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Sausage vs mince artist. Drawing by Rosalie Schweiker
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More mince, less sausage: making art that doesn’t look like art

At the recent Jamboree 2018 event on the Dartington Estate in Devon, the London-based German artist Rosalie Schweiker presented an improvised slide show about the difference between being a conventional ‘sausage’ artist and a hard to pigeonhole ‘mince’ artist. Here she turns that talk into a short explanation of her thinking – with added drawings of sausages, mince, and mince-based products.

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Jamboree 2018. Photo: Andy Ford
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Seven things that Jamboree 2018 taught us, including the difference between ‘Mince’ and ‘Sausage’ artists

Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.

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Instruction no.1: Cry, Inventory of Behaviours, 19-22 June 2018, Tate Modern. Photo: Raine Smith; Courtesy: Inventory of Behaviours
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Inventory of Behaviours: finding value in the things artists do when not making artworks

Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.

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Coaching or Mentoring: which is right for you?

a-n’s External Programmes and Partnerships Manager Hannah Pierce offers advice on the benefits to artists of mentoring and coaching, and highlights some of the differences between these two approaches to interaction and personal, professional development.

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a-n Coaching 2018

As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering 15 places for a-n members to remotely access a series of coaching sessions with a coach accredited through a-n’s Visual Arts Coaching Course.

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a-n Mentoring 2018

As part of our commitment to supporting artists’ professional development, we are offering 25 places for a-n members to remotely access a series of mentoring sessions with one of five visual arts mentors.

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Letterpress Workers International Summit

A blog chronicling participation in the Letterpress Workers International Summit 2018 in Milan, supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

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‘Diverse and Productive Indefinitely’

The Wiki definition of sustainability talks of a biological entities ability to ‘remain diverse and productive indefinitely.’  Having just completed my 2017 – 2018 tax return (& subsequently reviewed the previous ten years of accounting records) this notion of ‘indefinite […]

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Limbo studios, Margate, Artist-led Tour: A Walking Assembly as part of Assembly Margate. Photo: Jason Pay
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a-n Assembly 2018: new series of “artist-led peer learning and sharing” events announced

a-n’s Assembly programme of workshops, talks and networking returns with a new series of one-day events taking place in four cities around the UK. With events in Salford and Birmingham already confirmed, we take a closer look at the Assembly Salford programme which will explore how artists can maintain their presence within a city region undergoing rapid development.

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Long time no speak…

Hellooooooo (I meant to put that many “o’s” by the way and in my head sounded quite like Mrs Bucket (Bouquet), if you don’t know who that is shame on you). So I have no written for quite a while […]

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The artist’s journey

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    10am – 4pm: Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University 4 – 6.30pm: Yorkshire Artspace
  • Date:
    February 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Location:
    Yorkshire
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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Trevor H Smith

In the last of eight reviews stemming from the writer development workshop at Ikon Gallery in December, Trevor H Smith finds many questions left hanging in Edmund Clark’s exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. I am led down a strip-lit corridor, […]

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a-n Biennial Bursaries 2018: open for applications

The a-n Biennial Bursaries 2018 are now open for applications, with 20 awards of £600 available to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members to attend the launch of either the Berlin Biennale or Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily, in June.

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Jessica Ramm

For her 600-word review following the writer development workshop at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jessica Ramm chose to write about Edmund Clark’s exhibition. For the exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’, Edmund Clark offers up the culmination of his three-year residency at […]

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Laura Davidson

Following on from the writer development programme workshop at Ikon Gallery, which was led by Frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock, Laura Davidson reviews Edmund Clark’s “refreshing utopian” exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. Oscar Wilde pressed flowers he found in the […]

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