It’s been over two years since I collaborated with archaeologist Keir Strickland to undertake a research trip to the abandoned island of Swona, in August 2014. Swona is just over a mile long and half a mile wide and lies in the […]
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Exhibition Title: Paper Works Dates: 4 – 10 March 2015 Venue Name: 100 Years Gallery Address: 13 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD Opening times: Wednesday to Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 4-11pm; Sunday, 12-7pm First Thursday late opening: 5 March, 6-9.30pm ‘Paper works’ […]
Sixth Collaboration Berry, Hayward & Griffin Our work evolved from discussion about how digitisation is rapidly replacing paper copies of records and documents. Amazingly Sonia had an old Apple Mac with the screen removed. Looking at the circuit boards behind the […]
I thought you might be interested to see how my experiments/artwork using Halen Mon salts are progressing. I’ve been using the chalk (washed from the salt) as a ground on the surface of glass sheets. I then cover with salt solution […]
I’ve called this blog post ‘Landing on the moon’, as that was kind of how it felt walking around the island of Swona. Five of us spent two days there at the end of August (here’s a brief video of […]
Today we made it across to Swona in a cute yellow boat called Sheila C, captained by two lovely chaps both called Magnus! The crossing from Burray Pier to The Haven at Swona took about 30 minutes and was really […]
Yesterday the sea was still too rough for us to make a crossing to Swona. Both mornings we had psyched ourselves up – packed the kit, food supplies, dressed in warm layers of clothing and head-to-toe waterproofs – and arrived […]
Here is a wonderful guest post (part 1) from my collaborator, archaeologist Keir Strickland: Hi, I’m Dr Keir Strickland, and I’m a lecturer in archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, based up here under northern […]
We were due to take a small boat to the island of Swona this morning (Monday 18th August), but unfortunately the weather was not on our side and the dangerous high swells meant we couldn’t sail. We are hoping to […]
Following the success of our show in June, we have decided to continue to run the project until early 2015. In the meantime, a postal summer project is underway. Images and info will be available shortly.
I leave for Orkney in just two days time. I’ve decided to drive up from London, visiting my Grandma on the way in Preston and then up the A9 through the breathtaking mountains and Highlands. Driving will allow me to […]
I am a photographic artist, interested between the relationship between photography and archaeology. For this a-n New Collaborative Bursary project I am collaborating with Keir Stickland, an archaeologist working in the Department of Archaeology at Orkney College. Keir’s primary research […]
A collaborative research project with Carolyn Lefley (artist) and Keir Strickland (archaeologist) recording an art/archaeology survey of the abandoned island of Swona, off the Orkney Islands, in August 2014. This blog records our preparations/research/findings.
My second day at Halen Mon has been a day of finding connections and correlation. There’s the fascinating visual likeness between the mountains of Snowdonia visible across the Menai Straight, and the pyramid-like salt crystals produced from the Menai Straight […]
Another 23 artists have been awarded funding in the latest round of a-n’s New collaborations bursary scheme, which supports critical and artistic development through collaborative working.
At a-n, we know that small awards to artists specifically for self-determined professional development make a big difference. That’s why we’re extending the artists’ bursary programme in 2014.
Artists from across the UK will benefit from a-n bursaries specifically designed to support research and development of new collaborations within or beyond the arts. We introduce the artists and projects.
Today sees the launch of a new a-n bursary scheme that aims to support artists as they explore future collaborations.