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What Next for the Art World

Posted on 16 September, 2020 at 5:15


I have been reading through the fascinating ArtNet Intelligence Report for Fall 2020. (Link below) It has excellent overviews of how the art world has been affected by and is responding to COVID-19. As with many industries, there have been serious blows and also new oppor...

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Take Five with Laura Hepworth

Posted on 19 June, 2019 at 4:00




Laura Hepworth is a Conceptual Artist whose work explores process through themes of creativity and connection utilising drawings, painting, printmaking, large scale sculpture and installation as a means to transform the familiarity of the everyday into what is perceived as uncan...
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Take Five with Charlotte Zalepa

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 9:55



Charlotte Zalepa is the award winning jeweller behind Chalk Designs. Much of her work is inspired by nature, both in subject and in the slow and unhurried process of the wax carving which is the starting point for creating her beautiful pieces. Also inspired by her commitment to the world around us, Char...
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Who was your Favourite Teacher?

Posted on 4 October, 2018 at 4:50



Most people have a favourite teacher, that person who lit a spark, opened up new possibilities and has remained an influence.  Mine was Miss Teagle, tall, slim, in sensible shoes and tailored suits in safe colours with discreetly patterned blouses.  Her accessories were neat and her only concession t...

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Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Posted on 13 September, 2018 at 11:40



Public speaking hasn’t always been something I found comfortable. I could do it, but I had to work at it to control my nerves.


My natural habitats are the coaching room and the tango dance floor. Those are the two places where I feel most naturally and easily “in flow”. When...

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Why the arts matter to me

Posted on 9 August, 2018 at 6:40


Photo: John Haynes


I was once at a conference looking at how the creative industries can deal with the cuts in arts funding, with a particular focus on theatre. We were put into small working groups and to break the ice, we were asked to tell each other about that moment, that experience which turne...

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