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Kopfkino: The Crypt Takeover Exhibition – Crit Review

Dear all, three members of a-n network are an art exhibition that ends on Wednesday, 11th July (poster attached). We were wondering if someone would be interested in writing us a review after visiting the exhibition? Please drop me a […]

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Jamboree 2018 day three – Saturday

  Image credit: Kat Hall, a Plymouth College of Art observer intern  A very early start to day three of Jamboree – up and dressed for a 430am walk and talk session led by Bram Arnold: ‘From Civil Twilight To […]

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Jamboree 2018. Photo: Andy Ford
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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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Jamboree 2018 day two – Friday

  Image credit: Jamboree observer and PCA student Kat Hall My second day of Jamboree began with an early morning yoga session with artist and yoga teacher Carly Sellers. Great to stretch after the inevitable slow deflation of the camp […]

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Jamboree 2018 day one – Thursday

Image credit: Andy Ford Over a year in planning and development, Jamboree is finally here – and we are so excited to welcome 150 artists and curators to sunny Dartington! I’ll be reporting on site each day, and full reports […]

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Threads Micro-Residency 4th April 2018

Threads have teamed up with six partners across East Kent to increase recognition of artist-led activity in the region. Threads have curated a nine month programme of residencies, salons and crits, involving forty eight selected Artists.

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Refit of Eastside Projects, Eight Fixed Position. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Eastside Projects reopening: “A lot of positives have come out of what at first seemed a very bad situation”

Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.

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Paul McDevitt, Voll Rath, 224x149cm charcoal, pastel on paper, 2016. Photo: Florian Balze; Courtesy: Farbvision and Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
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Why artists move: Paul McDevitt

In 2015, Scottish artist Paul McDevitt set up Farbvision, a project space in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that presents solo exhibitions and is also home to the INFINITE GREYSCALE record label. He talks to Dan Thompson about his reasons for relocating from the UK, and the artistic freedom and financial reality of life in his adopted home.

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Jamboree programme announced!

Image credit: Model For The Disney Matterhorn Model Experience, Jamboree participant Bridgette Ashton   Artist duo LOW PROFILE are pleased to announce the participant-led programme for Jamboree 2018. Jamboree 2018 will take place from the 28th June – 1st July at […]

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Limbo studios, Margate, Artist-led Tour: A Walking Assembly as part of Assembly Margate. Photo: Jason Pay
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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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Make Your Own Art World symposium, OSR Projects. Photo: Julie McCalden
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Dissatisfied with the art world? Then build your own

Build Your Own Art World was a one-day seminar at OSR Projects in Somerset that considered what it means to be artist-led and if there is an alternative to a global gallery system. For Julie McCalden, it highlighted the need for artists to resist the behaviours the art world encourages them to adopt.

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Talking to the Trees

Following an artist-led community engagement intervention on the Trees Estate, Preston

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Chiara Williams, Hush (detail)
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Why artists move: top tips on relocating from artists, gallerists and tutors

Nine artists share their stories and advice on how to make the most of moving your home and practice to a new location. In this follow up to Dan Thompson’s guide to relocating, artists working across a range of practice areas discuss how they found new networks, refuelled their practice and sought out support mechanisms following a move.

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