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Week One of StudioBook 2017

First Week of StudioBook 2017   The first week of Mark Devereux Projects’ StudioBook 2017 surpassed my expectations. I arrived in Manchester on Sunday night at Islington Mill, the incredible space that I and two other StudioBook artists are staying […]

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StudioBook 2017 programme, supported by a-n bursary

I am fortunate to be one of the twelve participating artists for StudioBook2017 mentoring programme and grateful to a-n.co.uk for the support. My reflection on my experience during the programme will be shared on this blog.

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Daniel Castro Garcia, Calais, France, November 2015 Sudanese men playing cards, 2016. Courtesy: artist and BJP International Photography Award 2017.
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NOW SHOWING #188: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes Rodney Graham in Gateshead, the winner of the British Journal of Photography’s 2017 International Photography Award in London, and LA-based artist William E Jones in Glasgow.

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Family In Resident

Saara Sillanpää and her family where artists in resident at Islington Mill between 23rd October – 4th November that was hosted by We Are Resident. I was really excited to pick them up from the airport as we had been […]

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Maurice Carlin, 'Performance Publishing: Excelsior Works', V22, London (2015). 
Performance co-commission from V22 and ‘Multiplied’ at Christies, to publish the 5000 sq ft ‘Excelsior Works’ warehouse floor plate in CMYK relief prints, before a radical transformation of the surrounding area
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A Q&A with… Maurice Carlin, Clore Visual Artist Fellow

The Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin hopes to use his time as the first-ever Clore Visual Artist Fellow to, among other things, “change perceptions… of what it means to be an artist”. He shares his thoughts on the fellowship, its personal and wider significance, and why artists – and the artist-led sector in particular – need to recognise the importance of good leadership.

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Goodbye Takahuhti Hello Suomenlinna

  On our way back home we stayed one more night in Helsinki that gave me a chance to catch up with my artist mother friend Anna Puhakka and a research visit to HIAP Helsinki International Arts Programme located on […]

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Change the plan

It’s only been a few weeks since I last posted a blog although in this short time I feel I have forgotten how to write. This is because I have been trying to get a press release written, planned, re-planned […]

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Residency Buzz

I have seen lots of really interesting and experimental residencies popping up on my social media feeds over the past few weeks and this is helping me reflect on what We Are Resident residency could be. Idle women launched an […]

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Hand Made Guide

This is the final week for applications for the residency in Finland and I am excited to see people’s work, also a little anxious to see if this is of interest to the artist community. I have to remind myself […]

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Person Spec Shed

For the past few weeks I have been focusing on writing the person specification for the upcoming residency in Tampere, Finland that is taking longer to pull together than expected. To research how to structure the residency call out I […]

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Post Event 2

  It has taken me a while to be able to write about this last event I hosted at the University of Salford, Overcoming barriers to artists’ residencies as I am so critical of my own performance and a little […]

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Say what it is

Post research event at Manchester Art Gallery in November I have been crystal clear with the headline in my upcoming artist talk poster; Overcoming barriers to artists’ residencies. The University of Salford have been supporting me with providing a venue, […]

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Overcoming barriers to artists’ residencies

You are all invited to the second We Are Resident event at the University of Salford. Booking is essential to reserve your FREE place. We look forward to seeing you there… https://weareresident.eventbrite.co.uk

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Evaluation #2 10 Minute Residency

Point 4 – Interview Booth The final point was an opportunity to interview artists/artist parents/creatives to see if there were any commonalities in there response to the previous questions and ask them specifically about their professional development needs. This is […]

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Evaluation #1 10 Minute Residency

43 participants including adults and children 33 General Public   10 Artists/Creatives Point 1 – Suitcase People where asked if they wanted an International or Domestic residency and noted their responses on luggage labels. The scores for this where International […]

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1 Day Research Residency

To learn more about artist residencies I went to London for a research trip and visited Gasworks and Shape Arts. I had tried to make an appointment with Gasworks although with the building only just re-opening this month after a […]

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Don’t say the ‘r’ word

This week I have been firming up dates and plans for my artist parent residency research event at Manchester Art Gallery in November. I wanted to use a space that can accommodate everyone with activities for the children and adults […]

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