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20 images (almost) 20 years

BY DEBORAH BOWNESS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Chronicling 20 highlights and a vast amount of learning from a 19-year career, Deborah Bowness reflects on influences and inspirations. For ‘Paper Trail’ Deborah takes her hand printed, hand painted, trompe l’oeil wallpapers onto the streets to create staged sets, still lives, unexpected encounters and 'a game for the soul', infusing towns and cities with poetry and wonder.

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Drawing space

BY GREIG BURGOYNE
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Grieg Burgoyne suggests that we are all 'a bundle of rhythms' and, through his exploratory, playful and site-specific drawing practice invites us to reunite with lost spaces, the periphery, the other, the elsewhere.

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London Road

BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".

Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.

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The Troubled Double

BY ELEANORE BOOTH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I am an identical twin existing in a society that orientates around the needs and desires of the individual".

Eleanore Booth speaks about her life as a twin, connectedness, and individuality, offering us an insight into what it means to be "a clone alone"?

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Thus Spake Statis Beatnik

BY STEWART MORRIS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Aligned with the PechaKucha principle to 'think visual', digital creative Statis Beatnik believes that "words are very limited in being able to explain many of the most important human experiences. Try to explain the colour blue and you'll see an infinite amount of words it takes in comparison to showing just one image". In this vivid presentation, he shares his views on humanity and speculates on possible digital futures.

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Emily! Don't Do That!

BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."

Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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The Hyperstitional Object

BY GRANT CIECIURA
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

'Hyperstition is a neologism that combines the words 'hyper' (over normal) and superstition (irrational belief) to describe the action of successful ideas in the arena of culture'.

Grant Cieciura calls for xenofuturists to unite and consider how technology, inhumanism and the agency of noise might re-open the possibilities of a divergent now.

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Eggtooth - Hatching Potential

BY SALLY GREIG
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Events throughout Sally Greig's life have shaped her to become a truly inspirational creative mentor and leader in the creative education sector. In this moving presentation, she describes the origins and objectives of The Eggtooth Project - a creative education organization which offers life-changing courses for children, young people, and adults.

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No Fixed Edge

BY MARK FRENCH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Mark French describes No Fixed Edge - a captivating collaborative project fusing film, music, and poetry.

"The films are basically about marginal machines, many of which are now obsolete, devoid of their original function or eking out an existence on the margins of our environment".

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Life Theming

BY ADAM & JOSHUA FRENCH
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Adam and Joshua's (Adua) presentation takes us on their extraordinary journey in order to see life from their perculiar perspective. After experiencing the post holiday blues back in 2013, they strived to make everyday different by allocating a theme to each month and prevent their lives from feeling 'Groundhoggy'. After experiencing months of foxes, herbs, flags and even the number 37, they discovered you can make every day worth while and emphasise your creativity by the limitations you place upon yourself.

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The Possibility of Coffee

BY HEATHER BARRIE
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Heather Barrie takes us on a journey in order to discover our own, individual identity through the simple acronym- CULTURE. We are educated in making a difference through the smallest of acts and standing out from the crowd through recognising our vision, converting that into our purpose, and then creating our mission. She compares us to a whirlwind which is only ever started with a breeze and gives us the only question we need to ask ourselves in order to enrich our individual culture- How do I want to be seen?

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Locked In

BY ADELE BATES
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Adele Bates gives us an insight into being locked in a room full of teenagers and the surprising amount of engagement that grew when questions they actually want to know were anwered. Bates shows us the amount of interest teenagers can have when it comes to learning despite their negative stereotypes. Adele's unique outlook on education and youths challenges us to see children -our future- as a vast amount of knowledge and opportunity rather than burdons or misifits.

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