Keeping it Practical


Art Handling

Art Handling

The objective of good art handling is to move artworks from one location to another in a way that no damage occurs to the work. Basic care and common sense will usually be enough to achieve your objective.
Facilitation Skills for Artists Working with Groups

Facilitation Skills for Artists Working with Groups

The theory and practice of running a community arts workshop
Importing and Exporting Your Work

Importing and Exporting Your Work

The transportation of works of art can be a complicated and costly business involving a variety of factors such as art handling, packaging, customs’ paperwork, shipping and insurance.
Managing My Work: Video and New Media Artworks

Managing My Work: Video and New Media Artworks

There are many common misconceptions regarding the archiving and documentation of technology-reliant artworks, particularly in relation to those works that are taken to be intentionally ephemeral.
Organising and Managing Projects

Organising and Managing Projects

‘Organising / Managing Projects’ is intended as a basic guide which you can use as a touchstone at any stage in the evolution of your project.
Re-entering the Visual Arts?

Re-entering the Visual Arts?

Many times we receive telephone calls from artists who have taken time out from their practice and even if this is only for a very short time, they feel that the art world has changed, and in some extreme cases appears to have left them behind.
Self-Organisation as a Way of Being

Self-Organisation as a Way of Being

Self-initiated projects are the first stage in configuring a world through which we wish to be read. By making connections between what we do and what others do, we can begin to enable pluralist forms of exchange.
Top Tips for Starting Out

Top Tips for Starting Out

 Make use of the college facilities before you graduate! It's very easy to take college facilities for granted but you'll have to pay for them when you graduate. So use the equipment to finish off works in progress. Use the photocopier to make cop...
Working Abroad

Working Abroad

As the economic situation gets more and more grim in this country, many artists and administrators are giving serious thought to the possibility of working abroad where the financial climate might be healthier.
Working with What You’ve Got

Working with What You’ve Got

How to develop on your skills and how to survive in the local context. Neva Elliott discusses what we as artists, need to self-sustain our practice including support systems, visibility, networks, collective activity, artist’s initiatives and a DIY a...