RECENT POSTS

Oct
02

THE MYTH OF “TRANSFORMATIVE” ART AND THE REALITY OF ART AS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE – GUEST BLOG

I am really pleased to be able to share this extremely powerful, thought-provoking guest blog by Rosie Priest. It’s a personal account of how art can be part of everyday

Sep
18

A PERFECT SOCIAL ORDER OF ZOMBIES: PLACE SHAPING AND SOCIAL CAPITAL SIGNALS THE RETURN OF THE CREATIVE CLASS LIVING DEAD

  Why have Arts Council England (ACE) published data and a report about how culture can, apparently, help regenerate high streets now? Particularly given that the report does not even

Aug
14

REWILDING THE ARTS

This is my take on what rewilding the arts means to me. I wrote this for Rewild the Arts . The original can be found here.     The nation

Jul
27

TIME FOR ARTISTS’ MUTUAL AID?

Perhaps, it’s time for artists to learn from the COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups that are self-organising and self-seeding across the UK and the globe? Imagine if artists set up local

Jul
26

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: A CASE OF ‘THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES’ (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   In Stephen’s last guest blog in this series, he demonstrates that a highly cited arts and health paper is a ‘fairy tale’

Jul
25

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: STATISTICALLY SOPHISTICATED BUT SUBSTANTIVELY SUPERFICIAL (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   In Stephen’s penultimate guest blog, for now, he provocatively argues that, sometimes at least, ‘research in arts and health can produce findings

Jul
23

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: QUESTIONS OF VALUE, RELEVANCE AND USEFULNESS (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   This is the third guest blog by Stephen Clift. Here he asks questions about the value, relevance and usefulness of some research

Jul
22

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: MORE ON THE WHO (2019) REPORT (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   In this second guest blog by Stephen Clift, he questions the WHO scoping review of arts and health (Fancourt and Finn, 2019),

Jul
12

ARTS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING: THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN THE FIELD (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   This guest blog by Dr Stephen Clift calls for a thorough appraisal of research about how art might contribute to health and

Jun
03

FIELD – AFTER JOHN BERGER

This is the transcript of a 4 minute talk I did as the first of The Parallel State’s RANT series. You can listen to the podcast here.

Remember what is was like to be sung to sleep?

May
20

GUEST BLOG: Archives of a Country Lost – A review of Cry, the Beloved Country by Gil-Mualem Doron by Ghazaleh Zogheib

This is a guest blog by curator and researcher Ghazaleh Zogheib. It’s a review of Gil Mualem-Doron’s exhibition Cry, the Beloved Country. Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron (1970) is an Arab-Jewish artist, born and based in the UK. His work is research-based, often collaborative and focuses on issues such as identity politics, nationalism, placemaking and histories of place, social justice, and transcultural aesthetics. His work has been exhibited in places such as the Turner Contemporary, Tate Modern, the South Bank Centre, People’s History Museum (Manchester), the Jewish Museum (London), and Haifa Museum of Art. His work is in several private collections and he has won commissions from organisations such as Counterpoints Arts, Brighton Pride, the Mayor of London and Ben & Jerry’s.

I’m pleased to be able to share this review of Mualem-Doron’s challenging and political exhibition in the week that marks the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba.

May
12

Kick up the Arts: Arts and Culture during and after Coronavirus. My contribution to The World Transformed Zoom conversation

Last Tuesday evening (5th May), I took part in a discussion about arts and culture during and after Coronavirus. The event was organised by The World Transformed. I’m a strong supporter of this movement. For this session, it asked: “How can arts and cultural workers across the sector find new forms of solidarity during the Coronavirus crisis? How can we strengthen localised organising culture in the creative industries? What economic demands should arts and cultural workers be making in this current moment?”

 

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5 hours ago
Tomorrow 7pm...

I'm doing a webinar for Bristol Artist-Led Forum with
@LivingPolly.

"Artists, Cooperation & Collective Action".

What if artists organised & cooperated in new ways? What about local artists’ mutual aid? Time to go beyond meanwhile?

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4 days ago
"The real red wall: Liverpool, Covid-19 and the north-south divide.

The city’s current crisis reflects decades of neglect by Westminster’s politicians", writes Lynsey Hanley...

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5 days ago
Please watch this response by photographer Krys Alex to the #Fatima scandal...

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6 days ago
Doing a webinar for Bristol Artist-Led Forum with @LivingPolly tonight 7-8pm.

Theme is "Art, Cultures, Communities & Commoning".

Can art help us think about & act upon ways of democratically taking back control of our everyday lives?

Register here:

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7 days ago
I'm really excited to be co-editing my first Research Topic in Frontiers with @StephenClift, @KJP_Research and others.

It's entitled "A Critical Approach to Research in Arts, Health and Wellbeing".

Submissions open now.

#ArtsAndHealth

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7 days ago
'The question that divides left from right should no longer be “how big is the state?”, but “to whom should its powers be devolved?”'

Great stuff from @GeorgeMonbiot!

UK needs power devolved to local people, (reformed) local authorities & nation states

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