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Rather than create a rather dull word document for my notes, observations and ideas gathered throughout the Extend project, I am working on a accumulative 'web' or mindmap type idea. So far this centres around the last residential in Leeds but I plan to add all of my notes as I trawl through them.
Click here to see it so far
Image: R.Thibbotumunuwe / Extend residential at Northern Ballet, Leeds / January 2013
I am currently participating in the Engage Extend programme which is a cultural leadership programme for people who work within education in the arts and cultural sector.
As part of the programme, I have been undertaking some research into how space or context impacts on learning. With my Extend group, this research is being published on a blog and will come to some conclusion within the next couple of months.
As part of my post at Talbot Rice Gallery, I worked on the project to develop a series of events led by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. to coincide with their exhibition The Black Spot. For more details about the exhibition scroll further down.
For more information about the seminar run in partnership with ArtWorks Scotland including films, interviews and essays check this blog.
For more details about the Young Persons project: Art and Knowledge workshops at Talbot Rice Gallery have a look at the Talbot Rice Gallery website.
Today we are going to make art and we are also going to make history
Showing for the first time in Scotland, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. presented an exhibition including new work and a series of Art and Knowledge Workshops. Coming to Edinburgh in 2012 direct from the first Frieze New York, the collective’s literary and music inspired work continues to make waves within contemporary art. Surveying their work at Frieze, Simon Schama commented that, “combining instruction in reading and writing with collaborative art-making has resulted in some work of spectacular radiance as well as social energy”.
The exhibition title, The Black Spot, is taken from Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the classic adventure story that has inspired a new work for Talbot Rice. The Black Spot is a summons to audiences to reinvigorate a belief in the power of art to change lives.
I have a new post at Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh. I start sometime in October as Assistant Curator - Equalities and Diversity. It's an exciting opportunity and a completely new environment for me to work within so Im looking forward to getting started.
At the moment I am on annual leave from my post at Street Level Photoworks. I will return to work for a few days to tie up a few last pieces of work, which is great, as I will be sorry to leave after 5 or so years of working with the organisation. My current post developing audiences for the gallery via a programme entitled SNAP is an enjoyable and rewarding role and in a great context too - an organisation which is devoted to photography housed within a new purpose built arts centre.
My last few days of work for the gallery will be spent developing and hosting a teachers focus group event. The purpose of the event is three-fold: to gather feedback about Street Levels newly launched GLOW online teaching resources; to gather consultation relating to target areas of research; provide an opportunity for discussion around future partner projects between Street Level and school groups.
However, as I said earlier: I'm on annual leave! So for now, building this website is about all the work I will be doing. I return to Street Level on the 1st September and begin working at Talbot Rice on the 3rd October.
This project is, unbelievably, my first ever website! I've had numerous social networking profiles but never a proper website... so here it is.
This blog is a place where I plan to record findings from my work, information on current practice and updates on new projects and jobs.
For now, I'm on annual leave , so watch this space!