As artists, we're often as preoccupied with what's going on below the surface as the work itself. The process, the history, the limitations: we lift the lid on the unknown factors of art.
Witnessing a dramatic ruin like St Peter's Seminary, Dunbarton, helps us to be mindful of the many 'lost futures' of history, that we haven't had chance to mourn.
Some galleries give us the chance to see works of art in their entirety: not just the familiar face, but the wood, staples and canvas beneath. There's something surprisingly alluring in it.
'Apocalypse' is a somewhat misunderstood idea in our popular culture canon. There may be reasons it's associated with catastrophe, but it also suggests something much more threatening to the ruling order.
Hannah Kelly performs her poem 'All That Nothing', a reflection on artistic process, her father, and more.
Internal and external factors can all hold us back from actually creating. How do push through it all, and make sure we haven't left anything unsaid?
What happens in a live poetry performance? Does it get lost on the way to the page? Or does written poetry have more gravitas? We sat down two different styles of poet to discuss the similarities and differences in their art forms.
Even in the internet era, our art likely won’t last forever in any real sense. How can the forgotten artworks of the past help us to healthily embrace the mortality of our work?
Nerdy fandom makes us feel like insiders, but too many unpublished sketches and outtakes can begin to feel like overkill.
How do artists respond to the pressure for certainty over mystery and nuance?
How are you looking at the things in front of you? Perspective and patience are crucial requirements for any career artist.