Thinking/Making: Does making help creative thinking?

EXHIBITIONThinking/Making: Does making help creative thinking? 05 December 2015 – 05 February 2016  |  Curious Projects, Eastbourne, UKAn exhibition of 27 selected artists’ maquettes and models exploring thinking through making.Curious Gallery Winter 2015-16 showRather than showing finished work, this was an exhibition of three-dimensional ‘sketches’, models and maquettes, made as part of the artists’ creative thinking process – either a kind of ‘making’ used purely as a thinking tool and/or as an aid to making actual work.Curious Projects received over 100 entries in response to their 'call for artists' to submit their maquettes and models. The result is a selection of 27 pieces that shows…

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Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 Exhibtion

EXHIBITIONBetween the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 07 March – 02 April 2015 | Gallery East + Gallery Central | Perth WABetween the Sheets: Artists’ Books 2015 | Gallery East + Central Gallery | Perth | WAVenue: Gallery Central, the Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western AustraliaExhibition Dates:  7 March – 2 April  2015Official Opening: 6pm   Friday 6 March 2015Gallery East in conjunction with Gallery Central (Central Institute of Technology)PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Zimbabwe: Tafadzwa GwetaiUnited States of America: Cristina de AlmeidaUnited Kingdom: Thurle WrightSingapore: Jesvin YeoLithunania: Kęstutis VasiliūnasItaly: Loretta Cappanera; Virginia MiliciGermany: Christiane Fichtner; Dorothea FleissAustraliaACT: Caren Florance; Nicci HaynesNew…

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Mapping Collaboration exhibition – 310 NXrd London

EXHIBITIONMapping Collaboration: a participatory art project18 – 21 February 2015 | 310 NXrd Gallery, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, UKMapping Collaboration is a participatory exhibition by Yvette Sullivan and myself that examines creative collaboration and the values of working together.We are interested in how creative collaboration might be imagined from a shared creative community perspective, and how our values for collaboration could be visually expressed, incorporated and mapped. Using the DeleuzoGuattarian rhizome as a structural/non-structural metaphor to explore the non-hierarchical nature of shared experience and collaboration, we hope to map and document contributions to a collective visualisation of the shifting visual…

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iJADE Conference 2014: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education

iJADE: 2014Collaborative Practices in Arts Education24th - 25th October 2014 | Tate LiverpoolMy collaborator Yvette Sullivan and I have been fortunate to be invited to speak at the 2014 iJADE conference on collaborative practices in Arts Education.Despite the prevailing dogmas of individualism and competition, collaboration, partnerships and collective activity have continued to thrive in arts practices. This year's iJADE conference will focus on collaboration in arts education, and invites papers that investigate this theme.Collaboration strands...changes in the way that we think about collaboration; the ethics of collaboration; young people as researchers/artists within collaborative practices; collaborative funding; international creative partnerships; scholl…

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‘Scaled Downs’ Letterpress Collaboration

'Scaled Downs' Letterpress CollaborationSpent a wonderful Thursday in July working on a collaborative artists' book with Yvette Sullivan and participating in private letterpress workshop with the lovely Sarah Bryant.'Scaled Downs' is a two volume unique edition collaborative artists' book using vintage maps, old textbooks, vintage Sussex walking guidebooks and letterpress techniques to document and map the Sussex downs using auto-ethnographic interpretive methods. The title refers simultaneously to the scale present in cartography, the processes of sizing, climbing hills and the name of the Downs themselves.Our letterpress guide, Sarah Bryant is a designer, printer and binder of original editioned artists’ books.…

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Graphicality Catalogue

artist statementThe making of a single line which immediately implies the divide between ground and ‘not-ground’ and the ontological contrast of mark and non-mark, is where intent resides and the experience of mark-making begins. The line, the mark, the scrawl, the scratch, the grapheme, the trace, the scribble, the drawing, the graphic; at once delineated and designed, spontaneous and considered.Graphicality is evoked within this body of work as a quality of line, an explicitly diagrammatic, painted, written, formed, designed and drawn mark. These works refers to that graphical line and the shapes circumscribed and explored by it – particularly the rhizome.In…

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