The Island of Art

Through discussion, mapping and listening we explored the bounds of the art, the contemporary conversation and where our practices are located. 

Making art is complex. Finding a place for yourself in the conversation is important. Here is one way, complete with a worksheet to help you work through these ideas.

  1. If art were an island, what sits on the mountain tops, what are in the fields, what are on the beaches and what sits in the liminal space between the ocean and the shore?
  2. Where is your art practice located?
  3. Now listen to Grayson Perry’s Reith lecture recorded by the BBC.Beating the Bounds: Or read the transcript:
  4. Add more types of art and design to your island map. What is in the clouds, what rests underground, what is invisible? What is complex and where are those bounds? And where are you now?

Here is the worksheet:



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