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Artist Keith Piper and Curator Helen Nisbet, with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust. Photo: Levin Haegele
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Pivotal moments for ‘mid-career’ artists: “We’re reaching a bit of a crisis moment – who are we doing this all for?”

At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.

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Dividing up the space

Dividing up the space Why as artists do we do what in our art? Is there always a clear answer? How much of what we do is planned and delivered according to plan and how much is instinctive or happy […]

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Julie Hill, 3d render of 101955 Bennu, 2017
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Asteroids and minor planets

A blog by artist Julie Hill, a recipient of an a-n Professional Development Bursary 2018 to undertake a course in 3d printing at The Cass. Julie is working with 3d files of asteroids (or minor planets) from NASA’s 3d Resources.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Corris (slate series)

This first week has involved taking some time to engage and explore Corris, taking walks along the mountains, fields and through this quaint village. The large quantities of slate slabs of walls and fences, and slate pieces abandoned outside houses, the […]

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Corris (earth series)

I’ll be spending three weeks as artist in residence in the Attic Studio at Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, North Wales. Having spent the last few months isolated from my practice this residency is an opportunity to research, engage and focus […]

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Artist in Residence at Stiwdio Maelor

Artist in Residence in the attic studio at Stiwdio Maelor. This blog will support my residency research, documentation and process of making.

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3 a.m.

It’s 3am and can’t sleep. Mind buzzing with ideas so got up to draw in case I forget on waking. Suddenly after nearly 3 years everything’s starting to make perfect sense. So much to do in just 4 weeks – […]

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A Modern Miracle

I was just re-reading my blog entry and looking at those images which I’ve been thinking about printing. I suddenly realised what has been the subliminal influence underpinning the way I want to make those images look. Here again is one […]

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Existentialism?

Trying to focus my work into a sensible, acceptable, believable, academic Research Question on which to hang my current art practice, is an ongoing and largely frustrating task. I’ve dithered about with Landscape, Sense of Place, Time, space and movement, […]

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Body Studies

During the course of the last couple of weeks its been apparent that my work has become focused on the body as a subject and medium. The space felt fleshy and I began thinking about bodily fluids and what the […]

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Response to GWAITH [RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative]

As part of Cardiff Contemporary this year me and Natalie Ramus were asked by CSAD to participate in ‘Cardiff’s Contemporaries’ where current and past students are exhibiting work at Morgan’s Arcade. On Saturday RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative which was formed in September […]

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  • Archive
  • Venue:
    The Cellar
  • From:
    November 10, 2016
  • To:
    November 11, 2016
  • Location:
    London
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The action or the trace?

I started to think of old connotations of the space and how it was previously an old club; and instantly thought about the mass of people that have previously passed though the space and began to wonder what bodily fluids has touched […]

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The Cellar

Coming into this residency after such an intense year on the MFA I wanted to allow myself to revisit and re-evaluate my practice. The Cellar instantly reminded me of my previous work when I drew focus to serial killers and […]

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Exchange Residency

​Exchange run an art residency programme providing support for early career artists, focusing on development of practise, critical discussion and the exchange of ideas.
Follow my journey and experiences during my six week residency at The Finborough Arms.

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The end is nigh!

Eva Hesse Documentary at the ICA The screening of Eva Hesse at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London was an in depth journey of understanding the life and work of the artist. She truly dedicated her short life to her […]

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Stepping out of my practice & Sidney Nolan Trust Residency

I’ve recently been visiting exhibitions and exploring artists work in the flesh, Nairy Baghramian’s Scruff of the Neck at the Marian Goodman Gallery blew me away. The space itself and her material choice was a new encounter to objects that […]

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Time and Space

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’m in then. New studio at last. (I won’t go into the details of how here, that’s in the bursary blog ) Sarah handed me the keys and in that small, mundane gesture lay the truth. […]

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Secrets and Success

Well, you know how it is? Sometimes, you have to keep things secret until they are all signed and sealed, in case they all go horridy wrong, as a small girl once said… Dan and I spent much time looking […]

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Organic Abstraction

I am heavily interested in the notion of fragmented materials and the organic matter; this is an endless focus in my practice through my choice of materials. The second work for my MFA show is a 7 foot x 4 […]

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