October 31st, 2013
Last month I met artist Mark Boulos in the FACT cafe. Over a few cups of morning slow roasted coffee, we talked about his past video documentary video projects and his newly commissioned work, Echo. Afterwards, I transcribed it and sent it over to Corridor8 who have put it online. Here is that interview: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/interview-mark-boulos
October 6th, 2013
To coincide with Liz West’s solo exhibition On Brown & Violet Grounds - held at Piccadilly Place, Manchester (25 September – 2 October) – I wrote an essay entitled: Schauen: The Work of Liz West.
The essay charts the development of West’s recent work and her engagement with colour theory. It can be read in its entirety on the writing section of my site.
September 12th, 2013
This Saturday, I will be on a panel discussion on writing in the arts. The event, hosted by the excellent The Double Negative, marks the end of Portfolio NW at the Bluecoat. It’s free and starts at 2pm.
Writing in the Arts
Saturday 14 September 2-3pm
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Free event, all welcome.
Who should get to write about art & what should it look like?
Artists from the Bluecoat’s current exhibuition, Portfolio NW, join freelance writers and journalists for a fast-paced discussion on arts writing, the importance and challenges of developing a critical voice, the relationship between artist and writer, and what arts writing looks like now. Hosted by The Double Negative online arts magazine in the main exhibition gallery space.
// Panel Guests
Artist with collaborative project 0point3recurring, and ediotr/founder at Preston based art and culture blog The Two Hats.
Sculpture, sound and printmaking artist; Director of The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios.
The Bluecoat’s Exhibitions Curator.
Artist and writer commissioned for this exhibition to create literary contributions, including an Artists Talking project blog featuring new critical writing from North West based writers, artists and curators.
Writer and artist, considering the attempt to create a critical framework around the exhibition.
Exhibition coordinator and arts writer, considering ‘The Importance of Doing Something and Discussing Everything: critical writing in Liverpool’
Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington, editors/co-founders of The Double Negative online arts magazine.