Rural Context - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Sam Firth

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.

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Rural initiatives

Featuring a selection of the UK’s arts organisations that are providing vivid cultural life to rural areas.

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Promenade
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Trust New Art

A National Trust and Arts Council England partnership will build links between the Trust and contemporary arts and craft sector.

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Creek Man - Arriving at Snape
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Jayne Knight

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.

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Rural report

Featuring a selection of UK’s most interesting rurally-based organisations and artists’ projects.

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Repetition
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The specials project

Artist Neil Armstrong and pharmaceuticals company Specials Clinical Manufacturing talk about working towards a special commission in the latest of our collaborative relationships series.

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Rural response

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.

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One in a Million
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Festival in town

Over 160 artists are showcasing work in Wirksworth Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail.

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Insectoid (publicity shot 2008)
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The Institute of Psychoplasmics

The Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics first appeared in David Cronenberg’s 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.

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Tim Bailey
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Annual collection

‘Beacon’ is a recurring feature within the Lincolnshire expanse, with 2007 seeing the fourth annual collection of sited works in the county’s rural landscape and towns.

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Country living cover
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Country living

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 […]

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Architects impression, Wysing Arts Centre, London Architects HawkinsBrown.
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Wysing Arts Centre

What gives a particular place its characteristics? Why are some cities hip and others lame? How does a neighbourhood change from good to bad?

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extract from Karen magazine
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Karen Lubbock

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.

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Zinc, aluminium and a little bit of Carbon
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Kypros Kyprianou

Sally Davies profiles Kypros Kyprianou, discussing his interest in scientific themes, collaborative working and residencies at Artsway and Allenheads Contemporary Arts.

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Halo
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Rural initiatives

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 […]

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extract from Karen Magazine
Resource Archive Feature

Country living

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. 

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