Walking between viewing points.
Sneaking under surfaces.
Pausing where paths cross.
When I have activities growing in parallel, it is at their intersections that the most interesting shifts occur. This blog is an opportunity to consider the interplay between projects.
My a-n bursary was for building contacts in the prison service to develop a new idea for working collaboratively on an exhibition commission with prisoners. What a year it turned out to be for learning about the arts in a difficult to access sector.
First of three exhibitions of new work exploring a multi-sensory engagement, geometric sculptural installations, five elements and therapeutic sounds. Nothing ‘is’ Immediate is a collaborative project and exhibition by Tony Spencer and Kate Street that explores the relationship between the elements of […]
You’re cordially invited to the opening of my new studio and the soft launch of my ACE project Nothing ‘is’ Immediate. I built the studio with the help of artist Peter McGinnis during Lockdown, creating a resourceful space to complete […]
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Glasgow, Leicester, London, Birmingham and Bristol – all taken from our busy Events section featuring events and shows posted by a-n members.
Some interesting terminology diagrams form Failure of Participation : The second diagram infers that dialogical practice overlaps with relational and is politcal (defers to criticality) and the dialogical only exists in the realms of the political and not in […]
Almost a monthly post. Busy responding to a call from Dragons Den. Thought this may be the best route to get the message to most public that YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT IS ECO AND […]
Today I’m in Norfolk delivering a Koffin to a customer – (yes they are not yet really for sale however) a spare prototype from the exhibition that Jonothan, a army veteran “with 2 years left” has given me some great […]
Applications are open for the 2018/19 Visual Artist Fellow with the Clore Leadership Programme. It’s 3 months since completing my 2017/18 Fellowship and 3 weeks after our official graduation at Tate Britain where Maria Balshaw, director of Tate gave […]
My first meeting with Anna – my mentor on the Konsten att delta (the Art of Participation) programme – went well. We chatted over tea and cake at the studio. The programme matches native Swedish artists with non-native artists now […]
ACE commissioned report from Britain Thinks, reviewing how the arts, museums and libraries sector has progressed since 2010
In his book Education for Socially Engaged Practice, Pablo Helguera explores what it means to work in a socially engaged manner; where the variables lie, the questions, experiments and issues. Early in the book he “establishes a tentative taxonomy”(1) to work […]
a-n’s newest website development draws together more than 250 cultural policy and strategy documents into one place, offering free access to an index of over 20 years of research from across the visual arts and creative sectors in the UK.
Out of the two designs Davin and I produced during my research trip to Kansas City one was successful. We developed ‘freedomination’ in response to a brief to produce a billboard design that responds to ideas of freedom, set by […]
Reflecting on the beginning of my public programme as Artist in Residence at Tower Bridge, this entry shares the experience of leading a participatory art walk along the Thames…
This year I was awarded a professional development bursary from Artists Network to undertake a short residency in Cornwall with some visual artists from Shallal (an inclusive arts charity). This blog post shares my experiences of the residency and what I gained from taking part.
Latest headline estimates of adult (16+) engagement in culture for the year October 2015 to September 2016.
One page infographic for Museums and Galleries 2015-2016.
Artist with a participatory, enquiry-led practice seeks an alternative to the “more people == more better” metric for measuring success.
Conference proceedings report from the third International Teaching Artist Conference, held in Edinburgh.