to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?

So. It has been a while since I last posted a blog post moaning about the working class struggle. I guess I didn’t want to bore you all silly. I’m still as equally, if not more, bitter about my position in society as i was a year or 2 ago. With the conservative government in,Continue reading “to mention my working class background, or to not mention my working class background. this is the Q?”

SHEFFIELD UNIVERSAL EDUCATION COLLECTIVE

This could become very important. It might not be the free Liverpool Art School University; but for Sheffield it has a super amount of potential. The big society indeed. Find out more here: http://sheffielduniversaleducationcollective.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/join-us/ Basic info on Sheffield Universal Education Collective: The Sheffield Universal Education Collective is a recently formed body of rank and file unionContinue reading “SHEFFIELD UNIVERSAL EDUCATION COLLECTIVE”

CAKEeveryone’s 1st Newsletter: SlamJam; Art-Crit; ZineDay & FEASTinSHEFFIELD

SATURDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2011 CAKEHYPE PLEASE LET CAKE RE-INTRODUCE OURSELVES! HI! THIS IS CAKE! FINALLY. Formally known as CAKE ARTSPACE/SHEFFIELD/ART-GALLERY/WHATEVER YOU CALLED US. After many months of soul-searching, and slave-wage-labour, CAKE IS BACK. And nothing excites CAKE more than working WITH YOU to generate exhibitions/events/workshops/publications/your-vision-here. Currently at CAKE, we are working really hard on puttingContinue reading “CAKEeveryone’s 1st Newsletter: SlamJam; Art-Crit; ZineDay & FEASTinSHEFFIELD”

We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian

70,000 people oppose UKFC closure, did it work? NOVEMBER 14.10 UKFC Why do we rally en masse? More often than not, it’s purely to protect a worthy cause. In the case of the UK Film Council being axed, that’s exactly what it seemed like we were doing. In July of 2010 our Culture Secretary JeremyContinue reading “The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian”

Penguin book designs

When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design. I got these from Things magazine..Continue reading “Penguin book designs”

doc film industry collaboration

So, it’s just under a week since Doc/Fest finished.  The experience was priceless on so many different levels. It was great seeing how the documentary film industry works incomparison to the art-world. In the art-world people flock to art-fairs and openings and auctions and so forth.  There’s this kind of eliteness that you sense inContinue reading “doc film industry collaboration”

The state of the UK and its higher education

From many previous blogs, you will know that the recent government change (of which most i haven’t been in the country for) definitely makes me really angry.  Expect  a bunch of ranty blog posts like this one. Expect artwork to be made in response to a government we didn’t elected!  For those of you who care, this postContinue reading “The state of the UK and its higher education”