Mētra Saberova: on being an artist and working in retail

I try to make sure that I’m polite to the customer service workers at whatever shop I attend, as I am one of them. Five days a week I am there in my uniform and the rest of the time I continue my prac …

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R.M. Sánchez-Camus: Challenges of Socially Engaged Practice

R.M. Sánchez-Camus is an artist with a socially engaged practice. He was a member of the PEER FORUM group convened by artist Eelyn Lee and hosted at Peckham Platform in 2016. In this interview with Ar …

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Jojo Taylor: Avoiding Stuckness (with Emergency Chocolate)

The following recipe is designed for recent graduates or those seeking a new way of working. Give the strict routine of numerous deadlines the chop and toss more exploration, experimentation and play …

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Sabrina Fuller: a community of artists

Artists rent studios for different reasons: for the physical space to paint, sculpt or build an installation; for the mental and physical space to make work away from other commitments; maybe even to …

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Rosemary Cronin: Postgraduate experiences

The LIFE BOAT residency is funded by Arts Temps and the Postgraduate Community at UAL and supported by ACAVA Q: Can you talk to us a little bit about your practice and the ideas and themes that motiva …

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Internships good practice case study: AWP Internships 2012

The Artquest & Widening Participation (AWP) Internships programme was launched in 2012 as a pilot project to support recent graduates by providing them with paid experience with some of London’s m …

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Anonymous: Where have all the massive cocks gone?

In mid-2013 Stuart Shave, the director of Modern Art exhibited a series of preparatory drawings by Tom of Finland. The show consisted of thirty figurative works that were studies for the artists’ high …

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Anonymous: Dis-United Kingdom

A terraced house in London costs on average £550,000: that is four times the cost elsewhere in what used to be the United Kingdom. Since the introduction of the National Lottery and the opening of Tat …

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Anonymous: It’s popular, but what’s the value?

This is a true story: An artist attends an interview for a site-specific public art commission involving aspects of community participation. Within a few days she is told she did not get the job. Simu …

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Kirsty Ogg ­and Marijke Steedman: the gallery problem, or, what artists can do when their work doesn’t fit in galleries

Our sixth, final talk as part of System Failure discussed the strength of galleries on an artists career, and explored how artists are validated by gallery exhibition above all other mechanisms in the …

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