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A Q&A with… Nico Vascellari, artist and punk musician

The Italian artist and hardcore punk singer Nico Vascellari presents his large-scale, haunting audio-visual installation, Bus de la Lum, at Manchester’s Whitworth. Dany Louise asks him about the work’s meaning and his wider practice.

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Evaluation #2 10 Minute Residency

Point 4 – Interview Booth The final point was an opportunity to interview artists/artist parents/creatives to see if there were any commonalities in there response to the previous questions and ask them specifically about their professional development needs. This is […]

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Evaluation #1 10 Minute Residency

43 participants including adults and children 33 General Public   10 Artists/Creatives Point 1 – Suitcase People where asked if they wanted an International or Domestic residency and noted their responses on luggage labels. The scores for this where International […]

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1 Day Research Residency

To learn more about artist residencies I went to London for a research trip and visited Gasworks and Shape Arts. I had tried to make an appointment with Gasworks although with the building only just re-opening this month after a […]

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Don’t say the ‘r’ word

This week I have been firming up dates and plans for my artist parent residency research event at Manchester Art Gallery in November. I wanted to use a space that can accommodate everyone with activities for the children and adults […]

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The Golden Age has gone

This past week has been about listening and taking snapshots of residencies popping up on social media. A good listen was Susan Jones lecture about artists pay since the 90s up until today and it seems that back then it […]

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Its Official

Finally after part self-funding a research trip to Finland, developing the idea over the past 18 months and a second attempt of applying to Arts Council England my project has been funded. I have to start by giving my thanks […]

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NY Show #3

An exhibition featuring work from resident artists in combination with a show-reel from Prague based artists curated by Mariana Serranová.

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MIF 2015: Richter / Pärt – a moving and surprising experience

Following an introduction by Manchester International Festival Director Alex Poots and its Artistic advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2013, artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt were inspired to make new work dedicated to each other. Bob Dickinson attended the premiére of this new collaboration at Mancheter’s renovated Whitworth, and discovered one of the highlights so far of MIF 2015.

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MIF 2015: Performance Capture – “I don’t want it to run totally smoothly”

Over the course of this year’s Manchester International Festival, the top floor exhibition space of the Manchester Art Gallery will be occupied by Ed Atkins’ Performance Capture, a durational project revolving around the ongoing production of a single computer-animated video. Luke Healey takes a tour of the exhibition and speaks to the artist.

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Manifest, Manchester: an artist-led art festival for the North West

An ambitious new artist-led festival is taking place across Manchester and Salford this weekend, with studio spaces and major venues hosting a number of projects produced especially for the festival alongside, open studios across both cities. Bob Dickinson meets artists and festival directors Elisa Artesero, John Lynch and Roger Bygott to find out more.

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MIF 2015: Tree of Codes – a mesmerising total artwork

Continuing its cross-artform commissioning process, the Manchester International Festival production Tree of Codes teams choreographer Wayne McGregor with visual artist 
Olafur Eliasson and musician Jamie XX. Bob Dickinson is mesmerised.

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