Bruce Asbestos is no stranger to social media, blurring the lines between documentation, comment and artwork. For the second in our ongoing series, Richard Taylor takes a look at the artist’s use of Instagram as Asbestos gets his shoes together for a new clothing project inspired by Hansel and Gretel.
Social Media - a-n The Artists Information Company
Venue:The Textile Workshop
From:April 18, 2018
To:May 22, 2018
For the first in a new series looking at artists who use Instagram as a platform for showing and making work, we explore Glasgow-based artist James St Findlay’s world of digital collage, montage and video.
From:February 01, 2018
To:February 28, 2018
Peripheral Forms Indiegogo campaign and events throughout 2018.
Commissioned to write a 500-word comment piece, artists Kerri Jefferis, Sophie Chapman and Rosalie Schweiker started thinking about the words we use in the visual arts and the need for new ones. This is what they wrote.
Venue:The Muse at 269 Gallery | Studio
From:May 18, 2017
To:May 28, 2017
Whilst scrolling aimlessly through my Instagram page I had the thought that the throwaway society that we have now begun to live in has rubbed off on the way we choose to view art. Instead of picking up a book […]
So it’s been a while since I posted here and that is because due to my father being very unwell and my mentor being in the US for two months I had a gap in my mentoring program but on […]
Yesterday, I went to a talk at the Walker Art Gallery, by Enzo Marra – a John Moores painting prize exhibitor. I’ve wanted to go to a few of the talks, but haven’t been able to as they all fall […]
Artist Rachel Dobbs’ recently published ‘cheatsheet’ for Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts application has been widely applauded and shared by artists and arts organisers. Pippa Koszerek reports on the social media conversation.
A Sainsbury’s store in North London has provoked outrage from artists on social media after advertising an unpaid opportunity for an artist to redesign its staff canteen.
Its time to keep telling this story. I know its going to be a struggle to translate the last few weeks into something clear and coherent, hence the gin and tonic again. In my last post I was rambling through […]
I’m an artist living and working in London. I draw sprawling, delicate cities inspired by geometry, nature and architecture. In this blog post I recall my last 18 months of drawing on ‘Vine’ and my recent participation as a nominated ‘Best Vine Artist’ in the ‘Shorty Awards’
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I have often asked, of specific people, and of the world, through social media, “How do people cope with the world if they aren’t artists?” It is a genuine question, as my response to […]
According to social media, on this day two years ago, I was ‘off to the AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation consultation for invited artists at Castlefield Gallery‘. Six years ago, I was commissioned to design one of the penguins that were to […]
Almost 1000 organisations in 49 countries will be taking part in the annual event that sees museum and gallery curators answering the public’s questions on Twitter.
So, here I am declaring my self to be an artist and one who is fed up with art. I am wondering what it means to be an artist . Is it about the work or the endless self […]
‘all or nothing’ was how I was once aptly described by my friend’s mum. It then became the title of my first solo exhibition. Contemplating a title for this blog, it was the first title to spring to mind and, […]
Rubbish Dialogue is a new twitter project facilitated by the Museum of Contemporary Rubbish Research Department. Rubbish Dialogue examines the relationship between rubbish and language through ‘talking rubbish’ on social media platform Twitter. Anyone can participate by tweeting @rubbishdialogue with […]
I’m not very good at documenting my work. I realised this when I decided to set up a facebook ‘artist’ page, to use as a tool to separate images of my work from personal posts . Where is my work??? […]
Articles which discuss value of blogging for artists and others.
Masa Kepic helped instigate a-n’s first live Twitter debate, here she gives an overview of the issues raised.
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.
The social media revolution has had a significant impact on the ways artists work. Here we focus on a selection of projects that artists have developed through online collaboration, sourced via our Twitter and Facebook followings.