Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fwd: Axis e-bulletin January 2012

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Axis e-bulletin January 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to your monthly e-bulletin from Axis!

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This is an Axis announcement

David Cotterrell, Searchlight, 2007
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art scene
Will Woon, House for Home, 2008
Axis at the London Art Fair

Make sure you visit us at stand P26 in Art Projects at the London Art Fair. As well as representing the Axis website, we'll be showing the work of six London-based artists:
Sonke Faltien, Trevor Kiernander, Florin Ungureanu, Hanae Utamura, David Webb and Will Woon.

Ticket giveaway

We have 50 pairs of tickets to give away to the London Art Fair (18-22 January 2012) first-come, first served. To get your hands on them, all you need to do is email your name and postal address before Thursday (12 January 2012) to with London Art Fair Tickets in the subject line. Good luck!

Trevor Kiernander, Untitled, 2011
The Artist of the Month

for January is Trevor Kiernander who will be showing his work on our stand at the London Art Fair.

Katherine Dolman, Untitled, 2011
Latest MAstar artist

- Katherine Dolman (MA Fine Art and Education) from Northumbria University, selected by Emily Marsden

art talk
Why subsidise the arts?

Prompted by two items in the media over the weekend, Sheila McGregor, Axis Chief Executive, has been thinking about what the arts are for and whether they should be subsidised. In our blog she discusses Ewan MacColl, David Edgar and the importance of the individual artist.

David Foggo, Laughter Lines, 2010
Critical writing in Wales programme - participants announced

This year, we're running a programme of writing workshops and publication support for three emerging writers based in Wales, working with established critics JJ Charlesworth, Cherry Smyth and Chris Sharratt to develop their critical writing on the contemporary visual arts. We are pleased to announce that the selected participants are: Ciara Healey, Rowan Lear and Brychan Tudor.

Juliet Ferguson, Shadow Lines, 2010
The Rant: Part-time lecturing

Do you financially supplement your artistic practice with part-time lecturing? As visiting lecturers' pay and hours are reduced, artist, researcher and lecturer, Jenny Steele, asks is it still a viable career path?

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