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Reasons to be cheerful.

18 December 2014

Blog Jane McCormick

Reasons to be cheerful

My niece sent me this comprehensive list of conditions that would be reasons for admission to a Lunatic Asylum in the late 19th Century. She thought of me when she saw it.....I know I am inclined to have dissipation of the nerves, uterine derangement, brain fever, time of life, women's trouble, occasional gathering in the head and feebleness of mind and much more but I have never been a decoy in the army, shot my daughter or been kicked in the head by a horse.....yet....

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, world!

17 December 2014

Blog Crippen

It's got to be said, and it probably has, but it's worth saying again - the woman's work is mad, totally mad! She once had someone holding the bottom of her step ladder as she reached up to replace faulty light bulbs in the sky. To be fair though, it was rather a dull day! And then there's the sheep ... but let's not go there! And now she's producing her take on the christmas advent calender, called, of course, a Madvent calender! But don't take my word for it. Click...

Introducing Hexopolis

13 December 2014

Blog Katya Robin

I am leading a project called HEXOPOLIS.  This is an invented term, assembled from ancient Greek: HEX meaning 6 -OPOLIS meaning city-state, run by its citizens. Hexopolis is a long-term research and participatory art project about engagement within urban life. Using the hexagon as a framework, the project considers and promotes fresh appreciation of urban living. It is a development of my artist's book' Charter Square Sheffield Rising' which links the now decaying 1960...

New Project - Would Love Some Opinions

12 December 2014

Blog Richard Downes

I met Neale a good 30 years ago, I was runing a community darkroom. He came in and said he wanted to be the best photographer in the world and he wanted me to teach him all I knew. That took about 6 weeks and he was soon better than me. I continued to give him space and time. He became stylised and constantly went in search of beauty. Our ideas on that were very different. A tory recession hit the country and the darkroom closed. We went our separate ways but we stayed in touch and...

Bang! DaDaFest 2014 is in my head (in a good way).

12 December 2014

Blog Deborah Caulfield

Image of a tree and handwriting on a brick wall background

DaDaFest's two-day International Congress on Disability & Human Rights was one of the best events I’ve attended. It brought together some amazing talented disabled people from within and beyond the UK. Arriving late on day one, I stumbled up the auditorium steps (no hand rail) during a presentation that worried me so much I’m keeping quiet. Suffice it to say that charity is alive and well and doubtless always will be. For where you see oppression you will find opportunities....