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  • Episode 5 – Cliff Andrade – Bristoler Chronik

    Commissions | 12.28.20

    The Bricks Podcast follow Bristol’s contemporary artists, on journeys within the city walls and beyond, along the ley lines of the South West, up the A roads north, and through their unique observations on the world. In this episode, inspired by Proust’s idea that true recollection can only occur…

  • Becki Hiscocks : Micro Commisson : Anatomical in Motion

    Commissions | 12.12.20

    Skeleton sketches in non-traditional anatomical poses. My proposal for the Bricks Micro commission is all about developing visual ideas of anatomy in motion via sequential drawings and animation. I want to think about how to step away from traditional static poses used to represent the body within medical art and…

  • Episode 4 – Ben Hartley – Ruderal – Verbatim Podcast Transcription

    12.09.20

    Ben Hartley [00:00:10] I’m currently standing in the wasteland space outside the formerly vacant industrial building on the street named ‘Little Paradise’ just behind East Street, in which my studio sits. A ‘meanwhile’ space earmarked for development, which is rented out to us artists before demolition. It is a square…

  • Episode 4 – Ben Hartley – Ruderal

    Commissions | 12.09.20

    Vase No.1 by Ben Hartley. Waste plastics, electrical wire, dried palm fronds, 2020 In Episode 4, artist Ben Hartley explores the parallels between Ruderal plant species with the processes of gentrification & urban renewal. Focusing on a specific area of wasteland adjacent to Ben’s…

  • Beth Luxton : Micro Commisson : Painting meets Animation

    Commissions | 11.30.20

    Introduction I’m delighted to be working on a micro commission for Bricks over the next couple of months, centred around combining painting and animation, using projection. I consider myself primarily a painter, although most of my work has involved painting and screen-printing to date. I’m drawn to transitory, familiar materials that…

  • Alice Sheppard Fidler : Micro Commisson : Sandbags

    Commissions | 11.16.20

    Alice Sheppard Fidler in conversation with Bricks artist Nick Grellier, October 2020 You sent me an image of your new work; shall we talk about it? Yes, I showed you the first element of a new installation piece I have started developing for the Bricks micro commission. You mentioned…

  • Episode 2 – Olivia Jones – Lundy – Verbatim Podcast Transcription

    11.12.20

    Rodney Harris [00:00:07] There’s something romantic about an island isn’t there, there’s something sort of magic. Or certainly a small island I think. Yeah… Olivia Jones [00:00:27] At the far western point of the Bristol Channel where the flowing waters meet with the Atlantic Ocean stands a small defiant island…