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It’s been a long journey..

Four and a half years to be precise. Back in 2014 I received a small project grant from Creative Case North to work on a collaborative project. I wanted to place a disabled artist with an organisation to be able […]

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Oh No! Another Hero!

  “It is a waste of time hating a mirror or its reflection instead of stopping the hand that makes glass with distortions slight enough to pass unnoticed until one day you peer into your face under a merciless white […]

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Belkis Ayón, Temores infundados (Unfounded fears), 1997
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Berlin Reflections

The following blog consists of reflections and personal meditations on my recent trip to Berlin which was supported by a-n artist bursaries to attend the preview of the 10th Berlin Biennale.

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Juan Bolivar: 'Geometry Wars', solo exhibition at John Hansard gallery, 2008. Photograph: Steve Shrimpton. Courtesy: Juan Bolivar
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A guide for new curators 

Juan Bolivar, an artist and curator, explores the history and practice of curating, and provides ten key questions for independent curators and artists to help guide you in developing your first exhibitions. Bolivar’s painting practice runs parallel to his curating practice; first initiating TRAILER (2001-05) – an artist collective utilising temporary locations to stage exhibitions – and since, going on to curate over 40 exhibitions as an independent curator.

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Vår konst – Open studios i

Deciding to participate in the town’s Easter Open Studio weekend has been interesting – and it is only the first of the four days that I am ‘open’. I spent the last week installing my own work throughout my apartment. […]

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A fantastic week: part i

As I walked through the doors that separate ‘arrivals’ from the body of the airport I immediately spotted Ken sitting, as we had arranged, with a cup of tea at the cafe. His plane from London arrived half an hour […]

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Symposium 'The giver, the guest and the ghost: the presence of art in public realms'. General views, Oslo Pilot, 2016, Oslo. Photograph: Ane Mari Aakernes
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Oslo Pilot: the giver, the guest and the ghost

Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.

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alternative methods of curating exhibitions

Hi can anyone suggest to me any examples of exhibitions of art and artefact that were selected in a non-traditional way; such as how Grayson Perry selected objects for the tomb of the unknown craftsman?

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A Fresh View

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here There’s a lovely high white corridor wall just outside our studio, and Sarah suggested I put some work up. To be frank, I could do with selling something. Not just for the money, but also […]

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Rhona Taylor, Deviation
Painting directly on to cell walls, ceiling and floor
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Confined Spaces: exhibition turns former jail into temporary gallery

‘Confined Spaces’ is a group exhibition in the cells of the Old Gaol and Police Station at Campbeltown on the west coast of Scotland. Chris Sharratt speaks to artist and curator Rhona Taylor about the challenges of turning the 19th century building into a temporary gallery space for work by 11 artists.

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Exhibition view, 'Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art', National Museum Cardiff, curated by Ivor Davies, Judit Bodor and Nicholas Thornton as part of and AHRC collaborative doctoral award between Aberystwyth and Amgueddfa Cumry - National Museum Wales. University  © Emily O'Reilly
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Exhibition Matters

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  • Venue:
    Contemporary Galleries, National Museum Cardiff
  • From:
    February 25, 2016
  • To:
    March 10, 2016
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Domesticity and Discomfort

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The plan had been to spend another afternoon and evening in the studio. When I woke up, the slight snuffle I had assumed to be allergy related turned out to be a cold. I […]

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The role of the curator

Tracey Emin says the process of curating isn’t just about what looks good with this or that. There must be ‘an ethos – a theory – behind it; something you want to change. For Emin, it’s about finding a way […]

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This is an art exhibition by 6 artists who’ve used an intriguing collaborative working process over an extended period of time. The work has passed from hand to hand and interventions been made as each individual responds to what has […]

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Thinking time and curating

The second of the exhibitions that I have curated has just opened. What a steep learning curve it has been. I don’t think I understood how time-consuming it was, especially in thinking time. And so many lists! The exhibition, Things […]

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