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A Q&A with… Joseph Young, ‘revolutionary artist’

Brighton-based artist Joseph Young is presenting his Revolution #10 project to MPs and their guests at the House of Commons on 11 March. He explains the genesis of the project and what it’s like to stand around in the street dressed like a politician.

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Vote Art: “We’re putting up posters, just asking you to vote”

A new project encouraging people to vote launches across the UK in April, with a series of billboards featuring works by artists Bob & Roberta Smith, Fatima Begum, Janette Parris and Jeremy Deller. Plus a competition to find a fifth artwork created by a first-time voter is open for entries.

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Let Creativity be a Force for Good

Our world seems to be full of hatred and misunderstanding; full of murder and atrocities.  Last week a lot of time was given to the ‘Holocaust’. I would like to pause for thought for those victims, but also for all […]

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Bitter Lake

This film has shocked me to the core, i knew politicians did not tell us the full story but this film exposes the trueth behind many a headline. It is a must watch for anyone interested in politics, society or […]

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Cameron, Reality TV and Gallery Submissions

What a week of bickering!  You would think there was an election looming or something of the sort.  The question is; will our dear prime minister enter the ‘big house’ reality TV show or not? Mind you, I can fully […]

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Censorship

My thoughts in this week’s blog go to all those who were killed in Paris last week in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices.  I pause for a moment. I would describe myself as a ‘pacifist anarchist’; I am […]

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From the wilderness into the wasteland

Returning to work full time as an artist after 17 years out of the ‘scene’… this mid fifties man’s weekly thoughts and experiences of how tough it is to get ‘back in’

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Dave Beech mentoring

A challenging first mentoring session with Dave Beech. I was able to ask for clarification on some of the concepts we encountered in the Art & Politics reading group around the notions of counter-hegemony and the Philistine. The philistine is […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents Claire Bishop An interesting chapter from Bishops’ book Artificial Hells, we discussed the problems that occur when art becomes instrumentalised by the state. Somewhere along the way (social policy under new labour)it became […]

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Mentoring with Emma Cocker

My first mentoring session with Emma Cocker has been really productive. We had some important conversations and in the coming months I’m going to be reassessing my practice. One of things that came to the fore was that I use […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Critical Engineering Manifesto Julian Oliver, Gordan Savičić, Danja Vasiliev & On Friday Night Drinks, Workplace Affects in the Age of the Cubicle The Affect Theory Reader, Melissa Gregg The groups selected texts led to a long discussion around precarity […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

Performing Stillness Emma Cocker A hugely contrasting text to the first session, Performing Stillness was penetrable, but still challenging, and illustrated with plenty of real life examples. It proposed stillness as an act of resistance, in a contemporary world of […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Freee Art Collective Manifesto for a Counter-Hegemonic Art Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt, Mel Jordan Last night was the first meeting of the Art & Politics reading group – a project I am running alongside mentoring from Emma Cocker and […]

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Re:view Bursary

Very pleased to be the recipient of a Re:view Bursary from a-n. I’m at a crossroads in my practice and hope that a series of dialogues will challenge my thinking and provide direction. I will have mentoring from the artist, […]

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