Friday, 4 September 2009

Artist Talk with Andy Abbott

On the 3rd of September Islington Mill art academy invited artist Andy Abbott to present an informal talk on his opinions of the current state of D I Y. Andy is based in Leeds and has been a part of the D I Y 'scene' for some time. Andy is a an artist, writer and musician and is part of 'Black Dogs' a Leeds based artist collective. Andy spoke about his history with D I Y and his current relationship to it. A few of the points Andy raised was the lo fi nature and aesthetics of D I Y, he questioned why D I Y struggles to be discussed and looked at the ethics of this. The talk managed to raise much debate, passion and questions within the group.

For more Information on Andy Abbott : www.andyabbott.co.uk www.black-dogs.org