I really enjoyed being a part of The Nexus of Art and Geography: practice as research – a day of papers presented as part of the Participatory Geographies Research Group. The sessions were convened and curated by Cara Courage and Anita McKeown. I decided to perform my paper.
Always Outsiders is about playing and experiencing the presence of people, environment, nature. … READ MORE
I gave this presentation on 16th November 2015 at Durham University’s Participatory Research Hub. The event aimed to explore what happens “when participatory research meets the creative sector”. My presentation introduces dot to dot active arts, features my recent paper A View Is Always Worth It: Social Practice in Rural North East England, then reflects upon a project I collaborated on with Stevie Ronnie in 2014 – northerngame.… READ MORE
This is my presentation for Paul Hamlyn ArtWorks North East ‘Pilots to Practice’ conference at BALTIC. I gave this as a PechaKucha – using a narrative performance style of delivery.
It’s about dot to dot active arts’ current project, ‘above ground level’, taking place in Blyth, Northumberland.
Please make sure you use notes button at bottom right of window. … READ MORE
Working with traditional communities and contemporary exhibitions
This post is an initial attempt to describe an extraordinary socially engaged art commission I was lucky enough to co-create with artist Stevie Ronnie. The work was participatory; the exhibition likewise. The opening was Friday 6th June. The work is on show until the end of July, so this is my reflection of our work up to the exhibition and what happened at the opening…
Ring, Ringer, Wring, Case hardened steel Northumbrian quoit, wrought iron hob, shark wire, blue clay, found items, Stevie Ronnie 2014 (photograph, Stephen Pritchard)
Artist: Stevie Ronnie
Curator/ producer: Stephen Pritchard
Produced by: dot to dot active arts CIC
Commissioned by: The Whistle Art Stop
Location: pubs across South West Northumberland
Exhibition venue: Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Funded by: Arts Council England and Northumberland Arts Development
Project dates: April to June 2014
Exhibition dates: 6th June to end July 2014
Appropriated image of spectators watching game at Cart’s Bog, Allen Valley Quoits League website
northerngame is a project that has really just begun. … READ MORE