North Devon: opening an artist-led gallery space

Opening an artist led contemporary gallery space during a global pandemic in rural Devon doesn’t sound like a good idea on paper, but one year in it feels like one of the best…

Sustainable Arts Practice

The COP26 climate summit took place in November 2021. Global demonstrations have been calling for drastic action to prevent catastrophic global warming. Now has never been a better time to consider our impact on the planet. As…

Making Art In Cornwall’s Edgelands – practicing art in precarious times

Picture the Cornish art scene and you might imagine romantic splashy paintings of waves hung on walls of white washed galleries. That is one view, but there is…

A disabled artist in lockdown: Organise. Support. Create.

On The Island On the IslandWe experienceIsolation aloneTogether shieldedBy unwanted armsClashing aboutLike seas crashingSmashing againstExperienced isolationistsTogether aloneOn The Island During week two of the first lockdown, Boris Johnson promised to put his…

Dialogues

The latest in our Art World’s series is a video by Catherine Wynne Paton that details her journey learning about other artists practises and forming a peer mentoring group. Catherine Wynne Paton is a conceptual media artist concerned with…

Free MFA’s in the US

The art world has become increasingly global and transnational, with artists participating in residencies, exhibitions and collaborations in all corners of the globe, and biennale’s and art fairs taking place in cities as diverse as…

Babyfied in Birmingham

I imagined life with a newborn as baby and me waltzing around Liverpool going to private views and exhibitions. Of course, the world was different when I found out I was pregnant in October 2019. I knew…

Conscious Isolation: Networking Together, Apart

Samuel Zealey and I set up Conscious Isolation right at the beginning of lockdown. We speak about and call upon what is important in these difficult times. Culture expands the mind and will bring us…

Moving Image Salon

In Spring 2019 we arrived in London after 6 years of living in Portugal. We had initially moved away from the UK when we had an opportunity to live rent free in a beach house in a…

From Leaving London To Lockdown Collaboration

To deliberately misquote Groove Armada, “Goodbye Nightclub, Hello Country”. Back in my 30s, I thought London and I would be married for life. But then as the years progressed, our relationship became more strained,…

Bogotá: The Sprawling Urban Jungle in the Clouds

When I arrived in Bogotá, I didn’t have many expectations. I packed in my job and studio in London on a whim and changed an existing flight I had to Brazil to…

Bolton: Land of Opportunity

Two years ago, at a particularly challenging time in our lives my partner and I made big changes, I quit my teaching job and we moved to Bolton from London. Our aim was to prioritise being…

Bilbao Rocks

During my five months on an artist residency in the Northern Spanish City of Bilbao, I have noticed a lot of artists. Being based in an artist residency centre this is obviously a risk. Considering the size of…

Mexico: Swimming in the belly button moonlake – a path to creative enrichment

In Mexico’s ancient language ‘Nahuatl’ – The word ‘Mexico’ means ‘Bellybutton of the Moon lake’. Mexico City is a megalopolis crawling up the side of a prehistoric…

Berlin: Care and Creativity: Working as a Disabled Artist

I started my training as a dancer fourteen years ago, first at A Level and then at the University of Brighton as part of their Performance and Visual Arts Bachelors Degree…

Glasgow: how to find sanctuary in the dear green place

As artists many of us are introverted beasts who choose the right time to make the most of creativity. It’s about getting a balance that fits with a responsibility to…

How to Proceed

It could be argued that the UK is experiencing a very gradual cultural shift. A decades long and relatively definitive trajectory has been ebbed slowly by episodes of both economic and civic uncertainty and we, as often…

Bergen: Holding in the Gaps

EVA ROWSON (Bergen, Norway) is Curator of Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall – the live programme of music, clubnights, performance and more at Bergen’s largest gallery for contemporary art. Her work as an artist, producer and curator…