This opens on Thursday April 17th (and runs to May 31st 2014, 11am -4pm Thurs-Sat) at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum Off-site projects, Aberystwyth. The official opening is on Friday 25 April and I am delighted to have been invited to give the opening speech at this. Louise and I have been friends for many years; she is [...]
On Saturday 29 March, I spent the day at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) in Exeter, training fifteen students from the University of Exeter, looking at ‘what is contemporary art?’, ‘who are Gilbert and George’; and looking at working with visitors to enhance their experience and enjoyment of the exhibition. This is an selection of [...]
2014 is turning out to be busy as lots of cultural organisations are asking for training from lightsgoingon. Which is great, because I love delivering it; and learn tons from the people I am working with. It’s on the increase – many museums and galleries wish to empower staff through building their confidence, knowledge and [...]
Week Thirty Four
André Kertész (1894-1985)
The Fork, 1928
Born in Hungary, Kertész was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army in 1914. Taking along a newly invented hand-held camera, he took photographs of the soldiers away from the fighting, so beginning his focus onto the seemingly unimportant or more mundane [...]
I just wanted to let you know about a new project I am working on. It’s a range of videos that explore, more fully and in more depth, what contemporary art is – the aim is to help people feel more confident and knowledgeable about art. About wanting people to enjoy it, instead of feeling [...]
Week Thirty Three
Lee Miller (1907-1977)
Portrait of Space, 1937
Born Elizabeth Miller in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1907, Lee Miller had a fascinating life. Incredibly beautiful, she had a successful modelling career, appearing on the cover of American Vogue at the age of twenty. In 1929 she flew to [...]
Week Thirty Two
Willie Doherty (1959-)
TO THE BORDER. A Fork in the Road, 1986 – 2012
Born in Derry in Northern Ireland, Willie Doherty is known for his seminal images of the Troubles – a burning car, a city street where violence happened, an empty road. A number of works made in the [...]
Week Thirty One
Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969)
Self Portrait, 1945
Born in Berlin in 1897, Erwin Blumenfeld was a soldier in the First World War, and became part of the Dada movement, experimenting with making collages using his own photographs and images from magazines. He moved to Amsterdam in 1918, [...]
artSOUTH – contemporary art and engagement
artSOUTH has come to an end (on 1st Dec), and the next few months will bring together a comprehensive evaluation – it’s a time for reflection on what happened as part of this ambitious programme of newly commissioned contemporary art across the south central region of England.
Stephen Shore (1947-)
Army-Navy Store, 2nd St., Ashland, WI, July 10, 1973
Stephen Shore is famous for using colour photography at a time when it was not taken seriously by the art world. In the early 1970s, colour was found in advertising, fashion and glossy magazines; ‘true’ photographers only [...]
Ever wondered what contemporary art is all about? What exactly post-modernism is but were too afraid to ask?
My name is Gill Nicol and I am an independent arts consultant, specialising in contemporary art. Lightsgoingon works to make contemporary at accessible, for as many people as possible. It does this through a range of workshops, training, projects, events and courses. These are for individuals, businesses, community groups, teachers and the gallery and museum sector. Lightsgoingon provides a unique mix of enjoyment, learning and engagement through dialogue with contemporary art. Recent clients include: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Hampshire County Council, Film Agency for Wales, Bath Spa University and Plymouth Arts Centre. I also offer advice, coaching and mentoring for creative people, in particular, visual artists.
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5252 is a project I have set myself; since the beginning of 2013 I have been sending out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I do this to highlight and explore the range of photography that also speaks to me, and I say why within each post.
Mycophilia by Louise Short opens at Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, 17 April –an installation of over 400 fungi casts pic.twitter.com/alNabdXryh
Thanks to everyone who came to the Come Along Do discussion last night about Under the Skin - thanks to @chaptertweets for organising