Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hannah Newell’s poetic experience of a Figure Ground event.

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Artist Hannah Newell participated in the Figure Ground event in Brighton and recorded her experience on her blog (link below.)She writes ‘the ideas and work created at the Figure Ground event show the artists creating connections spontaneously with others and the space they find themselves within. That connection is left open for others to take forward. The freedom… Read more »

amazing LV21

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Just been down to discuss the mini-residency plans with Paivi and Gary at the LV21 Lightship. What a totally amazing place. Inspirational in so many ways – materials, textures, smells, acoustics, light…. exciting, rich spaces…. and so full of stories. The ship’s restoration is work in progress and in advance of the arrival of 20 artists… Read more »

continuing this train of thought….

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Figure Ground artist Jon Adams was the artist in residence for Southern Rail in 2008 as part of an arts program called Alternative Platforms. This image is of his installation in London Bridge station. For more information see http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/Jon_Adams_profile

Meeting PLaCE

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Figure Ground are really excited to be meeting PLaCE on the 7th May in Bristol. PLaCE is part of the University of the West of England and is “a creative, practice led, research centre that addresses issues of place, location, context and environment at the intersection of a multiplicity of disciplines and practices.” http://www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/place/

trains of thought

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Thinking happens differently on trains. Artist Dylan McGarry is part of the COPART festival in South Africa (21-30 November 2011) “which takes the form of a dynamic, interactive traveling festival. The festival located at train stations across the country, will have be an open forum space for different practioners to meet and interact and share their… Read more »

Our mini-residency featured on Creatabot

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Lots of interest about our forthcoming events being generated by a posting on Creatabot, which is a social media website and online magazine for the creative community in the South East.see : http://creatabot.co.uk/2011/02/16/mini-residency-on-a-lightship-available/