I am pleased to announce my drawings have been selected for the Bow Arts Open Show 2012. The exhibition is curated by Bob and Roberta Smith (Artist), Skye Sherwin (Arts writer, Guardian), Emilie Faure (White Cube) and Rosamond Murdoch (The Nunnery). Speaking about the selection, Bob & Roberta Smith said, “This is a celebration of […]Read more "Bow Arts Open Show 2012"
I have published this short report on my talk at ISEA 2011 on AIR: How can share working enhance the lives of individual artists? My talk at ISEA 2011 aimed to explain how AIR is facilitating new dialogue between individuals and organisations, acting as the catalyst for new engagement and discussions that will enhance the working lives of […]Read more "Report from ISEA 2011"
Only a couple of days until the Diana Ali curated exhibition Double Lives: Duple Trials opens at the Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham. Just finishing up a slide projection using iDVD. Looks good, it will be interesting to see how it is framed in the space alongside my drawings. I am really keen to use this […]Read more "Brief Encounters at Malt Cross"
The latest edition of my monthly podcast for AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation is now available to download! This month I report on the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation donation to the National Gallery, high levels of remuneration from the arts in Cumbria and Derby, plus all the latest news from the AIR Activists network. AIR […]Read more "AIR Podcast January"
I will be exhibiting in Double Lives: Duple Trials at the Malt Cross Gallery (12 to 25 Feb). A ‘double life’ conventionally is a life of two identities where one is simultaneously involved in two sets of circumstances and retains the secrecy of one from the other. The exhibition hopes to explore these two sets […]Read more "Double Lives: Duple Trials"
With over 14,500 members AIR is now the largest ever membership body for visual artists. Surveyed in 2009, 90% of its members confirmed they wanted AIR to “lead campaigns for increased representation of artists’ concerns to government and policy makers.” This month’s AIR Podcast is a roll-call for engagement and communication with the new coalition […]Read more "AIR Podcast July"
This month I am reporting on the first public speech by the new culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The arts face inevitable cuts – but Mr Hunt has promised to offset them with more lottery money and a major drive to increase philanthropic giving. Mr Hunt said he intends to place an order before Parliament in […]Read more "AIR Podcast May"
Earlier today I visited a superb exhibition at the British Museum. Italian Renaissance Drawings is a unique collaboration between the Uffizi in Florence and the British Museum, charting the increasing importance of drawing during this period. It features works by Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Botticelli, Carpaccio, Filippo Lippi, Mantegna, Michelangelo, […]Read more "Italian Renaissance Drawings"
AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation is an appointed company for collective licensing under our partnership arrangement with DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society). Last year DACS paid out almost £3 million to thousands of artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists and other visual creators through Payback. DACS pays these royalties to successful claimants in December each year. […]Read more "AIR partnership with DACS"
AIR reports on a crucial victory for photographers’ rights. Earlier this month, The Digital Economy Bill become law, but only after several key clauses were sacrificed. Crucially for artists clause 43, which relates to the copyright of images and orphan works, was removed. To listen to my audio report click here: AIR Podcast April 2010Read more "AIR Podcast April 2010"