During Fruit Routes June 2018 at Loughborough University Anne-Marie Culhane and I will be performing a new iteration of SKEP where visitors will be invited to become ‘SKEP’ donning a traditional woven beehive on their head and engaging with thoughts […]
Sustainability - a-n The Artists Information Company
What follows in this final post from my Open Engagement 2018 residency in New York are a series of responses, provocations & quotes from a keynote given by Lucy Lippard. When I posted my first questions onto this blog, prior […]
The Wiki definition of sustainability talks of a biological entities ability to ‘remain diverse and productive indefinitely.’ Having just completed my 2017 – 2018 tax return (& subsequently reviewed the previous ten years of accounting records) this notion of ‘indefinite […]
During May I shall be traveling to New York as part of a Professional Development Bursary to attend: Open Engagement 2018, Queens Museum. Keynotes: Lucy Lippard and Mel Chin
I will be talking about my experience of setting up a DIY screen print studio at La Ceiba Gráfica, visits to other printmaking studios and exhibiting in Mexico City on 26th October 2017. All Welcome. After the talk, there will […]
Remember how I said it was about sustainability? How I wanted to become more aware of my materials and where they came from? Well, it all got a little exotic, but it has always been on the agenda to explore […]
Never have I been so excited about being given a whole lot of mud (well, I probably have, but in the context of growing things… which I guess connects all these ideas). Thanks to ceramicist Elsa Naveda as well […]
So, the first question before delving further into the colours, was how was I going to bind them to the page? I wanted to see what I could source from the local market, everyday ingredients that you find in the […]
So part of this project is gathering ideas from far away and exotic lands, but much of it is also about using what you have in a sustainable way that’s good for the planet… or better at least. So before […]
Last Thursday I hoped to seek insights into sustaining a practice at the a-n Assembly event in Leeds. Artists were separated into small groups to participate in small discussions. I met with a curator from Tetley and a lady that works […]
I have found it incredibly difficult choosing images thinking of where they are going to be placed. Should I choose according to what people might be most likely to buy or want. Or stick to my favourites. My favourites have […]
Recording a foray into experiments with alternative plant-based materials for screen printing and DIY studio set-ups, whilst seeking inspiration from ancient civilisations and our contemporary Mexican printmaking counterparts.
I’m 48 hours into a residency that’s as focused upon manufacturing timelines and heritage-based narratives as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and competitive strategies. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and supported by arts commissioners Super Slow Way, the Art in […]
I am going to write about my understanding of the creative cycle, how I define it and how I think it works. This is based on my own experience as an artist. The reason I think this idea is important is […]
Venue:Cambridge School of Art
From:July 18, 2016
To:July 30, 2016
Ahead of next week’s climate summit in Paris, over 300 artists, writers, musicians and actors have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to reach an agreement to halt global warming.
Museum of Contemporary Rubbish is participating in an Arts & Trash event organised by Flora Hochrein of the University of Leeds. Postcards of selected items from the Leeds Collection will be available for visitors. Exhibit #0245 Thursday 4 June 2015, […]
Organically grown research, composition of growing parts, decomposition of all relation. Empathy and respect
” The displacement of anthropocentrism and recognition of transspecies solidarity are based on the awareness of ‘our’ being in this together; that is to say, environmentally based, embodied, and embedded, in symbiosis with each other. Bio-centered egalitarianism is a philosophy […]
” All religions, nearly all philosophies, and even a part of science testyfy to the unwearying, heroic effort of mindkind desperately denying its contingency” Jacques Mondo
In this blog entry I wish to give informative details about my Arts Council funded project and to clarify the direction my research and thinking is going in so far. As a part of my research project I am doing […]
“Sustainability has got capacity to adopt its meaning to the prevailing conditions. It is not a rigid system of rules, not a precept which tells us what to do in any possible situation. Ultimately, what it does is to give […]
“On sustainability: it is a kind of discourse that implies a different kind of social relation. What I mean is, instead of doing philosophy, one is doing ecophilosophy, not in the environmentalist sense, but as the philosophy of a possible […]
Articles & images exploring environmental and sustainability discourses within contemporary practice.
Becky Shaw explores the dangers of the concept of ‘continuous practice’ and gives thought to the key factors that enable longevity if artists choose it.