Jojo Taylor: Go Thee Rhino and Make your Dreams Come True

Whenever I feel like giving up, I take a look at a piece of photocopied paper, with a picture of a rhino on it and these words: ‘Go Thee rhino and make you’re dreams come true.’ I do not know which bo …

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Sabrina Fuller: A future network: building a Peer Mentoring Group

More than halfway through the year of our Artquest-funded peer mentoring group it seems valuable to reflect on what is, up to this point, working well, and of any issues it is worth considering before …

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Laura Fowle: overcoming the fear of messing up

#FOMU: Fear of Messing Up – Progressing as a young artist in the real world is tough. Pressures of money, time, and the self-inflicted relentless questioning of ‘what am I doing?’ is enough to cause t …

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Georgia Gendall: on failing

The precarious position of being an artist means that we are constantly at a high risk of ‘Artfails’. Artfails are a bit like Epic fails. Mainly because the YouTube fad of the ‘Epic fail’ has devalued …

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Melanie Manchot: on social engagement and ethics

To launch a new series of artist talks programmed by the DACS Foundation, the artist Melanie Manchot presented her latest project, Twelve – a major multi channel video installation exploring the intim …

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Matt Rowe: on living outside of London

Artist Matt Rowe reflects on life in Folkestone and its relationship with London On moving back to Folkestone, and not living in London Before moving back to Folkestone in 2005 I was living and workin …

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Alex Burgess: on faking it

Faking It Strange title… What’s this all about?  Well, I suppose it is a slight continuation of my previous article I wrote for Artquest; I nattered on about managing time, and focusing on ways to mak …

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Sarah Roberts: on developing practice in the face of deadlines

When Is Too Close Too Far In Practice That Treads The Deadline? Deadline vs Live Development I have a show in July, The Whitechapel London Open – it’s still a long way off and yet I have it in mind as …

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Laura Fowle: on artist opportunities

Can-do / Must-do : Lost in a Sea of Artist Opportunities Continuing to pursue my practice post-University was / is a consistent challenge. I feel that making works within the structures of an institut …

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FLAG collective: on practice and pedagogy

Artists often support their practices through some form of teaching, be this in a workshop or academic context. But how can this approach to livelihood inform practice and vice versa? Members of colle …

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