When the Muse Calls…

Type the words ‘creativity’ and ‘advice’ into a search engine and it will come back to you with hundreds of online articles, books, videos, and podcasts, all offering practical tips on the best way to tap into your imaginative powers. These range from developing a morning ritual for your craft, and surrounding yourself with creative people, to drinking lots […]

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Disordered Worlds with Stuart Jones

One of the greatest issues that we face in the 21st Century is climate change, and the very real threat to our ongoing existence that increasing environmental damage continues to pose. Incorporating traditional and contemporary artistic techniques to create an altered sense of reality, Stuart Jones explores in his landscapes the complex relationship between human […]

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Little Boxes – Disability and the Built Environment

When I was at university I did a course on community and large scale public events. As well as the practical side, there was a lot of theory on how and why communities come together to celebrate, mourn and protest. Now, I will confess that I found it somewhat tedious at the time (I was […]

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Fish in Frocks by Lucy Draper

Think you’ve seen it all? Well, you’d better think again because Lucy Draper’s Fish in Frocks photography project is truly one of a kind. Dressing fish in unexpected garments, and including a host of cute props with witty puns thrown in for fun, Lucy’s work offers a playful and creative view of the world to counter […]

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‘Two Minute Silence’ by Neil A. Edwards

THE eeriest sound I ever heard? No question, I can lay that down for you right now, pin it to the goalpost and say, “LOOK!” It was the sound of two hundred conversations being murdered, one by one, in the space of five minutes – like a spree-killing in a Colorado school: “Believe in God?” “Yes!” BANG!

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Reshaping Nature with Natalie Wardle

Having recently graduated from Manchester School of Art with a BA degree in photography, Natalie Wardle is breaking into the contemporary British art scene with both style and humour. Focusing on issues including sexual harassment, gender inequality and body image, her work exposes the continuing double standards that exist between men and women in contemporary society. Inspired by […]

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