Throughout March and April, CAS associate artist, Deborah Porter of Core Art Journaling, ran four one hour wellbeing sessions online for young women and girls aged 11 – 19. As part of our programme around International Women’s Day, the workshops gave participants a chance to enjoy some relaxation together while learning some skills and techniques […]
March 2021, deep in the middle of the UK’s second pandemic lockdown, the research drawing group recommences to interrogate the subject of ‘community’. Who is it, where is it and how and why might artists be present in it? Who is ‘Community’? Drawing DialogueDrawing Languages of Dissent Part 2 – 1 st session – Monday […]
Chapel Arts Studios is recruiting! (click on title for more details) PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the role of Executive Director has been extended to 19th March Chapel Arts Studio located in Andover, is a contemporary arts studio with National Portfolio Organisation status. We are recruiting for three exciting positions to be part of CAS […]
December’s artist Instagram takeover was with Susan Merrick who is currently running a socially engaged art project ‘Conversations with Aldershot.’ Click the images to watch the replay on CAS IGTV @CASartists on Instagram.
(As it happened) with pictures! Strong winds at high altitudes mean that we have had to cancel Sunday’s flight. We (Andover Space Programme) will still be LIVE on the a-Fest livestream, tomorrow at 11.20am Tune in here on Sunday 6th September to enjoy an interview with Andover Space Programme Flight Director Tom Mansfield. For now, […]
CAS:AIR There’s A Bigger Picture Out There led by Tom Mansfield of Upstart Theatre successfully recovered footage from cameras sent to the edge of space! Click image for more.
by Amanda Bates (for CAS Research Group; Drawing Languages for Dissent, August 2020) This is a song by the British rock band Skunk Ansansie. It was the first song on their debut album, released in 1996. As such, it was evidently intended as a statement: Yes it’s fucking politicalEverything’s politicalYes it’s fucking satiricalEverything’s satirical Do […]
From Puritanism to Dissent 1660 – 1700 by Anne Hitchcock for CAS Research Group 2020; Drawing Languages for Dissent I have struggled with the term ‘dissent’. It has felt to me that it connotes so much more than just disagreement. In researching the word I found the following passage by John Spurr: What happened to English […]
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CAS Research and Drawing Group 2020; Drawing languages for Dissent Session 5; reading Miriam Cahn I was thinking about Cahn’s softer lines and the indeterminate gender of some of her figures. I tried to draw a figure that was neither male nor female and I used (blue) soluble graphite* and splashed it with water and […]
To: CAS Research Group chat, Drawing languages for Dissent [09:48, 6/13/2020] Amanda Bates writes: Interesting (?) snippet from a novel: “Baba Yaga is a ‘dissident‘, beyond the pale, isolated, a spinster, an old fright, a loser. She has never married, and, apparently has no friends. If she ever had any lovers, their names are not […]
CAS Research Group; Drawing Languages for Dissent 5/6/2020, Will Jackson Whilst I’m “here” I’ll post a few notes I made after the first session at The Lights, but was distracted by a spell of good gardening weather: Ingold writes: “A thread is a filament of some kind, that may be entangled with other threads, or […]
A conversation between members of the CAS Research GroupDrawing Languages for Dissent. Dissent. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and one of the many inconclusive conclusions I’ve come to is that, in art as in life: No, I don’t really do dissent… [10:16, 5/22/2020] Maija: Love this. Elaborate. Please? Amanda Bates : I’m not […]
By Amanda Bates Drawing Research Group 2020 I had a think about exactly what a drawing language might be. Some of the following may seem really obvious, but it strikes me that sometimes we make assumptions about what other people might see as obvious. I’ve edited this a little since posting it on WhatsApp. An […]
By Amanda Bates – Drawing Research Group 2020 I was thinking about the term “cinematic”, and it occurred to me (probably as a result of my teenage daughter’s current interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) that comic books and graphic novels have a particularly cinematic flavour to them. I tried to use some of the conventions […]