Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Islington Mill Art Academy are participating in 'Symposium of the Local' at Castlefield Gallery. Conceived by p-10, a curatorial group from Singapore, the exhibition aims to explore how locally based creative industry and artists work in an international arena and the extent to which location, nationality and geography play a role in the production, direction and dissemination of contemporary art.
Thursday, 10 April 2008
On Monday, we were joined by artist, Mary Oliver. Mary talked about her practice and we discussed work including 'Mother Tongue' in which Mary performed in synchrony with herself as her mother and her three sisters and more recent works like 'Fly me to the Moon' and 'Somewhere between Heaven and Earth'. This was followed by members of the Academy in turn presenting recent work. Much of the days discussion was focused on art education with Mary sharing her experiences of working within University based art education.