CIVIC

CIVIC has grown from an exhibition into a larger project, a network of practitioners and researchers, in conversation about art, architecture and the city; about cultural institutions, place, space, writing & walking. The first manifestation of this project in 2014 was as an interrogation of the city, an invitation to propose architectural and other interventions for…

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CIVIC: Curators Perspective

In response to the question ‘What do curator’s do?’ I wrote this while developing the exhibition. What’s a curator to do? Why does this exhibition have a curator – what does a curator do? Role: curator, caretaker, carer, keeper, minder, co-ordinator, facilitator, organiser, administrator, middle-manager, cat-herder, nag… To make what? – an ‘exhibition of ideas’,…

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Considering the City: Swansea

CIVIC Considering the City: Architecture, Art and the Urban Environment  ‘When I decided to step out of the field of architecture, my first impulse was not to add to the city, but more to absorb what was already there, to work with the residues, or with the negative spaces, the holes, the spaces in between.’ –…

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Whiteroom: Waiting Rooms of Youth and Age in Visual Art and Literature

peer reviewed paper presented at Occupation; Negotiation with Constructed Space Conference, Brighton University, July 2009 Abstract: The whiteroom, the sparse and solitary ‘waiting room’ of youth or later life will be examined through a consideration of two of Rachel Whiteread’s works, with reference to literary examples by Charlotte Brontë, Willa Cather, and Margaret Atwood. The paper is…

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Q-Art

Q-Art organise symposia and produce books and videos that feature interviews with further and higher education art staff from across a range of art schools and universities.  Download two Bella Kerr interviews with Q-Art here: Q-Art interview with Bella Kerr  |   Bella Kerr & Amanda Roderick Q-art Interview ABOUTQ-Art are an events and publishing organisation…

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touchstone: Architecture in Wales

PUPAL SOUP(originally published for touchstone | Architecture in Wales, 2016) Last summer a cocoon appeared in Bute Park, spun between the trees in the shaded area near the Waterbus stop. TAPE was commissioned from Croatian artists’ collective Numen, through a collaboration between the RSPB and Migrations, who develop innovative arts projects in Wales and elsewhere.…

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Downloads

Downloads are available of much of the material from Keeper(s). These are primarily for educational use. If you have any questions regarding the usage of these materials, please contact studio@bellakerr.com  Essays Bella KerrJane RendellKaren InghamKathryn FaulknerCiara HealyDenise KwanOwen GriffithsAlicia MillerAmanda Roderick Keeper(s) IntroJane Rendell visual essay PostcardsBella Kerr postcardsKathryn Faulkner postcardsKaren Ingham postcardsJane Rendell postcards…

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