I did not have the words when I started this blog. Looking back at it now it feels scant and sporadic, and tells me little of what was happening. The lack of verbal language, reflected here, is perhaps why I […]
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So time ticks by… what have I been doing? I guess the reading and writing part of my brain has been quite occupied and in the studio I’ve still been tinkering with small things. I have taken the bull by […]
Well I’m drawing plantlines – attempting to follow the contours of plants in various media (paint, pencil, pen, etched). Sometimes a single line across the surface, at other times multiple lines travelling from left to right, overlapping, yet starting […]
Notes from a DIY residency in Paris.
M.E. Awareness Day! #MillionsMissing Round Three. Made a card and sent to friends and comrades-in-harm. Would like to do an air drop or a snail-mail post-out to all those who cannot leave their bed, their room, their house; who feel […]
a-n’s News editor Chris Sharratt, who as a freelance writer and editor has written for Frieze, the Guardian, Sunday Times, and New Statesman and been arts editor at Metro, shares his experience and offers some top tips to consider when writing art reviews.
During my time at Tempting Failure, as well as performing I was fortunate enough to be invited to write about the performances alongside other artists and also David LaGaccia of Incident Magazine. I wrote my responses to the work of […]
Venue:Walker Art Gallery
Date:September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Location:North West England
As part of the touring project idle women (on the water), idle women launch Stories in the Skies, a summer programme of theatre, visual art and writing in Lancashire.
Work is underway on my collection of diagram poems and small “devotional object” sculptures for a small solo exhibition entitled This Wonderful Pile of Dirt which will be on display in The Allotment Gallery at Greenbelt Festival, Saturday 27th August. […]
Thanks to this bursary I am having ongoing conversation/feedback with Michael Hampton, author of “Unshelfmarked – Reconceiving the Artist’s Book” and contributor to Art Monthly, Frieze, White Review and Uniformagazine amongst others. As our communication will eventually become a publication […]
When beginning a new series with a pre-defined focus, I collate relevant words and phrases on posits for the eye to drift over and pick out effective and surprising connections from which poetry can grow. Selected words are gathered in […]
Initiated as a means to share my process whilst working on a new collection of diagram poems for a POST Artists exhibition at Whitstable in June 2016, this blog continues to grow as a library of diagram poems, including individual works and thematically linked collections.
3 days in Berwick-upon-Tweed for an a-n writing bursary, what a gift. Away from home offers a different perspective on everything – a critical adventure free from everyday responsibilities. Pushed into survival mode living out of the back of a […]
Endgames. The land of Literature is a fairyland to those who view it from a distance, but like all other landscapes the charm fades on nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible. Washington Irving It seems I have […]
Yesterday evening I went to my first “Enköping Art Association” event, it was a discussion with several of the artists from the current show at the gallery: 8 Young Artists. One of the artists, Fredrik Eriksson, I know a little […]
I have so many works on the go it’s hard to keep up with them. So I am contemplating on a better platform to selling work here in Ipswich and the kinds of agency required to sell work and give them esteem. This blog documents a number of challenges in making good things happen.
I think it is about time the belief in me as an artist is more budding than beginning. The next blog will have a different title, and a new angle.. for an update right now I can share with you […]
AUDIOBLOG- Please click here I love how words move their meaning around. Like a living thing. I have often been known to quote Terry Pratchett. I think it comes from having had a teenage boy when Pratchett was at his […]
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The psychology of Elena Thomas is endlessly fascinating – to Elena Thomas at least. I spent an hour in Fair Deal Music this morning. I planned to buy a looper. I was meeting Dan for […]
From:September 27, 2015
To:December 06, 2015
Location:South East England
Threads is a 1984 television drama which focuses on the medical, economic, social, and environmental consequences of a nuclear war spanning over a 13 year period. This clip shows a child of one of the survivors who is educationally stunted […]
A reflection by artist Anika Carpenter on INKINAREA an a-n New Collaborations Bursary funded project. Anika spent a year exploring writing, art, objects and mental health with writer Erin Soros.
Pondering: to weigh in the mind with thoroughness and care