Case study

Case Study: ARTbound

Published: 19/03/2019  

ARTbound is an arts organisation, developed and managed by photographer and curator, Meg Oxford. It began in 2014 and primarily creates events and exhibitions, by building partnerships with other art organisations, galleries and creative venues, to support artists in showing and selling their work.

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Artist profile

Mack Mathod

I am based in Cambridgeshire and am Fine Art trained. I have spent most of my life involved in humourous and absurdist activities. Although, not necessarily a two-dimensional artist, my absurd and stupid ideas stumble along various artistic pathways, whether white wall gallery, sculpture,...

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News article

Featured Artist: Paul Digby

Published: 09/05/2019  

Paul Digby is a practising artist based in Leeds and has exhibited widely throughout the UK. He has shown work in the Saatchi Gallery, Wellcome museum, and The Tetley, and is currently touring his most recent project, a celebration of the public sector, in venues throughout England.

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Curator profile

Karen Sherwood

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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Upcoming opportunity

Open Call: BLANK 01 Publication

Deadline: 22/05/2019   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

BLANK is a thematic biannual publication exploring issues pertinent to contemporary creative culture. We’re looking for contributors to add to debates around making work in the current climate. The publication is a mixture of open submissions and invited contributors, which encompass the full spectrum of creative disciplines, from visual and performing arts, to film and computer game design.

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Artist profile

Layla Khoo

I am a multimedia 3D artist, specialising in ceramics. My work is responsive – responding to ideas, events or collections of objects. My work develops from this initial response, considering how this can be represented in a contemporary way within the context of my material practice. I am...

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News article

Featured artist: Norma Foulds

Published: 02/05/2019  

Norma Foulds works in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, and collage. She has just secured a residency at Fish Factory in Cornwall to continue her work and hopes to gain more support in return for rewards produced during the residency.

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Upcoming opportunity

Textile Artists for Temporary Contemporary Exhibition in Huddersfield from 6th - 16th June

Deadline: 24/05/2019   Location: Huddersfield  

Temporary Contemporary is a partnership project between Kirklees Council (Markets and Creative Economy Teams) and the University of Huddersfield, (School of Art, Design and Architecture). From 8 - 16 June WOVEN celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees and Temporary Contemporary are offering the opportunity for artists using textiles in their practice to use vacant stalls around the market to create and showcase work.

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Curator profile

Alice Bradshaw

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Artist profile

Sian Absalom ‘Fanny Gogh’

Fanny Gogh is a pseudo name for the Manchester based artist Sian Elizabeth. Sian was given the name by a U.K tabloid after she used ladies lingerie in her mixed media painting/collage of a knickerbokaglory ice cream desert in her Beautiful Trash exhibition 2009. Since then the name has stuck as...

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #3: Adele Jackson

Published: 29/04/2019  

We are delighted to announce the winner of CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #3, UK artist Adele Jackson, who is currently based in New Zealand. Adele describes herself as a environmental artist. Her current work uses solargraphy to explore the connection between the sun, Antarctica, and human activity over the austral summer season.

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Upcoming opportunity

Lumen: Cosmos

Deadline: 26/05/2019   Location: Oxford  

LUMEN OPEN CALL: ‘COSMOS’ at NUFFIELD ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, OXFORD, 6 JULY – 7 SEPTEMBER, 2019

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Upcoming opportunity

Heallreaf 3

Deadline: 26/05/2019   Location: Nottingham and London, London  

Call for artists for Third International Exhibition of Hand Woven Tapestry.

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Curator profile

Alex Hetherington

I sustain a visual art practice (with an emphasis on the moving image, performance, text and sculpture) through various positions as artist, curator, programmer and writer, and often work under a title or pseudonym, for example Modern Edinburgh Film School, Neon John and ‘The Men and...

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Artist profile

Sophie Starkey

Every artist has a metaphorical box of tools. Each will be different depending on skill, life experiences and interests. My practice draws upon my past scientific and management persona. Currently studying for an MA in Visual Communications I work with a mixture of traditional and digital media,...

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News article

Clare Thornton Memorial Residency

Published: 18/04/2019  

The Clare Thornton Memorial Residency is an residency opportunity at KARST Projects, Plymouth, UK. The initial funds for the opportunity were set aside by the late artist and KARST studio member, Clare Thornton. Clare also wanted to offer a way for others to contribute to supporting this residency by matching and adding to her own donations through a crowdfunding campaign. To assist with this, she has left a range of specially selected artworks which are offered as rewards to supporters.

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ORBIT: Open Call for June Instagram Residencies for emerging artists

Deadline: 27/05/2019   Location: Liverpool, Merseyside  

ORBIT is (for the timebeing) an online initiative, aiming to support and showcase the work of emerging artists and writers throughout the UK, with the initial aim of publishing reviews/articles and hosting residencies on a weekly basis. ORBIT hopes to act as a platform for discussion and collaboration between artists at all different stages of their career from all across the country.

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LEFTCOAST EXPRESS 7

Deadline: 27/05/2019   Location: Blackpool, Lancashire  

LeftCoast Express 7 is a self-directed research and development programme for artists, performers, creative producers with a relationship to Blackpool and Wyre aimed at developing their creative practice. The final round of LeftCoast Express (Express 7) calls creatives interested in developing or adapting a work or programme for ArtB&B in Blackpool, a new creative space that will open in September 2019.

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Artist profile

Graham Elstone

A multi media artist working with installation, interactivity, sculpture, technology, sometimes performance, film, animation, sound and audio, photo - in fact any medium that works for the concept. Im particularly interested in work for site specific, outdoor or public spaces. Use of...

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News article

Video artists on Leeds Big Screen: April 2019

Published: 08/04/2019  

CuratorSpace is working with Leeds Big Screen to showcase artists with a connection to Yorkshire who work in film and video. Films will be screened in Millennium Square at 1pm and 6pm daily throughout April. Here are the artists who will be showcased this month.

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Curator profile

b-side

b-side is an arts organisation based in Dorset, UK. We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. We invite professional artists to make artworks in response to...

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Artists blow up £1.2m of high interest debt in Walthamstow

Published: 26/03/2019  

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, 411 people each with an average of £2959 outstanding high interest debt to their names, were sent yet another letter about their long overdue accounts. But this time it didn't ask them to repay the money. Instead it invited them to come and watch those debts being blown up in the shadow of Canary Wharf.

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Artist profile

Kathrine Geoghegan

I'm a painter living & working in County Kildare, Ireland. I feature native Irish plants in my work. I'm not that kind of a botanical artist that works to a strict scientific discipline. Rather I describe the beautiful forms and colours of these plants to convey an emotion or a message....

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