TateShots ‘A bigger splash’

Video from TateShots.

In this, curator Catherine Wood describes how Pollock’s work was seen as a key point in the history of performance, because “the film of Pollock making the painting became as important arguably for the next generation of artists as the finished object.”

Describing the current generation of artists, she says “paint and the canvas are still present – it’s just in a more performative way; a more theatrical way.”

Ethical considerations with artists’ materials

I’ve been hunting around the web for information on sourcing artists’ materials ethically.  It is extremely difficult to find any information.  From what I’ve managed to find, here is what I could do to mitigate potential impacts (environmental, social, and animal welfare).  I’ll update this post as I find new information. Continue reading

Climate Change Paintings

An exhibition held at Metro Gallery in Melbourne – Climate Change: The Wonder and the Dread.  “Their creative process was filmed over several months as part of a long term documentary by award winning film maker Alan Woodruff and Deakin University Professor, Ann McCulloch.”

“We are investigating audience response to the art works (and whether the art persuades in a manner not otherwise achieved through intellectual means), and the processes involved in the art making itself.

We think insights communicated in images and metaphor might contribute to the development and implementation of environmental policy by communicating in ways that have not been achieved by science communication.”

From article by The Conversation.

Related project Artistic Representations and Perceptions of Climate Change