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What happened when two commercial galleries decided to stage six exhibitions in people's homes in Manchester over one weekend? We went along to find out more about the unique 'pop-up' exhibition organised by the Contemporary Art Society North.
As part of our trip to Birmingham in February 2013 we filmed interviews with some of the artists, galleries and project spaces operating in the city.
On the 15 January 2013 the London Art Fair opened its doors for its 25th year, bringing together over 130 galleries from across the UK and overseas. Our intrepid filmmaking team set out to explore the rest of the fair and capture the atmosphere of this exciting event.
In November 2012 we invited artist Joseph Young to visit us at our office in Leeds to tell us about his work as a performance artist and his role as Vice Chair of AIR. This is our behind the scenes story of the interview.
In October 2012 we met Lindsay Taylor, Exhibitions Officer at The Harris. Lindsay gave us a preview of the third and final exhibition in a series exploring digital art. Digital Aesthetic 3 which celebrates some of the ways in which artists use digital technologies and features work by significant international artists.
In July 2012 we ventured down to Hereford to interview Mark Houghton about his site-responsive practice and how he uses found objects to reinterpret the everyday.
Over the last few months we’ve been working with Own Art to create a series of films, meeting people across the country who have used the Own Art scheme in the last year to purchase contemporary art. Here is our behind the scenes story.
We catch up with Hanae as she comes to the end of her 12 month residency at The Florence Trust. She tells us about the new work she has been making and how her practice has developed.
The exhibition 'A Private Affair: Personal Collections of Contemporary Art' takes place at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 28 January - 5 May 2012. Curated in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society, the exhibtion features work by emerging and established artists, owned by private collectors in the North of England. To find out more, we interview three of the collectors who have generously loaned work for the exhibition.
For the engage/enquire International Conference 2011: Work in Progress: artists, education and participation, Sheila McGregor meets Andrew Stooke and Sophie Bower, to hear their experiences of artists and schools.
We are a cultural partner at Manchester Contemporary art fair for the second year this October. Our stand gave information about Axis as well as a selection of work by six artists based in the north of England. We filmed interviews with three of the exhibiting artists - Eileen O'Rourke, Marc Provins and Tiago Duarte.
As Hanae starts her residency at The Florence Trust we visited her to see how she's settling in and to find out what her plans are for the next 12 months.
In our second interview with Maya Ramsay we ask her what she's been up to as she comes to the end of her residency at The Florence Trust and what she plans to do after she has finished.
Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams, Directors of WW Gallery, talk to us about their unusual project space located in a Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London.
From 4 June to 27 November 2011 the 54th Biennale takes place in Venice, Italy. Axis attended the preview week (1 - 6 June) and filmed a series of short interviews with artists, art professionals and curators who offered their tips on what to see.
Axis artists Sara Brannan, Charlotte A Morgan and James Clarkson talk to us about their practice and the studios they work in at the newly relocated S1 Artspace in Sheffield.
Axis artists Steve Dutton and Steve Swindells, who work collaboratively, talk to us about their current exhibition The Stag and Hound taking place at Project Space Leeds.
The Director's Cut: #5 Simon Wallis, The Hepworth Wakefield
The final film in our series brings us to Wakefield and the opening of the largest purpose-built gallery outside of London since 1993.
Director Simon Wallis made time for us in the hectic days leading up to the grand opening and we got to hear about his love of the building and his plans for it's future.Watch the film
The third film in The Director’s Cut series sees us visit the small sea-side town of Llandudno to interview the Director of Wales’s largest contemporary art gallery, discovering intriguing facts about Mostyn's history and their longlisting for the Art Fund's £100,000 prize.Watch the film
Mark Doyle from the Contemporary Art Society talks to Laurence Lane and Paulette Terry Brien from The International 3, who are Curatorial Coordinators for The Manchester Contemporary 2010.
During the course of her residency we will be interviewing Maya Ramsay about her time there. In the first interview we see how Maya is settling in and she tells us about her plans for the next twelve months. We also talk to Paul Bayley, Director of the Florence Trust, about the history of the studios and its residency programme.
The 2010 MA final shows are nearly upon us and we'll be selecting the very best students from these to feature on MAstars. We went along to interview this year's MA & MFA students at the University of Leeds as they prepare for their final show.
In December 2009 artist and curator Victoria Lucas was approached by Westgate Studios, Wakefield, to stage an exhibition on the theme of 'collections' as part of the city's recurring 'Artwalk' event. Lucas sourced artists from the Axis website to take part in Collect, an exhibition featuring paper based works, artist books and performance. Axis interviewed her to find out what the exhibition was about and exactly how she used Axis as a research tool and resource.