Month: July 2013

A culture of received ideas

Last night was the opening of Bill Ming’s exhibition at New Art Exchange in Nottingham, his first substantial solo show in Britain for almost 10 years, though his work has been celebrated in his native Bermuda. I’ve known Bill since 1982, and… Read More

“Roots & Wings” – Dug Up and Flown

Originally posted on Centre for Medical Humanities Blog:
Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: Last week I visited, probably for the last time, Chickenley Primary School in Dewsbury which…


Volunteers and candlelight ‘Above all there are more men,’ says Roberta Megias Alcalde, a librarian working in a village near Granada, La Zubia. ‘Whereas before you’d mainly have housewives coming in for novels, now there’s a lot more unemployment and everybody in… Read More

A question of evaluation (MCV5)

It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it It had been a wonderful performance, the culmination of a year long community project in a small town. The theatre was packed and the applause had rung loud and long…. Read More

Artists (still) teaching art

Many people read the post about the problems faced by artists teaching in Further Education recently, which described the threat of redundancy over many of those lecturing at Chesterfield College. Mik Godley, who worked with me on Winter Fires, producing the wonderful… Read More

Regular Marvels, in Theory (RMT)

Originally posted on Regular Marvels:
One reason for creating Regular Marvels is to look for better ways of writing about people’s experience of art and culture. That experience is important and endlessly interesting to me, but any understanding of it, indeed the experience…

Art’s alternative economies

It’s been hard to escape the Glastonbury Festival in the past couple of weeks and clearly many people had no wish to do so. It has become a very English success, capable— without losing its credibility—of embracing Prince Harry and Elvis Costello… Read More