I first met Henry Miller in summer 2017; I was 23, ten years younger than Miller in Sexus, my reading of which being the first encounter. At this time my enthusiastic note-taking on the world was struggling to convince even […]
writing - a-n The Artists Information Company
Musings on art, literature and philosophy as they intercept my life and practice.
This blog takes the form of a mystery thriller podcast telling the story of how Nick Malone came to become an artist. It underpins his upcoming exhibition of the same name which will run from 6th to 10th November at Art Bermondsey Project Space in London.
“Argillaceous Marl contains from 68 to 80 per cwt. of clay, and consequently from 32 to 20 per cent. of aerated calx. Its colour is grey or brown, or reddish brown, or yellowish or bluish grey. It feels more unctuous than the […]
From:October 05, 2018
To:October 07, 2018
Words and images from the development of an artist book, supported by an a-n Artist Bursary. An ongoing project concerned with mineral extraction, accelerated agriculture and sensation in scientific processes.
Is there something flawed about me writing on my own? When do I use the words I and we? When do I say they as if it’s their experience I am able to talk about? But it seems that even in groups, it is flawed to think […]
I took the kids to Sheffield for the day to see Utter Rubbish and the shows on at Millenium Galleries. We took the train along the Penistone Line and I made some quick notes in between building lego, handing out […]
On Wednesday March 21st a dinner was held at the apartment with the stone steps. The guests at this event were the poet and artist, Marton Koppany and his wife Gyongyi. During the dinner an idea emerged from the conversation around the table. The […]
Reflections on the Budapest Delegation, 2018
Reflections on participating in the Artists’ International Delegation 2018, Budapest: Dialogue, discussion, debate, and discourse. dialogue Noun 1 A conversation between two or more people as a feature in a book, play or film. 1.1 A discussion between two or […]
From the outset I am going to state that a lot of this post is based on assumptions or limited information. However, this writing is being used as an opportunity to lay out some thoughts prior to setting off to […]
One of the activities chosen prior to setting off on the a-n / Castlefield Budapest Artist Delegation 2018 is a suggested reading exchange. Everyone who will be part of the delegation has chosen a text, or in my case a […]
Refelections on a trip to Budapest as part of the a-n / Castlefield Artists’ International Delegation 2018
In the last of eight reviews stemming from the writer development workshop at Ikon Gallery in December, Trevor H Smith finds many questions left hanging in Edmund Clark’s exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. I am led down a strip-lit corridor, […]
For his review of Edmund Clark’s ‘In Place of Hate’, Martin Hamblen is struck by an absence on the inside. A walk-in, waist-high light box, constructed in the shape of a right angled capital C. On the exposed Perspex surface […]
Venue:DC1 Cafe and Gallery
Date:February 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Location:South East England
For her 600-word review following the writer development workshop at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jessica Ramm chose to write about Edmund Clark’s exhibition. For the exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’, Edmund Clark offers up the culmination of his three-year residency at […]
PRINTED OPINIONS/Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize 2017) WARNING: Some explicit content. Today I was fortunate enough to attend a Hull 2017 Writing Workshop (Printed Opinions) at the Ferens Art Gallery, led by performance-based British Fine Artist Nicola Singh and supported by Art-Writer and Turner Prize 2017 Co-Curator George […]
In response to: Nuno Coelho ‘Art In The Age Of Digital Reproduction’ 10 April 2017 Christies Education
Responding to: Daniel Oliver’s performance workshop: Max Dyspraxe’s Post-Aprokrolips Chipolaterartparty 30 October 2017 Green Rooms, London See Eirini Kartsaki’s response to the same workshop here: https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/altmfa-artist-group-bursary-the-future/post/52517774
The opening module of my Fine Art MA is Critical Review, and we’ve done a number of exercises, building up from 100 to 1000 words. The second task was a 250 word review of Daniel Burden’s Beam Drop. I’m posting […]
The second a-n Writer Development Programme is underway. Over the next five months or so, this blog will include a bit of commentary and plenty of writing by the eight participants.
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 […]