Well, it’s been another really busy year work-wise; stimulating, exhausting (all that driving), and a real buzz. There’s been a breath of work across the UK, but I have to thank Bristol Museum &Art Gallery and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick for trusting me to deliver teachers resources, talks and training for them. And [...]
Last week I spent an afternoon and evening in Folkestone; to have a meeting with Folkestone Triennial / The Creative Foundation to discuss the training I am going to deliver for their ‘hosts’ later on in August. This third Triennial opens on Saturday 30 August through to the [...]
I have spent this morning preparing to facilitate a discussion around the film Camille Claudel 1915. This is an informal event that takes place at Chapter in Cardiff, after a particular film linked to art, and is a great way for people from anywhere to come together to have a [...]
An update on what lightsgoingon has been doing the last four months…
Creating a series of short films that will act as a resource about contemporary art. Haven’t a clue what I am doing, but am working with the wonderful film maker Paul Gilbert; and have had access to the great museums and [...]
So, I’ve been puzzling over why I stopped delivering on the 52 photography project – the last post being back in February – four months ago! I have been busy, but possibly there is something else going on.
I set up lightsgoingon three years ago, and as part of creating a strategy to deliver via [...]
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 [...]
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.
Venice Biennale in 2013 has a firm idea at its heart. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the Encyclopedic Palace – il Palazzo Enciclopedico – might have a long, and slightly off-putting title, but brings together a range of artists, those that have been around a long time – Carl Andre, Walter de Maria, a curated [...]
The artist as insider and outsider..
I found myself chairing a discussion this week, which had a panel of six people – three artists, two academics and the contemporary programme manager for the National Trust – all discussing how art may help to interpret less glamorous historic sites and to see if we [...]
Looking at art is such a great way to spend a day in London. I have always done this; for the past thirty years, I have devised days in London that resemble army manouevres: 10am – South London Gallery; 10.30- leave and go to Tate Britain, and so on. It’s my research, my work. [...]
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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.
The end of my 52 photography project - 2015 will focus on painting, so watch this space!Thks to everyone who reads it & supports what I do x
52:Susan Meiselas,Teen Dream,Woodstock,1973. Documenting people’s lives,through political upheaval & social injustice pic.twitter.com/DZrgcOLsUF