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Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show 2013 Part 2

According to her Artist Statement, Katie-Leanne Haywood “wanted to look at the stereotypes driven from council estate. Using personal positive experiences and memories to dispel the misconstrued negative connotations the term council estate has been burdened with. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show 2013 Part 1

Regular readers will know what I think of artists’ statements written in International Art English aka Bovine Doo Doo. I was concerned then when I was at the Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show on Thursday evening because I actually … Continue reading

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Beneath The Surface

Yesterday was the opening of a new exhibition, Beneath The Surface, at the Gallery at St Georges House in Bolton. Earlier this year they had five artists showing landscapes in Harmony of the Land, followed by Vantage Point which featured Gerry Halpin’s … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Artist Statement

A month ago, I wrote about Iris Jaffe’s article “The Anti-artist-statement Statement.” In the interest of balance, here is a link to a reply by Robin Grearson. What pulled me to the article was this superb Calvin and Hobbs cartoon:

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The Anti-artist-statement Statement

I’ve written a couple of posts about artist statements (firstly proposing the Bovine Doo Doo Award and secondly discussing International Art English, or IAE. A reply to this second post from Karen gave a reference to the Arty Bollocks Generator … Continue reading

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Gerry Halpin – Vantage Point

Thursday night was the PV for a new exhibition of work by Gerry Halpin at the Gallery at St Georges House. Unfortunately, as it started at 6 pm rather than the usual 5 pm, I wasn’t able to go as … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Bovine Doo Doo Award is ………

It is the time of Degree Shows. I recently asked a friend if there is a module on University Fine Arts courses where they teach the students how to write bovine doo doo for their artist statements. “No,” was the … Continue reading

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