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Now Showing #281: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of the week’s best shows, including: ‘pick pocket’ public art at The Ryder Projects, London; Clementine Drake’s carved plaster at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh; and hallucinogenic paintings by Andreas Rüthi at Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

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Creative Practice as a means of Problem Solving

I was recently asked to give a talk about starting out an art practice in Dumfries and Galloway, to a group of young artists – blueprint100 at the Stove. I’ve learned to avoid these experiences as I am usually far […]

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Armistice Day: centenary of first world war to be marked by creative responses across UK

Commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme include Danny Boyle’s portraits of soldiers created on beaches and Rachel Whiteread’s Nissen Hut at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, while other shows across the UK range from frontline images by nurses and women ambulance drivers, to contemporary artists’ responses to war and the machinery that surrounds it.

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Good News

Where did January and half of February go? The last six weeks have passed in a blur of activity. We got the fantastic news at the beginning of January that our grants for the arts funding bid to Arts Council […]

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En’Light’en Berlin

Presenting the En’Light’en project at the Velux Symposium in Berlin, then engaging with the audience was a fantastic opportunity to share ideas on the theme of light and wellbeing and to explain the aims of the En’Light’en project to a […]

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Preparing for the participatory events

Well, we’ve been preparing the hall for the participatory part of the project. It’s all ready for people to come along and get creating the piece with us. On Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 May, and Saturday 3 June between […]

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The space pre-intervention

Here’s some images of the space pre-intervention. Already some interesting objects, including some terracotta roof tiles. Could be originals, made in the Commondale brickworks? Also some evidence of visiting sheep. Nice to see both clay and sheep in the space […]

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Accountability

I’m my studio today finally going through all my project receipts, adding things up and reflecting on the 2 exhibitions I’ve just finished. The last month and a half have been taken up with finishing and installing the project I […]

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