20 July 2013
engage International Summer School
Padua & Venice, Italy 2013
Looking forward to attending this year's engage International Summer School, thanks to a Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges Grant.
It was such a valuable experience last year, I'm really looking forward to meeting colleagues from the UK and Italy.
As part of the peer-led workshop series I'll present findings from the recent Engagement Network project.
18 July 2013
"New approaches to printmaking!"
INDEX - website launch
Index is a new project by 12 artists working across a huge variety of media. Challenging our individual practice through an exploration of screenprinting techniques, the project will result in an editioned bookwork that will act as a touring exhibition throughout 2014.
24 June 2013
Double Elephant National Bursary Award
Thanks so much to Lynn and Catherine at Double Elephant Print Studios in Exeter for a really wonderful workshop series as part of the National Bursary Award.
15 June 2013
Visual Art South West Leadership Programme
As part of the VASW Leadership Programme we have all (cohort of 21 artists, curators, producers, freelancers, sole traders and managers working in the visual arts) been thinking about why we do what we do. What are our individual and shared motivations? What is our vision and mission?
Ponderings on my 'mission' (very much a work in progress!):
create thought provoking artwork that interrogates our psychological relationship to our built environment.
inspire curiosity and creative practice and thinking in others
create accessible opportunities for cultural and creative engagement
pursue a critical approach to understanding cultural engagement
24 August 2013
Newlyn Art Garden
August has been full of activity for the Newlyn Art Garden Participatory Project. Working with young people from WILD Young Parents in Penzance to explore the amazing gardens at Tremenheere and make stunning steam bent wooden pots with Tom Raffield.
Also the Newlyn Art Garden Summer School invited young people to explore the outside spaces at the gallery and draw their designs for the space onto the garden itself!
Coming up: Autumn Art Garden Bug Hotel - workshops series for young people, come and help us make a home for the garden insects!
05 September 2013
Take a look at the project website for info on the artist residency projects and for upcoming events.
Thank you to everyone that attended the session as part of the engage International Summer School, for great discussions and feedback.
10 September 2013
Back Lane West residency at Styrx, Birmingham
Weekend Shift was an intensive four-day residency in August 2013 in which artists from Back Lane West, Cornwall worked with artists at Styrx, Birmingham to respond to place, to each other’s work and practice and to the notion of collaboration itself, culminating in an exhibition of collaborative works in progress.
24 October 2013
a-n New Collaborations Bursary award
Through an award from a-n New Collaborations Bursary I'll be working with artist Liam Jolly over the next six months, to experiment with and challenge our repective practice. Through an exploration of the nature of connection, synchronicity and disparity we propose to explore the context of audience perspective.
The project wil be documented via an Artists Talking blog on a-n website.
Image: Fed Up of Looking at Things (Part 1) 2013, © Liam Jolly
30 March 2014
Supported by a bursary from a-n New Collaborations, myself and artist Liam Jolly have been sharing a studio over the past few months to collaborate, share and challenge each others practice.
See the new 'w20 Studio' website for a sketchbook of images, inspiration, ideas and maquettes developed during the project.
A work in progress presentation of the project will be shown at Back Lane West at the end of May 2014, and will travel to Birmingham and London later in the year.
27 January 2014
A new work 'Storm Lamp' is being exhibited as part of a group exhibition 'INNterval' in St Ives.
25 September 2014
New lighting: maquettes
The beginnings of a series of maquettes for a new range of lamp designs.
This is the first project in the new studio space at The Interview Room at The Old Police Station in New Cross.
02 June 2014
One for the Frog
'One for the Frog' was presented as a work in progress event hosted by Back Lane West at the end of May.
w20 Studio invited the audience into an interactive environment, in which the boundaries between art installation and social space became intentionally blurred.