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The End of the Line / Laetitia Yhap


Artist Laetitia Yhap has spent 20 years capturing the fishing community of Hasting Stade. As the series goes on show in the De’Longhi Print Room at Pallant House Gallery, she talks to Curator Katy Norris.   Katy Norris What was your path into becoming an artist?   Laetitia Yhap I wasn’t part of an ‘art  Continue Reading »

Platform winner / “It’s been an amazing experience”


“We are quite blessed at university, with the time, space and support,” says Joella Wheatley, winner of the inaugural Platform Graduate Award. “So when all of that is taken away, you’re left to fend for yourself, trying to juggle the struggles of being an artist, and finding the space to do it.”   Taking your first steps  Continue Reading »

“A sense of hope” / Outside In judge Bobby Baker on creating a record of her own illness


Best known as a performance artist with a penchant for the surreal Bobby Baker’s 2009 exhibition Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997–2008 exposed a hidden history of mental illness. Emma Robertson talks to her about the impact of making such personal work public, about the complexity of describing herself as someone who has been “mad” and  Continue Reading »

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 »

David Blandy: the depth of obsession


David Blandy is fascinated by the way love of culture shapes the worlds we inhabit. Mark Sheerin meets the artist behind the installation Odysseys at Phoenix Brighton and Lighthouse during the Brighton Digital Festival.   It is September in Brighton and David Blandy’s largest solo show to date could not have come at a better  Continue Reading »

Stian Ådlandsvik: ‘We take what we have and make it work’


Norwegian artist Stian Ådlandsvik is fascinated by machines; much of his recent work has been about taking them apart, transforming them and reconfiguring them.   Commissioned as part of the South East’s Cultural Olympiad’s project RELAY, Ådlandsvik was asked to respond to the archives of the National Spinal Injuries Centre archive at Stoke Mandeville hospital.    Continue Reading »

Richard Wilson: “I looked at the site and I thought… My God! The Italian Job”


One of the most thrilling artistic responses to the idea of the Olympic year is Richard Wilson’s artwork Hang On a Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… Playing on the notion of “going for gold” by recreating the final scene one of cinema’s most iconic bullion robberies, Wilson’s commission for the RELAY programme places  Continue Reading »

Invisible Flock: ‘Coming from the North, people down here don’t know how good it is…’


Invisible Flock’s artwork Sea of Voices was commissioned by Brighton-based arts organisations Blast Theory, Brighton Festival, Fabrica, Lighthouse, Photoworks and the University of Brighton as part of the RELAY programme. Frame and Reference talked to them about the experience of creating the work that appeared during the Brighton Festival.   Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton are the Leeds-based  Continue Reading »

‘There’s no curator to RELAY…’ A new way to programme art?

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The South East’s programme of new work RELAY may point the way to a new type of collaboration between organisations involved in the arts, suggests Michael Stanley, Director of Modern Art Oxford in this interview with Frame and Reference.   National arts funding is under increasing pressure, but challenges offer new opportunities. With organisations looking  Continue Reading »

Olivia Plender: ‘I think of myself as an amateur social historian’


British artist Olivia Plender (b.1977) talks about her current exhibition at MK Gallery. Through sculpture, denture embroidery, ambulance posters, board games and architectural models the show explores how attitudes towards mass education have evolved over time. Courtesy of MK Gallery