Residency - a-n The Artists Information Company

Blog Post

Herstory !!!!

  I was lucky enough to witness the production ‘We’re still here’ at the National Theatre Wales. The performance was truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring; shadows of history shouting defiantly from their unemployed graves. The production in its entirety was emotive […]

0 0
Blog Post

Orchard Square Residency Diary #3

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. It has become […]

0 0
Blog Post

First Month Done & First Blog Post

I am Amy-Lou Matthews and I am currently one of the artists on the six month graduate residency at AirSpace. I am in full swing into my second month on the residency with two exhibitions coming up in the next […]

0 0
Blog Post

Orchard Square Residency Diary #2

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. As every day […]

0 0
Blog Post

Telling

Press days. They always seem like a great idea when you agree to them. They’re frequently a great idea afterwards too. The reality of them are that they can be the most stressful bit of any project. If you think […]

0 0
Blog Post

Month one: graduate residency at Airspace Gallery

It’s been just over one month since I began a six month graduate residency at Airspace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s been busy: finding a temporary home, moving into the studio, becoming familiar with new surroundings, and picking up my practice […]

0 0
Blog Post

Orchard Square Residency Diary #1

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. The residency affords me one month housed in what is nominally a retail unit in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Positioned in […]

0 0
Blog Post

A brief visit back to Orkney

After a few weeks at home I’ve come back to Orkney to collect my exhibition from the Kirkwall Museum and give some talks to schools and the college. It feels like coming to my other home. Down south I miss […]

0 0
Blog Post

Making

A couple of years ago I undertook a period of professional development myself. It’s always good to stop and look at what you’re doing and think about where you want to go next. It was a very valuable experience and […]

0 0
Blog Post

Oaxaca

  From Monterrey, I travelled to Oaxaca in the south of the country to meet with Daniel Brena director of CASA. http://www.casa.oaxaca.gob.mx/wp/ Sitting up in the hills in Oaxaca, CASA is a stunning building, the evidence of it’s history as […]

0 0
Blog Post

Arriving in Mexico

My aims in travelling to Mexico were to develop Conceal, working towards a publication including this  project alongside two other bodies of work. I also wanted  to share learning practice with organisations in these 3 locations and increase my international experience and […]

0 0
Blog Post

How do you think when you wake up in Paradise?

Here are the recollections of the day two of the Labverde program in the Amazon, Brazil. Distilling the rich experience of the very first day in the Amazon, on the second day, it felt so very special and dream like […]

0 0
Blog Post

AiR Journey #2 – Begin with the End in Mind

      I set out with good intentions to write regular posts throughout this project and find I am lacking in this regard. I can make excuses such as juggling 4 school runs a day, then school holidays, 3 […]

0 0
Blog Post

To Begin From the Point of Departure

Here is a recolection of the day one of the Labverde program and the beginning of the love for the place and its ambience. With understandably  tired mind, and the biological clock slightly out of balance (I have arrived in […]

0 0
Blog Post

Situating the Research and the Residency

I have always dreamt about visiting the Amazon Rainforest, and the idea of having an opportunity for artistic engagement with such landscape had a dream like quality. For quite a while, I have been interested in the indigenous knowledges and […]

0 0
Blog Post

Stiwdio Maelor residency progress

This last week at Stiwdio Maelor will from a basis of collecting further surface castings in Corris; these will form a series of development and research for a new body of work. Since beginning this residency my work has developed […]

0 0
Blog Post

Corris (floor work development)

The works during this residency have developed into a ‘series’ based on Corris and has therefore become a site-specific development of a new body of work. I’ve began to investigate spatial relationships between the organic and industry; using casting processes […]

0 0
Blog Post

Joseph Beuys Inspiration

After a recent visit to Berlin, I had the opportunity to see works by Joseph Beuys Das Kapital Raum 1970 – 1977 at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart including his film and performance works as video documentation and […]

0 0