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Film: REEF: Three Years, Three Cities – A Curatorial Collaboration


REEF was a new piece of work by artist Simon Faithfull. It was part of a three-year, medstore seek cross-border collaborative project Time and Place led by Fabrica a contemporary visual arts centre in Brighton.  


Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:49 am

COLLABORATION, CULTURE, CREATIVITY: Marion Piper’s new work 3Cs draws on Frame and Reference


Marion Piper, 3C2, 2014   Earlier this year, artist and curator Jane Boyer visited former Platform Graduate Award nominee 2012 Marion Piper at Angelika Studios in High Wycombe where she first saw her institutional flyer works. In the following feature Jane discusses the appeal of Marion’s work drawing on Frame and Reference flyers which can  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

ONE OF THE CROWD: Funding visual arts projects in the South East region


Artist Daniella Turbin used crowdfunding to raise money to support her drawing residency in France One of the biggest obstacles for visual artists is getting funding. Frame and Reference asked recent graduate and photographer Sam Laughlin to find out more about non-traditional ways of attracting funds. In this special feature Sam talks to Platform Graduate  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

IN OUR OWN WORDS: Four artists reflect on the label ‘Outsider Art’


Steve Murison, Cats of the Roman Empire   What does it mean to be an Outsider Artist? In the final installment of three features on Outsider Art, Frame and Reference asked a group of artists from the Outside In project at Pallant House in Chichester to reflect on the terms used to label them and  Continue Reading »


Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

On Tap Review: Making Art Work group show in Folkestone pub gallery


Elin Karlsson visits the On Tap exhibition at the Brewery Tap Gallery in Folkestone to review the first group show by Making Art Work to be held outside its base in Maidstone, Kent. All photos by Fleur Alston.   Making Art Work was started as an initiative for artists in Kent in 2011. The group  Continue Reading »


Posted on August 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Platform Graduate Award winner 2012 Joella Wheatley’s first solo show opens at Aspex Gallery


Joella Wheatley, Between Two Modes, 35cm diameter, Oil, acrylic and pen on canvas on board, 2014   Joella Wheatley was the first winner of the Platform Graduate Award in 2012. Her solo show will open at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth tonight (6 June) entitled Forgotten Lines and marks a return to the venue where she first showed  Continue Reading »


Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

DIY Artists’ Groups: Mark Sheerin reports on options in the South East


Dylan Shipton, Punishment Park on until 15 June, LIMBO, Margate   Art has always been a social activity, sucking talent from across the world into capital cities, where fame and fortune are hungrily pursued. But for those in the South East who can’t or won’t move to London, there is still opportunity reports Mark Sheerin.  Continue Reading »


Posted on June 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

3×3: Three To See – Singer, musician and filmmaker Barry Adamson selects Visual Art shows from the SE region


Sir Anthony Caro, photographed by Nicholas Sinclair   3×3: Three To See In the first of what will be a quarterly featurette, Frame and Reference invites an artist (from any creative discipline) who is living or working in the South East region to select three galleries and shows from the Contemporary Visual Art Network in  Continue Reading »


Posted on June 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Outside In: Pallant House Gallery’s Marc Steene questions the label Outsider Art and its cultural significance


Jack Haslam, Dog in Hat, courtesy Pallant House Gallery   In an exclusive feature for Frame and Reference, Marc Steene, Executive Director of Pallant House Gallery and Founder of Outside In, questions the term ‘Outsider Art’ and discusses its use and its place in museums and art galleries in the 21st century.   “In order  Continue Reading »


Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Stringing the Pearls: Visual Arts, Culture, Collaboration and Cash


Pablo Bronstein, “Four Alternate Designs for a Lighthouse in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor,” 2014. Ink and watercolour on paper. Courtesy Herald St   Mark Sheerin looks at the manifold ways in which the South East region funded a daring network of new-build hubs for art and at the ways in which they are planning  Continue Reading »


Posted on March 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm