As a twenty-year-old working-class lad from Hull, I looked into a mirror in the back bedroom of my parent’s council house and drew myself (above). Capturing a moment in time with a simple pencil. It wasn’t bad. It showed some […]
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Yesterday’s trip to Leeds with the Fruit Factory Network had, for me, an overarching theme: Artists making spaces East Street Arts, make spaces happen for artists to work, live and engage with communities in. Their inclusive, can-do attitude pervaded the […]
It was great to attend the inaugural meeting of a new arts venture ‘the Fruit Factory Network’ at Humber Street Gallery on Friday. Run in partnership with Absolutely Cultured, Hull College & IVE (Creative Innovative Supportive) the network will bring […]
out and about with the Fruit Factory Network based at Humber Street Gallery; encountering, reflecting, acting…
Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
So where did it all begin? Well for me, with Bob and Roberta Smith’s statement Art is your human right (2016), and a question – if that is the case then why do so many of us struggle to express our […]
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the underlined project open-evening on Thursday – it was great to see you all, thanks too to all the participants in the project and those who have helped in so many […]
Venue:Central Library Hull
From:March 29, 2018
To:April 11, 2018
Location:North East England
Preparations are well underway for the underlined project open evening and exhibition of participants work! please do print or share this poster/flyer with your networks & social media – it would be great to see as many folk there as possible all […]
During last Tuesday’s open-access workshop, a group of relative strangers came together to produce a series of collaborative drawings – one mark at a time. There were periods of concentration and periods of conversation. Some of the drawings were pattern […]
Well despite the David Shrigley Rabbit above, drawing at the underlined project workshop last Thursday evening was not at all scary…! Collaborative drawings made between groups of two or three people contributing to a single drawing revealed the different ‘grammar’ a […]
I had an instructive introduction to ‘process-based’ drawing today from Adam, as part of our preparation for the next two Underlined Project workshops: Thursday 8 March 6-8pm Tuesday 13 March 2-4pm This was a fascinating experience which involved taking turns to make […]
Well a 6am start and a convoluted journey (which way is it now??) were worth the bother to get to the YVAM conference, aimed at early career artists: “the artist’s journey – which way is it now?”. Lots of advice […]
The next two workshops facilitated by the underlined project team will look at process-based mark-making through a series of ‘drawing conversations’. Aimed at those who feel they can’t or don’t normally draw, or those who have an interest in process-based drawing, […]
In a world saturated with photography I was intrigued by the reaction of underlined project participants to seeing themselves in beautifully crafted documentation drawings made by Adam Wilson at our previous workshops. There was something that connected people to each […]
Jason Wilsher-Mills’ exhibition Unexpected Engagement marks the end of his year-long Square Peg residency at ArtLink Community Arts Centre. Having met Jason at Hull’s Disability Arts Network (DAN) meetings last year, and hearing his passionate advocacy for the inclusion of […]
Delivering this week’s underlined project workshop at a Hull-based Memory Café was great fun, with some fantastic work produced and wide-ranging conversations. As a group, we shared experiences of time in Scotland, the efficacy of midge-repellents, what type of paper […]
PRINTED OPINIONS/Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize 2017) WARNING: Some explicit content. Today I was fortunate enough to attend a Hull 2017 Writing Workshop (Printed Opinions) at the Ferens Art Gallery, led by performance-based British Fine Artist Nicola Singh and supported by Art-Writer and Turner Prize 2017 Co-Curator George […]
This year’s Engage International Conference took place in Hull and was titled ‘The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity’. Hull-based artist Paul Collinson reports from the two-day event.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an enigmatic nighttime mise-en-scene in London, an installation exploring mental health inequalities across sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and large-scale sculptures in Hull.
My name is Fraser Briggs and I have been asked to blog about my involvement in the Artist as Activist talks that Hack and Host did earlier this year. I make shit out of shit. I first […]
Encounters between photographer Jerome Whittingham and the Hull Library Service, an installation of photographs.
Post-StudioBook 2017 Astoundingly, it has been over three weeks since the end of the StudioBook 2017 fortnight. And so, now is probably the time to write my third blog post, to document post-StudioBook 2017 thoughts before the actuality of […]
First Week of StudioBook 2017 The first week of Mark Devereux Projects’ StudioBook 2017 surpassed my expectations. I arrived in Manchester on Sunday night at Islington Mill, the incredible space that I and two other StudioBook artists are staying […]
I am one of twelve artists selected for Mark Devereux Projects’ StudioBook 2017 and one of five artists selected to receive an a-n bursary to support the costs of StudioBook.
This blog contains my reflections on the lead up to, during and after the Studiobook 2017 programme.