Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
26 July – 1 October
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Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
New high profile museums and galleries have opened across the UK, but how can they best contribute to the local arts and culture, asks Emily Speed.
New ways are needed to measure the types of value being delivered by small visual arts organisations, according to a new report looking at the role and value of the small-scale visual arts sector within the wider arts ecology.
This month’s bites.
A new report reveals that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a “balanced portfolio”.
In this issue we continue to get a glimpse of how the visual and applied arts are developing new approaches in a harsher climate.
Jens Sundheim is a visual artist working principally in photography. Born in Dortmund in 1970, he studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund from 1994 – 2002 with a period of study at the University of Plymouth in 1997. He is currently based in a live/work studio space at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (KHD) and has been resident there since 2007. Sundheim’s work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions and festivals, most recently in ‘space shuttle 2.0’ at Fotogalerie, Vienna. He has had his work featured in various magazines and publications and has been awarded numerous prizes including a recommendation at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Katharina Gruzei is one of the artists in Linz to have been awarded a studio for one year at Salzamt Atelierhaus over 2009/2010. Born in Klagenfurt, Carinthia in 1983, she has been based in Linz at the University of Arts in Linz since 2004 and will finish her current studies with a postgraduate qualification this year. She also spent six months in 2006 studying at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California and a year in Berlin at the University of Fine Art. Although still studying, Gruzei is already represented by Charim Galerie, and has shown at both their galleries in Berlin and Vienna. Gruzei has exhibited widely, most recently at Anadoma Filmfestival, Charim Ungar Contemporary Berlin, in No Sound of Music at Salzburger Kunstverein and in a group exhibition of contemporary Austrian photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Carinthia. She has taken part in numerous workshops and has delivered a lecture at Stanford University.
Born in Pfarrkirchen, Bayern in Germany in 1982, Haidacher studied photography at The University of the Arts, Linz from 2006 to 2009. He is currently studying for his Masters there. Haidacher has also spent some time living in London (and has an impeccable English accent). Haidacher is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. He also won the Best Selected Works prize in the Epson Art Photo Award 2009.
Emily Speed looks at the complex nature of making a living as an artist with reference to profiles of four artists, all based in Austria and Germany, whom she worked alongside at the Salzamt, Linz.
Clemens Kogler was born in Bayern in 1980 and is studying at The University of Arts, Linz. Starting out as a painter, he has also worked in advertising and television. His practice is now made up of being a graphic designer, animator, film maker, and illustrator among other roles. He is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. Kogler has exhibited and won awards at numerous film and animation festivals. sixpackfilm distribute some of his work and his commercial work is represented by Liberty Films in the UK.
A new paper from MMM (Mission Models Money) written by Hasan Bakhshi, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman, provides a radical new roadmap for research and development (R&D) within cultural organisations.
Jack Hutchinson is an artist, writer and critic. He studied MA: Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art (2006-07), receiving a Professional Preparation Master’s Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Following graduation he has contributed regularly to a-n Magazine […]
Jane Watt looks into the world of academic research and examines research opportunities for artists within institutions and the UK higher education system.
Makers and Movers opened at the Crafts Study Centre in December for a one-year showing. The works on show reveal the remarkable contribution to craft practice and development by twelve artists who, since 1970, have also been trustees of the Centre.
Edited by Jeanine Griffin and Steve Dutton, looks at the issue of local versus global with reference to the ever increasing number of biennials and city-wide exhibition projects taking place around the world. Includes essays by John Byrne, Neil Mulholland […]
Burns Owens Partnership was commissioned to map the creative industries across the City of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset. Published 2007.
A Demos report, published ahead of a Green Paper on the Creative Economy, warns that the Government is confused about how to support the creative industries.
Summary of the independent evaluation by the University of Leicester of the DCMS/ DCSF funded national and regional museums partnership programme of education work in 2006-07.
Anne Douglas and Chris Fremantle of On The Edge Research share insights into the Artist as Leader research programme. The research aims to understand the way artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical […]
“Spirit in community will die unless there’s someone calling the meeting.”
A leader is best
When people barely know that he(she) exists,
“What happened to the people who said ‘we will represent something in the world’? When did artists start to say ‘we will change the world’?”
They sit in the dark and mope
[or artists take the lead]
This Research papers series offers a timely response to the need for more easily accessible data and knowledge about, and for, artists.