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Swifts: DAY 3

Working in our individual studios we meet three times in the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions and events. Louisa Chambers: Stopping all distractions today by turning off all digital devices (including the radio) […]

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Swifts: DAY 2

Day 2: Tuesday All working in our individual studios we meet three times in the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions and events. Louisa Chambers: A different ‘feeling’ rainy day that is having an […]

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Swifts: DAY 1

Swifts: A Virtual Residency Day 1: Monday Today we started this short 3-day virtual residency. All working in our individual studios we meet three times in the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions and […]

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# Flaunt It 2

The second iteration of # Flaunt It exhibition took place in Autumn 2019 at Arches Studios, Southampton. Conceived by Tony Spencer & Peter McGinnis and featuring Jilly Evans, the artists presented a visual commentary on current society, disability, humanity, ritual, and […]

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# Flaunt It 1

# Flaunt It was an exhibition at Arches Studios, Southampton conceived in the Summer of 2019 by Tony Spencer & Peter McGinnis and featuring Jilly Evans. The artists presented a visual commentary on current society including feminist issues, disability, humanity, […]

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Rebecca Fairman (1960-2020)

Jane Boyer pays tribute to the artist Rebecca Fairman who, alongside her own practice, ran artist-led gallery Arthouse1 in Bermondsey, London.

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Resource Guide

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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Resource Guide

Artist-led: further reading

Kevin Hunt compiles a list of both online and in print reading material about the artist-led sector, as a supplement to his essay People like us and the new Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii).

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Resource Guide

People like us

Kevin Hunt explores the nature of temporariness and expiration, morphing and longevity in artist-led initiatives. Written to coincide with the launch of the Artist-Led Hot 100 (version ii) and Assembly Liverpool, May 2017.

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Five Years

Five Years is a collaborative artist-run project in London. Its activities include exhibitions, a reading group, publications and workshops in local libraries. This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Thamesmead, with Five Years member Phill Wilson-Perkin, who outlines the project’s aims and explains why its co-operative and collaborative nature has contributed to its longevity.

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Laura Yuile

Laura Yuile is a London-based artist whose practice is concerned with issues around domestic and urban space and how changes in the built environment and technology affect our everyday lives. This profile includes a video recorded at a-n’s Assembly Thamesmead event in October 2019.

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Art Licks

Art Licks is a London-based platform that supports artist-led activity and grassroots visual culture in the capital. This profile includes a video recorded at a-n’s Assembly Thamesmead event in October 2019, in which Director Holly Willats introduces the organisation she founded in 2010.

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Artist-led: Bow Arts

Bow Arts Trust is an arts education charity which provides affordable work space to artists and creative businesses in London, alongside an award-winning education programme that works with over 100 schools. This profile includes a video interview with project manager Joss Taylor, recorded at Assembly Thamesmead in October 2019.

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Conversation

Finding gallery space for hire in London

I am looking for good places to research gallery spaces for hire in London. I have just joined a new studio and we want to put together a group show. If anyone could recommend either – a likely venue – […]

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Art Licks Weekend 2019: London’s artist-led festival celebrates friendship, exchange and dialogue

Taking place 17-20 October 2019, the annual Art Licks Weekend highlighting London’s artist-led and non-profit project spaces returns to venues across the city. We preview some of the events and exhibitions taking place under this year’s theme ‘Interdependence’ including some of the projects from outside London that are being hosted by partner spaces within the capital.

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a-n Assembly 2019: Thamesmead and Stoke-on-Trent events announced

Our 2019 programme of one-day artist-led events continues with Assembly Thamesmead addressing how artists, drawn by opportunity and affordability, are living and working in new parts of the city, while Assembly Stoke-on-Trent throws into focus the idea of the artist as activist, activator and change maker.

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Underpinning

Underpinning is the project of Aberdeen-based artist Kirsty Russell. This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Aberdeen, in which Russell introduces her practice, which often involves ‘creating spaces where there’s room for other people and ideas.’

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Artist-led: D2

D2 is a DIY event space in Aberdeen with a focus on experimental music, performance and immersive club experiences. This profile includes a video interview recorded at Assembly Aberdeen with D2 member Jack Ryan, who highlights the importance of building relationships and sharing skills.

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Artist-led: A+E

A+E is a Glasgow-based multi-disciplinary collective who work at the intersection of art and ecology. This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Aberdeen, with A+E members Lucy Watkins, Maria Sledmere and Finn Arschavir, who introduce their practice and describe the benefits of working with others to find new perspectives.

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Artist-led: Dain’ Hings

Dundee-based project Dain’ Hings was initiated by Duncan of Jordanstone fine art students Jek McAllister and Saskia Singer as a way to invite fellow artists to ‘just dae hings’ This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Aberdeen, in which they explain how they got started using readily-available resources, including their local pub.

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Gaada Projects

Gaada Projects works in venues across Shetland, offering platforms and support to local communities. This profile includes a video interview, recorded at Assembly Aberdeen, with Gaada’s co-directors Daniel Clark and Amy Gear, who outline the challenges and opportunities of setting up an artist-led initiative in a remote, rural location.

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