘Artist as Leader’ research programme, notions of the artist as a cultural leader are discussed within the framework of their significant role as social entrepreneurs and catalysts for cultural change.
Part of a-n’s 2005-06 Future forecast series, to mark its 25th anniversary, Outer space investigates the interface between artists’ practice and the socio-political domain.