As a colour blind artist (please get the sniggering out of the way now please) I have always predictably struggled with the application of colour to my drawings and it’s underlying theory (theory meaning philosophically as opposed the science of […]
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This is a re-blogged post from my website – you can see the original here… For a quick definition of the different types of coaching, take a look here. What is a coach? As an arts professional and educator, the […]
So it’s been a while since I posted here and that is because due to my father being very unwell and my mentor being in the US for two months I had a gap in my mentoring program but on […]
After the bursary year of questioning, challenging and explaining my practice I feel more informed and focused with a clearer vision of the direction I want my work to take. It has been so beneficial to hear directly from experienced […]
I sat down with Kenn Taylor, for a chat about participation, context and public art. Kenn Taylor is Head of Participation at The Tetley, and is leading on their part in the Dewsbury Road project. The Tetley have been asked […]
As with the proposed new artwork for Dewsbury Road, it’s become apparent to me that it’s very different commissioning a public artwork for neighbourhoods is very different to installing work in a city centre. When I spoke to Kenn Taylor […]
One area of Leeds which really appreciates the addition of public sculpture is the University of Leeds campus. Recently they have unveiled two new pieces of public art on their Leeds city centre campus, adding to a rich portfolio of […]
A favourite public realm artwork of mine that inhabits Leeds is ‘Mene Mene’ a collection of 13 artworks created by Pippa Hale, David Hawkins and Stuart Tarbuck for Situation Leeds in 2005. It is a series of text based works, displayed in […]
Introducing my research threads and professional development bursary, shadowing The Tetley as they commission new pieces of public art.
In March Sarah and I were awarded the a-n professional development project. The aim of the project was to inspire and teach us how to create larger, more ambitious work in the form of an immersive space. We began the […]
For the second year running, a-n is supporting the unique Clore Visual Artist Fellowship as part of the Clore Leadership programme. UK-based artists can apply now.
This has been an amazing year of exploring new areas in my practice thanks to the Artist Professional Development Bursary from a-n. My practice usually takes a form of photographic work, moving image and installation. The proposal for the a-n […]
University of Kent graduate Daniel Owusu wins £2,500 bursary and programme of professional development.
a-n’s Executive Director Jeanie Scott reflects on an incredibly busy year for the organisation that has seen the publication of the Paying Artists Exhibition Payment Guidance, wide-ranging support for artists through a-n bursaries, and membership reach a record high. And, despite an increasingly messy global situation, says there’s much to look forward to in 2017.
Cathryn Peach is the Creative Producer at Wild Rumpus and the Network Manager, Northern Festivals Network. Wild Rumpus and Northern Festivals run a lot of festivals including, Just So, Kendal Calling, Ramsbottom Festival, Festival No.6, Underneath the Stars and Cloudspotting […]
The 2017 a-n bursaries are now open for applications from a-n Artist members, and alongside our regular Professional development, Travel awards and Venice Biennale bursaries, for the first time we’re offering members the chance to attend the preview of Documenta 14 in Kassel.
Unpacking the findings of Q-Art’s 2016 publication ‘Professional Practice: 20 Questions’, co-edited by Jo Allen and Sarah Rowles.
How do fine art courses prepare their students for life after art school? How is professional practice shaped by factors such as location, course philosophy, and the cultural and political climate? Sarah Rowles unpacks the findings of Q-Art’s new publication, Professional Practice: 20 Questions – Interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.
This week I removed the first casts from the moulds. They are perfect in terms of shape and their lack of bubbles. Unfortunately the resin has yellowed which could be something to do with the thickness of the cast, the batch […]
During my professional development process, one of the things I have identified as being an area of fear is my voice. Having worked in education and participation for ten years, I am used to facilitating dialogue, running workshops and standing […]
We three made work as one The tensions (often good) of being separate yet merged We noticed for each other things we might not notice ourselves We noticed each other noticing It made us feel like better artists We […]
Since the last blog, I have been working on the book draft taking on the feedback given at the peer mentoring and the mentoring sessions with Magali Avezou (Archipelago). The comments and discussions we had at the peer mentoring session […]
So I promised you part 2 and here it is So when I had my next session with Tamara I was feeling incredibly stressed and by the time it ended I had calmed down and resolved to change my […]
The last few weeks of my life have been a bit of a nightmare. Firstly my father was taken seriously ill and nearly a month on is still in hospital, and then a University I contracted (and am still waiting […]
When I devised my professional development activities for this year, I wanted to focus on areas that I had been fearful of or not had the chance to explore before. One of the things I’ve become increasingly aware of in […]