At the end of July we closed our Document project, concluding two and a half years of work with six East Midlands-based artists: Andrew Bracey, Geoff Litherland, Jessica Harby, Kajal Nisha Patel, Tim Shore and Tracey Kershaw.
With them, over this time, we have gathered considerable, rich material about arts practice and the artist’s experience. We have relished the opportunity to work with this group of committed, enthusiastic, thoughtful artists. We have followed their activities and reflected on their experiences, shared their highlights and felt their challenges.
Whilst that part of the project has reached an end, much has come from it.
A visual record of the project has been captured on Instagram, which you can see here.
Artist and writer Tom Hackett was commissioned to write a response to Document, which you can read here.
Six Artist Stories, the series of short films we commissioned for the project by award-winning filmmaker Bill Newsinger, will go online soon.
On Thursday 13th September Document will be presented by our project partner CAMEo at its annual conference, this year entitled ‘Care in the Media and Cultural Industries‘. Also at this event CAMEo will launch ‘On Being An Artist’, a publication produced in collaboration with CVAN EM and the artists, to document the ways in which the artists’ careers have developed and what have been their pivotal moments.
We are very grateful to our partner CAMEo, and would particularly like to thank Professor Mark Banks and Dr Paula Serafini for their enthusiasm for and support of the project.