Rachel Dobbs: artist & educator

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On Closer Inspection: the work of Stuart Robinson

This week I received Stuart Robinson‘s new book Ham Fisted Half Cocked in the post. This was particularly exciting because I had written the foreword essay for the book!! Here is the full text of the essay, with photos from… Continue Reading →

Only Yourself To Blame: Barry Sykes

REVIEW:

Barry Sykes’ performance lecture Only Yourself To Blame (2013) at ICIA, Bath.

Where Sykes offers his audience the choice of three possible pre-prepared but unscripted ‘talks’ and we choose the one about his pencil collection.

As British as a Bank Holiday Weekend: S Mark Gubb

REVIEW:

S Mark Gubb’s exhibition History Is Written By The Winners at Exeter Phoenix (Mar-May 2014)

The review reflects on ideas of Britishness, conflict, the writing of history, TV comedy and class brought up in Gubb’s work.

Gambling Man: Mark Greenwood

BLOG:

Writing and reflection around the ideas of provincial poetics and DIY aesthetics with reference to Mark Greenwood’s spoken word recordings White Mice, All Colours and the indie record label one.c from July 2010

“In the aftermath of the Artists Lottery Syndicate launch, having retired to a back-garden in Ealing, I find myself discussing, with two of my fellow syndicate members, a kind of ‘provincial’ experience shared by artists like ourselves, having decided to base our arts practices outside of London (in Nottingham, Glasgow and Plymouth respectively)…

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