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THE DESERT – and a call to home

Finally after a calling, which for the past 4 years have made itself particularly heard, I made it to the desert only to find that it is a lifelong journey as opposed to a short visit. For this first visit, […]

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re…….

re emerging from a long period of illness.
re evaluating my arts practice.

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It is done

It is done. It is over. The daughter is safely delivered to Edinburgh and I am back at home. I am exhausted. I have cried and cried and cried. Why? My clever wonderful child has gone onto the next stage […]

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Artist crit group

Hi All I am trying to start an artist crit group in Northwest Cumbria. I am looking for people who are open minded and generally postive, and would like to discuss their own and other peoples work. I am looking […]

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Stiwdio Maelor residency progress

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 […]

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A thirsty fish.

It started with the Dutch national ballet´s retelling of Hata Mari´s life on the tiny screens that adorned the back of each seat on the KL433 flight to Tehran. On this full flight my eyes were fixed on the screen. […]

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Corris (floor work development)

The works during this residency have developed into a ‘series’ based on Corris and has therefore become a site-specific development of a new body of work. I’ve began to investigate spatial relationships between the organic and industry; using casting processes […]

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Joseph Beuys Inspiration

After a recent visit to Berlin, I had the opportunity to see works by Joseph Beuys Das Kapital Raum 1970 – 1977 at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart including his film and performance works as video documentation and […]

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Sculpture: a fabrication

A project focused on understand the mechanics of large scale public sculpture commissioning, the artist/fabricator dynamic and how the artist’s hand can be present in elements of sculpture fabricated by others.

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Event Exhibition

Luke Smith

  • Last chance
  • Venue:
    www.digitalartistresidency.org
  • From:
    September 01, 2017
  • To:
    September 30, 2017
  • Location:
    Across UK
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Corris (slate series)

This first week has involved taking some time to engage and explore Corris, taking walks along the mountains, fields and through this quaint village. The large quantities of slate slabs of walls and fences, and slate pieces abandoned outside houses, the […]

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Corris (earth series)

I’ll be spending three weeks as artist in residence in the Attic Studio at Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, North Wales. Having spent the last few months isolated from my practice this residency is an opportunity to research, engage and focus […]

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Artist in Residence at Stiwdio Maelor

Artist in Residence in the attic studio at Stiwdio Maelor. This blog will support my residency research, documentation and process of making.

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A long time coming

I’m so surprised that it was February when I last posted. I meant to post more often. I wanted to be on a journey of self discovery with my stuff. Nothing happened. This is because I am a mother first […]

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My Perfume Making Workshop Tightrope

Being a fine art perfumer, I occupy a somewhat precarious niche. I’m not in a position to claim I am a perfumer as I do not have any direct experience in the profession. Yet through a combination of research, exploration, […]

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Discussions with Barcelona-based artist Aby Mackie

(Originally posted on http://leilahoustonart.weebly.com/blog 8 May 2017) Aby Mackie’s artwork Image credit Leila Houston I met Aby Mackie in her apartment in Poblenou with her two young children, full of music and fascinating collected treasures. The windows in the apartment opened […]

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