Our Notes

A collection of thoughts and reflections from project artists, aiming to capture and record the experiences of their learning journeys.

anti academy – alice maude-roxby

I have spent the weekend scan reading this book, lent to me by Zoe Li,  from back to front - anti academy edited by alice maude roxby and published by john hansard gallery I am thinking : so making space in time is utopian, outrageously so in fact. people are asking...

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Erratics

When applying to take part in Prospectus my main aim was to connect with different artists from across Somerset. I had grown up in Frome and had moved away for University, studying in Leeds and London. My interest lay in creating a professional life for myself back...

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Groundwork, Cornwall.

Zoe and I attended the launch of Groundwork, at Cornwall College in St Austell last Thursday (4 May.) This three year project, funded by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence programme is working with universities, colleges and non-art partners in terms of...

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Inside Looking Out

Thank you mystery customer whom recommended this documentary during a recent bookshop encounter! 'Imagine: Turning the Art World Inside Out' begins at the 2013 Venice Biennale looking at the work of Japanese artist Shinichi Sawada. During this one hour documentary...

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Binge Thinking (part 2)

So busy was our five days spent working with six other artists in the art department at Huish Episcopi School that I needed to write it all in two parts. Part 1 of which can be read here Day 4: Discussion Reaches New Depths Today was my turn to run a workshop. I had...

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One week on.

That’s how I felt after a week working with fellow Prospectus artists. In a way I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t. I applied for a place on this project because of the nagging feeling that my work in its present form, had reached a point where it could go no...

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Thinking Aloud

i have spent the last week since our Prospectus residency trying to finish work for a forthcoming exhibition. All my mental energy has been focussed on this task with not much head space for reflection on our week together at Huish Episcopi School. We spent five days...

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Permeable Membranes

Our sicknesses permeated the group throughout the week, as I clutched onto my book entitled "When The Sick Rule The World" by Dodie Bellamy. We talked about over hydration and how cells become so saturated they fall apart. Some of us became over saturated and fell...

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