new commission opportunities for artists

I am currently working with b-side to provide Creative Producer support to 6 new art commissions for a public art trail in Weymouth town centre. The commissions are for Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.  They include the potential to create work in association with water refill units – to our knowledge the first time publicContinue reading “new commission opportunities for artists”

Restricting access to creative art courses – is it too late to consider, now the damage has been done? Have arts students been mis-sold to?

According to this article on the inews website “Creative arts courses are ‘not economically worthwhile’ – universities should restrict access to them, think tank argues”. The articles states that ‘Creative writing, drama and music are among university courses deemed ‘low value’ – which most certainly needs a bit of unpicking. The gist of the article isContinue reading “Restricting access to creative art courses – is it too late to consider, now the damage has been done? Have arts students been mis-sold to?”

next year WILL be better – seasonal greetings & optimism!

Originally posted on Flow Contemporary Arts:
The last missive of a good year and next year will be better (even, much, lots?) Despite the cuts, the recession and the constant fight to keep the arts on the government agenda, it’s been a  good one. Starting Flow in this economic climate was never going to be…

First stage of the project is completed of Newnham Bells

via First stage of the project is completed I’m not exactly sure what ‘press it’ means with WordPress, but am hoping this is a way of amplifying the Church Bells blog, because the new interior for the bell ringers is wonderful! go-see! And you may spot that the header photo is one of mine andContinue reading “First stage of the project is completed of Newnham Bells”

I’ve finished my book! Drawing, writing, organising launches – am in my element…

I have been writing more and more in recent years, not just for projects, but also for pleasure and research, including publication. I have written for Four Seasons Magazine , a-n, Visual Arts South West and many other publications. I was writer in residence at Double Elephant Print Studio and attnded an Arvon Course about arts writing.Continue reading “I’ve finished my book! Drawing, writing, organising launches – am in my element…”

writing about art-think, why and how we do what we do……from my alter-ego

Whilst this site is primarily about my work as a producer, I do have another about my own practice. I share things there about making art, rather than commissioning or reviewing. You could say it comes from the other side of me, my alter ego. I studied art so that’s not really true, but myContinue reading “writing about art-think, why and how we do what we do……from my alter-ego”