Tag Archives: Art

Is it time to do as Atticus Finch would do?

Yesterday I read an interesting article in the Guardian (in fact, I read this in paper form) about the reaction of the contemporary art world to the Brexit vote, as debated recently on Radio 4. When it first happened, the … Continue reading

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When process is the main artwork

Four years ago, when I started my Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury College, I was a painter. I painted things and the sea. I also painted people when I was feeling brave. That’s all I did. I signed up for the … Continue reading

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Why everyone should be an art student

I’m now nearly six months into my ‘top up’ time of my Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton. I’ve started to feel like I properly belong there. I know who to ask to stretch a canvas. I know where the print … Continue reading

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Why all artists should drink coffee

I’ve always suspected that coffee fired my imagination. Today I found out that science and history backs up my suspicions. History has it that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago by a poetic goat-herder called Kaldi … Continue reading

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Can you be an artist without also being a philosopher?

I often have random thought whenever I am cycling, doing Zumba or driving along the M54. This time, a thought came to me as I was cycling home from dropping off my children at school. The thought was: do philosophy … Continue reading

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Around the world in eighty arty farty cafes, just not this one

Ar the moment we are on holiday in Devon. Today we visited Plymouth. And, as is fairly normal, while we were there at lunch time we needed to find somewhere to eat. ‘Somewhere that sells paninies‘ my husband suggested. We … Continue reading

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