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Matthew Warburton: Ashby artist driven to drink

Lockdown has presented artists with many problems, not least for Ashby de la Zouch artist Matthew Warburton from Aluminiumart. He is unable to show his work at craft and art events across the country until at least October 2020. This means customers are unable to see and buy his usual aluminium sculpture work.

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Helen Thomas: Hidden Nature

Helen Thomas is a visual artist based in Wakefield, UK, where she has a studio at The Art House. She explores themes of plants and place through drawing and painting. She works primarily from nature; exploring the tension between observing, documenting or recording moments of seeing/study and the idea of a spontaneous interpretation of the subject, this complements the practice of studio work from memory and reference material. Recent work focuses on self-seeded plants in the urban environment.

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Dr Rebekka Kill: Social Media, Lockdown and Heteroglossic Stew

Dr Rebekka Kill is a senior academic, writer and artist. Her research focuses on academic identities, practice based research, higher education pedagogy, festivals and the music industry. She both writes and makes work. She is a consultant, academic and coach and is currently working for several HEIs on REF, research development and also as a postgraduate supervisor.

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Kate Sully: The Art of Disconnection

Kate Sully is a mixed media artist, often working in large scale with a range of materials and techniques, She is currently exploring ideas around the Art of Disconnection in response to a recent art and science residency in Australia.

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Robert Lawrence: Covid Clouds

Robert Lawrence is a wood carver & artificer, specialising in contemporary life-like sculpture for private gardens and public spaces. His work responds to issues including climate change and conservation art and aims to induce natural human responses and interactions. During COVID, he has been producing new works which art historian, Griffin Coe, reflects on here.

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Megan Jowett: Make The Paint Dance

Make The Paint Dance is a social enterprise which was set up by Megan Jowett to increase accessibility to music and art through providing workshops which combine the two art forms. They work mostly with children and their families and key to their projects is the idea of bringing music and art which is often perceived as too complex for children and exploring what they make of it. Much of their ethos is based around what people can learn as a group in the workshop environment and they aim to foster and develop the creativity of everyone involved in their sessions.

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Featured Artist: Mussarat Rahman

Mussarat Rahman is a community artist and poet. For the last few years she has been experimenting with 3D art and installations with a variety of community groups and festivals. She runs social action projects, and delivers community programmes with different communities, and in particular with refugees and asylum seekers.

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Lynne Chapman: Learning a new creative language

Lynne Chapman is a Sheffield based artist. Her 35-year career has, at different stages, incorporated working as both a picture book illustrator and a reportage artist, but these days Lynne principally works in fine-art textiles, creating hand-stitched embroideries and multi-media constructions. During the lockdown period though, she has been exploring the possibilities of abstract painting.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #7: Jacqui Gallon

Jacqui Gallon explores the relationship between human experience, memory and material objects such as clothing. Her current practice explores the subject of absence and presence in relation to loss, mourning and the clothes left behind after death. By giving expression to loss and grief through the use of disembodied clothing, her work reflects on how these clothes ‘remember’ the physical presence of the body.

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Featured artist: Belysning

I am a self-taught visual artist based in Kirklees in West Yorkshire. I often document my surroundings and use them as inspiration for creating acrylic paintings. However, being in lockdown and suffering with mental illness means that my life has become more difficult to deal with on a day to day basis as all my support systems are not available.

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Featured organisation: Leeds Creative Timebank

Jon Eland’s creative art practice is photography, but he also works as the communications lead at Leeds Creative Timebank. He has been a member of the organisation for five years and became a member of the organisation’s management group in 2019.

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Featured artist: Hayley Mills-Styles

Hayley Mills-Styles is a Yorkshire based artist working with embroidery in her little home studio in Leeds. Using fabric and thread, she creates textile drawings and objects that tell stories. These stories often have an autobiographical theme, exploring mental health and childhood memories. The common theme that runs throughout her practice is memory; creating stories about her own experiences that engage the viewer.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #7: Julia McKinlay

Julia McKinlay is an artist and PhD researcher based in Leeds. Her PhD is with Leeds Beckett University in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture International. Working across print, sculpture and drawing, she uses materials and processes that mimic events in nature. Molluscs, the bi-products of industrial processes and metamorphic forces in the print studio are current areas of investigation.

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Graft Collaborative

Graft Collaborative is a non-profit Community Interest Company established to support emerging creative practitioners from a range of artistic and performative disciplines through the development of projects involving Leeds-based communities to engage residents with important social issues.

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Tony Wade: Boundary No Boundary

Tony Wade is a visual artist based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Our interactions and relationships with landscape, both urban and rural, can provide magical experiences if we look. His work is about exploring and documenting those experiences, through close examination of the 'infra-ordinary', and finding ways of presenting discoveries, through painting, sculpture, installation, light and music.

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Paula Menchen: Natural Layers - Raw Materials

Finding a harmonious language between drawing, printmaking and painting, Paula Menchen experiments with each material deconstructing the surface and transforming each medium and their rules into one. Having majored as a painter in University, she uses painting as a means of experimentation, playing with the ideas of vast spaces typically using landscape and seascapes as inspiration and a starting point. She is not looking for a formula to reproduce but rather a constant curiosity with a sense of discovery.

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Sandra Beccarelli: Restless States

Sandra Beccarelli is an artist whose work explores change, transformation and movement from the known to the unknown and playing around with what is the true surface of things. Her working methods during Covid have pushed the idea of the surface even further, as she reflects on her previous works "One Hundred Thousand Surfaces" And "This Could All be Gone Tomorrow".

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Mike Barrett: Here

Mike Barrett is an artist and a data scientist. He is an artist driven by a joy of making and sharing discoveries, large and small, made through tinkering with processes and materials, day-dreaming about what the world might be. His practice is an enquiry with the outputs being artefacts and tools of enquiry but not the sole objective of it. He has started a new project in response to the lockdown.

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A response to COVID-19

As restrictions from the global COVID-19 pandemic continue, CuratorSpace recognises the challenges for artists and arts organisations, and we are continuing to develop ways to help artists become more resilient and to offer what support we can.

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India Boxall and Shona Robin MacPherson: Bursary #6 Update

As one of the recipients of CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #6, collaborative-duo India Boxall and Shona Robin MacPherson discuss their project 'THOSE WHO POSSESS DIRT', and how they’re overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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