Holi Hai! International Residency review – Masood Sarwer

21 March 2023

https://artcoreuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Masood-Final.mp4 Masood Sarwer Artist Residency: Holi Hai! Artcore and FORMAT Festival International Residency. Location: Gujrat, India Artcore residency has been very crucial for me to navigate and cultivate my artistic expression. It has allowed me to collaborate, learn and express my visual language like never before. It allowed me to create a dialogue and challenge […]

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Kawant fair: A fair of Rathwa tribe of Chhota Udepur

13 March 2023
Kawant fair: A fair of Rathwa tribe of Chhota Udepur

Today is the day when the Kawant fair will mark an end to our residency with colours everywhere. You can find colours in the ice cream that the children hold in their hands in the mid-noon at the fair. You can find colours in the balloon which are tied together in a bamboo stick waiting […]

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Partition Parabels Exhibition launch

28 November 2022

In the evening of the 25th November, was the exhition launch. It was a nice event, where we were able to speak to people that had come along about the work. For me the highlight was speaking to some of the people I had interviewed and seeing their reaction and response to their portrait and/or […]

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Exhibition installation – Partition Parabels

28 November 2022

  Last week from the 21st November, was the installation (setup) of the Partition Parabels exhibition at Artcore Derby. I spoke to mentor in the weeks leading up to the exhibition and the work I was creating and how it would be set up. How the exhibition would flow, I was also guided on how […]

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Early Parable Partition residency ideas

20 November 2022

Camouflage Trees At the start of the residency, I was really interested in the huge tree planters that line the street on my way from the railway station to Artcore’s Albert Street premises. These seemed to look like camouflage trees – artificial trees used in warfare to hide gun posts and look outs. The Imperial […]

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New Technology – Memories

16 November 2022

          These images have been taken from Dall-e, I have taken small paragraphs  from the audio recordings of the stories I have collected for Seeds to Home. The AI has created was the image might be, a poor rendition in some or one that it is very life like. Like memories, […]

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Seeds to Home Portraits and stories told

16 November 2022

Potraits taken in Diwali, as part of my Artcore residence, In the week leading to Diwali, I went and visited the regular Wednesday art group, at the Charnwood place and spoke to some of the individuals in the group. I asked if they could tell me a time, where they grew something someone had given […]

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Diwali Artcore

7 November 2022

Diwali Celebrations at Artcore on a wet and rainy evening on the 21st October. The rain did not dampen the bright lights and colours. It was great to be part of the Artcore celebrations in Derby city centre. There were speeches, and dance performaces. I was located in the cabin, taking portraits and recording stories […]

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Camouflage Literature

4 November 2022

  As part of my residency at Artcore, I have been reading around the theme of camouflage in the books above. Each publication provides a slightly different focus, ranging from general literature and history of camouflage across art, science and the military, to contemporary academic research across disciplines. I am not depicting camouflage patterns or […]

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Under the Walnut Tree

29 October 2022

Artcore’s Cabin sits underneath a magnificent walnut tree. The tree has been dropping its fruits loudly on the Cabin’s roof when I have been sitting inside, whilst contemplating ideas for my residency on the relationship and rupture between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’. This proved impossible to ignore.   Artcore Cabin, Derby city centre I started to […]

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