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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Platform 2012 / Award to be announced 22 November


The holder of the inaugural Platform Award was announced at Modern Art Oxford on 22nd November 2012. Jointly run by four of the South East’s flagship organisations: Aspex, cough Milton Keynes Gallery, symptoms Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary, order the Platform Award offers profile and support for an emerging artist, recently graduated from one of  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

Anthology / Project Art Works 1997-2012


October 31 sees the launch of a new book documenting and exploring the legacy of Project Art Works, arthritis the South East-based organisation that uses visual arts to create innovative collaborations involving artists, generic people who have profound intellectual impairment and those that support them.   Anthology Project Art Works 1997-2012 marks 15 years of  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

No Olho da Rua / a collaborative document created by Brazil’s street children


No Olho da Rua (In the Eye of the Street) is a long term collaboration between young Brazilians living on the streets of Belo Horizonte and artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy. A vast archive of thousands of photographs produced over seventeen years charts the participants lives over a period of unprecedented economic  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Digital Ideas Camp / Blast Theory


With the South East becoming increasingly a locus for digital art, Blast Theory is hosting three Digital Ideas Camps across the region to assist cultural organisations to better scope, develop, fundraise for and launch digital artistic projects. The sessions include briefings about different funding streams and case studies of successful bids. They’ll be offering development  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Virtualising the Permanent / a new online space for art


This year’s Brighton Digital Festival featured the arrival of a new art space; a virtual one. e-PERMANENT is the latest incarnation of Brighton’s Permanent Gallery.   From May 2003 until November 2011 Permanent hosted a series of multi-disciplinary exhibitions at its home at 20 Bedford Square. During its nine years it hosted work from photographers, therapy painters, story film makers  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

We Are Curious / art and education for life


With art struggling for its place in the National Curriculum, KAREN ESLEA, Head of Learning at the Turner Contemporary, argues that art practice provides dynamic tools not just for thinking, but for “dwelling in the common world”.   What place should the arts have in a contemporary curriculum?   “In an enquiry, it is almost  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

The 2012 Cultural Olympiad. And the winner was…?


In these straitened times, was the idea of lumping the arts community’s spend into a single nationwide festival ever going to be a good one? How could the arts be expected to compete for attention with the biggest sporting event ever held in the UK? With the dust settling, Frame and Reference commissioned arts writer  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm