I took a chance and shared a vision. I took a chance and trusted the process I took a chance and believed in myself. The result was being awarded an a-n Artists Bursaries 2022-23. And I am well pleased and […]
bursary - a-n The Artists Information Company
sharing processes from an earth-based practice
My a-n bursary was for building contacts in the prison service to develop a new idea for working collaboratively on an exhibition commission with prisoners. What a year it turned out to be for learning about the arts in a difficult to access sector.
Finally putting my a-n Artists Bursary to good use and climbing the learning curve of coding.
a-n Mentoring Bursary 2019 has had me trace the many different routes I have made: never taking the short-cut but instead; always the scenic route towards building my identity as artist.
The summer has been a period settling deeper into the Jungian and alchemical teachings that have resulted from our bursary funded “night shaking” project. Dean and myself have continued in our personal readings and researching of the subject matter but have […]
Last month, I went to the Royal Drawing School in London to take part in their 2 week Drawing Marathon. This experience was the core part of my Emergence Bursary from artist-network, Shape Arts and Disability Arts Online. This blog […]
From:September 27, 2019
To:October 06, 2019
Location:South East England
My bursary-funded project Approaching Viriditas (Epilogue) is now well into the production phase. Having made new costumes, I have shot the video content and have been developing coded elements (using Processing). I’m now editing these together with the video footage. […]
Dean Melbourne post On 2oth June we had the opportunity to deliver a talk/workshop at the Reading Room of the Wellcome Collection’s as part of their Open platform series. It was a great opportunity to share our research learning to […]
As we plan our exhibition together at Spitalfields Studios in November, Karen Wood and I are looking at how we can invite people into our collaboration, to share our working processes of noticing and recording. This is in part informed […]
A blog to chart the progress of R&D for a new work, supported by an a-n bursary.
Dean and I met in Bruton for a two day alchemical workshop with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott. Our sessions with Catherine seem to have been building to this point and it was a highly charged, emotional and influential time. As […]
This is the first contribution to this blog by Dean Melbourne. As the project is collaborative it seemed to make sense that one blog would better reflect the tone of experiences as opposed to the repetition of two very similar […]
For the second part of my professional development award I am on a course with Australian glass artist, Kirstie Rea, at the studio of artist Silvia Levenson near Milan. The participants on the course are artists who come from all […]
We had our second meeting with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott in Somerset on Friday. As well as discussions she led us in a physical exercise to connect us to our unconscious self. It was a challenging activity but really interesting […]
Tomorrow it will be four weeks since I delivered a presentation on my practice at the Tate Modern as part of Shape Arts’ Flux/Us: Be part of the art event at the Tate Exchange. Usually, I would write something almost […]
This blog reflects the posts I write for Disability Arts Online where I write about my experiences as an Emergence Bursary Recipient.
Our research project started with two days at The Wellcome Collection in London exploring their wonderful resources on alchemy and Jung. There were two areas we were interested in – the Wellcome Collection library and the Reading Room resource. I’ll […]
I applied to a-n in order to devise a programme of mentoring. Post-PhD completion I was feeling the need to gather myself and try to knot together the frayed ends that are perhaps frequently the result of too long spent […]
Starting out on my bursary journey
Shape Arts, Disability Arts Online (DAO) and a-n The Artists Information Company launch new project aiming to tackle the isolation, low confidence and marginalisation of emerging disabled artists, as well the lack of accessible opportunities in mainstream arts settings.
I am lucky enough to have been selected as one of the A-N Mentoring bursary 2018 for professional devlopment. My practice is predominately moving image based with sculptural and performative aspects. I focus on objects, routines and rituals distilled both […]
an account of my a-n Artist Bursary professional development
It took me a long time to complete the activity proposed for the bursary. Truth be told it still remains uncompleted. With the approval of a-n, I sidetracked the funds and earmarked them for other, related items, for which a […]