Showing work in temporary or unconventional spaces features heavily on Axisweb this month. Our Artist of the Month is actually a collaborative duo. Bethan Hughes and Anya Stewart-Maggs set up Poor Image Projects, a nomadic AV and moving image art platform, with help from one of our Axisweb Artist Awards. We talk to them about their initial events and the freedom that not having a permanent space allows.
September's Artist of the Month K.P. Culver undertook a 48 Hour Micro Residency in our Chester-le-Street Vacant Space in August. This focused period of time gave Culver the opportunity to experiment and develop new work but not necessarily worry about polished outcomes or resolved pieces. We went along to film an interview with her and talk about the work that she made.
Jamie Hudson and Sean Roy Parker also undertook a 48 Hour Micro Residency at our Newark Vacant Space in September 2018. We spoke to them about their collaborative practice and the work they made whilst there.
If you're an artist looking for a temporary space to undertake a project or put on an exhibition check out our Vacant Space programme.
Our regular Archive feature is a Rant by Joanne Laws who examines the possibilities of the pop-up art gallery and how sustainable this is.
Moving on to more conventional ways of presenting work, our Five2Watch highlights Axis Directory members who are showing work at this year's Manchester Art Fair and Manchester Contemporary which takes place 12-14 October.
Axisweb are excited to announce an ongoing partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to develop a new cross-programme project with the university’s Fine Art and Interactive Art Courses. The project will investigate innovative ways of documenting work including social and/or process-lead and/or time-based art, in a directory capable of attracting interest from funders and commissioners. The project has developed through the Models of Validation Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and will be taking place throughout Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. Please keep an eye on the Axisweb website for updates about this project. If you have any questions about the project please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For October's Artist of the Month feature we've selected Poor Image Projects, a nomadic AV & moving image art platform run by Bethan Hughes and Anya Stewart-Maggs.
In August 2018 K.P. Culver undertook a 48 Micro Residency in our Chester-le-Street Vacant Space. The residency gave Culver a focused period of time to experiment and develop new work. We went along to talk to her about the work she made.
Jamie Hudson and Sean Roy Parker undertook a 48 Hour Micros Residency at our Newark Vacant Space in September 2018. We spoke to them about their collaborative practice and the work they made whilst there.
We are pleased to announce the initial Social Works? Events taking place during October and November. They include Get-Together events by Priya Mistry, Sally Lemsford and Daniel Regan and an Artist-Led Workshop by Joshua Sofaer. Social Works? is part of the Models of Validation Project and is generously supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Arts Council England, Peckham Platform, The Art House Wakefield, and Heart of Glass.
For #Five2Watch we've selected five artworks by Axisweb members who are exhibiting in The Manchester Contemporary this month. Including: David Lucas, Mark Houghton, Emma Bennett, Steven Heaton and Lisa Denyer.
We highlight some of our favourite events happening in October 2018 by Axisweb Members.
Should the pop-up gallery be a sustainable structure, or are transience and failure the nature of its format? Writer Joanne Laws examines the possibilities of the pop-up art gallery at a time when pop-up protests across the world are using collective action to oppose the narrow definition of success proposed by global capitalism.