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Week One of StudioBook 2017

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 […]

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A sheer privilege

It is a sheer privilege to sit with a group of artists around a table, with a fabulous curator (Kitty Anderson of The Common Guild, Glasgow), and talk. Not only talk, but ask questions, those simple but sometimes allusive questions […]

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Periphery series, blue and red air pillows, ciment fundue and fibreglass, 80 cm x 120 cm x 5 cm, 2016 i
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Clare Holdstock StudioBook 2017 a-n Bursary

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.

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TICK TOCK…..its nearly time

Mark Devereux Projects work with artists to advance their respective practices and careers by providing high-quality, tailored professional development; they launched their intensive programme called StudioBook in 2015.   This fabulous opportunity for early to mid-career artists, delivers seminars, workshops and […]

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RÅFILM cameraman

Finally I got to actually work for the collective as camera operator for their Nordic Film Festival this year 2017

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RÅFILM short documentary

In 2016 i was awarded travel bursary to network with like minded people in the same field as me. Even through it didn’t necessarily need to document my trip, I couldn’t help myself. So click on the vimeo link below to see what I got up to.

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It Stares Us Down

On three consecutive Saturdays in March I will present newly commissioned performances and sculptures at Manchester Central Library exploring how, why and what we read… Further details to follow… www.librarylive.co.uk/event/the-act-of-reading/ www.librarylive.co.uk/event/saccades/ www.librarylive.co.uk/event/circular-reading/ It Stares Us Down is supported by ACE, Manchester […]

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Factory, Manchester. Copyright: OMA. Courtesy Factory Manchester
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Manchester’s Factory arts venue receives planning permission

The £110million project is to be built on the former Granada Studios site, with Manchester International Festival announced as operator of the new ‘flagship’ cultural venue.

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Turnpike Centre, Leigh, home to the Turnpike Gallery. Photo: Natalie Bradbury
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New era for Turnpike Gallery, Leigh: “Art and culture are a catalyst for the town”

Built in 1971 and all but abandoned by the cash-strapped local council in 2013, Turnpike Gallery in the former mining town of Leigh near Wigan, is entering a new stage in its history with the creation of a community interest company to run its programme. Natalie Bradbury speaks to arts manager Helen Stalker as the gallery relaunches with the Jerwood Drawing Prize touring exhibition.

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