Venue:Learning and Scientific Institute
Date:March 29, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Location:South West England
Rural Context - a-n The Artists Information Company
Artists Alex Hartley and Tom James have created a geodesic dome constructed from reclaimed materials and situated it in the Capability Brown-designed gardens of Compton Verney, a Georgian mansion and gallery in rural Warwickshire. Anneka French finds out about their plans for the future.
In July 2010 the Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) produced a report, Creative Rural Communities (CRC), that sets out why a Rural Cultural Strategy (RCS) is needed and the form it might take.
Sam Firth is currently working on a year-long video project on a remote Scottish peninsula near her home on Knoydart, an isolated community of just over 100 people. She talks to Andrew Bryant about personal narrative, securing funding and recent media criticism attracted by her current project.
A selection of projects, residencies and exhibitions taking place outside the big cities this autumn.
Nicola Williams, Cement Garden, 2009.
Featuring a selection of the UK’s arts organisations that are providing vivid cultural life to rural areas.
A National Trust and Arts Council England partnership will build links between the Trust and contemporary arts and craft sector.
Jayne Knight is Arts Development Manager at Suffolk County Council. She was the driving force behind Making Art Work, an ambitious and widely regarded professional development programme for Suffolk-based artists that ran from 1999 until 2006. She talks to Jane Watt about how the scheme developed, her work in a local authority and survival tips for rural-based artists.
Featuring a selection of UK’s most interesting rurally-based organisations and artists’ projects.
Contemporary Art Society’s latest initiative, the Annual Award for Museums, will provide
Artist Neil Armstrong and pharmaceuticals company Specials Clinical Manufacturing talk about working towards a special commission in the latest of our collaborative relationships series.
With half the UK’s population residing outwith urban conurbations, and regional and arts and cultural policies prioritising local engagement, locations often regarded as countrified are strategically raising their art world profile through imaginative programmes and project.
In this months round-up we profile six open studio events.
Over 160 artists are showcasing work in Wirksworth Festivals Art and Architecture Trail.
The Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics first appeared in David Cronenbergs 1979 film The Brood, yet despite once suggesting that if he failed as a filmmaker he could always set up a real life Institute, its 21st Century emergence is not his own doing.
Information on the Cecil Collins Memorial Award for students.
Beacon is a recurring feature within the Lincolnshire expanse, with 2007 seeing the fourth annual collection of sited works in the countys rural landscape and towns.
Country living puts a spotlight on artistic activity in rural locations. Rosemary Shirley’s opening essay explores her frustration with the dominance of urban culture and assumptions often made about artistic practice that takes place outside of it. She highlights practices […]
What gives a particular place its characteristics? Why are some cities hip and others lame? How does a neighbourhood change from good to bad?
Karen Lubbock is the creator of Karen magazine, which delights in the ordinariness of everyday life, providing an antidote to the mainstream celebrity and lifestyle magazine world.
Sally Davies profiles Kypros Kyprianou, discussing his interest in scientific themes, collaborative working and residencies at Artsway and Allenheads Contemporary Arts.
Highlighting new projects by organisations located in Aberdeenshire, Cumbria, Devon, Dumfries, Fife, Mull, Lancashire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and Western Isles. There is, in truth, nothing essentially backward-looking, conservative or traditional in rural culture. There are too many innovators, in too […]
Rosemary Shirley explores her frustration with the dominance of urban culture and assumptions often made about artistic practice that takes place outside of it, in an a-n Collection that puts a spotlight on artistic activity in rural locations.