Author Archive for Stephanie Gavan

The DIY art schools revolutionising art education

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alternative art schools

Around the world, these radical MFA programmes are offering alternative models to traditional institutionalised arts education.

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Interview with sculptor artist Faith Bebbington

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From skateparks to international train stations and football stadiums, her ‘3D graffiti’ engages with communities and explores non-traditional materials.

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Making connections: how to build an artist community

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art class networking

We outline seven strategies to help build long-lasting creative friendships in the artist community.

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How to write an artist statement

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A guide to writing an artist statement, the essential “who I am and what I do” of your marketing plan that helps you move up as an artist.

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7 exciting opportunities for artists this September

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A specially selected listing of the most exciting residencies, commissions and competitions open to artists in the UK and beyond.

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Seeing red: a brief history of the colour red in art

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Red ochre, red bison cave paintings

The colour of danger, scarlet passions, power and prestige — red has commanded the attention of artists for centuries. From the Paleolithic period to the contemporary, this archetypal colour has been utilised by artists to access the extremes of human…

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True blue: a brief history of the colour blue in art

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We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.

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Making it: Three artists reflect on their first big break

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From dream collaborations to solo exhibitions

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