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Coventry Print Festival

July 2, 2015 by Sue Swain   Comments (0)

The Coventry Print Festival will take place at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry on Friday 10th July and Saturday 11th July 2015.

All welcome to view and buy local artists work, with some beautiful prints from degree students at Coventry University

Nicola Colclough, Staffordshire University

June 12, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: AA2A artist Nicola Colclough's image from the AA2A artist exhibition at Staffordshire University.

You can see more of Nicola's work on her Dotbiz page

Other news: Pic & Tip of the Week are going to be taking a short holiday while we concentrate on advertising upcoming AA2A schemes but please do keep tweeting and messaging us (especially if you've got an exhibtion) and we'll post and re-tweet as much as possible. A huge thank you to all of you who gave us a tip via the evaluation form and to all the AA2A Engage artists who have been sending in their tips by email - we've got a great collection ready for after the summer break!

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Karen Thompson, York College 'AA2A Plus' scheme

June 5, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: 'AA2A Plus' artist Karen Thompson working in York College studios from her blog 'Painting the Fiona Green charger'

You can see more of Karen's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Once you've applied for an opportunity, file all the documents and move onto looking for the next one!" Andrew Sugars, A2AA Engage Artist

Other news: We're delighted to welcome our AA2A Engage artists back to Dotbiz this summer and we're celebrating with a top tip from Andrew Sugars! AA2A Engage artists are previous AA2A artists who are prepared to act as role models for students, providing insights into professional life as an artist or designer-maker and into the creative community that exists outside universities and colleges. All our previous AA2A artists get get free access to Dotbiz and now, for four months during the summer (June - Sept) we can all see their work on the Dotbiz Homepage. Yipee!

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)


June 2, 2015 by Adrian Baynes   Comments (0)

My "Signs" short films are featured in the R.E.M (rapid eye movement) experimental films show at Warwick Arts Centre this Thursday. However you can watch them for free at Coventry College of Art & Design Degree Show this week. Bargain !

Of course you can watch some of them at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwexE5HOx_c  but don`t tell anybody.....

Teresa Harrison, Anglia Ruskin University

May 29, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: Anglia Ruskin University's AA2A artist Teresa Harrison's image 'Escapism Tent' from her Dotbiz album 'Escapism'.

Materials for the tent included: canvas, wood, metal, safety pins and 1400 delivery tags! You can see more of Teresa's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Apply for funding & scholarships. You may not get all but you may get some!" AA2A artist 2013-14, University of Sunderland

Other news: Last chance to vote for your favourite AA2A artist of 2014/15  voting closes end of the month - spread the word!

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Alison O'Neill & Jo Paul, North Herts College

May 22, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: from a collaborative project & installation by Alison O'Neill & Jo Paul, AA2A artists at North Hertfordshire College.

You can find out more about their project 'One for Sorrow' in Jo's blog and see more of their work in Alison's image album on Dotbiz.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Volunteer, network, and apply for every graduate opportunity you can - they soon disappear!" AA2A artist 2013-14, Derby University.

Other news: Another big thank you to those of you who have sent us your end of scheme evaluations and a quick reminder to those of you who haven't yet - they really do help us to inform the project so all feedback is very gratefully received. We really appreciate your time.

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

End of Year Exhibitions

May 22, 2015 by Rosemary Robinson   Comments (0)

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So as it came to the end of the year for the course, the first years were asked to dispay their works in their spaces, and did so with some really great outcomes.


The second years ran six exhibitions, with five running as part of an arts festival and the other in the studio alongside a local group artists. Each were incredibly successful and recieved a huge amount of interest from the public as well as visiting artists.

Below are the exhibitions:

DEADEYE DICK: http://deadeyedickexhibition.tumblr.com/

Deadeye Dick Exhibition

GOD BLESS YOU MR ROSEWATER: http://mrrosewater.weebly.com/

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Circle Basement Exhibition


Mother Night - Exhibition Lincoln

THE SIRENS OF TITAN: http://thesirensoftitanlincoln.weebly.com/

An Exhibition

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slaughterhouse-Five-Exhibition-Lincoln/448750795282798?fref=ts

Slaughterhouse-Five - Exhibition, Lincoln

TIMEQUAKE: http://exhibitiontimequake.tumblr.com/

Timequake - Exhibition, Lincoln


The third years have now finished the set up of their degree show ready for assessment, before exhibiting as part of the university on the 29th May - it's definetley worth a visit.



Solo exhibtion

May 18, 2015 by Silvia Champion   Comments (0)

I've finished at Sheffield College, I think. My six month are over and I assume that's it. My solo show in Red Gallery / Hull that contains the objects I cast in white soap look magical. The other two works are three house structures only big enough for one person to be in it containing a shelf with a different question in each house that connects to 'home'. On the shelf are also white soap houses for people to take home as a thank you for sharing their thoughts responding to the questions.

In the third room is a sound composition made out of responses to the question 'what does home mean to you'. The sound of the recording spills through all three gallery rooms and acts as an invisible tigh and so do the materials soap and OSB boards. 

This exhibition forms a good end to my AA2A time at the college as in the college itself I felt I wasn't really noticed. It was a strange experience.

Chidera Ugada, AA2A Student Rep Coventry Uni

May 15, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: Coventry University's AA2A Student Rep Chidera Ugada's image from his Dotbiz album 'The Outcasted (2015)':

You can see more of Chidera's work on his Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Be inspired by other artists but develop your own unique visual language and themes." Jane Barwood, AA2A 2013-14, Liverpool Hope University.

Other News: AA2A have been attending the CHEAD symposium 'What's the point of Employability in Art and Design' today.

Lots of exciting AA2A exhibitions about to take place over the next few weeks. Don't forget to send us your fliers and we'll give you a mention where we can.

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)


Painting the Fiona Green charger

May 15, 2015 by Karen Thompson   Comments (0)

In the composition of the Fiona Green charger I have included three objects from the York Museums ceramic collection, these are a Thomas Toft tyg (YORYM:2001.8239), a Merete Rasmussen sculpture and a curious object which was sitting on a bench one day when I visited the stores of which I have no further information. All of the images of the teasers shown here are at the pre final firing stage, the images have been painted directly onto the unfired tin white glaze and will be subject to change as the piece is fired.


Three objects from the York Museums Trust ceramics collections.


Karen in the studios at York college painting the Fiona Green charger.


Computer tower on the desk of the YMT stores.