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Pic of the Week: Catherine Harrison, City of Liverpool College (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news...)

June 5, 2014 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: City of Liverpool College's AA2A artist Catherine Harrison's image 'Elixir Series'

We'd also like to congratulate Catherine on being the first former AA2A Student Rep to go on to do the scheme! You can see more of Catherine's work at: http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/catherinerep

Tip of the Week (as featured in our self-employment talks): ‘Intern! University is a bubble and interning will show you how to develop your skills to suit the job you'd like in the future.’ AA2A Artist, University of Lincoln http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/lincoln

Other news: Last call for evaluations! Your feedback is really important and genuinely makes a difference to how we run the scheme in future. A big thank you to all of you who have filled in an evaluation form already.

We love seeing the work you've produced so please keep uploading your images to Dotbiz - it's a great time to show your work now we're reaching the end of the scheme.

Pic of the Week: Simon Plum (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news...) Voting closes Monday!

May 29, 2014 by Georgia Rodger   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: from AA2A artist at UCLan, Simon Plum's album 'Pen drawings'

You can see more of Simon's work at http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/simon13

Tip of the Week: (as featured in our self-employment talks) ‘Love what you do. Be free.’ Italia Rossi, previous AA2A artist at Wimbledon College of Art 2012-13, http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/italia

Other news: Last chance to vote for your favourite AA2A artist of 2013/14 so vote now: http://aa2a.org/artistvote voting closes Mon 2nd June - spread the word!

AA2A student rep experience

May 29, 2014 by Kathryn Poole   Comments (0)

The experience of being a student representative for the AA2A has been invaluable to me. Through assisting the artists with blogging and updating their dotbiz sites I have learnt more about their working practices. This has built into having regular dicussions with the artists about their current projects and my own, getting professional insights into my work and helping me develop my practice and consider things I otherwise woulnd't.

Rita and I share similar techniques in that we both illustrate finely detailed subjects and she offered to demonstrate wood engraving to me and we will be exchanging prints once AA2A is over. John has helped me contextualise my work, loaning me books on Mark Dion among others. Tony offered me a place in an exhibition he set up, which was a great oppourtunity and very generous for him to do. He has also recently been talking to me about how I am setting up my degree show and talking about the different ways I could display my prints.

Another important aspect of the studios in our university is the continued input from past AA2A artists through ArtLab. Leighton has taken this up and has begun to teach students, including myself, lithography. I can't understate the impact he has had on my work. He has helped me become proficient at lithography and we has regular discussions about art history, in particular the history of printmaking, of which he is well versed.

The recent talk from Wendy Mason about setting up as a self employed artist was incredibly informative, and I am glad the universty is part of the scheme so that we were able to benefit from it.

Overall the interaction with the artists on the scheme has been overwhelmingly possitive, and I am incredibly happy to have been a part of it.


The Future of Plymouth Project

May 28, 2014 by Lee McDonald   Comments (0)

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I was asked by Plymouth College of Art BA (Hon) Fine Art, Critical & Curatorial Practices third year students Jess Bent, Maddy Crossley, William Danby, Kath Howard, Sarah Hughes, Helanie Moore, Tiffany Smith to be apart of this awsome project.

Working on the Mothman comic book

May 20, 2014 by Tony Knox   Comments (0)

Currently Ive  been working on the aa2a at uclan and have a time  extenshion working out how to pull the  next issue of the comic book together based on the great fire of London, 1666 but Mothman starts it....

Im doing a take on William Lilly's for the Liverpool Biannuial

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Pic of the Week: Tabatha Andrews, Plymouth Uni (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news...)

May 15, 2014 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: Plymouth University's AA2A artist Tabatha Andrews' image from her album 'Listening Object 1'.

You can see more of Tabatha's work at http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/tabatha13

Tip of the Week: ‘Believe in yourself.’ Denise Swanson, AA2A artist at the University of Central Lancashire (2012-2013) http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/denises

Other news: Previous AA2A Artist Mike Fryer has an exhibition opening at the Shape Arts Gallery in London. We're also proud to say Shape are one of our AA2A Champions! http://www.aa2a.org/champions

For full details see our exhibitions page:

Printing from the plate

May 14, 2014 by Kathryn Poole   Comments (0)


It has been a challege photographing this with the awful lighting, but the edition from the large plate is too big to scan.

This will definitly be displayed in my degree show along with another large plate that I am currently working on and one of the smaller prints.

Pic of the Week: Anna Fairchild, Uni of Bedfordshire (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news...)

May 8, 2014 by Georgia Rodger   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: University of Bedfordshire's AA2A artist Anna Fairchild's image 'Bark Story 2' 

You can see more of Anna's work at http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/anna13

Tip of the Week (as featured in our self-employment talks): ‘Practice talking to your peers about your work so that you feel confident in how to present yourself.’ AA2A Artist, Coventry University http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/coventry

Other news:

If you're a current artists on the scheme - you should have received email from us today about the 'AA2A Artists Evaluation' Please could you contact us if you have not received this.

We really look forward to receiving your feedback about the scheme and your experience, it genuinely makes a difference to how we run the scheme in future.

Best wishes