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Witchcraft

In the 17th century they burnt 91 people as witches in Finnmark. On the island of Vardø is a memorial to them. A 125m building containing 91 windows and a plaque, detailing each of those burned and why, by architect by Peter Zumther and ‘Flamhuset’ by Louise Borgeois. I ...

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The View is Different From Here

I woke up on the Tuesday morning with the sudden realisation I was already on day 6 of my residency. Panic. How did that happen? I haven’t done anything. I haven’t enough time. What am I going to do? Everything felt all too real. If this was the movies there ...

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Smile Though the Welfare State is Breaking

I don't need to tell you about benefit cuts, sanctions, or brutal assessments, but what you might not know is that some job centres have therapists within them forcing people to be more positive. CBT is used to 'correct' 'faulty' thinking. You know the world isn't a harsh place, disabled people ...

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SCRRIPPT (live) | European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018 | Outside In | May 4th-6th

SCRRIPPT (live) By Barry Anthony Finan and Rosanne Robertson Just over a week to go before Outsider Art Association Conference 2018, Outside In, Pallant House Gallery, May 4th-6th, Barry Finan and Rosanne Robertson share their reflections, ideas and creative process as they prepare for their live version of their ...

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Return to paradise: part 3

In the final instalment of a three-part blog diarising their latest trip to the West Bank as part of the Unlimited-funded It Was Paradise project, Rachel Gadsden and Tim Hayton report back on the last four days. Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March. Amani, our local disabled producer, ...

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After the Party

I’m not one of those artists who goes from residency to residency, an eternal nomad. I am no longer as restless as I once was or have the energy to sustain that lifestyle.  On this point, from what I see, a lot of those artists who do, produce the same ...

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Return to paradise: part 2

In the second of a three-part blog diarising their latest trip to the West Bank as part of the Unlimited-funded It Was Paradise project, Rachel Gadsden and Tim Hayton report back on the middle four days. Tuesday 13th March. Merna arrives first thing, we are grateful for her constant ...

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Barry Anthony Finan and Rosanne Robertson will present their work at European Outsider art Association Conference 2018 | Outside In at Pallant House Gallery We're really delighted to be presenting at the first European Outsider Art Association Conference in the UK, hosted by our friends Outside In at Pallant House ...

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Return to paradise: part 1

In the first of a three-part blog diarising their latest trip to the West Bank as part of the Unlimited-funded It Was Paradise project, Rachel Gadsden and Tim Hayton report back on the first five days. Thursday 8th March We are here in Ramallah again, in the West Bank ...

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Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen explores the relationship between disabled people and animals at an event in Leeds

Finnish conceptual and textile artist Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen is coming to the UK: On the 12th of April, she will perform and discuss some of her work at The Tetley in Leeds, in an event that will focus on pieces dealing with the relationship between disability and animals. Wallinheimo-Heimonen has been ...