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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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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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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Sarah Roberts: a year post graduation

One year since graduating. One year on, I am asked to write about ‘what I am up to…one year on’ I see people at shows and we ask each other ‘What are you up to ?’ I hear myself blathering ‘I’m good, b …

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Georgia Gendall: what do artists do all day?

I have Weetabix every morning (although I did recently dabble in Country Crisp in an attempt to spice up my life but it didn’t spiced up my life so I swiftly returned to the trusty ‘bix). When I first …

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Georgia Gendall: on identity and resilience after art college

Resilience: Adaption and Assemblage When you leave university you are left with a lack of space, a lack of tuition, a distant ache when you wake, and nowhere to go but the desk that’s next to your bed …

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Brigitte Mierau: the first year after college

Brigitte Mierau of the 2014 LIFE BOAT programme talks about maintaining momentum after university. “If you want to be an artist, don’t expect to be able to relax and take it easy after your degree sho …

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Liam Magee: working without deadlines

LIFE BOAT 2014 recipient Liam Magee considers working without the deadlines and structures that exist in university and strategies for creating deadlines to ‘complete’ work. Away from university there …

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Rebecca Moss: conversation and dialogue in practice

Rebecca Moss talks about the importance of conversations and dialogue for her practice, both within the the art world and beyond. Recently, I have really come to value my relationships and conversatio …

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