Why Universal Credit is a Universal Joke

When I relocated from London to Bristol earlier this year I wasn’t expecting to end up claiming benefits. With a bit of money in the bank, some festival work lined up, and several job applications underway, I genuinely believed that I would be able to support myself. Had my reasons for leaving London been different (I’ll […]

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When the Muse Calls…

Type the words ‘creativity’ and ‘advice’ into a search engine and it will come back to you with hundreds of 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 of […]

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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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In-Sight: Ink&Earth

Originally from Petersfield in East Hampshire, Emily Sams is an established illustrator, collagist, and tattoo artist with a distinctly intricate and ethereal style. Taking inspiration from her many travels across the globe, and incorporating organic materials wherever possible, her work brings into focus the beauty and complexity of the natural world. With a diverse portfolio […]

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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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