Exploring the audio that is my practice, this blog delves into the thinking behind the works to encourage dialogue whilst helping me unravel my thoughts.
artist development - a-n The Artists Information Company
A blog documenting my experiences studying an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Visual Arts in Rural Communities hosts residencies in the remote hill-farming area of Tarset in Northumberland. In August 2018, the organisation piloted its first residency for a disabled artist. Lydia Ashman speaks to Project Director Janet Ross and artist, curator and disability advocate Aidan Moesby about the development of the pilot and its impact on the organisation’s programme.
Based in Wakefield, visual arts development agency The Art House continually explores ways to work with artists who face barriers to their practice. Its residency programme supports artists at different stages of their career and is shaped around individuals’ needs. Lydia Ashman speaks to Programme Producer Simon Boase and artist Rosanne Robertson about the tailored support the organisation provides to artists.
So quite unbelievably I have not posted in 4 months … this is for a couple of reasons; the main one being that I severely injured my right eye in April and have only recently stopped treatment and have now […]
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 […]
Hellooooooo (I meant to put that many “o’s” by the way and in my head sounded quite like Mrs Bucket (Bouquet), if you don’t know who that is shame on you). So I have no written for quite a while […]
Post-StudioBook 2017 Astoundingly, it has been over three weeks since the end of the StudioBook 2017 fortnight. And so, now is probably the time to write my third blog post, to document post-StudioBook 2017 thoughts before the actuality of […]
24.07.17 – 28.07.17 Not exactly rejuvenated, but certainly less nervous than the precious Monday, the second week began. Maybe it was that the group were now comfortable with one another, or that the topics covered in week 2 were a […]
Notes on my experience completing the RD1st Coaching Accreditation course funded by A-N.
17.07.17 – 22.07.17 The week began with a morning of presentations to introduce ourselves and our practices – watched and commented on by Manchester Art Gallery curator, Kate Jesson. So no pressure. I’d practiced what I would say in the […]
I applied to StudioBook’s open call in April 2017 having moved up to Manchester from London six months earlier. This relocation was largely to enable more focus on my artistic practice – something that was never fully possible in the […]
StudioBook is an 8-month artist mentoring programme by Mark Devereux Projects. I have been selected as one of the twelve participating artists and will be documenting the experience via this a-n blog.
I am one of twelve artists selected for Mark Devereux Projects’ StudioBook 2017 and one of five artists selected to receive an a-n bursary to support the costs of StudioBook.
This blog contains my reflections on the lead up to, during and after the Studiobook 2017 programme.
So this week I made a breakthrough and I largely owe that to coaching, my co-coach and the way coaching has really allowed me to work through and process stuff I had not been dealing with. Although coaching is not […]
So last week I did my first completely solo coaching session outside of the course (still for free) and with someone I do not already have a connection. I have already undertaken hours of coaching, whilst on the course and […]
Spending the past two months working on my new photographic strand of work alongside my painting practise has been an interesting journey so far. Following the photographic course at Leeds College of Art I had an overall concept for this […]
Presents research interrogating artist development activity at Castlefield Gallery as part of PHD research in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Thanks to the an:travel bursary I was able to complete my video project, filmed last year in Rabat, Morocco’s capital city and continue my artist networks.
Excuse the title, I like to live my life with an imaginary soundtrack. Anyhow, you have not heard from me for a while, this is not because I have been sat idly by, watching the world… No! It is […]