Jason Wilsher-Mills once described himself as a ‘reluctant digital artist’ but now through engaging with different technologies, including iPad Art and Augmented Reality, he is breaking down barriers, building trust and telling the moving stories of the different communities he works with. Continue reading
Never have I felt such a buzz around an Artlink show as there is around Alien Sex Capsule by artist John Walter and for the next six weeks, until Sept 29th, it is here in Hull for Square Peg at Artlink. Continue reading
By hosting Visible Girls Revisited by Anita Corbin, Hull becomes the next chapter in a story that began in 1981. With camera in hand a young non-conformist Anita began capturing on film the spectacular diversity within the many groups and tribes of women, who existed outside of the mainstream. Continue reading
Dog Basket Baboon is the unusual name given by artist Oliver MacDonald, for the third Square Peg exhibition at Artlink in Hull. Featuring a busy pseudo artist studio centred around craftsmanship and weaving, plus six other playful mixed media works, including a Whirlie Wheeler. Continue reading
Artlink the Centre for Community Arts on Princes Avenue returns to its beginnings as a centre for disability arts, for Roots and Routes, season two of Hull 2017. Back in 1982 Artlink was part of the Shape Network, a national movement started in 1974, that sought to raise the profiles and increase opportunities for disabled artists. In 2017 Square Peg will see the community arts gallery delivering a year long disability and diversity programme of events. Continue reading
It is not all about me, the opener the group hit upon as I sat having my portrait painted last week by artist Tanya Raabe. The renowned painter was in Hull for a weeklong residence with her national Portraits Untold project as part of Square Peg, a new disability and diversity initiative devised by staff at Artlink Centre for Community Arts. Continue reading
No less than three John Moores Prize artists, are currently exhibiting work in the group show Utopia Deferred, at Hull’s Artlink gallery on Princes Avenue. Paul Collinson from West Hull, Sheffield painter Mandy Payne and Conor Rogers the youngest of the three, a recent graduate from Sheffield Hallam. The John Moores Prize is like the Oscars of the painting world and all three artists featured in the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition. At the time of writing, Mandy Payne had just been nominated for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016. Continue reading
The simple and irresistible power behind this exhibition is the knowledge that these girls are yet to be told, they can’t achieve their dreams. Right now they can be a princess, or wish for world peace or even, design the next Empire State Building.
Just experienced my first evening with Heartsong, a singing group, that meets fortnightly at Artlink. The last song of the evening is going around in my head as I head home.
O way Ana heya wa heya heya
O way Ana heya wa heya heya Continue reading