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Jamboree bursaries

Thanks to Plymouth College of Art, PAC Home at Plymouth Arts Centre, Extra Special People at Eastside Projects, CG Associates at Castlefield Gallery, WARP at g39, Spike Associates at Spike Island, Visual Art South West, Somerset Art Works, and CVAN […]

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Jamboree bursaries

Thanks to Plymouth College of Art, PAC Home at Plymouth Arts Centre, Extra Special People at Eastside Projects, CG Associates at Castlefield Gallery, WARP at g39, Spike Associates at Spike Island, Visual Art South West, Somerset Art Works, and CVAN […]

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A self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh with a bandaged ear. On display at The Courtauld Institute, London.  Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VanGogh-self-portrait-with_bandaged_ear.jpg)
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Artists and mental health: depression is neither romantic nor inevitable

Do the pressures of being an artist, with the precariousness of funding, the demands of unrealistic deadlines and the need to be seen to succeed and deliver consistently, make talking about depression and mental health tantamount to career suicide? Artist and writer Alistair Gentry, who has suffered with depression since a teenager, thinks the answer is ‘Yes’ – but that the issue is too important to keep quiet about.

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Jamboree - SAVE THE DATE 28th June - 1st July
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Jamboree 2018 blog

A blog giving a behind the scenes look at Jamboree 2018, an artist-led gathering of 150 artists and curators

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Remembering what it is

Thinking about a new work for a group show, May 2018 … The show celebrates a significant anniversary of an independent gallery that I showed with in 2009. I like the idea of making something that references the piece that […]

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September 2016: A portfolio of work

At the end of the 3 months, I presented the work I had completed to my mentor. My current body of work is based upon still lives of Ball-Jointed-Dolls. These are fully articulated Asian dolls that can be painted and […]

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April 2016: A New Website

Having been a professional artist for around 20 years, I have a huge catalogue of work. This catalogue amounted to around 320 works, all of which were presented on my website. I used my website as an archive of my […]

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David Hancock – Professional Development Bursary

As a recipient of the Professional Development Bursary, I asked for support to investigate the potential of identify potential galleries with whom I could develop a relationship and possibly gain gallery representation. My mentor worked with me over 9 months to realise this.

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