A lifetime with many highs and setbacks, with a gap programming computers for a large food manufacturer to earn some money and a pension!
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When we first went into lockdown, it prompted me to paint the outside wall that I’d been meaning to paint since I moved here in 2013. I took a photo of the wall this weekend and I was struck by […]
I’ve just read a very interesting article in the New York Times by Michael Pollan called Weeds Are Us. In a way, it develops the point I was making last week about having empathy for non-human species – namely, weeds. […]
In this time of crisis, when normal life has been so uprooted, it’s important to be able to adapt to the changing situation. The same is true for us artists as anyone. For example, when the Williamson Art Gallery’s Open […]
Here in the UK, we are enduring the second week of self-isolation (aka lockdown). I struggle with anxiety and depression even in normal life and this pandemic has just made it so much worse. I really miss my freedom of […]
In this time of the coronavirus crisis, we’re being asked to regularly wash our hands to curb infection. If people are anything like me, this will increase our water usage just when we’re meant to be preserving it to save […]
It is entirely impossible for me to ignore the coronavirus crisis this week… As I type, I’m self-isolating, as advised by the UK government, due to having flu symptoms. I don’t know what it was but it passed on Sunday […]
Last week I began to follow the eco trail of my Winsor & Newton watercolours. As I don’t wish to single Winsor & Newton out, this week I’ve decided to follow the eco trail of my Royal & Langnickel brushes […]
Following on from last week, when I started to follow the eco trail of my art materials, this week I’m going to talk about the packaging they arrive in… Recently, I bought a half pan of Winsor & Newton watercolour […]
In last week’s blog, I wrote about becoming more atune to the ecology I’m part of. This inspired me to look closer at the eco trail of my art supplies. My watercolour paints are supplied my Winsor & Newton. Their […]
As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m collecting rainwater in a bucket to use for my painting and, to stop the wind blowing the bucket away, I’ve placed a brick in it. Well, this weekend, I was surprised to find a snail […]
Talking about walking last week reminded me that being environmentally friendly often saves me money. So why pay for a bus ticket when I can walk? Or pay for tap water when I can collect rainwater? Or buy paint when […]
Last week, I came to the conclusion that no matter what I do, I’ll end up hurting someone. This left me feeling stuck; I felt I had to do something but I also felt I could do nothing that helped. […]
It struck me last week that, whatever way I look at it, I will derive pleasure from hurting others. On the one hand, as I have already acknowledged, my art practice – which I rely on for good mental health […]
My endeavours to reduce my carbon footprint
UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art announces lineup of high profile artists, who will respond to a theme which references Liverpool’s role as a historic port.
Manchester-based artist Jenny Steele explains how being awarded an a-n Artist Bursary in 2018 helped fund research trips to New York and Miami as preparation for her recent exhibition at Georges Dock Plaza, Liverpool.
Inspired the writings of Italo Calvino, the ‘Six Memos’ exhibition in Liverpool brings together 20 artists from 12 European cities in the CreArt network. As Brexit draws nearer, Martin Hamblen reflects on its cruel asymmetry.
Currently director and chief curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation, Üstek replaces outgoing Sally Tallant who is leaving for the Queens Museum, New York.
Unique presentations and flame based glass blowing courses.
The current artistic director and CEO of Arts Catalyst replaces Mike Stubbs, who stood down in September after 11 years at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
From:November 16, 2018
To:November 30, 2018
Location:North West England
Sally Tallant, who joined Liverpool Biennial from London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2011, is to move to the New York venue next spring.
Artist Gary Lawrence’s painting, Kos Town Paradise Hotel Front Terrace, is the visitors’ favourite, chosen from the 60 works on show at this year’s exhibition in Liverpool.
Date:December 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Location:North West England