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Update on our a-n bursary funded FUTURE Programme!

1 – Kicking off our a-n funded Future Programme as our first commissioned speaker, Nuno Coehlo gave two lectures in one in April (10th) that spanned seemingly divergent ages and subjects as ‘How Modernism Envisaged A New Future’ via 1920s chairs, Bauhaus […]

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It Takes a Village: Models for Mother Artists event at Atelier Stroud, 23 April 2017, from 'Mother House' session with Dyana Gravina and Amy Dignam from ProCreate project. Photo: the Women's Art Activation System (WAAS)
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Models for mother artists: how to maintain your practice as a parent

Being a mother of young children and continuing your art practice is incredibly difficult. Inspired by a recent symposium exploring the challenges of being a ‘mother artist’, Frances Bossom – who presents a ‘Proposal for a Guide for Art Parents’ at June’s a-n Assembly event in Bristol – calls for an approach that values the complex reality of motherhood.

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Culture

To comprehend the subject of cultural sexual exploitation and visually decipher it’s many constructs; I started drawing, experimenting with ink, form, the age of the girl and her poise. In figures XXXVIII the girl is alone and younger. The spots […]

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The Subversive Stitch

I’ve been reading the Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker, and i’ve found it quite interesting. Not only for the content and ideas within it, but also for some of the quotes i’m getting from the book. Quotes which could easily […]

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Embroidery Work

I’ve been taking a variety of quotes from Emma Watson’s UN speech on gender equality, my favourite being ; “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” I […]

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Gender Equality is A Man’s Problem Too

Reading through Emma Watson’s UN speech on gender equality, i am glad to see that she has not only focused on the problems females experience with being sexualised, but also the problems males face with sensitivity and the pressure of […]

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Displacements

Recently this blog has gone from being a once-a-week posting to once a month. Its been hard to find time to write, as  I’ve been juggling my job with looking after a small person and a big one, as theres been […]

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Georgina Starr, Exorcism of the Luna Milk Orb (Study for the Birth of Sculpture), 2015 and Cooper Gallery commissioned artist's book The History of Sculpture, 2013, installation view. Featuring A Modular Infrastructure Acting In Concert With Cooper Gallery, 2016 by Cullinan Richards.
Photo: Ross Fraser MacLean/ Studio RoRo 2016. Image courtesy of the artists and Cooper Gallery DJCAD University of Dundee
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Creating spaces for dialogue: feminist thinking in art practice

‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ is a two-‘chapter’ exhibition and symposium at Cooper Gallery, Dundee that presents contemporary and historical feminist art from the 1970s onwards in an attempt to create a dialogue between “artists, thinkers, artworks and practices”. Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris reports from Scotland’s ‘she town’.

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Artist & Muse

The last week has been packed full of artist talks including an Introduction to Feminist Art by Helena Reckitt at the Frieze Academy and Marina Abramovic’s talk at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. I seemed to have taken a […]

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The Suggestive Flower

As mentioned earlier in my blog, I wanted to research why the floral pattern seems to be associated with females rather than males. I found an article on the subject, written by Andrea Frownfelter. She writes in ‘Flower Symbolism as Female […]

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Life Drawing

These are my favourite drawings from a recent life drawing session. They aren’t particularly accurate, i’ve elongated parts of the body and missed out a lot of features, such as the feet and facial features. Does this distortion make her less […]

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Finger Painting?

I’ve been working on this portrait of Emma Watson for a little while, but I don’t seem to be getting very far with it. I started off painting with brushes, and I just wasn’t enjoying it. So I found some […]

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Print work

My project for this year is revolving around the issues surrounding gender equality, focusing on Emma Watson’s UN speech on the subject. By issues, I mean the fact that women and men are expected to have completely different personas because society […]

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Whitechapel Gallery Guerrilla Girls Commission: Is it even worse in Europe? (2016). Photo: David Parry/PA Wire
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A Q&A with… Guerrilla Girls, feminist artists

For over 30 years, New York’s Guerrilla Girls have been the feminist conscience of the art world, exposing sexism through protests and original research on posters, stickers, billboards and artwork. Fisun Güner spoke to two of the founding members about their new Whitechapel Gallery show, ‘Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?’

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On not being mobile

Whilst I try to write up a chapter of my phd, I have been reading about mobility.In the introduction to Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists. one of the editors asserts that “you have to be […]

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Beth Collar,
Untitled (furrowed brow),
Lime wood, MAC cosmetics,
roughly face sized
installed at the Freud Museum as part of Tall
Tales touring exhibition
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A Q&A with… Beth Collar, artist

Pippa Koszerek talks to artist Beth Collar about how a 2014 residency at Glasgow Women’s Library has influenced the sculptures that she is currently showing in the Tall Tales national touring exhibition.

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